Remembering Our Ancestors: George Thomas Mulford

Our 2nd and 3rd great-grandfather George Mulford, who passed away today 95 years ago, lived close to the Ohio River, on the WV side.

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The Mulfords had been living along the Ohio River for some time when George Thomas was born on 28 December 1849 to Abraham Mulford and Nancy Slack.  At the time, they were living in Wyoma, Mason County.  As far as we know, George Thomas was the youngest of three children; he had an older brother and an older sister.

On 7 Aug 1875 at the age of 25, George Thomas married Arilla Jane Harris.  The Harris family, too, had been in Mason County for the better part of a hundred years.  The two of them had ten children together, six boys and four girls.  One of their daughters was our (2nd) great-grandmother Mattie, who married Steward Leslie Denney.

George Thomas died on 12 March 1925 at the age of 75 and lies buried in De Linn Cemetery (Clendenin District), Gallipolis Ferry, Mason Co., WV.  It appears to be a very small cemetery over all, but his wife Arilla, who died later that same year, rests there as well.

I wish there were more that I could say about the life of our 2nd (and 3rd) great-grandparents.  But we have no pictures of them, nor do we know much about them other than names and what census data and Find-A-Grave provide.  They came from old families that had been prominent in their own way throughout the centuries, both on the Harris and on the Mulford side, and so there are some of their forefathers we know more about than about these rather close relatives.  It’s a shame, but there it is.

Requiescat in Pace, Great-Grandpa Mulford.

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