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
Zelpha Zylpha Allard
Marriage: 9 November 1838
Elizabeth Ford
John Franklin Ford
Pleasant Henry Ford
Sarah Ann Ford
Mahala Jane Ford
Nancy C. Ford
Marshal Ford
William E Ford

Spouse and Children

9 November 1838
Pope, Illinois, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Obedience Guilliams




    Able Ford



    Polly Ford


    Nancy Ann Ford


    Simeon Ford


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


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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