Early Bronaugh Residents

The Richmond Family

John Haywood Richmond and Andrew Wood Richmond were brothers who came to the area about the same time. John Richmond ( 1850-1930) and Addie Jones Richmond (1855-1940) were early citizens of Bronaugh. Addie was a child of Louis and Salome (Miles) Jones who who lived near Moundville. Addie was a sister of Hulda Jones Buford. John and Addie were the parents of two children, Callie and Claud. Betsy Scott says that according to records she has, John and Addie Richmond actually had three children; the third, Grace was born 9 Oct 1886 and died 21 Sept 1888. Baby Grace was buried in Worsley Cemetery at Bronaugh beside her parents. In 1930, Addie published a small book of poems and included a brief family history in it.

Left: John Richmond

Right Addie Jones Richmond

The 1880 Vernon County Census shows the family living in Deerfield Township:

  • John Richmond, age 28, born Missouri (parents both born in NC)
  • Addie Richmond, age 24, born Missouri (father born TN, mother born ALA)
  • Claude Richmond, age 4, born Missouri
  • Callie Richmond, age 2, born Missouri 

The 1900 Census shows them in Bronaugh:

  • John S. Richmond, age 49
  • Adeline Richmond, age 44 (married 24 years)
  • Claude Richmond, age 23

The 1910 and 1920 Census records both show John and Allie living in Pittsburg, McAlester, OK but by 1930 were back in Bronaugh.


Photos shared by JaWan and Nancy Thompson

Left: Callie Richmond

Right: Claude Richmond

Worsley Cemetery has a burial for Grace R. Richmond, October 9, 1886 - September 21, 1888. Parents John H. and Addie Jones Richmond.  




Photos shared by JaWan and Nancy Thompson

left: Addie Jones Richmond (taken in San Antonio)

right: John and Addie Richmond from a Bronaugh Methodist Church group photo.

This is from the February 18, 1920 Bronaugh Journal. It tells about Andrew Wood Richmond and his wife Emma Skaggs. Rachel Emma Skaggs was a daughter of Vernon County pioneers James and Nancy Hale Skaggs.

They first appear in Vernon County in the 1880 Moundville Township census living next door to the Dorris family:

  • A. Wood Richmond, age 34, born Missouri, parents born North Carolina
  • Emma Richmond, age 24, born Missouri, father born Kentucky, mother born Tennessee
  • Lola Richmond, age 4, born Missouri
  • Jessie Richmond, age 2, born Missouri

The two grave markers are in Moundville Cemetery for both daughters.

Right is for Lola: 1876 - 1887

Below is for Jessie: 1877 - 1885

By 1900 the Andrew Wood Richmond family still lived in Moundville township and had two more children:

  • Andrew Richmond, age 53, born April 1847
  • Rachel E. Richmond, age 46, born September 1853 (she said both parents born Kentucky)
  • Golda W. Richmond, age 17, born June 1882
  • Boyd Richmond, age 11, born May 1889

In the 1910 census, the Richmonds lived on "Saathoff Road" next to John and Annie Saathoff:

  • Andrew W. Richmond, age 63
  • Emma Richmond, age 57
  • Boyd Richmond, age 20

By 1920, the family had moved to Creek County, OK and appear to be living in a boarding house or hotel:

  • Andrew Richmond, age 72, working in garage
  • Emma Richmond, age 66

Living in the same boarding house was

  • Boyd Richmond, age 31 and married
  • Vyrtle Richmond, age 24, born Arkansas, his wife

Also at the same place:

  • Goldie Richmond, age 36, working at the rooming house

left: Boyd and Goldie Richmond, brother and sister.



By the 1930 census, Boyd was living in Kansas City and was listed as a widower.

Andrew W. Richmond was buried at Worsley Cemetery. Emma Skaggs Richmond died in 1934 and was buried beside her husband.

Nearby is Golda Richmond, 1882 - 1948.

Boyd died in November 1968 in Denver according to Social Security records.

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