Hannah Ford

8 July 1795–13 May 1873 (Age 77)
New York, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Ford was born on 8 July 1795, in New York, United States, her father, Bela ford, was 30 and her mother, Deborah Lazell, was 45. She married Elisha Cogswell on 7 January 1816, in Tuscarora Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Auburn Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 13 May 1873, in Tuscarora Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in West Auburn, Auburn Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elisha Cogswell
Hannah Ford
Marriage: 7 January 1816
Charles Cogswell
Bela Cogswell
Niram Jackson Cogswell
Jarvis Battles Cogswell
Caroline Marinda Cogswell
Emeline F Cogswell

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7 January 1816
Tuscarora Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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  • Hannah Coggswell in household of Elisha Coggswell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hannah Cogswell in household of Elisha Cogswell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hannah Cogswell in household of E Cogswell, "United States Census, 1850"

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