Mary Ford

15 December 1837–9 December 1855 (Age 17)
Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Ford was born on 15 December 1837, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States, her father, Johnathan Ford, was 36 and her mother, Rachael Robertson or Robinson, was 32. She married Issac Smith Potter in 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 9 December 1855, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 17, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Issac Smith Potter
1833–1867
Mary Ford
1837–1855
Marriage: 1853
Isaac Smith Potter
1855–1911

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 1
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    1838 · The Mormon-Missouri War
    Age 1
    The Mormon-Missouri War was an armed conflict between Latter-day Saints and Missouri citizens due to religious and political differences. The Saints decided to fight back against the many mob threats and attacks. After two weeks of armed fighting, Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued an Extermination Order on October 27, 1838. The Saints were ultimately expelled from Missouri.
    1846
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Forth
    Foard
    Forde
    Foran

    Sources (7)

    • Mary Ford in household of Jonathan Ford, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Ford in entry for Isaac Smith Potter, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"
    • Mary Ford, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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