Abraham Ford

October 1748–23 June 1832 (Age 83)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Ford was born in October 1748, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, William Ford, was 42 and his mother, Ann Baldwin, was 50. He married Elizabeth Lant about 1780, in Delaware, United States. He died on 23 June 1832, in his hometown, at the age of 83, and was buried in Delaware, United States.

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Abraham Ford
Elizabeth Lant
Marriage: about 1780

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about 1780
Delaware, United States

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World Events (8)

1754 · French and Indian War in Delaware

Age 6

From 1754-1763, the French and Indian War took place. The fighting that took place in the area of Delaware was in the upper Delaware River Valley. The Delaware Indians claimed independence from the Iroquois who allied with Britain. In 1755, Delaware attacked the Moravian settlement and Brodhead residence.
1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

Age 16

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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)

  • Abraham S Ford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Abraham Ford, "Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939"
  • Abraham Ford, "Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939"

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