Charles Buford Jr.

Male18 November 1837–7 June 1870

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Buford Jr. was born on 18 November 1837, in Scott, Kentucky, United States, his father, Charles Buford Sr., was 40 and his mother, Lucy Ann Duke, was 23. He married Mary Postelwaite in 1860, in Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 7 June 1870, in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Buford Jr.
Mary Postelwaite
Marriage: 1860
Harriet Buford
Charles Buford III

Sources (6)

  • Charles Buford in household of Charles Buford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • C. Buford, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Charles Buford, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1860Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 9

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

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 11

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Beaufort or of its English altered form Beauford . Compare Bufford .

    History: American bearers of this name are mostly descended from Richard Beaufort or Beauford, who came from England to Lancaster County, VA, in 1635. He was born in England as a son of a French Huguenot immigrant John Beaufort and is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (as Richard Beauford or Beaufort or Buford). See also Beaufort .

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

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