Enoch Ford1

b. 1793, d. before 1 June 1880
Father*Lloyd Ford Jr.1,2 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843
Mother*Mary Wood1,3 b. 1756, d. 1842
Birth*1793Enoch Ford was born about 1793 in Washington County, Tennessee.1,4
Marriage*1820He married Elizabeth __?__ about 1820 in Washington County, Tennessee.1
Death*before 1 June 1880He died before 1 June 1880 in Monroe County, Kentucky, probably in his early to mid-80s.1

Family

Elizabeth __?__ b. 1799

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L9GZ-P86. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
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  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Enoch and Elizabeth Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 4, Washington, Tennessee; Roll: 898; Page: 241b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Grant Ford1

b. 1792, d. June 1860
Father*Lloyd Ford Jr.1 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843
Mother*Mary Wood1 b. 1756, d. 1842
Birth*1792Grant Ford was born in 1792 in Washington County, Tennessee.1
Research NotesAccording to our FamilySearch source, Nacky Ford was married twice, first to Grant Ford, and second to his younger brother, William Ford. She was 15 years old in 1811 when she married Grant, who was then 19 years old. They were reported to have had 15 children together before their marriage ended sometime after 1840, whether by divorce or simply separation, we don't know. We do know that Grant married his second wife in 1850 when he was 58 years of age and that William and Nacky Ford were enumerated together on the 1850 census with their 6-year-old son William and five of Nacky's children with Grant.2,1,3,4,5
Marriage28 February 1811He married first, as her first husband, Nacky Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford and Nancy Wood, on 28 February 1811 in Washington County, Tennessee.2,3,1
Divorce*Grant Ford and Nacky (Ford) Ford separated, and possibly divorced, in the early 1840s, probably in Tennessee. They had been married for over 30 years and had had fifteen children together.2,1,4,5,3
Marriage*14 August 1850He married second Ellen Griffith on 14 August 1850 in Washington County, Tennessee.6,4
Census US 1850*7 December 1850Ellen and Grant Ford were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 7 December 1850 in Subdivision 4, Washington County, Tennessee. Grant was 58 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $300, and Ellen was 30 years of age. Grant was unable to read or write. The couple was enumerated with John, their 2-year-old son.7
Death*June 1860He may have died in Washington County, Tennessee, at about age 68 in June 1860, even though he was enumerated on the 1860 census on 2 July 1860 because the effective date of the census that year was 1 June.1,8

Family 1

Nacky Ford b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854
Children1.Sarah Ford+9 b. 1815, d. b 19 Nov 1845
2.Loyd Ford5 b. 1829
3.Thomas Ford5 b. 1831
4.Elizabeth Ford5 b. 1833
5.Rhoda Ford5 b. 1835
6.Malinda Ford5 b. 1837

Family 2

Ellen Griffith b. 1820
Child1.John Ford7 b. 1848

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/M5PC-DRM/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
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  4. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 August 1850 in Washington County, Tennessee, USA, of Grant Ford and Ellen Griffith. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nackey Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
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  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Grant and Ellen Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 4, Washington, Tennessee; Roll: 898; Page: 232b.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Grant and Ellen Ford, Year: 1860; Census Place: Monroe, Kentucky; Page: 73. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah “Sally” (Ford) Crow, Memorial# 46842653. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

James Ford1

b. 1782, d. April 1860
Father*Lloyd Ford Jr.1,3 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843
Mother*Mary Wood1,2 b. 1756, d. 1842
Birth*1782James Ford was born about 1782 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.1
Marriage*11 December 1804He married Cassandra Ford on 11 December 1804 in Maryland.1,4
Land Records*6 May 1811An indenture dated 6 May 1811 in Washington County, Tennessee, was made between Loyd Ford Sr. of the one part and James Ford, his son, of the other part, both of the said county of Washington. Witnesseth that the said Loyd Ford, as well for the love and good will that he haveth to the said James, as for and in consideration of the sum of $20 to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath given and granted, bargained and sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed unto him, the said James Ford, his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land situate in the county aforesaid on Sinking Creek. Beginning at a Spanish oak on the South side of said creek, corner of James Ford, thence South 4 degrees East 80 poles to the center of a red pond walnut and white oak, John Billingsley's corner, thence with his line South 48 East, 66 poles to a stake near two marked black oaks on a line of said Loyd Ford's old Grant, then with the line thereof South 47 West 100 poles to the corner, formerly a while (oak) now taken away, thence with another line thereof North 80 West 28 poles to the corner, formerly a black oak, thence with another line thereof South 36 West 18 poles crossing Mordecai Ford's spring to a stake, John Britt's corner, thence on a dividing line between said Ford and Britt North 45 West 45 poles crossing said branch and Sinking Creek to a small sycamore among some rocks, then North 30 East 41 poles to a small hickory on James Ford's line, thence South 68 East 16 poles crossing said creek to a black gum, thence North 48 East 75 poles to the beginning, containing 48 acres be the same more or less, together with all improvements, woods, ways, waters and water courses, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the premises and every part and parcel thereof. To hold to him, the said James Ford, his heirs and assigns, against him, the said Loyd Ford and his heirs, and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever claiming, or to claim, by from or under him or any of them, I shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. Witness whereof the said Loyd Ford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.

The deed was signed with the mark of Loyd Ford, sealed and witnessed by John Billingsley Sr., James Billingsley and John Britt, and registered in the Registrar's Office in Washington County, Tennessee, on 28 September 1812.5
(Husband) Deathafter 19 November 1850James became a widower when Cassandra (Ford) Ford died at about age 62, after 19 November 1850, the date she was enumerated on the 1850 census.4,6
Death*April 1860He died in April 1860 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, at age 78.1

Family

Cassandra Ford b. 1788, d. a 19 Nov 1850

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/G9PX-DM8/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
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  5. [S2245] Washington County (Tennessee). Register of Deeds, Deed books, 1782-1887; deed index, 1783-1900. Microfilm of original records in the Washington County Courthouse: Film# 825526, Digital# 8207400, Volume 13, pages 174-176, images 507-508, deed dated 6 May 1811 in Washington County, Tennessee between Loyd Ford Sr., grantor, to son James Ford, grantee, regarding land bordering land of John Britt; on 20 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed books, 1782-1887; deed index, 1783-1900.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Cassandra Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Sullivan, Tennessee; Roll: 897; Page: 120a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Joanna Ford1

b. 8 June 1617
Birth*8 June 1617Joanna Ford was born on 8 June 1617 in England.1
Marriage*6 November 1633She married Roger Clap on 6 November 1633.1

Family

Roger Clap b. 6 Apr 1609, d. 2 Feb 1690
Child1.Desire Clap1 b. 17 Oct 1652, d. Dec 1717

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Southampton, Volume 1, page 279. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Ford1

b. 1848
Father*Grant Ford1 b. 1792, d. Jun 1860
Mother*Ellen Griffith1 b. 1820
Birth*1848John Ford was born about 1848 in Tennessee.1
(Son) Census US 18507 December 1850John was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 7 December 1850 in the household of his parents in Subdivision 4, Washington County, Tennessee. He was 2 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Grant and Ellen Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 4, Washington, Tennessee; Roll: 898; Page: 232b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Julia Ford1

Marriage*She married David McGilson.1

Family

David McGilson
Child1.William McGilson1 b. 26 Aug 1874

Citations

  1. [S1592] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 6 December 1916 in Summit County, Ohio, USA, of Frances E Williams, age 40, housework, her second marriage, the first ending in divorce, born on 1 December 1876 in Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio, to Ezra Bondsteel and Anna Geoppart, married William McGilson, age 42, decorator, his first marriage, born on 26 August 1874 in Glasgow, Scotland to David McGilson and Julia Ford, citing Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Akron, Ohio, Volume Number or Range of Dates: Volume 27 (pages 508-end)-Volume 29 (pages 1-79, continued), 1916-1918, Roll: 0308S - Roll 19. Hereinafter cited as Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980.

Lloyd Ford III1

b. 1784, d. 1 February 1863
Father*Lloyd Ford Jr.1,2 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843
Mother*Mary Wood1,3 b. 1756, d. 1842
Birth*1784Lloyd Ford III was born about 1784 in Saint Paul's Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland.1
Name-SpellingsHis given name was also recorded as Loyd.1
Marriage*16 October 1801He married Mary Bransetter on 16 October 1801 in Sullivan County.1
Death*1 February 1863He died on 1 February 1863 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, at about age 791
Burial* and was buried in Barnes Cemetery, Sullivan County.1

Family

Mary Bransetter b. 1784, d. 1 Sep 1874

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LDNL-PP5. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
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Lloyd Ford Jr.1

b. 1748, d. 18 November 1843
Father*Lloyd Ford Sr.1 b. 10 Nov 1727, d. 18 Jul 1816
Mother*Mary Grant1 b. 6 May 1733, d. 1817
Birth*1748Lloyd Ford Jr. was born about 1748 in Baltimore County, Maryland.1
Name VariationAfter the birth of his son Loyd, he was identified as Loyd Ford Sr., which we suspect was confusing while his father, also Loyd Ford Sr. was living.2
Land Records*1779 About 1779, when Sullivan County, Tennessee, was created from Washington County, Loyd Ford was listed in John Adair's Entry Book for Warrant# 541, granting him 379 acres of land. Listed with him under the same Warrant# 541 were four entries for John Billingsly for 15 acres, 75 acres, 75 acres and 30 acres, and one entry for Richard Lane for 66 acres. Loyd Ford was listed again in Adair's Book for Warrant# 555, granting him an additional 200 acres of land.3,4
Marriage*20 February 1780He married Mary Wood on 20 February 1780 in Baltimore County, Maryland.5,1
Land Records*6 May 1811An indenture dated 6 May 1811 in Washington County, Tennessee, was made between Loyd Ford Sr. of the one part and James Ford, his son, of the other part, both of the said county of Washington. Witnesseth that the said Loyd Ford, as well for the love and good will that he haveth to the said James, as for and in consideration of the sum of $20 to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath given and granted, bargained and sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed unto him, the said James Ford, his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land situate in the county aforesaid on Sinking Creek. Beginning at a Spanish oak on the South side of said creek, corner of James Ford, thence South 4 degrees East 80 poles to the center of a red pond walnut and white oak, John Billingsley's corner, thence with his line South 48 East, 66 poles to a stake near two marked black oaks on a line of said Loyd Ford's old Grant, then with the line thereof South 47 West 100 poles to the corner, formerly a while (oak) now taken away, thence with another line thereof North 80 West 28 poles to the corner, formerly a black oak, thence with another line thereof South 36 West 18 poles crossing Mordecai Ford's spring to a stake, John Britt's corner, thence on a dividing line between said Ford and Britt North 45 West 45 poles crossing said branch and Sinking Creek to a small sycamore among some rocks, then North 30 East 41 poles to a small hickory on James Ford's line, thence South 68 East 16 poles crossing said creek to a black gum, thence North 48 East 75 poles to the beginning, containing 48 acres be the same more or less, together with all improvements, woods, ways, waters and water courses, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the premises and every part and parcel thereof. To hold to him, the said James Ford, his heirs and assigns, against him, the said Loyd Ford and his heirs, and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever claiming, or to claim, by from or under him or any of them, I shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. Witness whereof the said Loyd Ford hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.

The deed was signed with the mark of Loyd Ford, sealed and witnessed by John Billingsley Sr., James Billingsley and John Britt, and registered in the Registrar's Office in Washington County, Tennessee, on 28 September 1812.2
(Husband) Death1842Lloyd became a widower when Mary (Wood) Ford died about 1842 at about age 86.5
Death*18 November 1843He died on 18 November 1843 in Washington County, Tennessee, at about age 95.1

Family

Mary Wood b. 1756, d. 1842
Children1.James Ford6,1 b. 1782, d. Apr 1860
2.Lloyd Ford III7,1 b. 1784, d. 1 Feb 1863
3.Mary Ford+1,8 b. 1785, d. b 1 Jun 1850
4.Rebecca Ford9,1 b. 1788, d. 1816
5.Alexander Ford10,1 b. 1789, d. 1863
6.Grant Ford+11 b. 1792, d. Jun 1860
7.Enoch Ford12,1 b. 1793, d. b 1 Jun 1880
8.Benjamin Ford13,1 b. 1794
9.Nancy Jane Ford14,1 b. Nov 1795
10.William Ford+15,1 b. 1798, d. 30 Jul 1858

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KL1N-CC9/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2245] Washington County (Tennessee). Register of Deeds, Deed books, 1782-1887; deed index, 1783-1900. Microfilm of original records in the Washington County Courthouse: Film# 825526, Digital# 8207400, Volume 13, pages 174-176, images 507-508, deed dated 6 May 1811 in Washington County, Tennessee between Loyd Ford Sr., grantor, to son James Ford, grantee, regarding land bordering land of John Britt; on 20 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed books, 1782-1887; deed index, 1783-1900.
  3. [S2246] Tennessee, U.S., Early Land Registers, 1778-1927, online at www.ancestry.com, from John Adair's Entry Book, Warrant# 541. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Early Land Registers, 1778-1927.
  4. [S2246] Tennessee, U.S., Early Land Registers, 1778-1927, online at www.ancestry.com, from John Adair's Entry Book, Warrant# 555.
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Lloyd Ford Sr.1,2

b. 10 November 1727, d. 18 July 1816
Father*Thomas Ford III1
Mother*Leah Price1
Baptism*10 November 1727Lloyd Ford Sr. was baptized on 10 November 1727 in Saint Paul Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.1,2
Name-SpellingsThe family's surname was also spelled Foard.1
Marriage*1747He married Mary Grant about 1747 in Maryland.3,4,2,5
Death*18 July 1816He died on 18 July 1816 in Tennessee at age 886
Burial* and was buried in Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Washington County, Tennessee.6

Family

Mary Grant b. 6 May 1733, d. 1817
Child1.Lloyd Ford Jr.+7 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843

Citations

  1. [S2240] Maryland, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Lloyd Foard, son of Thomas and Leah Foard, on 10 November 1727 in Saint Paul Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, referencing FHL Film# 13696. Hereinafter cited as Maryland, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LZLT-HJ1/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  3. [S2240] Maryland, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Mary Grant, daughter of Alexander and Elisabeth Grant, on 6 May 1733 in Saint Paul Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, referencing FHL Film# 13696.
  4. [S1612] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, reporting the marriage of Lloyd Ford, born 1727 in Maryland, and Mary Grant. Hereinafter cited as U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.
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  6. [S2092] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, online at www.ancestry.com, burial of Lloyd Ford, born 10 November 1727 in Maryland, United States of America, died on 18 July 1816 in Tennessee, United States of America, buried in Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Washington County, Tennessee, United States of America. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.
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Loyd Ford1

b. 1829
Father*Grant Ford1 b. 1792, d. Jun 1860
Mother*Nacky Ford1 b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854
Birth*1829Loyd Ford was born about 1829 in Tennessee.1
(Son) Census US 185011 December 1850Loyd was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 11 December 1850 in the household of his mother and stepfather in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. He was 21 years old, working as a farmer, and was unable to read or write.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nackey Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Malinda Ford1

b. 1837
Father*Grant Ford1 b. 1792, d. Jun 1860
Mother*Nacky Ford1 b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854
Birth*1837Malinda Ford was born about 1837 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 185011 December 1850Malinda was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 11 December 1850 in the household of her mother and stepfather in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. She was 13 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nackey Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Margaret M. Ford1

