Allen Ford

18 March 1813–11 July 1888 (Age 75)
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Allen

When Allen Ford was born on 18 March 1813, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, his father, Lemuel Ford, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Obedience Guilliams, was 18. He married Zelpha Zylpha Allard on 9 November 1838, in Pope, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Alexander Election Precinct, Pope, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 11 July 1888, in Pope, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pope, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Ford
1813–1888
Zelpha Zylpha Allard
1819–1897
Marriage: 9 November 1838
Elizabeth Ford
1838–1885
John Franklin Ford
1851–1913
Pleasant Henry Ford
1840–1917
Sarah Ann Ford
1842–1917
Mahala Jane Ford
1846–1899
Nancy C. Ford
1848–1914
Marshal Ford
1853–1854
William E Ford
1855–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 November 1838
Pope, Illinois, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1785–1861Male

    Rebecca Obedience Guilliams

    Female1795–1836Female

siblings

(11)

    Able Ford

    Male1812–1890Male

    Male1813–1888Male

    Polly Ford

    Female1814–1837Female

    Nancy Ann Ford

    Female1818–1903Female

    Simeon Ford

    Male1821–1844Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1818

Age 5

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 22

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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)

  • Allen Ford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Allen Ford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Allen Ford, "United States Census, 1860"

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