Margaret Jane Ford

17 April 1831–23 March 1893 (Age 61)
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Ford was born on 17 April 1831, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, her father, Johnathan Ford, was 30 and her mother, Rachael Robertson or Robinson, was 25. She married David Finley about 1850, in Columbus, Columbus Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 23 March 1893, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Johnson
Margaret Jane Ford
Marriage: 8 May 1854
Montezuma Johnson
Quetlevaca Johnson
Gotamoses Johnson
Daniel H. Wells Johnson
Zina Johnson
Girilda Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1854Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    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.
    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
    Age 5
    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 20
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    Name Meaning

    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 called with this word, such as Ford (Durham, Herefordshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex), Ford in Sefton (Lancashire), Ford in Crediton and Ford in Holcombe Rogus (both Devon), Ford in Litton and Ford in Wiveliscombe (both Somerset).Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example MacGiolla 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 ).Americanized form of French Faure ‘blacksmith’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Margaret Jane Ford Finley Johnson By Mary Jane Finley

    this is a story that was included in my old Book of Remembrance. It was typed with an old typewriter on legal paper. I have included it because it includes important clues to the identity of David Fi …

    Sources (21)

    • Jane Johnson in household of Aaron Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Margaret Ford in entry for Quet Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Margt J Johnson in household of Aaron Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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