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Henry Vanderford (3044)

Father: William Vanderford (2017)
Mother: Elizabeth Frampton

b. Dec. 23, 1811, Hillsborough, Caroline County, Md. [Bio,1879]

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 [Dielman]
Angelina was the daughter of Henry Vanderford (9010) and Eliza Wittington

Issue: 12 children, 3 living in 1889 [ancestry]

William H. (4071), b. Dec. 1840, d. June 23, 1906 [census-MD]

Mary E., b. 1843, d. before 1889 [census-MD]

Julien J. (4134), b. 1845, d. Jan. 6, 1891

Charles Hamilton (4072), b. Oct. 10, 1847, d. Jan. 26, 1906 [census-MD]

John, b. May 1850, d. before 1860 [census-MD]


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. [Bio,1879]

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 & Emory,1950]

May 31, 1838:
Henry acted as secretary at the meeting to select delegates for the Democratic Convention for governor in Baltimore. Emory,1950

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). [census-MD]

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. [Republican Compiler-Gettysburg]

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 & Johnston,1989]

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:
Henry sold his farm and moved to Middletown, Delaware where he founded the "Middletown Transcript." His son, Charles took over the "Transcript" in 1870. [ScharfD]

Henry, a retired editor, his wife and son Charles were living in Middletown, New Castle County, Delaware. [census-Del]

November 1870:
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 Maryland.[Bio,1879]

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 Relations Committees.[Bio,1879]

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. [census-MD]

June 8, 1889:
Henry and his wife Annie celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Thursday at their residence in Westminster. [ancestry]

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 Light]

Henry and his wife attended the Protestant Episcopal Church. Henry was a Mason and a member of the Order of Odd Fellows.[Bio,1879]

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