Jacob Wolford

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Wolford was born on 23 August 1826, in Delaware, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob Wolford, was 36 and his mother, Eve Hawk, was 36. He married Elisabeth Golden on 21 January 1857, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Dover Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 2 June 1890, at the age of 63, and was buried in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States.

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Jacob Wolford
Elisabeth Golden
Marriage: 21 January 1857
Emma Wolford
Mary Wolford
Caroline Wolford
Alvin Wolford
Melvin Wolford
Edward Wolford
Ellen Wolford
Hosea Wolford
Bertha A. Wolford

Sources (8)

  • Jacob Wolford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Wolferd, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Jacob Wolford, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."


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

Name Meaning


habitational name from Wolford in Warwickshire or Wolford Farm in Dunkeswell (Devon). The Warwickshire placename derives from Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + weard ‘watch, protection’. The Devon placename derives from Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + ford ‘ford’.

variant of Woollard .

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

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