The name "Raymond" is English and French in origin: from the Norman personal name Raimund, composed of the Germanic elements ragin (‘advice’, ‘counsel’) + mund (‘protection’).
   The early family Coat of Arms, at left, is black with a chevron between three silver eagles, and a red rose between two red fleur de lis on a gold chief. The Chevron design on the shield in the coat of arms represents the roof of a house—which signifies protection, and faithful service.
   The name was first found in Languedoc, where the family were seated in the seigneurie (county) of Toulouse, as distinguished members of the aristocracy of the region.
   The early history of the Raymond line actually begins with a war-loving people called the Franks. They were composed of several different barbarian Teutonic tribes who inhabited the forests on both banks of the lower Rhine down to the German ocean. By the year 240, these tribes had confederated.
   The Franks loved to fight. They sailed up and down the coasts of Britain, Gaul, and Spain, and looted the various towns. They fought for the Roman army against the West Goths, Saxons, Burgundians, and other Teutonic tribes—and then occasionally they'd even fight against the Romans... they didn't care who they fought, as long as there was a treasure to plunder.
   After the fall of the Roman Empire in the West, the Franks took the opportunity to conquer all of France and Germany.

A map of the Frankish Kingdoms in the Carolingian Empire of Europe during the 9th Century, when they dominated the continent. (Click here to enlarge.)

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Name:The Raymonds of Early Times
Author:Samuel Raymond
Book:Genealogies of the Raymond Families of New England
Publisher:New York: J.J. Little & Co.
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A book with a chapter tracing the Raymond family from ancient times.
   The House of Raymond was originally established by the Franks in the third century in Lauragais, where it held the lands of Saint-Amans and Las-Bordes. Monuments there boast of the family's military achievements and possessions, and all spring from a count named RAIMOND d'ANGENOIS, in Toulouse.
   RAYMOND I, the first hereditary count, took over in 852, and his family controlled the land all the way until 1775. But after the Albigensian war and the final destruction of the ancient lordships of Toulouse, many in the Raymond line submitted to new rulers, and became prominent in their governments, especially in the military service of France, where their descendants could still be found in the 19th Century. In France they were seated at Chantemerle, and d'Eoux. A British branch of the family was seated in Devonshire, where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Others in the Raymond clan withdrew to Italy, Germany, and other countries, entered the service of foreign princes, formed alliances and founded more lines of the family. Some eventually traveled across the Atlantic Ocean and settled in French Canada, where our lineage begins...

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Name: Julius Raymond
Age: 42
Birth Year: 1810
Birthplace: Lower Canada
Province: Canada West Ontario
District: Middlesex
Occupation: Blacksmith
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Name: Julius Raymond
Age: 45
Birth Year: 1816
Birthplace: Lower Canada
Home in 1861: Middlesex, Canada West
District: Middlesex
Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
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SOURCE INFORMATION: 1851 & 1861 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. (1851: Sub-District: Westminster. Sub-District Number 222; Roll C_11738; Page 73; Line 36; Schedule A; 1861: Roll: C-1051, Film Number: C-1051, Page Number: 23)

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Groom: Julius Raymond
Bride: Sarah Manning
District: Middlesex
Township: Dorchester
Date: 22 Jun 1835
Marriage: Banns
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SOURCE INFORMATION: Ontario, Canada. Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928. MS932, Reels 1-833, 850-880. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. Series: MS248_03; Reel: 3.
   Our line in this family can be traced back to a Canadian blacksmith named JULIUS ALBERT RAYMOND (24 Jun 1818 - 21 Feb 1879) and his wife, SARAH AGATHE MANNING (05 Aug 1810 - 19 Jul 1855), married on 22 Jun 1835 in Dorchester, a few miles directly east of the city of London in Middlesex, in southwestern Ontario, Canada (London District Marriages, Part 8). The wedding was performed by Rev. William Fraser, of the Presbyterian Church: "1835 June 22 Julia RAMON to Sarah MANNING both of Dorchester (township) by banns. Wit: Edward Fitchel, Joshua Manning."

   The Mannings were very prominent in Canada. Their patriarch, JACOB B. MANNING, was a Loyalist, born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1745. During the American Revolution, he was a private under Captain Hagamen in the New York Continental Line, but must have soured on the fighting, because he was arrested and fined for not supporting the Americans. Jacob then moved to Alburgh, Vermont in 1791, but after a border change he moved to LaColle Quebec in 1792.
   The 1851 Federal Census of Westminster shows 42 year-old Julius living with 43 year-old "Sarah" and working as a blacksmith (Microfilm #C11738, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa). They were raising a whopping eight children already, and more were to come! Julius was listed as a Roman Catholic, while Sarah and the children were listed as Wesleyan Methodists. Both Julius and Mary spoke French, according to their son, Albert (at least he said so in the 1920 United States Census). The children of Julius and Sarah were:


