Born July 24, 1824 in Shelby County, Kentucky, a son of Henry Harford. When about three years old he moved with his parents to Henry County, Kentucky, where he lived until 1856, following the pursuit of farming and tobacco growing. He was united in marriage September 27, 1847 to Caroline Fuller, daughter of William S. Fuller, who was formerly from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Mr. Harford remained in Kentucky after his marriage until the Spring of 1856, when he moved with his wife and three children to Carroll County, Missouri. Here he has been following the life of a farmer ever since ... Mr. Harford's great-grandfather was a native of Hartford, England. Mr. Harford's mother is still living in Kentucky. Her [Caroline's grand-]father, Capt. Gilbert Fuller, whose name is connected with American History, was a sea captain for thirty years. Mr. Harford joined the militia in 1864 under Capt. Hoover. He was taken prisoner when Price made his march to the Missouri River. In March 12 he was discharged from service and went to his farm on the northern line of Trotter Township where he has been ever since. He was justice of the peace of Carrollton district from 1862 until 1886. He was also town-ship clerk and treasurer of the school fund from April, 1870 until April, 1873.