John Ford

14 October 1722–December 1797 (Age 75)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Ford was born on 14 October 1722, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Ford, was 34 and his mother, Judith Richards, was 30. He married Eunice Walbridge on 10 February 1742, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died in December 1797, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

John Ford
1722–1797
Eunice Walbridge
1723–1797
Marriage: 10 February 1742
Lucie Ford
1745–1746
Ephraim Ford
1748–1807
Lidia Ford
1750–1796
Eunice Ford
1750–1833
John Ford
1757–
Anne Ford
1760–
Asher Ford
1763–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 February 1742
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1688–1753Male

    Judith Richards

    Female1692–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1776

Age 54

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

Age 54

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 59

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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 Ford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John in entry for Lucie Ford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • John Ford, "Find A Grave Index"

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