  • CHARLES W. RAYMOND was born in 1835 or 1836. No further information.
  • MARGARET A. RAYMOND married David Shook. They had a daughter, Eldena M., on 16 Mar 1871 in Riley Center, St. Clair Co., MI.
  • CYNTHIA J. RAYMOND married Burt Morehouse. She also had a second marriage, to a Mr. Stone.
  • GEORGE H. RAYMOND was born in 1841. In 1880, he's listed as George H. Raymond and was registered as a blacksmith in Mussey, St. Clair county, with a wife, Lavina J. Raymond, and two children.
  • JASON RAYMOND. No further information.
  • HENRY RAYMOND was born in 7 Oct 1844 in Westminster, Ontario. He came to America in 1860. The 1870 US Census has him registered as a blacksmith in Mussey, St Clair Co., Michigan, living with his 18 year-old wife, Lovica (Louisa) Jane (8 Apr 1850 - 25 May 1901), also of Canada. Louisa Jane passed away on 25 May 1901 in Capac, a village in Mussey Township, St. Clair County, Michigan. He died on 15 Apr 1933 in Port Huron, St Clair, Michigan. They are buried together at Capac Cemetery in Capac, St. Clair County, Michigan.
  • MARIETTA A RAYMOND was born 6 Sep 1845 in Ontario. She died 7 May 1896. She married Benjamin FELKER, who was born 19 Feb 1837 in Saltfleet Twp., Wentworth, Upper Canada. He died 23 Sep 1921 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan. This line is being researched by Wendy Thornburg Ranta, Genenutz@aol.com She has a large portrait of Benjamin and Marietta. In 1880 they were at Riley Twp., St. Clair Co., MI (ED 390, sheet 8) with children, Elnora Adelaide (21 Jul 1866 - 13 Feb 1956, who married into the Dysinger family), Ameretta (b. ca. 1868), Mary A. (b. ca. 1871), Sarah A. (b. ca. 1872) and Ruth (b. ca. 1879). In 1900, he is at St. Clair Co., Riley Twp., (ED109, Sheet 12) with dau. Ruth, b. Nov. 1878. Marietta died on 2 May 1896, and is buried at Memphis Cemetery in Macomb County, Michigan.
  • ALBERT JULIUS RAYMOND was born in 06 Sep 1848 in Ontario, Canada. He became a blacksmith, like his father, and then during the Civil War, he fought the Michigan Cavalry (lying that he was 18) in the 4th Regiment, Company B. He married LOIS MATILDA KILBOURNE (1851-1937). Children listed below. Albert died on 12 Nov 1924 in Barton City, Alcona, Michigan. He and Lois Matilda are buried in the Memphis Cemetery.
  • JOSHUA RAYMOND was born in 1848 or 1849. He became a blacksmith in Casco, Allegan, Michigan, and married Catherine "Katy" Smith (b.1850 in Canada) and they had Claud Raymond (b. 1873), Maud Raymond (b. 1874), Clyde Raymond (b. 1876) and Ralph Raymond (b. 1878). They moved Bear Lake Mills in Michigan, according to his father's Probate Record, dated 5 Mar 1879, and then to Webb Ward 3, Jasper, Missouri, before 1900, then to Los Angeles, CA, where Joshua died before 1930.
  • SARAH E RAYMOND was born abt. 1851 in Canada. She married Andrew Lown (1843-1922). They had the following children: Martin Lown (1871-1939); Abbigail Lown (b. 1876); Almina Lown (b. 1879); Violia Lown (b. 1881) and Julia Lown (b. 1883). She died on 08 Jan 1923 in Webb City, Jasper Co, Missouri, and she and Andrew are buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri.
  • DAVID RAYMOND was born in 15 Aug 1852 in Canada. He immigrated from Canada in 1863, and in 1870, he lived in Riley, St. Clair Co., Michigan, with his parents. He was disabled, and in 1900 he lived with his brother Albert's family in the same town. He died from "general paralysis" on 7 May 1902 in Riley township, St. Clair County, Michigan (click on image, at right).
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    Name:   Julius Raymond
    Age in 1870:   53
    Estimated Birth Year:   1817
    Birthplace:   Canada
    Home in 1870:   Riley, St Clair, Michigan
    Value of real estate:   200
    Post Office:   Memphis
    Roll:   M593_
    Page:   405
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       Sarah died on 19 Jul 1855, and is buried with her parents and the rest of the Manning family in the Fifth Concession Cemetery, Derwent, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada.
       Then in the 1861 Canadian Census, Julius is listed living in a log cabin in Westminster with a new Wesleyan Methodist bride from New Brunswick, 9 years younger than him (Census Place: Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario; Roll: C-1051). His second wife, Louisa J. Hoyt, was born in 1828 (they were married in 1863, according to records in Willowgrove, New Brunswick, Canada—although the 1861 Census already shows them as man and wife).
       In about 1863, the family emigrated across Lake Erie to Riley, St. Clair County, Michigan, in the United States. Michigan had only been a state for about 25 years, so there was a lot of open land that an immigrant could stake a claim on and settle. Julius was a blacksmith by trade, whose sons apprenticed under him and then became blacksmiths themselves. His son Albert would even take the smithing craft into the army, where he served the Union with the Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War that was tearing their new country apart.
       Julius and Louisa has several more children during this time, as well:


