James Hall Ford

Male3 May 1846–2 March 1915

Brief Life History 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 4 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 Number One, Eighty Eight, Barren, Kentucky, United States.

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James Hall Ford
Nancy Katherine Baldock
Marriage: 20 February 1876
Agnes Vandora Ford
Minnie M. Ford
William Otis Ford
Ida Lena Ford
Mattie W Ford

Sources (12)

  • James Ford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James H T Ford, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"
  • J H Ford in entry for William Otis Ford and Mary Ellen Denham, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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  • Marriage
    20 February 1876Kentucky, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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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

    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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