John Whitlock Radford

14 September 1814–14 December 1889 (Age 75)
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Whitlock

When John Whitlock Radford was born on 14 September 1814, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Whitlock Radford, was 23 and his mother, Martha Petty, was 19. He married Rachael Leah Smith on 6 April 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Washington, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1870, at the age of 56, his occupation is listed as farmer in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States. He died on 14 December 1889, in Star Valley, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ririe Shelton Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Whitlock Radford
1814–1889
Rachael Leah Smith
1822–1894
Marriage: 6 April 1846
Nancy Jane Radford
1847–1900
Catherine Elizabeth Radford
1848–1850
Francis M Radford
1850–1860
John Franklin Radford
1850–1889
Leah Ellen Radford
1853–1923
Granville L Radford
1855–1855
Daniel H Radford
1857–1906
Dianah Rebecca Radford
1859–1913

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1818
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1818: Washington, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Washington, Illinois, United States
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 21
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Radford (Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Worcestershire), Raddiford (Devon), Ratford (Sussex, Wiltshire), Redford (Angus, Fife, Midlothian, Dorset, Sussex), Retford (Nottinghamshire), Rodford (Gloucestershire), or Rudford (Gloucestershire). Most of these placenames appear to derive from Old English rēad ‘red’ + ford ‘ford’, though some are likely to derive from Old English hrēod ‘reed’ + ford (e.g. Rodford and Rudford (Gloucestershire)), and the Oxfordshire placename may derive from Old English rād ‘riding’ + ford, probably meaning ‘ford which can be crossed on horseback’. This English name has been established in Ireland (Wexford) since the 16th century.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Redifer
    Redford

    Story Highlight

    John Whitlock Radford

    John Whitlock Radford Rachel Leah Smith John Whitlock Radford born September 14, 1814 in Franklin County Tennessee died December 14, 1889 in Star Valley, Uinta County, Wyoming at seventy-five ye …

    Sources (40)

    • John Radford in entry for Melissa Huff, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • 1850 United States Census for John Whitlock Radford & Rachael Leah Smith
    • Jno. W. Radford in entry for Leah Ellen Lovell, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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