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William DeFORD

Male 1807 - 1898  (90 years)


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  • Name William DeFORD 
    Born 28 Apr 1807  Woodstock [now Hopwood], Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Feb 1898  Carroll County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Herrington Bethel Cemetery, Carroll County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: "Perquimans County Lanes and Branches," a Public Member Tree on Ancestry.com.

      (2) History of Carroll and Harrison Counties, Ohio, Vol. II, Chicago, IL and New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1921, pp. 506-508:

      William DeFord was born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, April 28, 1807, and was there educated, attending first the public schools and later Madison College, of which Rev. Henry B. Bascom was then president. In 1822 he visited friends in Wooster, Ohio, and in 1835 came here to stay. Settling on a farm in Carroll County, he carried on general farming most successfully for many years. He was a democrat in politics until 1861, but after that time was an active worker in the republican ranks. During the Civil war he assisted in raising troops, and in 1868 was elected as a representative from Carroll County to the State Legislature, serving with such ability that he was re-elected to the same high position in 1867. He served for several terms as a justice of the peace. Religiously he was a member of the Protestant Methodist Church. He married in 1838 Mary D. Williams, who was born in New Jersey in 1801, and died September 10, 1875, in Carroll County, Ohio. Two sons were born of their union, as follows: Nathan, a merchant and miller, who settled near Rochester, Ohio; and John W.

      (3) www.findagrave.com:

      William DeFord
      Birth: 1807
      Death: 1896

      Husband of Mary D. Williams

      Burial: Herrington Bethel Cemetery, Carroll County, Ohio, USA

      Created by: Sylvia Meeker
      Record added: Oct 18, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 16235509
    Person ID I25916  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father John DeFORD,   b. 1771, Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1873, Carroll County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy HOPWOOD,   b. 22 Apr 1782, Berkeley County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1815, Woodstock [now Hopwood], Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1799  Woodstock [now Hopwood], Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary D. WILLIAMS,   b. 11 Aug 1801, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1875, Carroll County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1838  Carroll County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John W. DeFORD,   b. 29 May 1840, Carroll County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1916, Carroll County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F11321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart