Henry Vanderford (3044)
Father: William Vanderford (2017)
Mother: Elizabeth Frampton
b. Dec. 23, 1811, Hillsborough, Caroline County, Md.
d. Jan. 27, 1894 [Dielman]
m. June 6, 1839 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland,
Angelina Vanderford [Clark,1963]
b. Oct. 26, 1820 in Maryland, d. June 28, 1889
Angelina was the daughter of
Henry Vanderford (9010) and Eliza Wittington
Issue: 12 children, 3 living in 1889
William H. (4071), b.
Dec. 1840, d. June 23, 1906 [census-MD]
Mary E., b. 1843, d. before 1889
Julien J. (4134), b.
1845, d. Jan. 6, 1891
(4072), b. Oct. 10, 1847, d. Jan. 26, 1906 [census-MD]
John, b. May 1850, d. before 1860
Henry received his academic education at the
Hillsborough Academy. [Bio,1879]
Henry acquired a knowledge of
the printing business while employed at the "Easton Star" in Easton, Maryland.
Henry bought the "Caroline
Advocate" in Denton, Maryland. At the end of 1837 he transferred the press and
type to Centreville, Maryland and founded the "Centreville Sentinel." [Bio,1879 &
May 31, 1838:
Henry acted as secretary at
the meeting to select delegates for the Democratic Convention for governor in
June 11, 1839:
Henry was secretary for
the Democratic Convention for the Second Congressional District.Emory,1950
Henry was living with his wife in
Queen Annes County, Maryland and was the census taker for the 3rd Division.
Living with them (and helping in the printing business) were 2 males (one 10 to
15 and the other 20 to 30), a female (15 to 20), 2 free colored males (one 10
to 24 and the other under 10) and a free colored female (10 to 24).
Henry engaged in the printing
business in Baltimore, Maryland. He published a weekly paper called The Ray.[Bio,1879]
May 24, 1847:
Baltimore Daily News.
This is the title of a spirited daily started in the city of Baltimore by J.
Adams, and is edited by Adams, Vanderford and Brown. It makes quite a neat
appearance, and sustains the Administration and its measures with vigor and
ability. We trust the "News" may spread far and wide, and be to its conductors
a profitable enterprise. Four dollars per annum in advance.
February 1848 - 1865:
Henry bought the
"Cecil Democrat and Farmers Journal" published at Elkton, Maryland and
quadrupled its circulation. In 1850 he dropped the "Farmers Journal" from the
title. The paper was an active party journal and was opposed to secession but
opposed to the administration also, and hence was classed as a secession
journal by the Union men. Three times it was threatened with destruction by the
returned soldiers. [Bio,1879 &
Henry was a printer and lived in
Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland with his wife, 4 sons and daughter. His
father-in-law Henry, Sr. a merchant lived with them along with two printers,
William A. Vanderford (relation?) and Charles E. V. Weeks and a free black,
named Ellen who was 16. [census-MD]
Henry was editing the Cecil
Democrat and living with his family in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland. His son
William was helping him in the printing business. [census-MD]
Henry retired from publishing
and bought a farm in St. Mary's County, on the Patuxent River.[Bio,1879]
January 4, 1868 - June 29, 1872:
sold his farm and moved to Middletown, Delaware where he founded the
"Middletown Transcript." His son, Charles took over the "Transcript" in 1870.
Henry, a retired editor, his wife
and son Charles were living in Middletown, New Castle County, Delaware.
Henry joined his oldest
son, William H. in Westminster, Maryland. William H. had bought the "Democratic
Advocate" in March of 1868. Under their joint management the "Democratic
Advocate" became one of the largest and most widely circulated journals in
Henry was elected to the Maryland
House of Delegates from Carroll County, and was a member of that body during
the session of 1874. He was on the Printing, Expiring Laws and Federal
Henry served as a Maryland
State Senator from Carroll County. [ScharfM]
Henry and his son William published
the Democratic Advocate in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland.
June 8, 1889:
Henry and his wife Annie
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Thursday at their residence in
November 23, 1893:
Henry made an address at
the banquet honoring the fair Officials. His sons William and Charles were also
in attendance. [Herald & Torch
Henry and his wife attended the Protestant Episcopal
Church. Henry was a Mason and a member of the Order of Odd Fellows.[Bio,1879]