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 5 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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John Whitlock Radford
Rachael Leah Smith
Marriage: 6 April 1846
Nancy Jane Radford
Catherine Elizabeth Radford
Francis M Radford
John Franklin Radford
Leah Ellen Radford
Granville L Radford
Daniel H Radford
Dianah Rebecca Radford
Malissa Radford

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  • Marriage
    6 April 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    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.

    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.

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    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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