Tombstone inscriptions & family records of Carroll County, Ohio Author: Powell, Esther Weygandt, Date of Publication: 1973
Deford, John was the son of John Deford an officer in the Rev War. who went from Kent County., Md to Fayette County., PA (then Westmoreland County., PA) and he died there. The grandparents of John Jr, were Jean (John) Deford and wife Marie Marchand, Huguenots who fled from France to Kent County., Md. John, Jr married in 1799 to Nancy Hopgood born in Md in 1795, dau of John Hopwood, a Baptist minister. John and Nancy came here to Augusta TWP in 1811 and entered land. He died at the age of 102 and is burried in the Harrington Cemetery. They had: William; Harriet Bromfield (went to Kansas); Elizabeth, John and Daniel. Son William born 4-28-1807, near Uniontown, PA., married in 1838 to Mary D Williams born in NJ in 1801, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Acres) Williams.