Eliza Ford

27 April 1841–17 September 1912 (Age 71)
Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Ford was born on 27 April 1841, in Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Ford, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca Chandler, was 26. She married Nathan Tanner Porter, Sr. on 13 April 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1854 and lived in Graveley, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 17 September 1912, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Tanner Porter, Sr.
Eliza Ford
Marriage: 13 April 1857
Eliza Ann Porter
Emily Caroline Porter
Nathan Tanner Porter Jr.
Nancy Rebecca Porter
Esther Malinda Porter
Mary Emma Porter
John Ford Porter
Effie May Porter
Zina Areta Porter
Jesse Josiah Porter
Amelia Ford Porter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    John Ford Senior

    In the little town of Gravely, Cambridgeshire, England, John Ford Sr., was born on March 8, 1807, the son of Thomas Ford and Sarah Turner Mason. His parents were very poor, and for a long period were …

    Sources (47)

    • Eliza Ford in entry for Nathan Tanner Porter, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Eliza Ford in household of John Ford, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Eliza Ford in entry for Emily Porter Parrish, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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