Henrietta Bruce

20 May 1820–2 February 1870 (Age 49)
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States

The Life of Henrietta

Henrietta Bruce was born on 20 May 1820, in Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States. She married William Washington Ford on 12 July 1842, in Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Fairfax, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 2 February 1870, in Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Washington Ford
Henrietta Bruce
Marriage: 12 July 1842
Daniel Washington Ford
John Bell Ford
Hannah Bruce FORD
Major George William Ford
Sarah Elizabeth Ford
Matilda Ford

Spouse and Children

12 July 1842
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States


    Daniel Washington Ford


    John Bell Ford


    Hannah Bruce FORD


    Major George William Ford


    Sarah Elizabeth Ford


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World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 4

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Henrietta Ford in household of William Ford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henrietta Ford in household of William Ford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henretta Ford in entry for John Bell Ford, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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