William Radford

1763–1838 (Age 75)
Powhatan, Powhatan, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Radford was born in 1763, in Powhatan, Powhatan, Virginia, United States, his father, John Radford Jr, was 29 and his mother, Jane Johnson, was 23. He married Lucy Blakey in 1788, in Buckingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 October 1838, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 75.

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William Radford
Lucy Blakey
Marriage: 1788
William Radford
Pauline H. Radford
Raymond Radford
Benjamin P Radford
Evalina P Radford
Elizabeth Radford

Spouse & Children

Buckingham, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 17

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1783 · A Free America

Age 20

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Hereford and Worcester. Most are named from Old English rēad ‘red’ + ford ‘ford’, but it is possible that in some cases the first element may be a derivative of Old English rīdan ‘to ride’, with the meaning ‘ford that can be crossed on horseback’.

Possible Related Names

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

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  • William Radford in entry for John R Whitlock and Elizabeth Radford, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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