The Raymond Family
In 1622 Sir Fernando Gorges and Capt. John Mason, of London, were given a grant of land in what is now Maine. In 1629 the grant was divided. Mason formed the "Company of Laconia," In 1630-31 this company sent out to Little Harbor (now Portsmouth, N.H.), Ambrose Gibbons, William Raymond, with other stewards and forty servants. December 15, 1632, Mason and others of the company wrote to Gibbons thanking him for assisting John Raymond. June 24, 1633, Gibbons wrote to the company at London: "I have delivered unto John Raymond seventy-six pounds of beaver, six musquashes and one martin. I did advise Mr. Raymond to return with all speed unto you," etc. The last letter found is from the Gibbons to the company at London, dated July 13, 1633. "Have taken into my hands all the trade goods that remains of John Raymond and George Vaughn," etc. Mason died in 1635. His widow gave up the colony, and records were lost, but many remained and retained some of the company property. This is all the information discovered until we find Richard, John and (Captain) William Raymond at Salem and Beverly, Mass. As early as 1636 Richard received a grant of land for fishing purposes at Winter island, Salem. It is said he made voyages to Barbadoes, etc. While there is no evidence that Richard was at Mason's colony he was doubtless one of those sent over from 1623 to 1630-31 to establish the fishing business at the colony.
A very exhaustive search has been made, but without success, to find the original record of that William Raymond mentioned of Salem in 1648, in Felt's "Annals of Salem." If such a record exists, which is probable, it must have referred to William the steward and not to Captain William, who was at that time only about eleven years of age. That John and Captain William were brothers is proved by a deed in Salem Registry, book 17, page 24, in which John Raymond, of Middleboro, who was a son of John the emigrant, conveys an estate unto his brother Jonathan describing a boundary thereof "until it comes to the land which I sold to my uncle, William Raymond, and his son George Raymond." Of the relationship which existed between Richard and the others there is nothing decisive, but they all came from the county of Essex, England. All those bearing the name lived side by side for several years at Salem and Beverly, and none other has been found for at least an hundred years from that time who could not trace his ancestry to those named. In compiling this genealogy the records have been kept in two distinct branches, that of Richard under his single head, and that of John and William under a double head, so to speak, as the latter were brothers.
The removal of Richard to Connecticut in 1662 facilitated the separation of the branches, and though the name is very common in Connecticut, there are not ten families who are not his descendants. The conclusion arrived at is that Richard was of the next preceding generation to John and William, and that to equalize and perfect the two branches it needs to find the father of John and Captain William. It is therefore doubtless true that William, the steward of Mason's colony, was the father of John and Captain William, and that Richard and the steward, William, were brothers. It is also very probably that William, the steward, was not only the father of John and Captain William, but also of Lieutenant Edward, who held his commission in Captain Hawthorn's company, under Major Sedgwick, at the capture of St. John and Port Royal, Nova Scotia, in 1654, and that Captain William, after naming his eldest son after himself, possibly named his second son after his brother Edward.
Ancient History of Raymonds. From Le Nobiliare de la France par Saint Allias, Tome 10, p.1, we find the following: "The house of Raymond establishes since the third century in Lauragais, where is has continuously held the lands of Saint-Amans and of Las-Bordes until the year 1775. Distinguished by its military services, by its alliances, by its possessions, and yet again by its antiquity. A crowd of authentic facts, published and certified, engraved upon historic monuments, testify that it sprung from the same source as Raimond d'Agenois, and originally from Toulouse, where the name has been held in honor from time immemorial."
It is impossible to copy the history of the Raymonds of France from 778 to 1225, though this book gives it all; but it may be said that they were the most powerful family in Christendom and were in continual wars with the Pope for some twenty years, from 1200 to 1225. They married into the most powerful families and into many royal families. During some of the serious wars they were engaged in the members not such wild fighters went into Italy, Germany and England, and the name is found in all these countries. The first evidence of their presence in England is in 1066 when they settled at a place called Raymond in the Hundred of Wye, In Kent. While there are several prominent families of the name in Essex who claim their ancestors from Raymond in Kent, yet none appear to trace back farther than about the middle of the sixteenth century. As noted, our ancestors came from Essex county, England. This book contains records of over 1,000 families of Raymond, but will only give so much as to show the genealogy of our immediate family and not all of that of course. The numbers following the names are those used in the book, so I copy it.
