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Lieut William Caperton "Devil Bill" Richmond
Birth: Jul. 30, 1823
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1897
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA

A son of Samuel and Sarah "Sally" Cales Richmond.

According to information found in Jim Wood's Raleigh County West Virginia, William C. Richmond served as a district school commissioner in the 1850's. He also served several terms on the Raleigh County Court following the Civil War. In 1868 he was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates representing Raleigh County.

Mr. Richmond was instrumental in preserving the attachment of the Richmond District to Raleigh County during the formation of Summers County.

According to West Virginia Service Commission documents on file at the West Virginia Archives and History Library
Mr. Richmond served as a Lieutenant in the 184 Virginia Militia (Union) during the Civil War. His declared term of service was from December 20, 1861 to May 20, 1863.

Following his service in the 184 Virginia Militia he served as a Private in L. D. Garten's Independent Company the State Scouts for the county of Monroe (WV) organized on November 11, 1864.
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Monroe Watchman, Thursday, March 11, 1897
Page 3, Column 4

Mr. W. C. Richmond, a member of Raleigh County Court, died at his home about two miles from Hinton on March 2nd, of pneumonia, aged about 75 years. He was well known, having served in the Legislature just after the war and subsequently for years as a justice of the peace.

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 Parents:
  Samuel Richmond (1801 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Christiana Fleshman Richmond (1826 - 1875)
 
 Children:
  Mary E. Richmond Trump (1852 - 1906)*
  James Newton Richmond (1853 - 1921)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Richmond Palmer (1855 - 1927)*
  Jane Richmond Meador (1856 - 1921)*
  Samuel Fleshman Richmond (1857 - 1931)*
  William H. Richmond (1858 - 1889)*
  Marshall Allen Richmond (1860 - 1943)*
  Laura Alice Richmond Irwin (1862 - 1943)*
  Eunice Belle Richmond Hinton (1865 - 1952)*
  John Sherman Richmond (1868 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Caperton Richmond (1823 - 1897)
  Hugh C. Richmond (1825 - 1868)*
  Samuel Lewis Richmond (1830 - 1904)*
  John Andrew Richmond (1833 - 1901)*
  James Harrison Richmond (1833 - 1909)*
  Mary Richmond Gwinn (1836 - 1899)*
  Sarah A. Richmond Bragg (1838 - 1896)*
  Allen Taylor Caperton Richmond (1843 - 1920)*
  Henry Alexander Richmond (1845 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth Jane Richmond Meadows (1848 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Richmond Cemetery
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Russell E Bennett Jr
Record added: Feb 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65485405
Lieut William Caperton Devil Bill Richmond
Added by: Russell E Bennett Jr
 
Lieut William Caperton Devil Bill Richmond
Added by: Russell E Bennett Jr
 
Lieut William Caperton Devil Bill Richmond
Added by: Russell E Bennett Jr
 
 
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The photo that is listed is for this person is wrong.William Caperton Richmond is the son of Samuel Richmond who is the son of the man in the photo,William Cody Richmond who is my husbands 4th great grandfather.
- ddc416
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 7, 2011

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