  • PHEBE RAYMOND was born in 1861 in Michigan.
  • IDA RAYMOND was born in 1863 in Michigan.
  • GEORGE S. RAYMOND was born in 14 Dec 1865 in Riley, St. Clair Co., Michigan. In 1880, he was living with his widowed mother in Riley. He then married Eva North (1870 - 17 Sep 1936), daughter of Caroline A. Butts and Elias North, on 23 Sep 1891 in Armada, Armada Twp, Macomb Co., Michigan (her birthplace). George died on 17 Jan 1897, according to his gravestone, in St. Clair Twp., St. Clair County, and is buried at Willow Grove Cemetery, Richmond Township, Macomb Co., Michigan. Eva was buried there as well on 19 Sep 1936.
  • The entrance of the Lown Cemetery; inside the graveyard, where Julius rests (somewhere).

    Will/Probate Record
    Name:Julius Raymond
    Probate Date:10 Mar 1879
    Probate Place:St Clair, Michigan, USA
    Case number:3 690
    Description:Estate Files For Calendar 3, No. 669-718, 1879
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    Source Citation Probate Calendars and Estate Files, 1828-1902; Probate Index, 1838-1975; Author: Michigan. Probate Court (St. Clair County); Probate Place: St Clair, Michigan.
       Another child attributed to Julius, either by Sarah or Louise, was WILLIAM RAYMOND, who according to his father's Probate Record, dated 5 Mar 1879, was living in Mitchell's Bay, a community in the regional municipality of what is now Chatham-Kent, Ontario, located on the eastern shore of Lake St. Clair, at the time of Julius's death in 1879.
       Julius died on Saturday, 22 Feb 1879 in Riley Center, St. Clair County, Michigan. He willed a cow to his daughter Ida, as much of his property (considered to be about $500) to his wife Jane as the law allowed, and all of his other property "both personal and real" to his son David. His son Albert, who was named executor, took nothing.
       Julius was buried in Riley Center in a small graveyard on the Lown property (his daughter Sarah had married Andrew Lown), near the Belle River Bridge. His son Albert would move to Riley Center from Mussey after 1880, where luckily for me, his daughter FLADELLA would find love in the Hause family, who lived down the street.


       Julius is buried at Lown Cemetery in Riley Township, St. Clair County Michigan. DIRECTIONS: NW 1/4, Sec. 20, Riley Twp. About 1/2 mile east of Riley Center on the south side of Masters Rd., before the Belle River bridge. It's a small unmarked graveyard in the woods that has been largely absorbed into the surrounding landscape. The only landmarks to find the cemetery are the picket fence and the old cement steps going up the hill. There is a stone overturned at the top of the steps. Four "tablet" style markers, all lying on the ground, and three bigger markers still standing. There are probably 20 or so very old graves, dating from about 1850 to the early 1900's. Julius' stone is now unreadable or lost, but he's there...
       UPDATE: A photo of the gravestone of Julius was posted on Findagrave.com and Ancestry.com, credited to Sam Lindsay, MSgt, USMC, Retired. Whether or not this is the original gravestone isn't mentioned.

    Civil War Files
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    Name of Veteran: Albert Raymond
    Applying for: Invalid Pension
    Michigan Calvary: Co. B, 4th regiment
    Entered service: 1862
    Rank: blacksmith
    Date of discharge: August, 1865
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    SOURCE INFORMATION: National Archives.
       ALBERT JULIUS RAYMOND, Julius' son and our next Raymond ancestor, was born on September 6th, 1848, in the Westminster township of Middlesex County, Ontario. He grew to be five feet, eight inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair, according to his later military records.
       Albert became a blacksmith, like his father—and a fighter like his ancient Raymond ancestors. While still in his teens, he joined the Michigan Cavalry (lying that he was 18) and fought in the Civil War with the 4th Regiment, Company B, joining the regiment in Nashville, Tennessee on 28 Feb 1864 (the actual flags they used are shown below). They fought bravely in many hard-fought battles throughout the conflict, but were most famous for capturing Confederate President Jefferson Davis, supposedly disguised as an old woman, at the close of the war.

