Bluford Henry Upton

17 July 1844–14 February 1935 (Age 90)
Larue, Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Bluford Henry

When Bluford Henry Upton was born on 17 July 1844, in Larue, Clay, Kentucky, United States, his father, Green Upton, was 26 and his mother, Arrozena or Arrozina Virginia Rider, was 23. He married Mary S. Meers on 23 January 1868, in LaRue, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Green Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 14 February 1935, in Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Bluford Henry Upton
Mary S. Meers
Marriage: 23 January 1868
Willard Upton
Laura E. Upton
Frances E. Upton
Atla P. Upton
Lenora Quinton Upton

Spouse and Children

23 January 1868
LaRue, Kentucky, United States



    Laura E. Upton


    Frances E. Upton


    Atla P. Upton



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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 6

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 24

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Upton. The majority of them are named from Old English up- ‘upper’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Essex, however, was originally named with the phrase upp in tūne ‘up in the settlement’, i.e. the higher part of the settlement; and one in Worcestershire is probably so called from the Old English personal name Ubba + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • B H Upton in household of Green Upton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • B H Upton in household of Green Upton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Blueford H Upton in household of Bertha M Blandford, "United States Census, 1920"

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