Marriage & Children
Richard married at about 1875 in Rensselaerville, Adaline Lamereaux who was born in 1849. They had a son, Frank Rider, who was born in 1875
Before his enlistment in the Civil War, Richard worked as a farmer.
|Residence at Enlistment:||Rensselaerville|
|Place of Birth:||Rensselaerville, NY|
|Date of Birth:||20 April 1844|
|Names of Parents:||James (Rider) and Ann Eliza Aken|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||7 August 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Rensselaerville, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Company:||Company K or Co A|
|Wounded Date:||14 Aug 1864|
|Wounded at:||Deep Bottom|
|Muster Out Date:||16 June 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Baltimore, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 18. He was wounded in the face on August 14, 1864." In Battles of Spotsylvania. Milford Station.Tolupotomy (Totopotomoy Creek).North Ann(North Anna). Cold Harbor. before Petersburgh. Deep Bottom. and Deep Bottom twice. Still living P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."
Born in Rensselaerville on April 20, 1844,Farmer, Dark eyes, Brown hair, Fair complexion, 5'8"tall.
|Sources Used: American Civil War Soldiers, Ancestry.com; 1890 Veterans Census; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Adaline received her widow’s pension on October 13, 1888. Adalade died in 1927 and is buried at the South Berne Rural Cemetery. Richard does not have a marker there, Adaline is buried beside her son and daughter-in-law.
Additional Research Notes
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Grave marker of Adaline Lamereaux Gifford
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases