Mary Ford

7 November 1735–1779 (Age 43)
Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Ford was born on 7 November 1735, in Windham, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Ford, was 18 and her mother, Mary Pease, was 24. She married John Robinette in 1750. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1779, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 44.

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John Robinette
Mary Ford
Marriage: 1750
Robert Robinett
Jesse Robinett Sr.
Ezekiel Robinett
Zebulon Robinett
Margaret Robinett
Samuel Houston Robinette
John Robinett Jr
Jeremiah Robinette
Rachel Robinette
Mary "Polly" Robinett

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World Events (2)


Age 41

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

Age 41

North Carolina is the 12th state.

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)

  • Mary Fford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Ford, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Polly - Published information: birth-name: Mary Polly

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