James Morgan Telford

about 1799–5 December 1824 (Age 25)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Morgan

When James Morgan Telford was born about 1799, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, James Tilford, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Catherine Mary McCoun, was 24. He married Margaret Henderson Dickson on 7 January 1819, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 December 1824, in Courtland, Lawrence, Alabama, United States, at the age of 25.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Morgan Telford
Margaret Henderson Dickson
Marriage: 7 January 1819
Mary Tilford
James David Tilford
John Tilford
James William Tilford

Spouse and Children

7 January 1819
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Tilford


    Elizabeth Catherine Mary McCoun




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 9

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumbria): not, as its form would imply, a habitational name, even though there is a place in Shropshire so called, but a variant of Telfer , assimilated to the pattern of habitational names in -ford. The Shropshire place is a new town, named after the celebrated Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford ( 1757–1834 ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James M Tilford, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • James M Tilford, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • James M. Tilford, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.