30-Jun-2020 update - correction to Hardesty's biography on marriage year for William H. Radford; add speculation on relationship of William Radford and Frederick Radford.
09-Feb-2020 update - add more comprehensive descendants list.
09-Dec-2019 update - add more details on Frederick Radford and Ann Carleton.
02-Dec-2019 update - add more details including 1819 and 1827 records on William Radford and Eleanor Ashworth.
11-Aug-2019 update - upgraded to latest HTML and https.
08-Feb-2003 update - added details on Frederick Radford and Ann Carleton.
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 Radford family of Meigs County, Ohio.Introduction
William Radford and Frederick Radford as brothers is speculation based on their proximity living in Meigs County, Ohio after having emigrated from County Wicklow, Ireland. The precise relationship between William and Frederick is not known, but there are DNA matches at the estimated 4th-6th cousin level between two 3G-grandchildren of William Radford and Eleanor Ashworth and a 3G-grandson of Frederick Radford and Ann Carleton.
One possibility for the parents of William Radford and Frederick Radford is the couple from the 24-Nov-1777 Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland marriage of James Radford and Sarah Hughes. William Radford and Eleanor Ashworth named 2 of their children James and Sarah as did Frederick Radford and Ann Carleton.1819 arrival in Philadelphia, PA on the Schooner Hannah from Halifax, Nova Scotia of William Radford and his family
William Radford a native of Ireland personally appeared in open court & being duly sworn doth on oath declare that he was born in the Parish of Castle McAdam in the County of Wicklow Ireland & within the dominions of the King of Great Britain & Ireland that he sailed from Dublin on the 14th of May A.D. 1819 landed in Halifax N.S. June 3rd of the same year from thence sailed to Philadelphia where he arrived on the 3rd July following from thence came to this State & County in August next ensuing where he has since resided, that he is thirty four years of age ...
1883 biography of David Radford from Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia
PREMIUMS AWARDED ON HOGS & POULTRY
Best Fat Hog D. Radford $4.00
2d best Fat Hog D. Radford $2.00
DOMESTIC ARTICLES & FLOWERS
Best Yarn Carpet Mrs. David Radford $2.00
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 [should be 1871], 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.
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.
David Radford's mother Ellen Ashworth (born about 1790) may be a younger sister to Thomas Ashworth and David Ashworth.1892 will of Theresa Radford which names her son William H. Radford, daughters Electa Will and Sarah Cummings, and granddauther T. Maud Will