Radford Family of Meigs County, Ohio

11-Aug-2019 update - upgraded to latest HTML and https.
08-Feb-2003 update - added Frederick Radford information.
10-May-2001 update - added information on early pre-1830 deeds for Radford and Ashworth.
15-Apr-2001 update - added will for Theresa Radford and Ashworth family reference.

These notes cover references to the family of David Radford and Theresa Rice of Meigs County, OH - see township map.

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The first references (1819-1829) are pre-1830 Meigs County deeds for Radford and Ashworth.

 PG     DATE           GRANTOR                      GRANTEE              VOL  PG   ACRES     LOT   LOT NO COMMENTS
  2  Jul 31, 1822 Ames, Cyrus & wife          Ashworth, James              4 640    107      640        6
  5  Nov 10, 1823 Ashworth, James & wife      Ashworth, David              2  19     57      640        6
 15  Nov 24, 1819 Ashworth, Thomas            Behan, Thos.                 1 353     63      640       34
 15  Jan 15, 1828 Ashworth, Thomas & wife     Frank, John                  3 287             640        5
 15  Mar 13, 1819 Ashworth, Thos.             Fauster, Isaac               1  55    100      640       34
 63   Feb 6, 1824 Blake, Thomas               Radford, Wm.                 3 351    106      640       17
 94  Aug 12, 1828 Chase, Lewis                Radford, Wm.                 4  28      3      262       51
152   Jun 4, 1823 Foster, Isaac & wife        Ashworth, David              1 354   25.5      140        5
170   Apr 8, 1824 Guthrie, Hinman & wife      Ashworth, David              2 522     80      640       25
233  Mar 13, 1819 Hinde, Thomas & wife        Ashworth, Thos.              1  37    100      640        5
464  Mar 26, 1829 Sheriff Meigs Co.           Ashworth, Thomas             4 642
472  Jun 20, 1829 Stivers, R. Guar.           Radford, Wm.                 4  29                        4 Dillsburgh
473  Jun 25, 1829 Stivers, R. Guar.           Ashworth, Thomas             4 644                        5 Dillsburgh
508  Jul 15, 1825 United States               Ashworth, David              2 299    160      640       11 T2 R13 W 1/2 of SW 1/4

The next reference (1859) is from the Meigs County Telegraph, September 20, 1859 covering the awards from the Ninth Annual Agricultural Fair of Meigs County, Ohio held at the fairgrounds on the 14th and 15th of September, 1859.

Best Fat Hog       D. Radford          $4.00
2d best Fat Hog    D. Radford          $2.00

Best Yarn Carpet   Mrs. David Radford  $2.00

The next reference (1883) is a biography of David Radford from Meigs County Biographies in the Personal History section of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, 1883, H. H. Hardesty & Co. Publishers, Chicago and Toledo.

David Radford: deceased - was a native of Ireland, born in County Wicklow, in April, 1815, who came to Meigs county, Ohio, in 1819, with his parents, William and Ellen (Ashworth) Radford. They have both ended their days in this county. In Meigs county, Ohio, November 6, 1839, David Radford was united in marriage with Theresa, daughter of Josiah and Ursula (Hicox) Rice, who settled in this county in 1803. She was born in Meigs county, May 12, 1821, and has lost her parents by death, her father's death occurring in 1870 and her mother's in 1868. Her father was born in Massachusetts, and was a veteran of the 1812 war, and her mother was a native of New York State. The children of Mr. and Mrs. David Radford were three: Sarah E., (Cummings), born August 21, 1840, lives in Bedford township, this county; Electe, November 6, 1842, lives in this township; William H., December 10, 1845, lives in Chester township. William H., served 100 days in the Ohio National Guards, during the 1861 war. December 21, 1861, he married Harriet L., daughter of William and Rachel (Anderson) Smith. Her father, for many years a justice of the peace in Bedford township, this county, was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, March 22, 1798, and died in Meigs county, Ohio, February 19, 1880. Her mother was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, in 1806, and is still living in Bedford township. William H. Radford is township trustee in Chester township, where he is largely engaged in farming. Pomeroy, Meigs county, Ohio, is his post office address.

County Wicklow is on the east coast of Ireland just south of Dublin - see map.

The next reference is some additional information on the Ashworth family of Chester Township, Meigs County, OH.

James Ashworth (b. 1759 d. 1844) and his wife Mary and their two sons Thomas (b 1789 d 1857) and David (b 1785 d 1846) came to the United States from County Wicklow Ireland in the summer of 1812. They lived in Elizabeth, NJ until June 1816 and then moved to Meigs Co, Ohio, eventually settling in the Flatwoods area of Chester Township.

It is possible that David Radford's mother Ellen Ashworth (b. about 1790) was a younger sister to Thomas Ashworth and David Ashworth.

The next reference is some information on Frederick Radford who may have been related to William Radford (possibly a brother).

The next reference (1892) is the will for Theresa Radford which names her son William H. Radford, daughters Electa Will and Sarah Cummings, and granddauther T. Maud Will.

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[end of Radford Family of Meigs County, Ohio]

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