James Hall Ford

1846–1915 (Age 68)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Hall

When James Hall Ford was born on 3 May 1846, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Austin Davenport Ford, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Kitty Bird Huffman, was 25. He married Nancy Katherine Baldock on 20 February 1876, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 3 Summer Shade, Metcalfe, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 3 Temple Hill, Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 2 March 1915, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Huffman Cemetery, Iron Hill, Carter, Kentucky, United States.

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James Hall Ford
Nancy Katherine Baldock
Marriage: 20 February 1876
Agnes V Ford
Minnie M Ford
William Otis Ford
Ida Lena Ford

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    Nancy Katherine Baldock


20 February 1876
Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 4

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • James Ford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James H Ford in household of Kittie B Ford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H Ford in household of Austin D Ford, "United States Census, 1860"

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