Joseph B. Richmond

16 May 1841 - 10 Jun 1926

Change Your Language


You can change the language of the BillionGraves website by changing the default language of your browser.

Learn More

Joseph B. Richmond

16 May 1841 - 10 Jun 1926
edit Edit Record
photo Add Images
group_add Add Family
description Add a memory

My grandfather, Joseph B. Richmond, was the youngest son of Thomas and Sarah Burrows Richmond. My grandfathers parents left England about 1836 and went to Canada. They stayed there about two years, where they embraced the gospel and the teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. They moved to Jackson Co

Life Information

Joseph B. Richmond


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


We miss thee from our home dear Mother
We miss thee from thy place
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of thy face
We miss the kind and willing hand
Thy fond and earnest care
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee everywhere.

Headstone Description

Emma - In loving remembrance of
Born in Des Moines, Iowa

Joseph - In loving remembrance of
Born Nauvoo, ILL
Rest in peace


June 13, 2011


June 9, 2011

Pan Argo

December 6, 2020


December 17, 2020


December 21, 2020


June 9, 2011

Nearby Graves

See more nearby graves
Upgrade to BG+


Relationships on the headstone


Relationships added by users


Grave Site of Joseph B.


Joseph B. Richmond is buried in the Provo City Cemetery at the location displayed on the map below. This GPS information is ONLY available at BillionGraves. Our technology can help you find the gravesite and other family members buried nearby.

Download the free BillionGraves mobile app for iPhone and Android before you go to the cemetery and it will guide you right to the gravesite.
android Google play phone_iphone App Store



History of Joseph Burrows Richmond by: Almeda Waters Montgomery, his Grand-daughter

Contributor: dvdmovieking Created: 3 years ago Updated: 9 months ago

My grandfather, Joseph B. Richmond, was the youngest son of Thomas and Sarah Burrows Richmond. My grandfathers parents left England about 1836 and went to Canada. They stayed there about two years, where they embraced the gospel and the teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. They moved to Jackson County, Missouri in 1838 and stayed eight months. They suffered everything but death, as they were in a starving condition. They had plenty of money but could not buy anything. A little girl was born to them there. She died in Nauvoo a little later. In 1839 they moved to Nauvoo where great grandfather helped build the city and served for some time on the police force. My grandfather was born here in 1841, the youngest of six children. He was three years old when his mother died in 1844. My grandfather said, his father lifted him up to see the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum at the time of their death. They lived in Nauvoo for eight years so they passed all thru the troublesome times, attending the murder of the Prophet and were later among those driven out of the city by the mob, after which they took up their residence in winter quarters. In winter quarters great grandfather married again. Her name was Elisabeth Green. She proved to be a real mother, giving the children every care possible. The family moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa at which place, Great Grandfather died in 1850 due to the exposure and hardships he had experienced. My grandfather was just nine years old at the time. His oldest brother William, joined the Mormon Battalion and died at Gold Hill while en-route to Utah. The next oldest brother, Everett, assumed the care of the family and with his step-mother Elizabeth, crossed the plains by ox teams in 1851 and settled in Provo. Li8ke other families who came to Utah in the early days, it became necessary for each member to do some thing towards support of the family and my grandfather being a boy of ten years, was able to do his share and make himself generally useful about the farm doing chores, herding cattle etc. In 1860 he went to Denver, Colorado. The following spring started to Mexico going down the Arkansas River four hundred miles. However, as the Indians went on the warpath that spring the trips was abandoned and grandfather went to fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He remained there for a few months and returned to Denver and from there back to Provo. In the spring of 1862 he went to Nevada as a mail contractor in Ruby Valley, staying there a year. He was married to Emma Orton 3 May 1863. His older brother, Everett, was married to Jane Orton a sister to Emma. These two couples lived in Payson for sometime. They guilt a log cabin which great uncle Everett and family lived in for many years and now stands in the city park at Payson. It was given to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Grandfather and family moved to Provo where they remained the rest of their lives, but during the years from 1867 to 1870 he made trips to Nevada working ranches. He built a log cabin on a piece of ground just south of the Souette Park where a service station now stands. They lived here several years. He used to tell stories of Indian battles just north of their home in Souette Park. They sold this piece of land and bought land farther north on fifth west street. They moved the log cabin on their new land and added rooms as their family increased. They had thirteen children born to them; Polly Ann, Almeda, Emma Jane, Sonoma, Joseph, William Reed, Everette, Maud, Harriet Rebecca, Jesse, Florance, Fred Garfield and Ray. Grandfather had a very good singing voice. Two of the songs he loved to sing were "When you and I were young Maggie" and " In the Sweet by and by". He also played the accordion which brought happiness to his family and the neighboring children. Grandfather bought two large farms, one on the bench and the other in the fort fields. He did a general farming, fruit raising and was interested in the cattle business also. He was a believer in good roads and worked in all the canyons. He helped make the road from Provo to Heber City thru Provo Canyon. He took great interest in irrigation matters and assisted in making most of the ditches in his part of the town. He was a stockholder in the Provo Bench Irrigation Company. In politics he was a member of the Republican Party and had been in politics to some extent. He was a candidate for county commissioner in 1884. Like his parents he was a stanch Latter Day Saint. In the early days he much to assist the church, going to devil's gate in 1857 to the relief of the ill fated handcart company and during the time of the Johnston Army trouble in 1858 was a soldier under Captain Clark, going out with his company to meet the United States Army. He served as a home guard during the Black Hawk Indian war, spending many weary days and weeks in Provo Canyon on the look-out for the dusty foe. Much credit is due grandfather for the splendid success he made of his life. His wife Emma died Sept 16, 1902, making a real vacant spot in his life. She was a very devoted companion. At the time of my grandmothers death, some beautiful singing seemed to come from some large trees that grew across the street, several of the friends and neighbors heard it also and came over to the house. The heavenly beings sang "Holy City". One son was out in the fields, heard it and came back to the house. Grandfather lived several years without a companion and died June 10, 1916.

Life timeline of Joseph B. Richmond

Joseph B. Richmond was born on 16 May 1841
Joseph B. Richmond was 19 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Joseph B. Richmond was 21 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Joseph B. Richmond was 34 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Joseph B. Richmond was 40 years old when The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States. A telephone call is a connection over a telephone network between the called party and the calling party.
Joseph B. Richmond was 58 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Joseph B. Richmond was 64 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Joseph B. Richmond was 71 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Joseph B. Richmond died on 10 Jun 1926 at the age of 85
Grave record for Joseph B. Richmond (16 May 1841 - 10 Jun 1926), BillionGraves Record 40846695 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States