Jean: You live in a good place. Some of the answers to your questions, and many other peoples questions, may lie in a grave yard on top of the Blue Ridge. There is a first Radford cemetary. It is not far from the Radford cemetary on Rt 888. If someone could locate that cemetary, and if the markers are still legible, that is where the orginal James Tazewell Radford is buried, probably along with George and his other four brothers. I live in Maryland, and it is no longer feasible for me to make that search to record the vital data recorded on those markers.
That would be a find challenge for someone to undertake, but watch out for the copperheads.