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Radford, Charles W.

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Radford, Charles W.
March 16, 2007 03:18PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 399-400.
Hopkinsville City and Precinct.

CHARLES W. RADFORD, one of the pioneers of Christian County, and whose
portrait appears in this work, was born May 29, 1813 in Green County, Ky.
Reuben Radford, his father, was a native of Buckingham County, Va., as was
also his mother, whose maiden name was Phoebe Gibson. These parents were
reared and married in their native county, from where they removed to
Kentucky, settling in Green County about 1810. Of their eight sons and
two daughters, most of whom were born in Virginia, but three are now
living, viz.: Charles W., Miles G. and John M. Radford, each being
residents of Christian County. About the close of the year 1815, and
before Charles W. was three years old, the father died; the mother
following him to the unknown in 1821. The younger children were taken
under the guardianship of the eldest brother, who took care that each
should become industrious and self-sustaining. In 1831 Charles W. came to
this county, and being a practical farmer, he obtained work on the farm of
Pleasant Garrett, as his business manager, and remained with him one year.
On the 14th of November, 1833, he was joined in marriage to Miss Amelia
G. Tandy, a most estimable lady. She was a daughter of Mills Tandy and
Amelia Tandy nee Graves, and was born in Christian County. Her death
occurred April 6, 1878, after a long and useful life, most of which time
she was a faithful member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Radford's life
business has been that of a farmer, in which he has enjoyed a success far
greater than is the lot of the average farmer. In January, 1879, he
removed to the city of Hopkinsville, where he will doubtless spend the
remainder of his days. He is director and stockholder in the City Bank,
and also a stockholder in the Bank of Hopkinsvile. Mr. Radford is a true
gentleman, a valuable citizen and a Christian man, having been for more
than half a century a member of the Baptist Church.
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