    Fourth Michigan Cavalry Regiment: 1862-1865

    During their term of Federal service, the 4th was engaged at: Stamford, KY/ Gallatin, TN/ Lebanon, TN/ Rural Hill, TN/ Baird's Mill, TN/ Hollow Tree Gap, TN/ Wilson's Creek Road, TN/ Purdy, TN/ Franklin, TN/ Wilson Creek, TN/ Lavernge, TN/ Jefferson's Bridge, TN/ Nashville Pike, TN/ Stone River, TN/ Manchester Pike, TN/ Harpeth River, TN/ Bradyville, TN/ Woodbury, TN/ Rover, TN/ Charlotte, TN/ Auburn, TN/ Liberty, TN/ Unionville, TN/ Thompson's Station, TN/ Rutherford Creek, TN/ Duck River, TN/ Prosperity Church, TN/ Snow Hill, TN/ McMinnville, TN/ Statesville, TN/ Alexandria, TN/ Wartrace, TN/ Middletown, TN/ Versailles, TN/ Cherry Valley, TN/ Shelbyville, TN/ Hickory Creek, TN/ Tullahoma, TN/ Rock Island, TN/ Sparta, TN/ Sperry Mill, TN/ Smith's Cross Roads, TN/ Reed's Bridge, TN/ Chickamauga, GA/ Rossville, GA/ Cotton Port, TN/ Hill Creek, TN/ Chattanooga, TN/ Cleveland, TN/ Mission Rdg, TN/ Tunnel Hill, GA/ Mission Bridge, GA/ Arundel Creek, GA/ Kingston, GA/ Dallas, GA/ Villa Rica, GA/ Lost Mountain, GA/ Big Shanty, GA/ McAfee's Cross Roads, GA/ Noonday Creek, GA/ Kenesaw Mountain, GA/ Rosswell, GA/ Lebanon Mills, GA/ Stone Mountain, GA/ Covington, GA/ Flat Rock Creek, GA/ Atlanta, GA/ Fair Oaks, GA/ Jonesboro, GA/ Lovejoys Station, GA/ McDonough's, GA/ Rosswell, GA/ Sweet Water, GA/ Moses Creek, GA/ New Hope Church, GA/ Stilesboro, GA/ Rome, GA/ Blue Pond, GA/ Selma, AL/ Double Bridge, GA/ Macon, GA/ The Capture of Jefferson Davis.

    Total Enrollment--2217..... Killed in Action--32..... Died of Wounds--15..... Died of Disease--328

    Total Casualty Rate--16.9%

       While fighting in Atlanta in July or August of 1864, Albert's horse was shot and fell on top of him, injuring his right side, knee and right shoulder. That he was treated by Regimental Surgeon. (Apparently he kept fighting, despite his injuries, as he wasn't discharged from the service until two years later, in August of 1866.)
       Probably the most famous achievement of Albert's Regiment was the capture of Jefferson Davis. A soldier in the 4th, George Raab, recalled the capture in a 1935 interview with the Flynt Daily Journal: "When we came up, Jeff Davis came out dressed in a long waterproof coat, with a woman’s shawl over his head and a water pail over his arm ... Mrs. Davis called to ask if her (?) others’ could go to the spring to get some water, but as the confederate president started, someone in the Union forces called out to Mrs. Davis, “What the hell is your mother wearing spurs for?” Davis (?) his horse tied in the woods ... was going to make a dash for (it)." (Raab also told a story in which Davis’ trunk contained $30,000, which a Union soldier buried until he could come back and get it later).
       The Regiment, while feeling its duty was more than aptly performed, and that the war was indeed finally complete, returned to Nashville, on the 1st of July, where they were mustered out of service and paid off. Returning to Michigan, they arrived at Detroit, where they were disbanded on the 10th.²
       Thus ended the military career of Albert Raymond...and if he knew where Jefferson Davis' money was buried, he never told anybody.

    "Jeff. Davis Caught At Last. Hoop Skirts & Southern Chivalry." Philadelphia, J. L. Magee [1865]. From the account furnished by Col. Prichard of the 4th.. Mich. Cavalry.

       Upon his discharge, Albert wed LOIS MATILDA KILBOURNE (27 Dec 1851 - 08 Sep 1937) on the fourth of September in 1866, according to St. Clair County records. Matilda had come to the Memphis area with her family at the close of the Civil War, and she and Albert were married within a year, in a little red house near Riley Center, belonging to her father, Abram Kilborn. The records list Albert J. "Raymouil," 19, of Berlin, marrying Matilda Kilborn, 16, also of Berlin, with Abram Kilborn & Julius Raymond as the winesses; The ceremony was performed by J.F. Kellogg, Minister of Gospel.
       In the 1870 census, Albert and Lois Matilda are living with her brother Daniel Kilbourne in Mussey, St Clair, Michigan. By the 1880 census, her parents Abram and Rachel Kilbourne are living with them and their children.
       The children of Albert Julius Raymond and Lois Matilda Raymond are as follows:


