John Rafford, born 1797 at Nashwaak, York County, NB, the son of Lewis Rafford from Ireland, died 1887. He married, 31 Jan 1820 in Northumberland County, Olive Beckwith, born c1808, the daughter of Thomas Worden and Olive (Crocker) Beckwith. They lived in Miramichi, NB until 1831 when they moved to Fort Fairfield, ME.

children born in NB:
1) Mary Ann Rafford born 1821 at Miramichi, NB
2) Thomas Worden Rafford b. 4 Sep 1827 at Nashwaak, NB
other children were born in Maine.

PANB:MC1/McMinn, 3 pages.