Marriage*1915She married Joseph Patrick Croghan, son of John Croghan and Catherine Doorly, in 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1,2
(Wife) Death21 December 1950Margaret became a widow when Joseph P. Croghan died on 21 December 1950 at age 74.3

Family

Joseph Patrick Croghan b. 6 Nov 1876, d. 21 Dec 1950

Citations

  1. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Joseph P. Croghan and "Ford", 1915, citing film# 004140411. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  2. [S1817] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Joseph P. Croghan and Margaret M. Ford, marriage license# 329895, Digital GSU# 4140411
    . Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951.
  3. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, certificate# 106769, Joseph P. Croghan of 645 North 37th Street, Philadelphia, died 21 December 1950 at Presbyterian Hospital. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.

Mary Ford1

b. 1785, d. before 1 June 1850
Father*Lloyd Ford Jr.2,3 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843
Mother*Mary Wood4,3 b. 1756, d. 1842
(Second Wife) Research Notes Our research indicates that the Family Group Sheet source for Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson mixed up the names of the first and second wives of John Britt. Nancy Ann Adams, also known as Nannie, was his first wife and Mary Ford was his second. His will of 1823 identified his then wife as Mary and stated he had five children by his first wife who was not named.1
Birth*1785Mary Ford was born about 1785 in Tennessee.1,3
Marriage*1806She married, as his second wife, John Britt, son of Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson, about 1806, probably in Tennessee.1,3
(Mother) Research Notes It was a challenge for us to determine the parentage and ancestry of Obadiah F. Britt, and because there were several with the name Obadiah in this Britt family, we will call our primary Obadiah, for the purpose of this research report, Obadiah F. Britt or Obadiah F. According to the English naming rules observed by many families, including the Britts, during the 18th and 19th centuries, Obadiah F. Britt's father's name should have been John because Obadiah F. named his first son John. Then, because of Obadiah F.'s name, we thought we could identify his most probable line of descendancy. Sadly, after reviewing every John between Obadiah F. Britt and our earliest known Britt Patriarch, ______ Britt, we were totally confused because none of the Johns looked promising.

Our first hint at success came when we found that Benjamin Britt had, with Obadiah F., been obligated to the marriage bond regarding the intended marriage between Obadiah F. Britt and Lucinda Littrell. Because the father of the bride or groom was most often the person obligated, with the groom, to a marriage bond, we thought that Benjamin Britt was likely Obadiah F.'s father. Obadiah F. Britt had named his second son Benjamin, not his first. So, while the marriage bond made sense, and the naming of Obadiah F.'s sons concerned us, we still viewed Benjamin Britt as a possible candidate to be Obadiah F.'s father.

Benjamin's father was named John, and his grandfather was named Obadiah. He married about 1809, and named his first son John, which agreed with the naming rules we're familiar with. It was possible he could have had an earlier son named Obadiah, although when Benjamin died in 1843, the names of all of his children were listed in a deed when they sold land as their deceased father’s heirs. Because Obadiah F. was still alive until 1846 and was not listed as an heir of Benjamin, we had to eliminate Benjamin as Obadiah F.'s father.

We were back to square one when we discovered a potential "sixth" child of John Britt and his first wife, Nancy Ann (Adams) Britt. This was important because John had died in 1823 leaving a will dated 1821 and abstracted to read, "To wife, Mary, goods, chattels, land and wagons until she remarries, then everything to my children. Mary's children by me. My 5 children by my first wife." We had not initially considered John Britt a father candidate for Obadiah F. because John and his first wife had already named their first son Obadiah, after John's father, 30 years earlier than the birth of Obadiah F. We had never found another record after the birth and baptism of that first Obadiah, but thought him still living in 1821 when his father prepared his will because we only knew of five children John Britt had had with his first wife. After the first son Obadiah, the other four children were also all sons, John, Nelson, Benjamin and William. It was from an accidental discovery of Nancy Britt, who other researchers believe was, and fits perfectly as, the only daughter and youngest child of John Britt and his first wife, Nancy Ann (Adams) Britt. Young Nancy married in Barren County, Kentucky in 1824, after her father's death, and Benjamin Britt and her intended husband obligated themselves to the marriage bond. Benjamin's own daughter, Nancy, was about 11 years old in 1824, so the bride was not his daughter. Although our evidence is circumstantial, we have now accepted Nancy Britt as John and Nancy's sixth child. Since only five of their children were living when John prepared his will in 1821 and, with daughter Nancy, all except the first-born Obadiah was accounted for, we accepted that he must have died before his father.

So we took another look at John Britt and his second wife, Mary (Ford) Britt, and this is where everything began to make sense! They were married about 1806, and their first son was named Lloyd Britt, after Mary's father, Lloyd Ford. We believe John's first son Obadiah had died before 1812 and that Obadiah F. Britt was their second-born son, named again for John Britt's father, Obadiah Britt. We even suspect that the "F." in Obadiah F. Britt's name was for "Ford", his mother's maiden name.

Although we believe our rationale is sound, we cannot prove our conclusion. We welcome additional information and suggestions, as our objective is to actually know who Obadiah F. Britt's parents were.5,6,7,8,9,10,11
(Wife) Death22 April 1823Mary became a widow when John Britt died on 22 April 1823 at age 63.12,13,14
Residence*Following the death of her husband, Mary continued to live in Greene County, Tennessee. Four of her five children, Margaret, Lloyd, James and Archibald also remained in Greene County, and her second son, Obadiah F. Britt, relocated to Kentucky with the family of his older brother from his father's first marriage, Benjamin Britt.15,16
Death*before 1 June 1850She died at about age 65 in Greene County, Tennessee, before 1 June 1850, the effective date of the 1850 census and she was not included with her family in the enumerations.1,3,15

Family

John Britt b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
Children1.Lloyd Britt+3 b. 1807, d. b 1 Jun 1880
2.Obadiah F. Britt+17 b. 1812, d. 22 Mar 1846
3.James Britt3 b. 1813
4.Margaret Britt+3 b. 1814
5.Archibald Britt3 b. 1815

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; a Family Group Sheet for Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson prepared on 25 August 1985 by Nellie Stanley, Jonesboro, Arkansas; shared originally by dorothywigg1 on 29 July 2013, viewed on 20 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KL1N-CC9/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/26L7-G5R
  4. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LYPT-575/…
  5. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued in the amount on £50 to Obadiah Britt and Benjamin Britt on 15 September 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage to be solemnized between Obadiah Britt and Lucinda Littrell, citing FHL Film# 000209752. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  6. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, an extract of John Britt’s 1823 will, from Greene County, Tennessee Wills, 1783-1890; compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner; shared originally by CherilRohr on 12 September 2010 and viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….
  7. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LK7V-4MR
  8. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage bond issued in the amount on £50 to John Haines and Benjamin Britt on 29 January 1824 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between John Haines and Nancy Britt, citing FHL Film# 209751, Digital# 005552448, image# 95 of 1183. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John F Britt, Memorial# 140373683. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin “Ben” Britt, Memorial# 127830698.
  11. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Book V, pages 412-413, image# 211 of 336; Mary Britt, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, Joseph Pardue, Mary Britt Jr., William H. Pardue, George Britt, Eliza Britt, and William Y. Britt, grantors, to Robert Taylor, grantee; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  12. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, from the Rebecca Britt Bible, a summary prepared by Gladys S. Wilson of Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…
  13. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a photo copy of a page from the Rebecca Britt Bible obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  14. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a page titled “Britt Bible” transcribed from the Rebecca Britt Bible and obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  15. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of Thomas and Eliza Jackson, Archibald and Nancy Britt and James and Elizabeth Jackson, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Archibald and Nancy Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258b.
  17. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued to Obadiah Britt and Benjamin Britt on 15 September 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, regarding the intended marriage of Obadiah Britt and Lucinda Littrell, citing FHL Film# 000209752.