WILLIAM RAYMOND (2) was a brother of John (1.), Beverly, Mass. The court records of Salem, December 2, 1697, says: "The testimony of William Raymond, aged sixty years or thereabouts. Testifieth: I said Raymond came to New England about the year 1652." He was a prominent citizen of the town. Was in the Narragansett fight, 1675. Was appointed by the general court in 1683 lieutenant commander of Beverly and Wenham troop. He commanded a company in the Canada expedition 1690, and was a deputy for Beverly 1685 and 1686. He married Hannah, daughter of Edward Bishop; she was born April 12, 1646, and had William Raymond (7) about 1666. A son, Edward, was baptized July 12, 1668, and he married Mary ________, who was dismissed from the First Church, Salem, to the New Church, April 2, 1716. There is no evidence he had issue. George Raymond (8) was baptized October 30, 1670. Hannah was born May 18, 1673, and married (1) Nathaniel Hayward, and (2) _____Hutchinson. Abigail was born July 23, 1676 and married John Giles, March 29, 1694. Hannah Raymond died, and William married (2) Ruth, daughter of Isaac Hall, of Beverly, who survived him and had Mary, born May 2, 1682, who married Josiah Batchelder, and Ruth, born 1690 and married Jonathan Batchelder, Ebenezer (9) was born (date not given). Captain William Raymond died January 29, 1709, aged seventy-two years.
William Raymond (7) was son of William (2); married Mary, daughter of John Kettle, of Gloucester, Mass. He was a witness in a witchcraft case in Salem, and seems not to have been one of the deluded parties. He had, at Beverly, Mary, born May 16, 1688, and died January 20, 1689; William (20) born February 11, 1690; Daniel (21), born November 21, 1691; Paul (22), born January 22, 1695; William Raymond was killed in January, 1701, by the fall of a tree. Paul Raymond (22), son of William (7), of Salem, Mass, married Tabitha, daughter of Freeborn Balch, February 28, 1717, and had baptized in First Church, Salem, Elizabeth, April 9, 1721; Mary, March 10, 1723; William (50), born July 30, 1725; Edward (51), born December 17, 1728; Paul (52), born May 17, 1730; Nathan (53) born February 29, 1740; Tabitha, born September 19, 1733. Lieut. Paul Raymond died 1752, aged 65.
Edward (51) son of Paul (22), Salem and Bedford, removed to Chelmsford, Mass., married, October 3, 1751, Abigail Patch, who was born 1730 and had six children, first four born at Chelmsford, and are recorded there. Abigail, born May 8, 1752, married Jonathan Barrett March 28, 1771; Ruth, born April 12, 1754, probably married Josiah Goddard, of Athol, June 15, 1775. Anna, born June 17, 1756, probably married Joshua Bullard of Athol, June 15, 1775. William (112), born April 30, 1758; Edward (113) born June 4, 1763; Stephen (114) born June 13, 1769. Abigail Raymond died 1814. Edward Raymond died at Royalston, December 6, 1798.
Paul (52), son of Paul (22), of Salem and Bedford, removed to Holden, Mass. He was major in command of a company, and marched through Concord to Cambridge at the Lexington Alarm Roll of April 19, 1775. Was commissioned a major February 2, 1776, of Col. Denny's First Worcester County Regiment, June 1776. Commissioned lieutenant-colonel of New Worcester County Regiment, Colonel Hollmans, for service in Canada and New York. On rolls 1777. Balance of Paul's family record is omitted. William (50), son of Paul (22), married Mercy Davis. He marched in Major Paul's company through Concord to Cambridge at time of Lexington Alarm Roll April 19, 1775. Balance [of] William's record omitted. Record given of Paul (52) and William (50) for the Revolutionary record as being brothers of ancestor Edward (51), as his name does not appear so as to be accurately traced, though there were two Edwards in the Revolutionary army in 1777 and 1778, and one was a prisoner at Halifax in 1778.
William (112), son of Edward (51), married July 9, 1778. Lydia Ward of Athol, Mass., who was born July 13, 1760, and had, at Royalston, Alpheus (237), born November 24, 1780; William, born June 6, 1783; Lydia, born January 29, 1786; Daniel, born September 19, 1789; Stephen, born March 29, 1791; Mary, born June 20, 1793, married Jonathan Wheeler December 22, 1822, and died April 30, 1830; Lydia Raymond, died, and William (112) married (2) Sophia Ward, who was born August 10, 1758, and had Franklin (238) born March 22, 1796; Stillman, died young; Sullivan (239), born October 4, 1799; Artemas (240), born February 27, 1801; Joseph Stillman, born April 9, 1804, died May 3, 1804; Joseph Stillman, born September 9, 1805, died September 23, 1823; Lieut. William Raymond died at Royalston September 28, 1824; Sophia Raymond, died September 24, 1849; William Raymond (112), of Athol, was in the Revolutionary army in 1777, as per Massachusetts recods. The war records of Massachusetts and Connecticut show over 150 Raymonds in the roll.
