The Augusta Cemetery Family Trees

Nathan DeFordAge: 81 years18391920

Name
Nathan DeFord
Given names
Nathan
Surname
DeFord
Birth April 11, 1839 31 37
Publication: B.F. Bowen, Publisher 1904.
Citation details: Biography of William DeFord
Birth of a brotherJohn William DeFord
May 29, 1840 (Age 13 months)
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 22972
MarriageMartha DuncanView this family
1861 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Edwin S. DeFord
February 19, 1862 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: Certificate number : 65157
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn DeFord
December 25, 1873 (Age 34 years)
Cause: Old Age
Citation details: Book 1 Page 46
Text:
DeFORD, John - d. 1873 Dec 25 of old age in Washington Tp, b. Queen Anne's Co MD, a 102y, widower, farmer.
Publication: Canton, Oh
Citation details: 9 Jan 1874, Fri, pg 2, col 9
Text:
A CENTURIAN DEAD- on last Wednesday, at the residence of his son, Jonathan DeFord died at the round old age of 102 years. Mr DeFord has resided in Washington township for about 33 years. He is the third Centurian who has died in that vicinity within last score of years. We refer to Mr John Herrington and Mr Carman. "Carroll Free Press"
Burial of a paternal grandfatherJohn DeFord
after December 26, 1873 (Age 34 years)
Cemetery: Herrington-Bethel Cemetery, Row 10
Publication: Carroll County Genealogical Society, Carrollton, Ohio 44615
Citation details: Page 58
Text:
DeFORD, John; d Dec. 25, 1873; In the 102 yr of his age (flat stone) L. D. (footstone) DeFORD, John; d Dec. 25, 1873; In the 102 yr. of his age. Stonecutter N. H. Aldridge (upright stone)
Death of a motherMary D. Williams
September 9, 1875 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam DeFord
February 24, 1898 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: Feb 1898
Text:
Honorable William DeFord died Thursday afternoon, Feb 24, 1898, was buried at Herrington Church cemetery, three miles south of Augusta. Rev. Wilson of East Rochester officiated. A short service was held at the home of his son, N.B. DeFordofBayard, where the deceased had made his home for the past few years. The following sketch is taken from "Biographical Sketches of the 56th Ohio House of Representatives" which convened January 4, 1864, when Mr. DeFord was a member of thatbody:WILLIAM DEFORD, from Carroll County, is a farmer and wool grower, born on April 28, 1807 in Monroe, Fayette County, Penna, came to Ohio when about 28 years old, settling in Carroll County where his father still lives at the advanced age of92years. Was a student for a few months at Madison College, Penna, was married March 29, 1838 to Mary D. Williams of Sussex County, New Jersey. He held several positions of trust in his county. Took an active part in the suppression oftheRebellion, and aided in the capture of John Mprgan. He also raised a company of Home Guards for the defense of the river border. Was a Methodist Protestant for 65 years. Mr. DeFord was of French ancesttry, his grandparents having cometoAmerica at the time of the St. Bartholomew massacre, they being Protestants. They landed on the eastern shores of Maryland. His grandparents were both killed by Indians, leavinf a large family of children. The father, John DeFord, was boundoutuntil of age, in Fayette County, Penna, where he married Nancy Hopwood, and raised a family, viz: William, John, Daniel, Nathan, Mrs. Harriet DeFord, Mrs. Elizabeth Stull, and Mrs. Lydia Beatty, all of whom, except Nathan, who is a halfbrother,are deceased. Nathan is still living at Ottawa, Kansas. Their father lived to be 102 years and died in 1875 at his son John's, south of Augusta, on which section he had entered. William, like his father, amassed great wealth,..... hiswife diedseveral years ago; their children were Nathan B. of Bayard and John W. of near Augusta.
Burial of a fatherWilliam DeFord
February 26, 1898 (Age 58 years)
Cemetery: Herrington-Bethel Church Cemetery
Death of a brotherJohn William DeFord
April 27, 1916 (Age 77 years)
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 22972
Text:
Name : John William Deford Titles : Death date : 27 Apr 1916 Death place : Carrollton, Carroll Co., Ohio Birth date : 29 May 1840 Estimated birth year : Birth place : Augusta, Carroll Co., Ohio Age at death : 75 years 10 months 28 days Gender : Male Marital status : Married Race or color : Caucasian Street address : Occupation : Ret. Farmer/Stock Dealer Residence : Burial date : 28 Apr 1916 Burial place : Carrollton, Ohio Cemetery name : Spouse name : Father name : Wm Deford Father titles : Father birth place : Fayette Co., Pennsylvania Mother name : Mary Williams Mother titles : Mother birth place : Sussex Co., New Jersey Informant: Union C. DeFord, 318 Wick Ave., Youngstown, Ohio GSU film number : 1983648 Digital GS number : 4021392 Image number : 177 Reference number : fn 22972 Collection : Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
Burial of a brotherJohn William DeFord
April 28, 1916 (Age 77 years)
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 22972
Death May 3, 1920 (Age 81 years)
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 34476
Text:
Name : Nathan B. Deford Titles : Death date : 03 May 1920 Death place : West Twp, Columbiana, Ohio Birth date : 11 Apr 1839 Estimated birth year : Birth place : Ohio Age at death : 81 years 22 days Gender : Male Marital status : Married Race or color : Caucasian Street address : Occupation : Farmer Residence : Burial date : 05 May 1920 Burial place : Minerva, O. Cemetery name : East Lawn Cemty. Spouse name : Mrs. Nathan Deford Father name : William Deford Father titles : Father birth place : Penn Mother name : Martha Duncan Mother titles : Mother birth place : Ohio GSU film number : 1991132 Digital GS number : 4157167 Image number : 2641 Reference number : fn 34476 Collection : Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
Burial May 5, 1920 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: East Lawn Cemetery
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 34476
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father
mother
Marriage: March 29, 1838Carroll Co, Oh
1 year
himself
Nathan DeFord
Birth: April 11, 1839 31 37Augusta Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Death: May 3, 1920West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio
14 months
younger brother
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himself
Nathan DeFord
Birth: April 11, 1839 31 37Augusta Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Death: May 3, 1920West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio
wife
Marriage: 1861
14 months
son