  • FLADELLA RAYMOND, was born 06 Sep 1869 in Capac, a village in Mussey Township, St. Clair County, Michigan. She married FRANK HAUSE in and they moved into a converted animal coop on her father's land. According to St. Clair County records, they were married on "18 Feb 1888, in Fort Gratiot: Frank A. House, 20, W, r/b Riley, Farmer, P: Labian House & Malissa Sanderson; Della Raymond, 18, W, Port Huron, b. Capac, P: A.J. Raymond & Matilda Kilbourne; Geo. Johnson & Hattie Davis, both of Port Huron; G.C. Jennings, Min." Frank and "Della" had five children, listed below. She lived into her nineties, passing away just after the birth of her first great, great grandson in 1961. See the card from her memorial service here.
  • MINTA ESTELLE RAYMOND was born on 19 Sep 1871. She died in infancy on 16 Nov 1872.
  • ORRINGTON RAYMOND was born on 23 Dec 1873. He also died in infancy on 12 Feb 1874.
  • MARIETTA MATILDA RAYMOND was born on 09 Mar 1875. "Etta" married FRED DeMOTTE (b. 14 Nov 1868) on February 16, 1893, in Riley Center, and they lived down the street from Frank and Fladella. They had one child, Margaret Annette, who married Herman Cook of Memphis. They had 2 sons, Jack and Jerry. Jack married Mary and built a permanent home on Vaughan Lake, near the home of Fladella's son, Carlisle Hause. Marietta died on 15 Jan 1965 in Yale, St Clair Co., Michigan. Read a 1931 article in the Memphis newspaper about Marietta seving as Postmaster under four different presidents here.
  • LILLIAN MAY RAYMOND was born on 28 Mar 1877. On 10 Jul 1907 she married FRANK HOWARD HUBER (1881-1964) of Indiana and had one child, Frances Lillian Huber (b. 30 May 1913). Lillian lived until 1974, when she died in London, England. See a photo of the family here.
  • JULIUS ALBERT "JEWELL" RAYMOND was born on 09 Aug 1880. He married MINNIE ROSE SMALLDON (4 Dec 1879 - 15 Oct 1928) on 14 Dec 1897 in Riley Center. They had three kids: Madge Lois (5 Sep 1898 - 29 Sep 1985), Albert Julius (b: 24 Nov 1906 in Memphis), and Doris Evelyn (b: Abt 1911). Julius was a blacksmith (what else?), and married two more times, to Josephine Smith (b. 20 Dec 1876) and a woman named Dorothy. He went on a fishing trip with Frank Hause in 1911, according to the Port Huron Times-Herald (it also says father Albert has been on the "sick list" for a week)! See his WWII draft registration at right. Julius died on 16 Jan 1959 in Port Huron, Sanilac, MI, and is buried at Memphis Cem, Memphis, Macomb, MI. See a Genetic Match from Ancestry.com here.
  • WILLIAM SHULT RAYMOND was born on 12 Oct 1887. He married ANNA MAY FRIES on 24 Aug 1909 in Richmond, Michigan. They had four kids: Lillian (b: 16 Feb 1912), Donald William (b: 04 Apr 1914), Elizabeth M. (b: 13 Jul 1917), and Robert Glenn (b: 10 May 1919) William died on 05 Aug 1954. He and Anna are buried at Ottawa Park Cemetery in Clarkston, Oakland County, Michigan.
  •    The following is from a profile written after Albert's death in Barton City, Alcona, MI: "Albert J. Raymond was born September 6, 1848 at London, Canada and died November 12, 1924, aged 76 years.
       "When ten years of age, Mr. Raymond came to this vicinity (Michigan) where he has lived the greater part of his life. He learned of his father the blacksmith trade, and was located for some time at Capac, and for fifteen years run a shop at Riley Center. Nineteen years ago he retired and moved to Memphis, where he took a great interest in gardening.

    Albert's hands, calloused, arthritic and gnarled from Civil War injuries and years of blacksmithing, can still somehow tenderly hold grandson Maurice Hause.

       "During the Civil War he served his country for two and a half years, enlisting at the age of fifteen as company blacksmith in Co. B, Fourth Michigan Calvery.
       "In 1866 he was married to Lois Matilda Kilbourn (sic), and after 56 years of loving helpfullness together, she remains to mourn her loss. Seven children were born to them, five of whom are living (listed below) ... He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
       "Politically Mr. Raymond was an ardent Democrat, and always worked for the interest of the party. During President Cleveland's first administration he held the office of inspector of customs at Point Edward (Port Huron, MI) for four years. He was also postmaster of Memphis (Michigan) from 1913 to 1918.
       "In politics as in business, Mr. Raymond was fair and honest. He was a devoted husband, a good father, a kind friend and neighbor, a respected and useful citizen. No service to his fellow man was too great for him to do."

    "Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing; Onward through life he goes.
     Each morning sees some task begun; Each evening sees its close.
     Something attempted, something done; Has earned a life's repose."

