Re: Thomas J. Teaford / August Virginia Teaford (VA 1800's)
Thanks for sharing. The Thomas Teaford in my original question was identified by another reasearcher, Nell Teaford Wood, as the twelth child and youngest son of of Johann Heinrich Dufford (Henry Teaford) fifth child of the immigrant Jacob Dufford.
Thomas was born in Augusta County, near Westview, as were all of Henry's children, three by the first wife, nine by the second wife, Margaret Keller. Information about this family can be found in Augusta County Courthouse in Staunton, Va. Thomas was born in 1827 and the Rockbridge County News of 14 May 1891 lists his death at 64 years of age.
Thomas married first a Marie Jane Bassett of Missouri about 1865, and had three children. First wife Marie died before 1880, and on 28 March 1882, Thomas married Kate Eidson. The three children by his first marriage were, Annie Mariah (1867-1870), Augusta Virgina (1869-1967), and Thomas Dandridge (b abt 1872). They can be found in 1870 census in Missouri, and 1880 census in Virginia.