Thomas J Buford

1 October 1871–25 January 1889 (Age 17)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas J

When Thomas J Buford was born on 1 October 1871, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John W. Buford, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Brawner, was 21. He died on 25 January 1889, in his hometown, at the age of 17, and was buried in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John W. Buford
1845–1894
Nancy Brawner
1850–1898
Thomas J Buford
1871–1889
Lou Ann Buford
1873–1929
Charles H Buford
1876–1947

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World Events (5)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 10

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: most probably a variant of Beaufort .2 Possibly an Anglicized spelling of French Buffard, which is from Old French bouffard, a term which meant ‘puffing and blowing’, hence an unflattering nickname for an irascible or self-important man.

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

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  • Thomas J. Buford, "Find A Grave Index"

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