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Re: Risdon DeFord, PA Posted by: Shari Thrasher Date: November 12, 2001 at 15:18:25 In Reply to: Re: Risdon DeFord, PA by Carolyn Bowers of 425
Carolyn, can you tell which of the wives of Risdon Washington Deford were the mothers of the 13 children you listed please? In a letter in my possession dated 1912 from J.W. Deford, (attorney) from Ottawa, Kansas: "Defords were Huguenots and fled from France because of religious persecution in or about 1686, had 1 daughter & 13 sons, settled on the eastern shore of Md. (Queen Anne Co.)" Also "Marie married a man named Merchant (distant relative), fugitive from France also who lived in Philadelphia, from them descended the old Philadelphia Merchant family." Risdon Washington Deford was born on Sunday, the 7th of August 1791 at about 15 minutes after 6 o'clock in the morning. I also have an old family register belonging to James W. Deford, bn. 1815 m. Elizabeth Genavin, listing children, birth/death dates etc.
Children of Risden Washington Deford and Nancy Davis are:
+Edward Deford, b. 1814, Queen Anne, Maryland, d. Abt. 1850, Callensburg, Pennsylvania.