Elizabeth Ford

23 January 1762–about 1815 (Age 52)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ford was born on 23 January 1762, in Virginia, United States, her father, William Ford, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Tinsley, was 21. She married James Tinsley on 17 November 1786, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died about 1815, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

James Tinsley
1759–1824
Elizabeth Ford
1762–1815
Marriage: 17 November 1786
Jane Tinsley
1782–1863
Elizabeth Tinsley
1784–
John Tinsley
1788–
James Tinsley
1790–1870
Stephen Ford Tinsley
1795–1851
Sharlot Tinsley
1796–
Cynthia Tinsley
1795–1820

Spouse and Children

    James Tinsley

    Male1759–1824Male

    Female1762–1815Female

MARRIAGE
17 November 1786
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Ford

    Male1740–1803Male

    Sarah Tinsley

    Female1741–1801Female

siblings

(5)

    Female1762–1815Female

    William Ford

    Male1772–Male

    Charles Ford

    Male1775–Male

    William Ford

    Male1777–Male

    Sally Ford

    Female1779–Female

World Events (8)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 18

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Tinsley, "Find A Grave Index"

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