Radford, John Taylor, 1838-1864
John Taylor Radford (1838-1864) was the first son of John Blair Radford and Elizabeth Campbell Taylor, born on July 4, 1838. He went to private school for his education, eventually graduating with a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1857. He joined Company K of the 24th Virginia Regiment of Volunteers in 1861, eventually serving under Brigadier General John McCausland as Lieutenant Colonel. He passed away in battle in 1864 at the age of 26 and is buried in the family cemetery in Radford.