Prince William County, Virginia is rich in history. Formed in 1731, it was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II. This blog is intended as a place for descendants and researchers of PWCo families to find and share information.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Sunday's Obituary: William P. Hereford
Evening Star (Washington, DC)
27 September 1905
DEATH OF DR. HEREFORD
Resident of Virginia and Veteran of Seminole War
Dr. William P. Hereford, a well-known resident of Prince William county, Va., died a few days ago at his home, near Wellington, in the eighty-ninth year of his age. Dr. Hereford was a veteran of the Seminole war in Florida, and is said to have been the last survivor of that conflict with the Indians. He was one of the two messengers that brought the news of the capture of Osceola from the battleground to the outside world.
He practiced medicine in this city long before the civil war.