Byram Elliott Blackford

Male23 September 1837–20 August 1910

Brief Life History of Byram Elliott

When Byram Elliott Blackford was born on 23 September 1837, in White, Illinois, United States, his father, John Blackford, was 26 and his mother, Lucinda Elenor Elliott, was 24. He married Lucinda Hunsinger on 24 January 1858, in Phillips Township, White, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Phillips Township, White, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 20 August 1910, in Carmi, White, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Stokes Chapel Cemetery, Crossville, White, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Byram Elliott Blackford
Jane Elizabeth Hall
Marriage: 4 April 1883
Julia Mae Blackford
Ethel Grace Blackford
Mable Irene Blackford
Pearl Blackford
Paul Edgar Blackford
Lula Ellen Blackford
Robert William Blackford

Sources (41)

  • Byron Blackford in household of John Blackford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Byram E Blackford, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Byram E Blackford, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 April 1883White, Illinois, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 2

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackford, for example in Blackford (Somerset), Blackford Farm (Sussex), Blackford Farm in Castle Eaton (Wiltshire), and Blackford House in Tanworth in Arden (Warwickshire), from Old English blæc ‘black, dark’ + ford ‘ford’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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