Rebecca Chandler

23 December 1814–16 April 1881 (Age 66)
Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Chandler was born on 23 December 1814, in Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Chandler, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Boud, was 36. She married John Ford on 23 June 1834, in Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Graveley, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 16 April 1881, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Ford
Rebecca Chandler
Marriage: 23 June 1834
Thomas Ford
William Ford
Eliza Ford
John Ford
Sarah Ford
Emma Ford
Job Ford
Ann Ford
Joseph Ford
Esther Ford
James Hyrum Ford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1834Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 18
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Anglo-Norman French chandeler ‘maker or seller of candles’ (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles.

    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 (42)

    • Ford in household of John Ford, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Chandler in entry for Eliza Ford Porter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Rebecca Ford in household of John Ford, "United States Census, 1870"

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