John Buford

Male21 September 1707–17 September 1787

Brief Life History of John

When John Buford was born on 21 September 1707, in Lancaster, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Buford, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 19. He married Judith Early on 17 March 1735, in Middlesex, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 September 1787, in Bromfield Parish, Culpeper, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Buford
Judith Early
Marriage: 17 March 1735
Captain John Thomas Buford
Anne Buford
Capt James Daniel Buford
Elizabeth Buford
Captain William Early Buford Sr.
Abraham Buford
Frances Buford
Captain Henry Buford
Mary Buford
Simeon Buford

Sources (22)

  • Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
  • John Bewford, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1735Middlesex, Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (3)

    1758 · Mount Vernon

    Age 51

    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


    Age 68

    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


    Age 69

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    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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