Millicent Ford1

d. before 4 May 1696
Father*William Ford1
Mother*Hannah __?__2
Marriage*4 November 1658She married John Carver, son of Robert Carver and Christian __?__, on 4 November 1658.1
(Wife) Death23 June 1679Millicent became a widow when John Carver died on 23 June 1679.1
Marriage*She married second, as his second wife, Thomas Drake of Weymouth.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 30 August 1692Millicent became a widow for the second time when Thomas Drake died before 30 August 1692.1
Death*before 4 May 1696She died before 4 May 1696.1

Family 1

John Carver b. c 1636/37, d. 23 Jun 1679
Child1.Anna Carver+1 b. 20 Feb 1675

Family 2

Thomas Drake d. b 30 Aug 1692

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."
  2. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn", stating her surname was probably "Eames."

Nacky Ford1

b. 1796, d. 9 August 1854
Father*Thomas Ford2,1 b. 1760, d. 1 Jun 1830
Mother*Nancy Wood1
Birth*1796Nacky Ford was born about 1796 in Ford Crossing, Washington County, Tennessee.1,3,4
(Wife) Research NotesAccording to our FamilySearch source, Nacky Ford was married twice, first to Grant Ford, and second to his younger brother, William Ford. She was 15 years old in 1811 when she married Grant, who was then 19 years old. They were reported to have had 15 children together before their marriage ended sometime after 1840, whether by divorce or simply separation, we don't know. We do know that Grant married his second wife in 1850 when he was 58 years of age and that William and Nacky Ford were enumerated together on the 1850 census with their 6-year-old son William and five of Nacky's children with Grant.1,5,6,7,8
Marriage*28 February 1811She married first, as his first wife, Grant Ford, son of Lloyd Ford Jr. and Mary Wood, on 28 February 1811 in Washington County, Tennessee.1,6,5
Divorce*Nacky (Ford) Ford and Grant Ford separated, and possibly divorced, in the early 1840s, probably in Tennessee. They had been married for over 30 years and had had fifteen children together.1,5,7,8,6
Marriage*She married second William Ford, son of Lloyd Ford Jr. and Mary Wood. William was a brother of Nacky's first husband Grant.6,1,8
Census US 1850*11 December 1850Nacky and William Ford were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 11 December 1850 in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. William was 53 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $250, and Nacky was also 53 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. They were enumerated with six children, including five from Nacky's first marriage. Loyd was 21 years old, working as a farmer, and was not able to read or write; Thomas was also working as a farmer, and was 19 years old; Elizabeth, Rhoda and Malinda were ages 17, 15 and 13 years, respectively; and the couple's son William was 6 years old.8
Death*9 August 1854She died on 9 August 1854 in Monroe County, Kentucky, at about age 581,9,4
Burial* and was buried in Ford Cemetery, Monroe County, Kentucky.4

Family 1

Grant Ford b. 1792, d. Jun 1860
Children1.Sarah Ford+10 b. 1815, d. b 19 Nov 1845
2.Loyd Ford8 b. 1829
3.Thomas Ford8 b. 1831
4.Elizabeth Ford8 b. 1833
5.Rhoda Ford8 b. 1835
6.Malinda Ford8 b. 1837

Family 2

William Ford b. 1798, d. 30 Jul 1858
Child1.William Ford8 b. 1844

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LVJC-4QP/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MTKW-RC6
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nacky Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nacky (Ford) Ford, Memorial# 41195290. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/M5PC-DRM/…
  6. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/G7V1-N3R/…
  7. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 August 1850 in Washington County, Tennessee, USA, of Grant Ford and Ellen Griffith. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.
  8. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nackey Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a.
  9. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Mackey Ford on 9 August 1854 in Monroe County, Kentucky, USA, age 50, married, born about 1804 in Washington County, Tennessee to Thomas Ford and Nancy Ford, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah “Sally” (Ford) Crow, Memorial# 46842653.

Nancy Ford1

b. 1810
Birth*1810Nancy Ford was born about 1810 in Tennessee.2
Marriage*27 December 1832She married James Britt, son of John Britt and Mary Ford, on 27 December 1832 in Washington County, Tennessee.1

Family

James Britt b. 1813

Citations

  1. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 December 1832 in Washington County, Tennessee, USA, of James Britt and Nancy Ford. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Nancy Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Sullivan, Tennessee; Roll: 897; Page: 91b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Nancy Ford1,2

b. 1807, d. before 12 February 1864
Birth*1807Nancy Ford was born about 1807 in Tennessee.1
Marriage*She married Lloyd Britt, son of John Britt and Mary Ford.1
Census US 1850*9 December 1850Nancy, who was enumerated as "Macka", and Loyd Britt were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 December 1850 in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. Loyd was 43 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $80, and Nancy was also age 43. Seven children were enumerated with them in 1850. Polly and Grant were ages 19 and 16 years, respectively; Cassandra, who was recorded as "Cathy", was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year; and John, Frederick, Elizabeth and Isaac were ages 11, 9, 8 and 5 years, respectively. Neither of the children's parents were able to read or write. Loyd's sister, Margaret, and her husband, Isaac Tunnell, were enumerated as "tenant" with their baby daughter in the next household on the same census page.1,3
Census US 1860*28 June 1860Nancy and Loyd Britt were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 June 1860 in District 17, Graysburg Post Office, Greene County, Tennessee. Loyd was 53 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $100, and Nancy was also 53 years of age and a domestic. Three of their children were enumerated with them in 1860. Cassandra was 23 years of age and a domestic; Isaac was 14 years old; and Rebecca was age 9. Neither Loyd nor Nancy, nor their daughter Cassandra, could read or write.2
Death*before 12 February 1864She died, leaving her husband with children ranging in age from grown and married to under 6 years, before 12 February 1864, the date her husband married a second time.4

Family

Lloyd Britt b. 1807, d. b 1 Jun 1880
Children1.Polly Britt1 b. 1831
2.Grant Britt1 b. 1 Mar 1834, d. 22 Jan 1919
3.Cassandra Britt+1 b. 12 Jan 1835, d. 28 Feb 1907
4.John Britt1 b. 1839
5.Frederick Britt1 b. 1841
6.Elizabeth Britt1 b. 1842
7.Isaac Britt1 b. 1845
8.Rebecca Britt2 b. 1851
9.Mahala Britt5 b. 1858

