Johnathan Ford

24 February 1801–8 May 1851 (Age 50)
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Johnathan

When Johnathan Ford was born on 24 February 1801, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, his father, Frederick Ford Sr, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Benjamin, was 36. He married Rachael Robertson or Robinson on 16 April 1826, in Columbus, Columbus Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1830 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 8 May 1851, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johnathan Ford
Rachael Robertson or Robinson
Marriage: 16 April 1826
Ester Elizabeth Ford
Sarah Ann Ford
Margaret Jane Ford
Rachel Robinson Ford
Moroni Ford
Mary Ford
Johnathan Ford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1826Columbus, Columbus Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 2
    Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 18
    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. 

    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

    Jonathan Ford and Rachel Roberson Ford

    (#21A & #22B) Johnathan Ford and Rachel Roberson (Ford) “A History of Johnathan Ford and Rachel Roberson (Ford)” Johnathan Ford was born on February 25, 1802 in Ohio to Fredrick Ford and Margret …

    Sources (12)

    • Jonathan Ford, "United States Census, 1850"
    • 1826 Jonathan Ford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Jonathan Ford, "United States Census, 1830"

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