Saloma <I>Gillett</I> Rich

Saloma Gillett Rich

Middlefield, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 7 May 1874 (aged 66)
Albion Center, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Altmar, Oswego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 40825344 · View Source
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Saloma Gillett was the daughter of C Marcus Gillett 1781 and Lucinda Manchester.

Her family lived in Middlefield, Otsego, New York. She married Rufus Rich, the son of Col Moses Rich 1767 and Sarah Hickox, who were also living in Middlefield at the time.

By 1832 Rufus had purchased land in Oswego probably with the intent to be closer to his father Col Moses Rich who had moved to Oswego possibly about 1822.

This may have also led to Saloma's father C Marcus Gillett, to also locate in Oswego county in Mexico about 1837.

The couple had 11 children.

Both Rufus and Saloma lived in Albion, and were buried at the Riverside Cemetery in Altmar.


Clarissa, 1828, married William Kenyon, moved to Wisconsin, two children.

George Herman 1829, married Laura Matilda Greenfield, lived in Scriba and Albion, moved to Green Earth, Sullivan, Missouri by 1870, five children.

Rhoda L 1832, married Lewis K Bassett, moved to Hancock County, Illinois, two children.

Marcus G 1834, married Sarah E Thorpe, moved to Green Earth, Sullivan, Missouri, seven children.

Louise L 1836, married John Anderson, moved to La Crescent and Carlston, Minnesota, then to Hancock County, Illinois, four children.

Demetrius M "Dean" 1838, married Maggie E, Emily Sandry, and Minnie B Sharts, lived in Albion, Waukigan, Illinois, and Green Castle, Sullivan, Missouri. Two children.

Adelbert E 1841, fought and died in the Civil War, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar, New York.

Harriet Eliza 1843, married Edwin Menzo Sperry, lived in Boonville, Oneida, New York, five children.

Mary E 1846 - 1848, buried in Riverside Cemetery.

Marietta 1849, married N H Chamberlain, one child. Died in 1870, buried in Riverside Cemetery.

Emma Jane "Jennie" 1851, married Leonard Ames Whitney, lived in Mexico, Oswego, New York. Two children.


Soloma wife of Rufus Rich,
Passed to the Summer Land
Aged 66 years
Depart my friends, Dismiss your fear, The spirit has risen, The dust lies here.


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  • Created by: Frederick Sieber
  • Added: 18 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40825344
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Saloma Gillett Rich (21 Apr 1808–7 May 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40825344, citing Riverside Cemetery, Altmar, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Frederick Sieber (contributor 47076308) .