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    Name: Albert Raymond
    Age in 1870: 21
    Estimated Birth Year: 1849
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1870: Mussey, St Clair, Michigan
    Value of real estate: 200
    Post Office: Capac
    Roll: M593_
    Page: 290
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    Name:Albert Raymond
    Home in 1900:Riley, St. Clair, Michigan
    Estimated birth year:1849
    Immigration Year:1861
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    Name: Albert J. Raymond Sr.
    Age in 1910: 63
    Estimated birth year: 1847
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1910: Riley Twp, St Clair, Michigan
    Series: T624
    Roll: 673
    Roll: 122
    Page: 234A
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    Line: 9
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    Name:   Albert J. Raymond
    Age:   74
    Race:   White
    Home in 1920:  

    Riley, St. Clair, MI

    Home :   Owned
    Marital status:   Married
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    Roll:   T625 795
    Page:   2A
    ED:   130
    Image:   427
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    Matilda and Albert (right) with their grown children and grandchildren. Carlisle Hause is in back.

       Albert and Matilda are buried in the Memphis Cemetery in Memphis, Michigan, next to their daughter Marietta Raymond DeMotte, a few rows away from their eldest daughter...

    Albert and Matilda Raymond at the Memphis Cemetery. The entire cemetery is here.

       The next Raymond in our lineage is Albert and Matilda's eldest daughter, FLADELLA (or DELLA). She grew up with her brothers and sisters, as well as her invalid uncle, David Raymond, in Capac, a village in Mussey Township, St. Clair County, Michigan.
       After moving with her family to a little red house in Port Huron, Fladella married FRANK HAUSE in the home of Albert and Matilda on February 18, 1888. Their attendants were Miss Hattie Davis and George Johnson.
       After living next to Albert's farm in Port Huron for a time in a converted sheep barn, they moved to the farm of Frank's father, LABAN HAUSE, near Riley Center. soon the Raymonds moved to Memphis and both families became close.
       Fladella was a strong, fiery woman with a strict Methodist temperament, who loved her family dearly. She was determined that her sons would have every opportunity to receive a full education, both culturally and scholastically. In the early 1900's, when money was scarce, she moved to Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, MI, to run a boarding house, in order for her sons and daughter-in-law to attend college in that area. After they graduated, she returned to St. Clair County, where she lived for the rest of her life.
       Fladella lived into her nineties, finally passing away in 1961, just after the birth of her first great-grandson (the author: ME!).
       Frank and "Della" had the following children:


  • RAYMOND "DICK" LABAN HAUSE was born on 23 Nov 1888. He married a nurse, Ethel Maud Yale (1 Feb 1886 - 19 Jan 1988), in Michigan in 1911. They had one child, Lois Yale Hause, born on 7 Oct 1913. "Uncle Dick" moved his family to California and worked in land speculation. He died on 12 Nov 1970 in San Diego, California. Many of his photos and keepsakes, handed down to his daughter, are used in this family history.
  • CARLISLE HAUSE (no middle name) was born in 5 April 1891. He became a schoolteacher and fell in love with MARJORIE E. MARCHANT. She was a maid's daughter, who moved to Minnesota to be with her sister when her mother was killed by a car. But Carlisle tracked her down and brought her to Michigan as his bride. Marjorie died in 1938, and he remarried, to a fellow schoolteacher named EMILY MEISTER and moved to Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan. Carlisle died on 23 Mar 1972 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan. He is buried at the Memphis Cemetery in Memphis, Macomb, Michigan.
  • BASIL FRANKLIN HAUSE was born on 4 Nov 1895. While he was young, he worked in his grandpa Raymond's blacksmith shop. He married Hazel May Gilmartin in 1920. Basil and Hazel had two children: Gerald Franklin in 1926 (our family historian), and Barbara Joan in 1928. Many of Basil's family photos, and his recollections (recorded by his son, Jerry) form the basis for the Michigan chapters in this family history. Basil died on 7 Dec 1985 in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan.
  • FREDERICK CLINTON HAUSE was born in 1900, but died from an undisclosed illness while still an infant, on 24 Sep 1901 in Memphis, St Clair, Michigan. There are no known photographs that were made of Frederick before his death. He is buried at the Memphis Cemetery in Memphis, Macomb County, Michigan.
  • MAURICE CALVERT HAUSE (pronounced "Morris") was born on 5 April 1910. "This laughing baby is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Hause, Memphis, Mich . . . He was one year and four months when this picture was taken." Maurice died when he was 16 years old. "Funeral services, conducted by Rev. S.H. Townsend, were held at 2 p.m. Monday for Maurice Hause, 15, who died Friday night after a short illness. He was a junior at the high school, also a member of the Young Men's club and the high school orchestra, the village band, the football and basket ball teams."

    JULIUS ALBERT RAYMOND (24 Jun 1818 - 21 Feb 1879) married SARAH AGATHE MANNING (05 Aug 1810 - 19 Jul 1855) and begat...

    ALBERT JULIUS RAYMOND (1848 - 1924), who married LOIS MATILDA KILBOURNE (1851 - 1937) and begat...

    FLADELLA RAYMOND (1869 - 1961) who married FRANK HAUSE (1867 - 1951) and begat...

