William B. Radford
The father of this gentleman was born in Buckingham County, Va., in 1799, where he lived to the age of fifteen years, and then (1814) came with his parents to Christian County, Ky., where he died in 1875.  His father, William Radford, and grandfather of our subject, died in 1837, aged seventy-five years.  The mother of our subject was Mary, daughter of Buckner and Mary Killebrew.  She was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., and died in this county in 1872, aged seventy-two years.  She was the mother of the following children:  Mrs. Sarah E. McGuire, William B., Mrs. Eliza J. Stegar and James M., now deceased.  William B. Radford was born at his present residence, "Long View", on the 7th of March, 1824.  He received a good business education; is now engaged in agricultural pursuits, and is the owner of 900 acres of land.  He was married on the 13th of December, 1853, to Miss Sicily A., daughter of Abraham and Mary McElroy, of this county, who has borne him the following children:  Annie, Henry, McElroy, Dr. William, Mollie and Edna.  Mr. Radford is an active member of the A. F. & A. M.
County of Christian, Kentucky, W. H. Perrin, 1884.
"Death of W. B. Radford
End Comes After an Illness of Several Months
Mr. W. B. Radford died at his home in Longview Wednesday night, after an illness of about six months.  He was in the seventy-sixth year of his age and has been postmaster at Longview for probably thirty years.  He leaves a wife and five children, Dr. W. B., Miss Annie, McElroy, Mrs. Ed Cross, and Mrs. John P. Bell.  Mr. Radford was one among the most prominent and influential citizens of the county and in his death that community has lost one of its most useful men.  The remains will be brought to this city this morning and the interment will take place in Hopewell Cemetery at 11 o'clock."
Hopkinsville Kentuckian, December, 1900

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