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.
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’.
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