Washington Dew Renfro

12 April 1832–26 March 1918 (Age 85)
Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Washington Dew

When Washington Dew Renfro was born on 12 April 1832, in Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, Jesse Renfro, was 35 and his mother, Letitia ("Letty") West, was 31. He married Frances Evaline Black on 11 December 1851, in Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Jarvis Township, Madison, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 26 March 1918, in Troy, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Gilead Cemetery, Jarvis Township, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Washington Dew Renfro
1832–1918
Frances Evaline Black
1831–1869
Marriage: 11 December 1851
William Preston Renfro
1852–1926
Letty Ann Renfro
1854–1930
Andrew Theodore Renfro
1855–1946
Sarah Delphia Renfro
1857–1936
Mary Caroline Renfro
1858–1936
Susan Lillian Renfro
1859–1936
Jesse Romulous Renfro
1862–1939
Cyrus Washington Renfro
1864–1869
Fannie M Renfro
1866–1887
Infant Girl Renfro
1869–1869

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 December 1851
Madison, Illinois, United States
children

(10)

    William Preston Renfro

    Male1852–1926Male

    Female1854–1930Female

    Male1855–1946Male

    Sarah Delphia Renfro

    Female1857–1936Female

    Mary Caroline Renfro

    Female1858–1936Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1796–1884Male

    Letitia ("Letty") West

    Female1800–1882Female

siblings

(9)

    Angeline Renfro

    Female1819–1848Female

    Male1821–1908Male

    Amanda M Renfro

    Female1823–1846Female

    Perlina Renfro

    Female1828–Female

    Mirriam Renfro

    Female1830–1845Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 7

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.
1863

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Renfrew .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Washington Drew Renfro

Washington was the ninth child born to Jesse and Letty. In 1851 he married Frances Black and together they had ten children. Frances died in 1869. In 1872 Washington married Mariah Dees and had six mo …

Sources (3)

  • Washington Renzeo, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Washington Renfro, "United States Census, 1870"
  • W D Renfro, "United States Census, 1880"

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