Byram Elliott Blackford

September 1837–1910 (Age 72)
White, Illinois, United States

The Life of Byram Elliott

When Byram Elliott Blackford was born in 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 in 1910, in White, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Stokes Chapel Cemetery, Crossville, White, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Byram Elliott Blackford
Lucinda Hunsinger
Marriage: 24 January 1858
Serrelda Samantha Blackford
Susan Elizabeth Blackford
Martha Emaretta Blackford
Lucinda Eva Blackford
Mary M. Blackford
George Hunsinger Blackford
Ida I. Blackford

Spouse and Children

24 January 1858
Phillips Township, White, Illinois, United States


    Serrelda Samantha Blackford


    Susan Elizabeth Blackford




    Mary M. Blackford


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Jeremiah Blackford


    Samuel Mehlville Blackford


    Nathaniel Blackford


    John Thomas Blackford


+3 More Children

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 Somerset, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Byron Blackford in household of John Blackford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Byram Blackford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Byran E Blackford, "United States Census, 1910"

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