Charles Buford Sr.

Male30 June 1797–4 January 1866

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Buford Sr. was born on 30 June 1797, in Woodford, Kentucky, United States, his father, Abraham Buford, was 47 and his mother, Martha McDowell, was 31. He married Henrietta P. Adair on 13 November 1821, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Scott, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 4 January 1866, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Buford Sr.
Lucy Ann Duke
Marriage: 20 January 1835
Basil Duke Buford
William S. Buford
Charles Buford Jr.
Louis Marshall Buford
Charlotte Buford
Susan McClung Buford
Henrietta Buford
Lucy Buford
Agatha Buford
Blanche Buford
George Buford

Sources (14)

  • Charles Buford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles Buford, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Charles Buford, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1835
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    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.

    1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

    Age 4

    The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 22

    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. 

    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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