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George Conrad Mefford
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1751
Antietam
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1814
Mason County
Kentucky, USA

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"The first settler with his family near Maysville and outside of a blockhouse was George Mefford, who lived in a cabin where his son, John Mefford lived until his death on April 7, 1872, two miles due south of Maysville. The 'Boathouse' as it is called was constructed from timbers of the old broadhorn George Mefford steered down the Ohio River. The spot was known, in 1787, as 'Mefford's Station'. George Mefford was one of the first trustees of Maysville in 1787, and his son John was the third child born in Mason County, born December 4, 1787."

(History of Maysville and Mason County, by G Glenn Clift, pg 55)


"The First Settler with his family near Maysville and outside of the blockhouse, was George Mefford, in a cabin on the farm where his son John lived until his death, April 11, 1872, two miles due south of Maysville. One night, when he was absent, an attempt was made by Indians to steal his horses. An old horse that had a distaste for Indians and whose scent of them was wonderfully acute, gave the alarm by loud snorting which Mrs. Mefford, who was alone with her small children, instantly understood. She had the presence of mind to build a roaring fire, which, shining through the crevices of the cabin, convinced the Indians that the house was full of men, and they scampered off immediately for fear of discovery and pursuit. The Indians continued so troublesome that they moved back to Maysville awhile; then, with several other families, went out and built Mefford's station."

(History of Kentucky, Vol. II, 1878, by Lewis Collins and Richard Collins Published by Collins & Co.)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Gorg Conrad Mefford (1729 - 1788)
  Anna Magdalena Mefford (1730 - 1785)
 
 Spouse:
  Malinda Masters Duncan (1763 - 1847)
 
 Children:
  Nancy Ann Mefford Waring (1782 - 1864)*
  Samuel Mefford (1785 - ____)*
  John Mefford (1787 - 1872)*
  Nathan Mefford (1790 - 1859)*
  Elizabeth Mefford Schofield (1795 - 1858)*
  George Mefford (1797 - 1832)*
  Sarah Mefford Bell (1799 - 1860)*
  Thomas Mefford (1803 - 1890)*
  Joshua Mefford (1805 - 1880)*
  Caleb Mefford (1808 - 1894)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Conrad Mefford (1751 - 1814)
  John Mefford (1764 - 1834)*
  John Meffert (1764 - 1834)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Washington Baptist Church Cemetery
Old Washington
Mason County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Sue Macduff:)
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65131653
George Conrad Mefford
Added by: Everett Mefford
 
George Conrad Mefford
Added by: Everett Mefford
 
George Conrad Mefford
Added by: Sue Macduff:)
 
 
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Cousin Georg: You are truly an inspiration to all. No matter the degree of our relation, nor the passage of time can lessen the respect I hold for you. Proudly, I salute you! Your kinsman, Paul
- FARRIS, CPT, IN, USA (R)
 Added: Oct. 6, 2013
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- Debbie J
 Added: Jul. 16, 2013
from a proud descendent
- laura
 Added: Feb. 23, 2013
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