Nathan DeFord, 18391920 (aged 81 years)

Name
Nathan /DeFord/
Given names
Nathan
Surname
DeFord
Birth
Citation details: Biography of William DeFord
Birth of a brother
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 22972
Marriage
1861 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a son
Citation details: Certificate number : 65157
Death of a paternal grandfather
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.

Source: Ohio Repository
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 grandfather
Cemetery: Herrington-Bethel Cemetery, Row 10
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 mother
Death of a father
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 father
Cemetery: Herrington-Bethel Church Cemetery
Death of a brother
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 brother
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 22972
Death
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
Cemetery: East Lawn Cemetery
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 34476
Family with parents
father
18071898
Birth: April 18, 1807 36 25 near Uniontown, Washington Co, Pa
Death: February 24, 1898Carroll Co, Oh
mother
18011875
Birth: August 11, 1801 NJ
Death: September 9, 1875Carroll Co, Oh
Marriage MarriageMarch 29, 1838Carroll Co, Oh
13 months
himself
18391920
Birth: April 11, 1839 31 37 Augusta Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Death: May 3, 1920West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio
14 months
younger brother
18401916
Birth: May 29, 1840 33 38 Augusta Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Death: April 27, 1916Carrollton, Carroll, Ohio
Family with Martha Duncan
himself
18391920
Birth: April 11, 1839 31 37 Augusta Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Death: May 3, 1920West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio
wife
Marriage Marriage1861
14 months
son
18621948
Birth: February 19, 1862 22 Carroll County, Ohio
Death: October 31, 1948Canton, Stark County, Ohio
Birth
Citation details: Biography of William DeFord
Death
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
Citation details: Certificate number : fn 34476
Note
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.

Citation details: Biography of William DeFord