    CARLISLE HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT (1892 - 1939) who begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) and begat...

    JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).


    The Times Herald, Port Huron MI, 05 Sep 1916, page 7.
    ¹—The Fourth Cavalry was authorized about the 1st of July, 1862, with Colonel R. Minty, of Detroit, Lt. Colonel of the Third Cavalry, as commander. It was mustered into the service of the United States on the 29th of August. It was composed of companies recruited in various parts of the State.
       They left Michigan on the 26th of September. They were 1233 men strong, headed for Louisville, Kentucky.
       They marched from Louisville on October the 10th, to Stanford, Kentucky, where the Confederate Morgan was stationed with 2500 men.
       They attacked the rebels and drove Morgan as far as Crab Orchard, killing a Lieutenant Colonel, taking a Major and eleven prisoners. Victorious, the Regiment marched back to Mumfordsville.
       543 of the men then marched to Galatin, Tennessee, reporting to Major General Crittenden on November 8th. Crossing the Cumberland River, the 4th met and drove back Morgan's pickets, and on the next morning marched to Lebanon, driving them back again. Eager for more, they galloped into town, two miles in advance of the infantry, driving Morgan and his force of 750 men back even further, as well as two pieces of artillery. They captured a large number of mules, commissary stores and clothing.
       On the 19th, they escorted the 14th Brigade from Rural Hill to Stewart's Ferry, where they continued on scouting duty.
       They suffered only three wounded soldiers through October and November, and then on December 9th, they reported to General Stanley, Chief of Cavalry, and marched to Camp Rosecrans, near Nashville. Once again they were again engaged in scouting. While in Nashville, Lt. Robert A. Burns went "to the old Theatre where J. Wilkes Booth played Richard III very well. We were obliged to stand up during the whole performance."
       At 7 O'clock on the morning of December the 4th, Colonel Minty, with 302 officers and men, moved from Nashville on a reconnaissance in the direction of Franklin. When about eight miles from Nashville, they encountered the confederate pickets, driving them back on both Wilson Creek and Franklin Pikes, to their reserve, posted at Hollow Tree Gap, naturally an exceedingly strong position. Dislodging the confederates at this point, they advanced to within one mile of Franklin, where a large confederate force was stationed, thence they returned to camp at Nashville, not having sustained any loss.
       On the 17th, the Regiment, as part of a larger cavalry force under the command of General D. S. Stanley, moved towards Triune, engaging the confederates about eight miles out, on the Wilson Creek Pike, driving them back to within three miles of Triune. Learning that the southerners were in force at that point (under Buckner and Hardee), General Stanley withdrew three miles and halted on a crossroad to Franklin. The horses remain saddled all night.
       Before daybreak, they moved on, arriving at Franklin about 7 A.M. Finding the confederates 1300 strong, well posted under cover of houses along the bank of the river, Colonel Minty advanced with the Regiment at a gallop to a shallow ford, the bridge having been destroyed. The company's revolving rifles forced a crossing, capturing the rebel pickets and dislodging the force behind them. Minty pursued them three miles, keeping well in advance of the mounted force, killing one Captain and four men, wounding six, and capturing a stand of colors along with seventeen prisoners, two of whom were officers.
       Returning to Franklin, they destroyed a large supply of flour and other stores. Despite all of the exposure to hostile fire, they suffered no casualties, and returned to camp at Nashville.
       The Regiment remained in the Tennessee area, continually scouting and skirmishing with the rebels, until April of 1864, when 800 strong and well equipped, now armed with the Spencer repeating carbine, they left Nashville, under the command of Colonel Park, marching to Columbia, where they became part of the 2nd Cavalry Division.
       They then moved through Shelbyville, Tullahoma and Dechard, over the Cumberland Mountains to Stevenson, then Bridgeport, crossed the Tennessee River, to Shell Mound, crossed Raccoon Ridge, Lookout Valley, Lookout Mountain, Pigeon Mountain to Lafayette, then across Taylor's Ridge to Vilanon, Georgia. They then participated in all of the movements of the army, in the March to Atlanta, where scouting and skirmishing became almost a daily occurrence, in addition to the patrols needed to locate the defensive positions of the retreating confederates. When the Regiment reached Atlanta, in August, its men and mounts had been worked to the limits of endurance. It was during battle here that Albert was wounded (and permanently injured) when his his horse was shot from beneath him.
       Between 1864 and 1865, the Regiment had marched over 2600 miles, when they were ordered back to Nashville for remounting and re-equipping. On the 12th of January, 1865, they again moved out, to conduct operations in the Alabama and Georgia areas.
       On the 7th of May 1865, the Regiment was ordered to proceed, as quickly as possible, to Spaulding, Georgia, in Irwin County, and picket the Omulgee River, from Hawkinsville to the mouth of the Oconee River, for the purpose of preventing the escape of Jefferson Davis, who was then supposed to be making his way to the coast, and if the Regiment got on his track to follow him wherever he went, then to capture, or kill him without fail. At Abbyville, Colonel Minty became satisfied that Davis had already crossed the Ocmulgee River, then ascertained that the 1st. Wisconsin Cavalry were following him closely in the direction of Irwinsville. With 153 of his best mounted men of the Regiment, he followed the line of the Ocmulgee for some miles, then took a bridle path, or blind road through the woods towards Irwinsville, arriving there about 2 A.M. on the 10th, to find that Davis's party had not yet passed.
       Pretending to be a part of his escort, Colonel Pritchard gained information from a citizen that Davis was encamped in the woods about three fourths of a mile north of the town.
       The camp in which Davis and his family were found was surrounded by a thick pine forest, close to a small swamp, not far from a running brook, affording healthful refreshment for the weary fugitives who rested near its banks. In the camp were standing three wall tents, in line, parallel with the road, facing the opposite direction, while the narrow space between the tents, was occupied by several horses, without equipment. Still beyond, in advance of this line of tents, was a small tent, pitched against a large tree. In this closure of tents, reposing all unconscious of the impending danger, lay Davis and his family, together with his military staff. Nearby was the rest of the camp, which appeared to be troops, with army wagons, ambulances, horses and cavalry equipment. The Regiment charged into the camp just at early dawn, completely surprising them, then making the arrest. A few Michigan men then guarded the tents, while the main force was called to the sound of firing, unfortunately caused by a collision of a portion of the 4th, with the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, closing in on the camp simultaneously with the 4th.
       The camp was soon broken up, when after breakfast and a brief rest, the male prisoners were mounted on their own horses, Mrs. Davis, her servants and the rest of the family were placed in the ambulances for the trip to Macon. On arriving at Macon, Colonel Pritchard, Captain Hudson and Lieutenant's Stauber and Purinton, with 22 men were detailed to escort Davis to Washington D.C.
       There was a reward of 100,000 dollars posted for the capture of Davis, and the men of the 4th were naturally elated at their good fortune. The War Department appointed a commission which decided that the men of the 4th were indeed entitled to the money, but when Congress approved the appropriation, a claim was immediately put forth by the men of the 1st Wisconsin. It was not until July of 1868 that a bill authorizing the payment was passed, and at that time Congress felt the reward be shared by both the 4th Michigan and the 1st Wisconsin.
       When the money was distributed, it was shared equally by all men who had participated in the expedition.