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Loyd and "Macka" Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Loyd, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Tayrd"), and Nancy Britt, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 17, Greene, Tennessee; Page: 357. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Margaret Tunnell, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258a.
  4. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 February 1864 in Greene County, Tennessee, USA, of Loyd Britt and Julia Ann Parker. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Loyd and Julia Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 11, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1531; Page: 289B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Nancy Jane Ford1

b. November 1795
Father*Lloyd Ford Jr.1,2 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843
Mother*Mary Wood1,3 b. 1756, d. 1842
Birth*November 1795Nancy Jane Ford was born in November 1795 in Washington County, Tennessee.1
Marriage*1817She married, as his second wife, William W. Jackson about 1817. Nancy Jane was his first wife's younger sister.1,4

Family

William W. Jackson b. 31 Mar 1789, d. Jul 1869

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L7XB-6SX. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KL1N-CC9/…
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LYPT-575
  4. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L5YK-JBR

Rebecca Ford1

b. 1788, d. 1816
Father*Lloyd Ford Jr.1,2 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843
Mother*Mary Wood1,3 b. 1756, d. 1842
Birth*1788Rebecca Ford was born about 1788 in Washington County, Tennessee.1
Marriage*19 March 1809She married William W. Jackson on 19 March 1809 in Washington County, Tennessee.1
Death*1816She died about 1816 in Washington County at about age 28.1

Family

William W. Jackson b. 31 Mar 1789, d. Jul 1869

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KP49-D2L. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KL1N-CC9/…
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LYPT-575/…

Rhoda Ford1

b. 1835
Father*Grant Ford1 b. 1792, d. Jun 1860
Mother*Nacky Ford1 b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854
Birth*1835Rhoda Ford was born about 1835 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 185011 December 1850Rhoda was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 11 December 1850 in the household of her mother and stepfather in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. She was 15 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nackey Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Ford1

b. 1815, d. before 19 November 1845
Father*Grant Ford1 b. 1792, d. Jun 1860
Mother*Nacky Ford1 b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854
Birth*1815Sarah Ford was born about 1815, probably in Tennessee.1
Name VariationShe was called Sally.1
Marriage*2 March 1834She married, as his first wife, Thomas Crow, son of George Crow, on 2 March 1834 in Washington County, Tennessee.2,3,1
Death*before 19 November 1845She died at about age 30, leaving her husband with five young children ranging in age from 2 to 9 years, dying before 19 November 1845, the date her husband married a second time.4
Burial*She was buried in Plat 1, Row 16, Number 30 of Gamaliel Cemetery, Gamaliel, Monroe County.1

Family

Thomas Crow b. 15 Jul 1814, d. 4 Nov 1886
Children1.Nelson Crow5 b. 20 Nov 1834
2.Mary A. Crow5 b. 1839, d. 13 Aug 1907
3.Grant Crow5 b. 1839
4.Jemima Crow5 b. 1841
5.John H. Crow5 b. 1843

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah “Sally” (Ford) Crow, Memorial# 46842653. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 2 March 1834 in Washington County, Tennessee, USA, of Sarah Ford and Thomas Crow, referencing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, USA. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas “Tommie” Crow, Memorial# 46842346.
  4. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 19 November 1845 in Washington County, Tennessee, USA, of T Crow and H Jackson, referencing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN, USA.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Harriet Crow, Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 4, Washington, Tennessee; Roll: 898; Page: 230b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Thomas Ford1

b. 1760, d. 1 June 1830
Birth*1760Thomas Ford was born about 1760 in Saint Paul's Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland.1
Marriage*5 May 1785He married Nancy Wood on 5 May 1785 in Baltimore County, Maryland.1,2
Death*1 June 1830He died on 1 June 1830 in Roane County, Tennessee, at about age 70.1

Family

Nancy Wood
Child1.Nacky Ford+1,2 b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MTKW-RC6. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LVJC-4QP/…

Thomas Ford1

b. 1831
Father*Grant Ford1 b. 1792, d. Jun 1860
Mother*Nacky Ford1 b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854
Birth*1831Thomas Ford was born about 1831 in Tennessee.1
(Son) Census US 185011 December 1850Thomas was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 11 December 1850 in the household of his mother and stepfather in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. He was 19 years old and working as a farmer.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nackey Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Thomas Ford III1,2

Name-SpellingsThe family's surname was also spelled Foard.1
Marriage*He married Leah Price.1

Family

Leah Price
Child1.Lloyd Ford Sr.+1 b. 10 Nov 1727, d. 18 Jul 1816

Citations

  1. [S2240] Maryland, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Lloyd Foard, son of Thomas and Leah Foard, on 10 November 1727 in Saint Paul Protestant Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, referencing FHL Film# 13696. Hereinafter cited as Maryland, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LZLT-HJ1/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.

William Ford1

Marriage*He married Hannah __?__.2

Family

Hannah __?__
Child1.Millicent Ford+1 d. b 4 May 1696

Citations

  1. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 119, pages 22-25 (January 1965). Hereinafter cited as "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn."
  2. [S1135] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "Experience, Wife of Cornelius Washburn", stating her surname was probably "Eames."

William Ford1

b. 1798, d. 30 July 1858
Father*Lloyd Ford Jr.1,2 b. 1748, d. 18 Nov 1843
Mother*Mary Wood1,3 b. 1756, d. 1842
Birth*1798William Ford was born about 1798 in Washington County, Tennessee.1,4
Name VariationHe was called Bill.1
Research Notes*According to our FamilySearch source, Nacky Ford was married twice, first to Grant Ford, and second to his younger brother, William Ford. She was 15 years old in 1811 when she married Grant, who was then 19 years old. They were reported to have had 15 children together before their marriage ended sometime after 1840, whether by divorce or simply separation, we don't know. We do know that Grant married his second wife in 1850 when he was 58 years of age and that William and Nacky Ford were enumerated together on the 1850 census with their 6-year-old son William and five of Nacky's children with Grant.5,6,1,7,8
Marriage*He married, as her second husband, Nacky (Ford) Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford and Nancy Wood. William was a brother of Nacky's first husband Grant.1,5,8
Census US 1850*11 December 1850Nacky and William Ford were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 11 December 1850 in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. William was 53 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $250, and Nacky was also 53 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. They were enumerated with six children, including five from Nacky's first marriage. Loyd was 21 years old, working as a farmer, and was not able to read or write; Thomas was also working as a farmer, and was 19 years old; Elizabeth, Rhoda and Malinda were ages 17, 15 and 13 years, respectively; and the couple's son William was 6 years old.8
(Husband) Death9 August 1854William became a widower when Nacky (Ford) Ford died on 9 August 1854 at about age 58.5,9,10
Death*30 July 1858He died on 30 July 1858 in Monroe County, Kentucky, at age 601,4,11
Burial* and was buried in Ford Cemetery, Monroe County, Kentucky.11

Family

Nacky Ford b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854
Child1.William Ford8 b. 1844

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/G7V1-N3R/…. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/KL1N-CC9/…
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LYPT-575/…
  4. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Ford on 30 July 1858 in Monroe County, Kentucky, USA, age 60, widower, farmer, born about 1798 in Washington County, Tennessee to "Loid" and Polly Ford, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  5. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LVJC-4QP/…
  6. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/M5PC-DRM/…
  7. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 August 1850 in Washington County, Tennessee, USA, of Grant Ford and Ellen Griffith. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.
  8. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nackey Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Mackey Ford on 9 August 1854 in Monroe County, Kentucky, USA, age 50, married, born about 1804 in Washington County, Tennessee to Thomas Ford and Nancy Ford, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nacky (Ford) Ford, Memorial# 41195290. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Ford, Memorial# 41195199.

