John D Ford

MaleJuly 1827–13 November 1913

Brief Life History of John D

When John D Ford was born in July 1827, in Grassy Cove, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States, his father, Reuben William Ford, was 21 and his mother, Susanna Loden, was 25. He married Margaret Jane Colville in 1851, in Benton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Colville, Benton, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 November 1913, in Colville Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Cave Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John D Ford
Margaret Jane Colville
Marriage: 1851
Josephus Cephia Ford
Olivia Ford
Sarah E. Ford
Martha Jane "Mattie" Ford
Robert Lee Ford

Sources (7)

  • John Hord in household of Reuben Hord, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John D Ford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John D Ford in entry for Robert Lee Ford, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1851Benton, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries 1836: Washington, Arkansas Territory, United States 1836: Washington, Arkansas, United States 1836: Benton, Arkansas, United States


    Age 34

    Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

    Name Meaning

    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 called with this word, such as Ford (Durham, Herefordshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex), Ford in Sefton (Lancashire), Ford in Crediton and Ford in Holcombe Rogus (both Devon), Ford in Litton and Ford in Wiveliscombe (both Somerset).

    Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example MacGiolla 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 ).

    Americanized form of French Faure ‘blacksmith’.

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

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