Henry Warford

1741–13 October 1784 (Age 43)
Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Warford was born in 1741, in Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Dr Joseph Warford, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Banner, was 28. He married Elizabeth Van Hook in 1763. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 13 October 1784, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 43.

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Henry Warford
Elizabeth Van Hook
Marriage: 1763
Joseph Warford
Elizabeth Warford
Benjamin Warford
Joseph Warford
Deborah Warford
Rachel Warford
Mary Ann Warford
Hannah Warford
Lydia Warford

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World Events (2)


Age 34

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 35

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Warford in Cheshire, which is named with Old English wær, wer ‘weir’ + ford ‘ford’. The surname is now more common in Suffolk than in Cheshire.

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

Story Highlight

Family of Henry & Elizabeth Warfield, pg. 21

"At age 18 he left home and went to Kentucky and married Mary Worford. In 1818 he moved again to Indiana where after the death of his wife, he married Nancy Butler Ferguson, widow.

Sources (1)

  • Joseph Worford in the Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993

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