Jacob Wolford

23 August 1826–2 June 1890 (Age 63)
Delaware, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary 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 "Ella" Wolford
Hosea Wolford
Bertha A. Wolford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1857Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 3
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: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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    Sources (6)

    • Jacob Wolford, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jacob Wolferd, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Jacob Wolford, "United States Census, 1870"

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