Cyrus RAYMOND

Cyrus RAYMOND

Male 1843 - 1908  (64 years)

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  • Name Cyrus RAYMOND  [1, 2, 3
    • HON. CYRUS RAYMOND, a prominent business man of Danbury, is a veteran of the Civil war, in which he gained an enviable record for courage and devotion to his country, enduring not only the hardships of active service but the horrors of prison life.

      Mr. Raymond was born January 29, 1843, in the town of New Canaan, this county, and comes of good old Colonial stock. The family originated in France, but the first American ancestor came from England, where so many persecuted members of the French nation sought refuge in the early times. The name of Richard Raymond appears n the records of Salem, Mass., for the year 1634. John Raymond, a son of Richard, was born in Norwalk, conn., and his son Thomas was also born at that place. Comfort Raymond, a son of Thomas, was born in either Norwalk or New Canaan, and his son, Comfort, our subject's great-grandfather, was certainly a native of New Canaan.

      Russell G. Raymond, the grandfather of our subject, was born in New Canaan in 1782 and passed his life there in agricultural pursuits. He married Asenath Hoyt, and had five children: Arza B., a farmer at Lewisboro, NY, died in 1834; Joseph H., a farmer in Norwalk died in 1882; Russell G., Jr., our subject's father, is mentioned more fully below; Cyrus E., a hatter in danbury, died in 1895; Polly A., who married Samuel Scribner, died in New Canaan in 1880.

      Russell G. Raymond, Jr., grew to manhood upon a farm, following that occupation in connection with grist milling. He died in November, 1851. His wife, Sally M. Dann, a daughter of Cook Dann, a farmer in New Canaan, died June 28, 1863. they had four children: Arza, who served three years in Company H, 17th Conn. Vol., and for twenty years was an agent for the Adams Express Company, is now a resident of New Canaan; Julia M. is the wife of Samuel Malkin, of Norwalk; Cyrus, our subject, is the third in order of birth; Sarah A., who married George Badger, of Michigan, died in 1884.

      Our subject's youth was spent in the town of New Canaan, where he attended school, and he afterward worked in a gristmill, becoming thoroughly familiar with the details of that business. In April, 1862, he removed to Danbury and was employed for a few months in a mill belonging to George Crofutt. On August 12, 1862, he enlisted in Company H., 17th Conn. V.I., from New Canaan, and went to the front where he saw much severe fighting, taking part in numerous battles including those of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. At the latter place he was taken prisoner on July 2, 1863, and he remained in captivity until August 22, of that year. His experiences so injured his health that he was obliged to stay in hospital for a time, but he finally rejoined his regiment, which was then in Florida, and remained in active service until mustered out July 19, 1865. On returning to Connecticut, he received his discharge from the State service at New Haven, on August 1, 1865. The next three years he spent in Danbury, where he carried on a trucking business, but August 1, 1868, he went to New Canaan to enter the employ of the Adams Express Company. After two years in this business he returned to Danbury where he was employed some 14 years by the Tweedy Manufacturing Company. While there he began the business of designing, engraving and printing on special order work in a small way, and as his business increased he enlarged and improved his equipment, and since 1884 he has devoted his attention entirely to that line of business. His work is most artistic in design and finish, as he makes a specialty of embossing and other high grades of work, printing in gold and silver, steel engravings, and in ink on silk and other materials. The hatters of Danbury give him many orders for fine printing, as his work is especially fitted for tips and other materials used in the trade. Mr. Raymond's industry has brought him investments we may mention an orange grove in Florida.

      In 1862 Mr. Raymond married Miss Mary J. Slawson, daughter of Eleazer Slawson, of Pond Ridge, West Chester Co., N.Y. Seven children were born of this union, two of whom died in infancy. Of the others: C. Frank, a resident of Danbury, is an engineer by occupation; G. Bert is also an engineer; Mary L., married C.R. Morse, formerly of Portland, N.Y., but now in the tip-printing business at Bethel, this county; Sarah I, married John T. Boughton, of Danbury; and Miss Jennie E. is at home.

      In politics Mr. Raymond is an Independent with inclinations toward the Greenback movement. In 1886 he was a member of the State Legislature, and he has also taken an active part in municipal affairs, having served two years as alderman from the First ward of Danbury, and in 1895 he was made superintendent of public works. In social as well as in public life he is highly esteemed, and he is a member of the G. A.R. and the Union Veteran Legion. [1]
    • Cyrus Raymond, for three years a private in Co. H. 17th Reg't Conn. Vols. Was captured in Battle of Gettysburg exchanged and joined his Reg't. member of Legislature, 1886. [2]
    Born 29 Jan 1843  New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living with parents in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Living in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880  Living in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Fact Son of Russell G. Raymond, Jr. and Sally M. Dann Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1908  [7
    Buried Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I46014  Main Tree
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 

    Father Russell Gregory RAYMOND, Jr.,   b. 7 Aug 1811, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1851, New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sally M. DANN,   b. 6 May 1812, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1863, New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F38173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane SLAWSON,   b. 18 May 1840, Lewisboro, Westchester, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1932, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1862  Lewisboro, Westchester Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Cyrus Frank RAYMOND,   b. 29 Aug 1864, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1937  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     2. George Bert RAYMOND,   b. 25 Jun 1866, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Mary L. RAYMOND,   b. 16 Oct 1867, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Anna M. RAYMOND,   b. 19 Sep 1869, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1870  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     5. Sarah J. RAYMOND,   b. 22 May 1873, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Jennie E. RAYMOND,   b. 25 Mar 1878, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F24808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Aug 1862 - Lewisboro, Westchester Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Living in New Canaan, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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    Cyrus Raymond Headstone
    Cyrus Raymond Headstone
    Cyrus, son of Russel G. Raymond, Jr. and Sally M. Dann, is the husband of Mary Jane Slawson. He is buried in the Wooster Cemetery in Danbury, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9755] Commemorative Biographical Record of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    2. [S9815] Genealogies of the Raymond Families of New England, 1630-1 to 1886, Samuel Raymond.

    3. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    4. [S00190] 1850 Census New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    5. [S00488] 1870 Census New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    6. [S6861] 1880 Census Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    7. [S6901] Ancestry.com: Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934.