BirthBiography-Memoirs of Men and Women of Stark County.
Publication: B.F. Bowen, Publisher 1904.
Citation details: Biography of William DeFord
DeathOhio Death Certificate
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 34476
Text:
Name : Nathan B. Deford Titles : Death date : 03 May 1920 Death place : West Twp, Columbiana, Ohio Birth date : 11 Apr 1839 Estimated birth year : Birth place : Ohio Age at death : 81 years 22 days Gender : Male Marital status : Married Race or color : Caucasian Street address : Occupation : Farmer Residence : Burial date : 05 May 1920 Burial place : Minerva, O. Cemetery name : East Lawn Cemty. Spouse name : Mrs. Nathan Deford Father name : William Deford Father titles : Father birth place : Penn Mother name : Martha Duncan Mother titles : Mother birth place : Ohio GSU film number : 1991132 Digital GS number : 4157167 Image number : 2641 Reference number : fn 34476 Collection : Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
BurialOhio Death Certificate
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 34476
NoteBiography-Memoirs of Men and Women of Stark County.
Publication: B.F. Bowen, Publisher 1904.
Citation details: Biography of William DeFord
Note
Nathan B. DeFord, the eldest of the two sons of William and Elizabeth DeFord, was born in Augusta township, Carroll county, Ohio, April 11, 1839. He was reared on his father's farm and after completing the public school course pursued his studiesfor some time in Springfield Academy, later becoming a student of the Western Reserve University. Finishing his education, Mr. DeFord decided to become a farmer and on attaining his majority began his career as such in the county of Carroll,taking possession of one of his father's places for the purpose. Later he purchased a farm of seventy acres in Augusta township on which he lived and prospered until 1879, when he disposed of his real estate in Carroll county and bought hispresent valuable farm of two hundred and eighty acres in the county of Columbiana. This is universally conceded to be one of the finest and best cultivated places in West township and as an agriculturist Mr. DeFord enjoys precedence such as fewattain. During the Civil war he was active in upholding the Union cause and it was largely to his efforts that Augusta and Washington townships were three times saved from the draft towards the latter part of the struggle. To secure sufficientmen to fill the required quota, he went to Cincinnati, where he spared no pains in recruiting, paying five hundred and sixty dollars per man. This experience was attended with much hard work, many trials and disappointments, bit he persevereduntiringly until completing the task, thus earning the highest praise of his fellow citizens. In the year 1861 Mr. DeFord was united in marriage to Miss Martha Duncan, of Trumbull county, Ohio, daughter of Thomas and Susan (Leach) Duncan, the father at one time a prominent farmer and representative citizen of that part of the state. Mr.Duncan figured actively in the affairs of Trumbull for many years as an influential Democrat and as a justice of the peace of far more than local repute. Mr. and Mrs. DeFord have one child, a son, by the name of Edwin S. In 1897 Mr. DeFord, in partnership with his son and H. B. Couch, established a private banking establishment at Minerva, under the firm name of the DeFord & Couch Banking Company, with which he has since been officially identified. One year laterthe name was changed to the Farmers and Merchants Banking Company and in 1900 it became the First National Bank of Minerva, by which name the establishments is still known, the subject holding the responsible position of president and his son thatof cashier. This is one of the strong and popular monetary institutions of Stark county and its prestige in financial circles throughout the state has won for the proprietors honorable reputations as safe, practical and eminently successfulbusiness men. Mr. DeFord has capably discharged the duties of the presidency and the continued growth of the bank in public favor is largely due to his practical knowledge of finance. In addition to his farming and banking interests he maintainsa lively concern in all enterprises for the public welfare and has done much in various ways to promote the material good of his township and county. In politics he is a Democrat and as such wields a potent influence for his party withoutentering the arena as an office seeker. As a business man Mr. DeFord is clear, farsighted, shrewd, eminently honorable and his success may be inferred from the commanding position he occupies in the financial world and the large fortune in hispossession.