    ²—Another vet from the Fourth Michigan Cavalry was Detroit pharmacist James Vernor, the creator of the Hause family's favorite drink, Vernor's Ginger Ale. It's the oldest soda in the United States, first sold in 1866, just after the war concuded. James Vernor was Michigan's very first licensed pharmacist—he actually held license No. 1. The story goes that Vernor left an experimental ginger ale syrup base that he was working on in an oak cask when he was called to war, rushing to defend his country. Vernor served in the Cavalry from 1862-1865, becoming a Second Lieutenant before being discharged. When he returned four years later, the cask had imbued the drink with its distinctive oaky taste, which he declared was "Deliciously different," which in turn became the drink's motto. In 1896, Vernor and his son, James Vernor II, opened a new soda fountain and manufacturing plant on Woodward Avenue near the riverfront ferry docks, where Detroit residents could pick up kegs of the drink. That's right... KEGS! Michigan sales still account for a whopping 80 percent of the company's business—7 million cases in 2015 alone (although we buy what we can in Southern California). I'm on a low-carb diet and only drink Diet Vernors now, which is humilating... not Jefferson-Davis-in-a-dress humilating, but humiliating nonetheless...


  • Service History of 4th Regiment Michigan Cavalry.
  • 4th Michigan Cavalry COMPANY "B".
  • "The Fourth Michigan Cavalry At Murfreesboro", from the Michigan Argus, January 23, 1863.
  • Fourth Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag.
  • Fourth Michigan Cavalry (National) Battle Flag.

  • "Vanished Villages of Middlesex," by Jennifer Grainger. Publisher: Natural Heritage Books; 2002-01. Page 216, "Plymouth."
  • "Genealogies of the Raymond families of New England, 1630-1 to 1886 : with a historical sketch of some of the Raymonds of early times, their origin, etc." by Samuel Raymond. New York: J.J. Little, 1886, 310 pgs. Excerpts: Part I (Family origins), Part II (Revolutionary War).
  • NATIONAL ARCHIVES Pension Certificate #958846
  • The Flint Daily Journal, February 10, 1935.

  • Much of the information on this page came from two genealogists: Jerry Hause and Kenneth Arlan Kohlmann. Ken is married to Barbara Ann Kolts, the granddaughter of Madge Lois Raymond (5 Sep 1898 - 29 Sep 1985). Madge was the daughter of Albert's son, Julius (09 Aug 1880 - 16 Jan 1959), and offered information from Madge Lois's scrapbooks and family records. Jerry Hause also has one of Madge's scrapbooks.