William Ford1

b. 1844
Father*William Ford1 b. 1798, d. 30 Jul 1858
Mother*Nacky Ford1 b. 1796, d. 9 Aug 1854
Birth*1844William Ford was born about 1844 in Tennessee.1
(Son) Census US 185011 December 1850William was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 11 December 1850 in the household of his parents in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. He was 6 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Nackey Ford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 261a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

John Forde1

Relationship Note*John and Maria Forde are believed to have been siblings.2,3
Residence*John Forde lived in Rockmount, County Roscommon, Ireland.1
(Brother-in-Law) Will26 January 1880John was appointed a Joint Trustee and Executor in the will of Thady Rorke of Camogue, County Roscommon, dated 26 January 1880. The will named Thady's wife Maria, his sons John Joseph, Timothy, Michael, Patrick, James and Joseph, and his granddaughter, "Eleanor" Farmer of Newtown, as her name was written in the District Registry's copy of the will. Her name was actually Ellen Mary Farmer. He named his wife's brother John Forde of Rockmount, Croghan, his brother Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin, and his son-in-law Owen Farmer of Newtown, as his Joint Trustees and Executors.

Finding this will was exciting and we are very grateful to Patrick Hume, a Thady Rorke descendant, for his expertise in reading and transcribing our initial copy. His knowledge of this early Rorke family, and also of Ireland generally, has been especially helpful to us. So, thank you, Patrick!

The District Registry's copy of Thady's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have also modified some place names to their current spellings, but have not modified any other spellings that we are aware of, and we've made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the Name of God Amen.

I Thady Rorke of Camogue do make this my last Will and Testament, Revoking all others that "has" been made by me.

I will to my son John Joseph Rorke the sum of Five pounds sterling.

I will to my son Timothy Rorke the sum of One Hundred pounds sterling together with the lands of Farranawillin which I hold under lease.

I will to my son Michael Rorke the sum of Two Hundred pounds sterling together with the Farm of Cloonglasny beg.

I will my son Patrick Rorke the sum of Three Hundred pounds sterling together with the Farm of Lettreen.

Note: in the next sentence of the will, the name “John” was crossed out, so the bequest was intended to read: “I will to my son Joseph Rorke the sum of Three Hundred pounds sterling.”

The remaining portion of all my assets in monies, live stock and crops together with a Policy of Insurance on my own life for five hundred and odd pounds on the Alliance Office Castlerea, per Receipts and Account in my Cash Book, I will to my son James Rorke after paying the aforesaid bequests, Rents, Taxes, Funeral expenses and all other just debts due by me together with Ten pounds which I will to my granddaughter Eleanor(sic) Farmer of Newtown and Five pounds to my respected Parish Priest and Curate for Masses to be offered up for the eternal repose of my poor soul.

I will and direct that my wife Maria Rorke shall get the Annual allowance of Fifteen pounds sterling, for her support and maintenance during her natural life, together with the Room she now sleeps in, to be charged on the lands of Camogue.

It is my will and wish that none of my household furniture or farming implements be sold by Auction, but kept here for the use and benefit of this place.

But it is my will that all my other assets and effects shall be Auctioned and disposed of at a Suitable Season of the year. The monies to be secured and converted to the best purpose for each member of my family, according to the forgoing will, by my Trustees and Executors.

I give and devise to John Forde of Rockmount, Croghan, Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin and Owen Farmer of Newtown, the house, offices and lands of Camogue, leased and released as I now hold them, in trust for my son James Rorke until he reaches the age of twenty-five years, when I will that he then get into legal possession, provided he is in sound health and always guided by my Executors. Should he die before he reaches that age, I will and devise the aforesaid house, offices and lands of Camogue to my son Patrick Rorke, and should neither of them survive the age of twenty-five years, I will and devise the aforesaid house, offices and lands of Camogue to my son Joseph Rorke.

I give and devise to my Trustees and Executors the lands of Mullygollan and Toneragh, if they think it prudent to hold them, in trust for maintenance, clothing and education of Patrick Rorke, James Rorke and Joseph Rorke.

I also will that the profit made out of the lands of Camogue, until my son James attain the age of Twenty-Five years, shall also go to the support, clothing and education of the aforesaid Patrick, James and Joseph Rorke. The balance of profit, if any, to be divided share and share alike on them.

I hope my good friends through life, Christopher French Esq., Arthur St. George French Esq., both of Cloonyquin, and Patrick Taaffe Esq. of Foxborough, will never see an injustice done to any of my family.

I hereby appoint John Forde of Rockmount, Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin, and Owen Farmer of Newtown as Joint Trustees and Executors of this, my Last Will and Testament.

There is a sum of one hundred pounds sterling due me by George S. O’Connor Esq. and Henry Smyth Esq. both now of Hollywell, to be allowed out of last year’s rent of Mullygollan and Toneragh. (per agreement on Stamped paper)

Agreed published and declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in our presence, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, have attached our names as witnesses.

Codicil: The one hundred pounds which I have willed to my Son Timothy in the body of the Will is null and void, as I have signed a bill for him for like amount which should be paid out of my means.

Dated this 26 January 1880 Eighty… and the Will was signed by Thady Rorke

Signing as witnesses were Thomas Feeney and Edward Flanagan.2,4,5
(Executor) Probate16 April 1881John Forde of Rockmount and Owen Farmer of Newtown Ballnaheglish, both in County Roscommon, two of the Executors, probated the will of Owen's father-in-law, Thady Rorke, on 16 April 1881 at Tuam, County Galway. Thady's effects were valued at under £1,500.1

Citations

  1. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, page 593, 1881 probate of Thady Rorke, died 28 April 1880 in County Roscommon, referencing http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription.
  2. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Thady Rorke dated 26 January 1880 at Camogue, County Roscommon at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  3. [S1775] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, transcription details for the marriage of Thadeum Roark and Mariam Forde on 7 February 1861 in Croghan, Killukin (Boyle Barony), Roscommon, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898.
  4. [S1812] Patrick Hume, "Thady Rorke Last Will 1880 (transcription with comments and notes)", received by LHB on 17 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Thady Rorke Last Will 1880 (transcription with comments and notes)."
  5. [S1827] E-mail messages exchanged between Patrick Hume at e-mail address and LHB, on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Rorke/O'Rorke Researcher Patrick Hume Email Messages."

Maria Forde1

b. 1840, d. 1890
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Birth*1840Maria Forde was born about 1840 in Rockmount, County Roscommon, Ireland.2
Relationship Note*Maria and John Forde are believed to have been siblings.1,3
Marriage*7 February 1861She married, as his second wife, Thady Rorke, son of Timothy Rorke and Margaret __?__, on 7 February 1861 in Croghan, County Roscommon.3,4
(Wife) Will26 January 1880Maria's husband prepared his will dated 26 January 1880 at Camogue, County Roscommon, and named his wife Maria, his sons John Joseph, Timothy, Michael, Patrick, James and Joseph, and his granddaughter, "Eleanor" Farmer of Newtown, as her name was written in the District Registry's copy of the will. Her name was actually Ellen Mary Farmer. He named her brother, John Forde of Rockmount, Croghan, his brother Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin, and his son-in-law Owen Farmer of Newtown, as his Joint Trustees and Executors.

Finding this will was exciting and we are very grateful to Patrick Hume, a Thady Rorke descendant, for his expertise in reading and transcribing our initial copy. His knowledge of this early Rorke family, and also of Ireland generally, has been especially helpful to us. So, thank you, Patrick!

