Alexander Ford

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Ford was born in 1789, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, his father, Lloyd Ford Jr, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ann Polly Wood, was 33. He married Mary Ann Johnson on 8 July 1824, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Roane, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died in 1863, in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oak Grove, Clay, Tennessee, United States.

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Alexander Ford
Mary Ann Johnson
Marriage: 8 July 1824
Loyd D Ford
Grant Ford
Minerva Ford
Susan A. Ford
Benjamin C Ford
Mary "Polly or Pop" Ford
William Ford
John T Ford

Sources (4)

  • Alexr Ford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alexander Ford in entry for Susan Jackson, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Alexander Ford, "United States Census, 1830"

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World Events (8)


George Washington elected first president of United States.

1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

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


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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