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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.
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.
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
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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