The District Registry's copy of Thady's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have also modified some place names to their current spellings, but have not modified any other spellings that we are aware of, and we've made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

In the Name of God Amen.

I Thady Rorke of Camogue do make this my last Will and Testament, Revoking all others that "has" been made by me.

I will to my son John Joseph Rorke the sum of Five pounds sterling.

I will to my son Timothy Rorke the sum of One Hundred pounds sterling together with the lands of Farranawillin which I hold under lease.

I will to my son Michael Rorke the sum of Two Hundred pounds sterling together with the Farm of Cloonglasny beg.

I will my son Patrick Rorke the sum of Three Hundred pounds sterling together with the Farm of Lettreen.

Note: in the next sentence of the will, the name “John” was crossed out, so the bequest was intended to read: “I will to my son Joseph Rorke the sum of Three Hundred pounds sterling.”

The remaining portion of all my assets in monies, live stock and crops together with a Policy of Insurance on my own life for five hundred and odd pounds on the Alliance Office Castlerea, per Receipts and Account in my Cash Book, I will to my son James Rorke after paying the aforesaid bequests, Rents, Taxes, Funeral expenses and all other just debts due by me together with Ten pounds which I will to my granddaughter Eleanor(sic) Farmer of Newtown and Five pounds to my respected Parish Priest and Curate for Masses to be offered up for the eternal repose of my poor soul.

I will and direct that my wife Maria Rorke shall get the Annual allowance of Fifteen pounds sterling, for her support and maintenance during her natural life, together with the Room she now sleeps in, to be charged on the lands of Camogue.

It is my will and wish that none of my household furniture or farming implements be sold by Auction, but kept here for the use and benefit of this place.

But it is my will that all my other assets and effects shall be Auctioned and disposed of at a Suitable Season of the year. The monies to be secured and converted to the best purpose for each member of my family, according to the forgoing will, by my Trustees and Executors.

I give and devise to John Forde of Rockmount, Croghan, Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin and Owen Farmer of Newtown, the house, offices and lands of Camogue, leased and released as I now hold them, in trust for my son James Rorke until he reaches the age of twenty-five years, when I will that he then get into legal possession, provided he is in sound health and always guided by my Executors. Should he die before he reaches that age, I will and devise the aforesaid house, offices and lands of Camogue to my son Patrick Rorke, and should neither of them survive the age of twenty-five years, I will and devise the aforesaid house, offices and lands of Camogue to my son Joseph Rorke.

I give and devise to my Trustees and Executors the lands of Mullygollan and Toneragh, if they think it prudent to hold them, in trust for maintenance, clothing and education of Patrick Rorke, James Rorke and Joseph Rorke.

I also will that the profit made out of the lands of Camogue, until my son James attain the age of Twenty-Five years, shall also go to the support, clothing and education of the aforesaid Patrick, James and Joseph Rorke. The balance of profit, if any, to be divided share and share alike on them.

I hope my good friends through life, Christopher French Esq., Arthur St. George French Esq., both of Cloonyquin, and Patrick Taaffe Esq. of Foxborough, will never see an injustice done to any of my family.

I hereby appoint John Forde of Rockmount, Owen Rorke of Cloonyquin, and Owen Farmer of Newtown as Joint Trustees and Executors of this, my Last Will and Testament.

There is a sum of one hundred pounds sterling due me by George S. O’Connor Esq. and Henry Smyth Esq. both now of Hollywell, to be allowed out of last year’s rent of Mullygollan and Toneragh. (per agreement on Stamped paper)

Agreed published and declared by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in our presence, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, have attached our names as witnesses.

Codicil: The one hundred pounds which I have willed to my Son Timothy in the body of the Will is null and void, as I have signed a bill for him for like amount which should be paid out of my means.

Dated this 26 January 1880 Eighty… and the Will was signed by Thady Rorke

Signing as witnesses were Thomas Feeney and Edward Flanagan.1,5,6
(Wife) Death28 April 1880Maria became a widow when Thady Rorke died on 28 April 1880 scleras (scleritis?) of one month duration.7,8,9,2
Death*1890She died about 1890 at about age 50.2

Family

Thady Rorke b. 1830, d. 28 Apr 1880
Children1.Patrick Francis Rorke2 b. 1862, d. 9 Mar 1908
2.James Rorke+2 b. 20 Mar 1864, d. 7 Jan 1920
3.Joseph Rorke+2 b. 16 Jun 1865, d. 1895

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Thady Rorke dated 26 January 1880 at Camogue, County Roscommon at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1789] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 2", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); . Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 2."
  3. [S1775] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, transcription details for the marriage of Thadeum Roark and Mariam Forde on 7 February 1861 in Croghan, Killukin (Boyle Barony), Roscommon, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898.
  4. [S1789] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 2", reporting the date of their marriage as 9 February 1861.
  5. [S1812] Patrick Hume, "Thady Rorke Last Will 1880 (transcription with comments and notes)", received by LHB on 17 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Thady Rorke Last Will 1880 (transcription with comments and notes)."
  6. [S1827] E-mail messages exchanged between Patrick Hume at e-mail address and LHB, on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Rorke/O'Rorke Researcher Patrick Hume Email Messages."
  7. [S1638] Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, page 593, 1881 probate of Thady Rorke, died 28 April 1880 in County Roscommon, referencing http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/…. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administrations 1858-1920 Transcription.
  8. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death registration on 26 May 1880 of the certified death of Thaddeus Rorke, married, age 50, farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, who died there on 28 April 1880 of scleras of 1 month, with Michael Rorke present at his death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  9. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."

