John D. Ford

July 1827–13 November 1913 (Age 86)
Grassy Cove, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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 25 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 Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Arkansas, United States in 1870. He died on 13 November 1913, in Colville, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Cave Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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John D. Ford
Margaret Jane Colville
Marriage: 1851
Joseph Cephus Ford
Olivia Ford
Sarah E. Ford
Martha Jane Ford
Robert Lee Ford

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Jane Colville


Benton, Arkansas, United States


    Joseph Cephus Ford


    Sarah E. Ford


    Olivia Ford


    Martha Jane Ford



Parents and Siblings



    William Thomas Ford



    Melissa Jane Ford


    James G. Ford



+6 More Children

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 10

Historical Boundaries - 1837: 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

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 (3)

  • John Hord in household of Reuben Hord, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Ford in household of Reuben Ford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Ford, "United States Census, 1900"

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