James Ford

Brief Life History of James

When James Ford was born in 1782, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, Lloyd Ford Jr, was 34 and his mother, Mary Ann Polly Wood, was 26. He married Cassandra Ford. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died in April 1860, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

James Ford
1782–1860
Cassandra Ford
1788–1850
Marriage:
Mary Ford
1805–1905
Richard Lloyd Ford
1809–1860
Cassandra Ford
1814–
George Ford
1817–
Frederick Thomas Cockey Dye Ford
1818–
William Ford
1821–1878
John Ford
1807–1868
Priscilla Ford
1810–
Augusta Ford
1821–1891
Emaline Hale
1827–1898

Sources (13)

  • James Ford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas Ford in entry for Loid Ford and Matilda Jackson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • James Ford, "United States Census, 1840"

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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