Artybelle Fordham1

b. 7 September 1920, d. 25 May 1986
Father*Charles E. Fordham1,2,3 b. 11 Jul 1867, d. 27 Jun 1920
Mother*Myrtle M. Tiffany1 b. 19 Nov 1886, d. 15 Jan 1977
(Daughter) Death27 June 1920Artybelle's father died on 27 June 1920 at age 52. She was born about six weeks later.2
Birth*7 September 1920Artybelle Fordham was born on 7 September 1920 in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana.1,3
Name VariationHer full name was Artybelle Irene Fordham.4
(Daughter) Marriage21 November 1922Artybelle was 2 years old when her mother married a second time to Frank E. Howell on 21 November 1922.5
(Daughter) Divorce11 October 1924Artybelle was 9 years old when her mother went to court to obtain a divorce from her stepfather, Frank Howell. The divorce was granted on 11 October 1924 in Flathead County, Montana, the Court finding in part that the Defendant, her stepfather, Frank Howell, "has failed to provide for the Plaintiff, her mother, the common necessaries of life because of his idleness, profligacy and dissipation and that the allegations of Plaintiff's complaint are true and that Plaintiff is entitled to the relief demanded in her complaint."6
(Daughter) Marriage25 April 1925Six months after her divorce, her mother married a third time on 25 April 1925 to Charles B. Smith.7
(Daughter) Census US 193026 April 1930Artybelle was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 26 April 1930 in the household of her widowed and twice divorced mother in Jocko, Flathead County, Montana. Artybelle was 9 years old and had attended school within the census year.8
Marriage*15 January 1938She married first, as his first wife, Richard Smart, son of Forrest V. Smart and Zelma Robertson, on 15 January 1938 in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana. Richard was recorded as 21 years of age, although he was probably about age 18, and Artybelle was age 17.4,9
Divorce*1939Artybelle and Richard Smart were divorced, or at least separated, by about 1939 or early 1940. Artybelle was living as married with another man, Clair A. Mallo, on the 1940 census and would marry him legally in 1942.10,11,12,13
Census US 1940*26 April 1940Artybelle and Clair A. Mallo were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 26 April 1940 in Cut Bank, Glacier County, Montana. Although their marriage would not take place for two more years, they were recorded as married. Clair was 32 years of age and worked as a laborer at a stock ranch, and Artybelle was 19 years old. Clair owned his home which was valued at $400 and was on a farm. He had completed the 6th grade of elementary school, and Artybelle had completed elementary school through the 8th grade. Her son from her first marriage with Richard Smart resided with the couple and was one year old and recorded as "Smart" Mallo.11
Marriage*19 September 1942She married second, as his third wife, Clair A. Mallo, son of Frank Mallo and Della Grenier, on 19 September 1942 in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana.13,12
Divorce*25 February 1953On the grounds of mental cruelty, a divorce was granted to Artybelle Mallo, Plaintiff, from Clair A. Mallo, Defendant, on 25 February 1953 by the Ninth Judicial District Court in Cut Bank, Glacier County, Montana. Custody and control of their son, Gerald Dean Mallo, who was 14 years old, was given to the Plaintiff, his mother.14
Marriage*25 May 1953Three months after her divorce, she married third, as his second wife, Reuben P. Getts, son of Samuel T. Getts and Lillian P. Farr, on 25 May 1953 in Cascade County, Montana. Reuben was 37 years of age and was recorded as single, with no previous marriage, and Artybelle was 32 years of age and was recorded as divorced with only one previous marriage.15
(Wife) Death26 December 1980Artybelle became a widow when Reuben P. Getts died on 26 December 1980 at age 65.16
Death*25 May 1986She died on 25 May 1986 in Inverness, Hill County, Montana, at age 653
Cremation* and she was cremated at the Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Mausoleum, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.3

Family 1

Richard Smart b. 18 Oct 1919

Family 2

Clair A. Mallo b. 7 Dec 1907, d. 11 Apr 1962
Child1.Gerald Dean Mallo17 b. 15 Oct 1938

Family 3

Reuben P. Getts b. 17 Nov 1915, d. 26 Dec 1980

Citations

  1. [S2144] Montana, U.S., Marriage Records, 1943-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 May 1953 in Cascade County, Montana, USA, of Artybelle Mallo of Cut Bank, Montana, age 32, divorced, this her 2nd marriage, born on 7 September 1920 in Kalispell, Montana to Charles E Fordham and Myrtle M Tiffany, married Rueben P Getts of Cut Bank, Montana, age 37, "single, no previous marriages", born on 17 November 1915 in Sun River, Montana to Samuel T. Getts and Lillian Farr, citing Certificate# 53 070212, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana State Marriage Records, 1943-1986. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., Marriage Records, 1943-1988.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Edward Charley Fordham, Memorial# 57136228. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Artybelle Irene (Fordham) Getts, Memorial# 97228125.
  4. [S2094] Montana U.S. County Marriage Records, 1865-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 15 January 1938 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA of Artybelle Irene Fordham, age 17, daughter of Charles Fordham and Myrtle Tiffany, married Richard Smart, age 21, son of Forrest V. Smart and Zelma Robertson, referencing Film# 001902481, DGS# 004350529. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1865-1993.
  5. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 November 1922 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA, for Myrtle M. Fordham of Creston, Montana, age 36, born about 1886 in Aurora, S. D., daughter of Clarence Tiffany and Arabelle Stott, married Frank E. Howell of Columbia Falls, Montana, age 32, born in Cerro Gordo, Piatt County, Illinois, son of Henry Howell and Adaline Barns, his first marriage, Myrtle's husband deceased, citing Certificate# 4648, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987.
  6. [S2151] Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Myrtle Howell, plaintiff, against Frank Howell, defendant, filed in Flathead County, Montana on 8 September 1924, heard in open court, awarded on 11 October 1924 and filed by the Flathead County District Clerk on 23 October 1924, citing Case# 6409 images 1321-1337 of 1782. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950.
  7. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 April 1925 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA, for Myrtle Howell of Creston, Montana, age 39, who had been previously married and divorced, born about 1886 in Aurora, South, Dakota, daughter of Clarence Tiffany and Arabelle Stott, married C. B. Smith of Whitefish, Montana, age 50, who had been previously married and divorced, born about 1875 in Richfield, Illinois, son of Ed Smith and May Higgins, citing Certificate# 5117, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  8. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Myrtle Smith, Jocko, Flathead, Montana; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 2340991. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 15 January 1938 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA, for Richard Smart, age 21, born about 1917 in Harlowton, Montana, son of Forrest V. Smart and Zelma Robertson, married Artybelle Irene Fordham, age 17, born in Kalispell, Montana, daughter of Charles Fordham and Myrtle Tiffany, citing Certificate# 7694, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  10. [S2144] Montana, U.S., Marriage Records, 1943-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 June 1947 in Yellowstone, Montana, USA, of Richard Smart, age 27, divorced, his second marriage, born on 18 October 1919 in Harlowton, Montana to Forrest V. Smart and "Bunch" Robertson, married Barbara A. Breckon, age 24, her first marriage, born on 14 February 1923 in Columbus, Nebraska to Benjamin H. Breckon and Georgia Bell, citing Certificate# Yel. 3726, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana State Marriage Records, 1943-1986.
  11. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Clair A. and Artybelle Mallo, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cut Bank, Glacier, Montana; Roll: m-t0627-02220; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 18-15. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 19 September 1942 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA, for Artybelle Smart, age 22, had been married before and divorced, born 7 September 1920 in Kalispell, Montana, daughter of Charlie Fordham and Myrtle Tiffany, married Clair Mallo, age 35, had been married before and divorced, born 7 December 1907 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, son of Frank Mallo and Della Grenier, citing Certificate# 9084, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  13. [S2094] Montana, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1865-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 19 September 1942 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA of Artybelle Smart, age 22, daughter of Charlie Fordham and Myrtle Tiffany, married Clair Mallo, age 35, son of Frank Mallo and Della Grenier, referencing Film# 001902481, DGS# 004350529.
  14. [S2146] Montana, U.S., Divorce Records, 1943-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Artybelle Mallo and Clair Mallo, married on 18 September 1942 at Kalispell, Montana, divorced on 25 February 1953 at Cut Bank, Glacier, Montana, USA, citing Certificate# 53 180337, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana State Divorce Records, 1943-1986, Certificate Number Range: 53 180335 - 56 180043. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., Divorce Records, 1943-1988.
  15. [S2144] Montana, U.S., Marriage Records, 1943-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 May 1953 in Cascade County, Montana, USA, of Artybelle Mallo of Cut Bank, Montana, age 32, divorced, this her "2nd marriage", born on 7 September 1920 in Kalispell, Montana to Charles E Fordham and Myrtle M Tiffany, married Rueben P Getts of Cut Bank, Montana, age 37, "single, no previous marriages", born on 17 November 1915 in Sun River, Montana to Samuel T. Getts and Lillian Farr, citing Certificate# 53 070212, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana State Marriage Records, 1943-1986.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Reuben Perry Getts, Memorial# 132667280.
  17. [S2093] Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Gerald Dean Mallo on 15 October 1938 in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, USA, to Claire Mallo and Artybelle Mallo, citing Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana, Birth Records, 1919-1986. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988.