|Birth: ||May 27, 1827|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 1888|
HISTORY OF MORGAN COUNTY, ILLINOISIts Past and presentChicago: Donnelley, Loyd & Co., Publishers, 1878.(reprinted by the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society, 1975)
HARFORD, JOHN, farmer and stock raiser, Sec. 31, P.O. Waverly, who has witnessed vast changes in the growing West, is one of the oldest residents of Morgan Co.; the oldest child of Daniel and Sophia Harford, natives of Virginia and Ohio. Daniel Harford married Miss Sophia Curry in Ohio, in 1829; he emigrated to Illinois, accompanied by his wife and two children, and settled in the neighborhood of Franklin; one year later he removed to Macoupin Co., where he lived twenty years in succession, and where he now resides.
It is said that Mr. H. was one of the best producers of Indian corn in this section of the country. Twenty three years ago his wife died, leaving to her husband's care six children: Steven, Mary, Elias, Caroline, George and John, who heads this, and of whom it will be well to append a short sketch; he was born in Ohio, May 27, 1827; he attended a subscription school, where the studies were confined principally to a Webster's spelling book; he married July 24, 1849, Miss Harriet Landreth, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Landreth. Mr. Harford was enrolled as a volunteer during the war with Mexico, but the company he joined never entered upon active service. On the breaking out of the rebellion he enlisted in Co. H. 122d Ill. Inft. for three year's service; in 1862 in the following battles: Nashville, Blakely, and Parker's Cross Roads; honorably discharged on the close of the war, he returned to Morgan Co.
This marriage was blessed with six children, two of whom are living, Mary Jane and Harriet S.
Harriet Landreth Harford (1825 - 1888)
Mary Jane Harford Buck (1852 - 1940)*
John I. Harford (1861 - 1863)*
Harriett Harford Mosler (1867 - 1905)*
Created by: Scotty P
Record added: Sep 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58500569
Added: Mar. 9, 2014
In memory of John Harford|
Added: Apr. 21, 2013