Alpheus (237) son of William (112), published July 1, 1809, to Cynthia Daniels, and had at Athol, Worcester Co., Mass., Mary Ann, born July 23, 1811, married Luman Cross April 28, 1833, died September 3, 1876, also at Athol. Alexander Daniels ( ), born May 1, 1813, also had at McDonough, Chenango Co., N. Y., the following: Lydia Ward, born December 21, 1814, married Calvin Smith Wadsworth, at Rochester, N.Y., August 19, 1838, who died August 9, 1884; Lucia Almeda, born March 16, 1816, died November 1816. Alonzo Bachelor ( ), born July 18, 1819. Kendall Alpheus ( ), born October 3, 1821. Florine Elmina, born July 5, 1826, married Charles Diehl July 11, 1850. Alexander Daniels ( ), a son of Alpheus (237) married Melona Bates Burch (who was born October 24, 1814), October 1, 1834, and had Henry Bates ( ), born July 30, 1837. Frederick, born June 15, 1842, was in the war of the Rebellion, Company F, 13th N. Y. V., and was killed in the battle of Gaines Mills, June 27,1862. Alexander Kendall ( ), born September 24, 1849. Flora, born October 23, 1852; Melona born______, died April 16, 1891.
Alonzo Bachelor ( ), son of Alpheus (237), married at Parma, N. Y., August 28, 1843. Elizabeth Almira Wyman, born in Parma, N. Y., August 24, 1821. Her mother, Betsey Atchinson, was born at the Atchinson Settlement, in Parma, N. Y., January 22, 1799, and was the first female white child born west of the city of Rochester, in the State of New York. A. B. and E. A. had at Unionville, now Hilton, N. Y., the following: Alvan W., born March 16, 1845, died March 11, 1846; Alonzo Clayton ( ), born May 16, 1847 at Spencerport, N. Y.; Lufanny Gertrude, born November 7, 1849, died March 29, 1851, at Adams Basin, N. Y.; Elizabeth Gertrude, born October 22, 1851, died March 1, 1855. George Herbert ( ), born August 23, 1853. Charles B., born February 23, 1855, died May 20, 1855. Alonzo Bachelor died at Brockport, N. Y., December 26, 1897.
Kendall Alpheus ( ), son of Sipheus (237) married, at North Parma, now Hilton, Monroe Co., N. Y., Clarina Jane Tucker (who was born at Cicero, N. Y., May 3, 1824), and had, at North Parma, Juliette Kendall, born November 19, 1845; married November 19, 1867, at Iowa City, Iowa, Kersey O. Holmes. Henry Bates ( ), son of Alexander Daniels ( ), married Eliza Maria Clark, _____, 1855, and had Medora Sophronia, born September 2, 1857, married at Rochester, N. Y., December 27, 1876, to Nicholas Rappleyea.
Alonzo Clayton ( ), son of Alonzo Bachelor ( ), married Ida M. Graves, daughter of E. H. Graves, Esq., of Brockport, N. Y., 1874, and had, at Brockport, Helen Graves, born February 17, 1875; at Detroit, Ida Elizabeth, born May 11, 1876, died June 29, 1889; Alonzo Herbert, born February 28, 1878; George Clayton, born January 3, 1880; Frederic Belden, born December 14, 1881, died August 9, 1882; Edwin Pickett, born August 20, 1883; John H. Kingsbury, born December 17, 1888.
George Herbert ( ), son of Alonzo Bachelor ( ), married at Brockport, July 8, 1880, Ida Estelle Johnston, daughter of Samuel Johnston, Esq., the celebrated inventor of harvesting machinery; had, at Brockport, Samuel Johnston, born March 16, 1883; Ruth, born July 17, 1885; Paul Clayton, born June 10, 1888.
Frank Henry ( ), son of Henry Bates ( ), married Hattie C. Thomas at Rochester, N. Y., June 12, 1883, and had at Rochester Clarke L., born March 12, 1884; Hazel, born May 4, 1887, died April 8, 1890; Willis Earl, born February 2, 1890.
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