Andrew Ford

8 November 1752–29 October 1837 (Age 84)
Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Andrew

When Andrew Ford was born on 8 November 1752, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Andrew Ford IV, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Shaw, was 28. He married Sarah Beal about 1778, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 29 October 1837, in Madison, Lake, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Middle Ridge Cemetery, Madison Township, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Ford
Sarah Beal
Marriage: about 1778
Elias Ford
Levi Ford
Andrew Ford Jr
Ebenezer Ford
Sarah Ford
Floyd Ford
Polly Ford
Elizabeth Ford
Matilda Ford
Andrew Ford
Polly Ford
Jerusha Ford

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Beal


about 1778
Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Elias Ford



    Andrew Ford Jr


    Ebenezer Ford


    Sarah Ford


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 24

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

Age 24

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 48

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Andrew Ford in entry for Andrew Ford, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Andrew Ford in entry for Andrew Ford, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Andrew Ford in entry for Andrew Jr. Ford, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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