Descendants of Benjamine Ford
Generation No. 1
1.BENJAMINE1 FORD was born 1760, and died 12 Oct 1839 in Fulton County, IL. He married MARY APPIRSON. She was born 1769.
Children of BENJAMINE FORD and MARY APPIRSON are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 FORD, b. May 1797; d. 16 Apr 1848, Warren Co, IN, Redwood Cemetery.
ii. MARY FORD, m. DEVOSS.
iii. RICHARD FORD.
iv. THOMAS FORD.
v. EDWARD FORD.
vi. LEAH FORD.
viii. SAMUEL FORD.
ix. ABSOLUM FORD.
Generation No. 2
2.WILLIAM2 FORD (BENJAMINE1) was born May 1797, and died 16 Apr 1848 in Warren Co, IN, Redwood Cemetery. He married SARAH YOKEM 04 Jan 1816 in Ross Co, Ohio. She died in KS??.
Notes for WILLIAM FORD:
William and Sarah's names came from History of Vermillion Co. IL by Beckwith 1879. Probate info on William's estate is from Warren Co. IN Box 11. The probate also lists a Washington, Samuel, Harness (Harner) and Benjamin Ford as purchasing items at the sale.
Children of WILLIAM FORD and SARAH YOKEM are:
3. i. BENJAMIN F3 FORD, b. 16 Dec 1818, Ross Co, Ohio; d. 22 Mar 1902, Vermillion Co. Il. Redwood Cemetery IN.
4. ii. WASHINGTON FORD, b. 12 Feb 1820; d. 22 Nov 1896, Warren Co, IN.
iii. GEORGE FORD.
iv. JERROT FORD.
v. HARNESS FORD.
vi. JOHN FORD.
vii. JAMES FORD.
viii. MARY FORD.
ix. ELIZABETH FORD.
x. MARIA FORD.
Generation No. 3
3.BENJAMIN F3 FORD (WILLIAM2, BENJAMINE1) was born 16 Dec 1818 in Ross Co, Ohio, and died 22 Mar 1902 in Vermillion Co. Il. Redwood Cemetery IN. He married ABIGAIL FLEMING 14 Aug 1842 in IN. She was born 18 Oct 1827, and died 14 Jan 1881 in Vermillion Co. Il. Redwood Cemetery IN..
Notes for BENJAMIN F FORD:
Obit Williamsport IN, The Review Apr. 1902 (lots of family info).
History of Virmillion Co. IL, Beckwith, 1879, pg. 723-724.
"Benjamin Ford, Rossville, farmer and Stockraiser was born in Ross county Ohio, on the 16th to Dec 1818, and is the son of
Willam and Sarah (Yokem) Ford. When he was eleven his parents removed to La Fayette, Indiana; liverd there a number of years, and went thence to Fulton county Illinois. After a residence of several years therethey all moved back to Indiana, and located near Lebanon. Here teh subject of this sketch was married to Abigail Fleming, on the 14th of August, 1842. In the spring of 1844 he moved into the present limimts of Grant township, renting from placel to place for six years, when he had accumulated enought to buy a land warrent, with which he entered the northeast quarter of section 1 town 22, range 11. He began very poor, and his progress at first was slow, but by industry and frugality has accumulated a large property, and is now one of teh substantial farmers of Grant township. By successive purchases he has increased his homestead to eight hundred and forty-eight acres. has always combined stock-raising with his farming operations. He has ten children: Arthur, Betsy Jane, James, Rebecca, Leander, William H. Jeremiah (dead) Benjamin F. Mary R. Mr. Ford owns one thousand acres of land, worth $29,000. He is a republican in politics."
Census' 1850 Vermillion Co. IL Grant Township pg 241, 1860, pg. 264, 1870 pg. 13, 1880 pg. 34. State of IL Land Tract Records that Benjamin Ford purchased sec 1 township 22n 11w for $81.41 and sec 36 township 23n 11w for $80.00. The Land Warrent was issued Nov. 8 1850.
Children of BENJAMIN FORD and ABIGAIL FLEMING are:
5. i. ARTHUR4 FORD, b. 28 Jul 1848, Vermillion Co. IL; d. 18 Jul 1926.
ii. BETSY FORD, b. Unknown.
iii. JANE FORD, b. Unknown.
iv. JAMES FORD, b. Abt. 1850.
6. v. REBECCA FORD, b. 08 Jul 1853, Vermillion Co. Il; d. 24 Jan 1950, buried Redwood Cemetery.
vi. LEANDER FORD, b. Unknown.
7. vii. WILLIAM HARVEY FORD, b. 22 Aug 1862, Vermillion Co. Il; d. 23 Jun 1960, St. E Hospital.
viii. JEREMIAH FORD, b. Unknown.
ix. BENJAMIN F FORD, b. Unknown.
x. MARY R FORD, b. Unknown.
4.WASHINGTON3 FORD (WILLIAM2, BENJAMINE1) was born 12 Feb 1820, and died 22 Nov 1896 in Warren Co, IN. He married ELIZABETH THARP 25 Nov 1846 in Warren Co, IN. She died 24 Feb 1905.
Children of WASHINGTON FORD and ELIZABETH THARP are:
i. WILLIAM J.4 FORD, b. 05 Aug 1847.
8. ii. JOHN ALBERT FORD, b. 12 Feb 1848, Warren Co, IN; d. 10 Dec 1910, Kingman Co. KS.
iii. JAMES HARVEY FORD.
iv. GEORGE W. FORD, b. 1858.
v. DANIEL FORD.
vi. ALCONZO FORD.
vii. FRANCIS M. FORD.
Notes for FRANCIS M. FORD:
Also known as "Frank"
viii. HENRY JASPER FORD.
ix. ESTELLA CAROLINE FORD, m. THOMSON.
x. GRACE ENDORA FORD, m. REED.
xi. MARY ELIZABETH FORD, d. 03 Sep 1887, Warren Co, IN, age 16 years 11 months 3 days.
Generation No. 4
5.ARTHUR4 FORD (BENJAMIN F3, WILLIAM2, BENJAMINE1) was born 28 Jul 1848 in Vermillion Co. IL, and died 18 Jul 1926. He married AMANDA RENNAKER. She was born 20 Sep 1852, and died 18 Nov 1883.
Children of ARTHUR FORD and AMANDA RENNAKER are:
i. JAMES5 FORD, b. Abt. 1875; d. 25 Oct 1960, Logansport, Cass, IN; m. VILETTIA E. BUTTS, 18 Aug 1898; b. Unknown; d. 02 Jul 1954.
ii. ALICE FORD, b. Unknown.
6.REBECCA4 FORD (BENJAMIN F3, WILLIAM2, BENJAMINE1) was born 08 Jul 1853 in Vermillion Co. Il, and died 24 Jan 1950 in buried Redwood Cemetery. She married JOHN W. SPACEY 26 Nov 1876 in Vermillion Co. Il. He was born 01 Feb 1850 in IN, and died 19 Sep 1917 in buried Redwood Cemetery.
Notes for JOHN W. SPACEY:
Census record Warren Co. IN 1880 Prairie Township pg35. 1900 ED# 119 sheet 8.
Children of REBECCA FORD and JOHN SPACEY are:
i. ROSSIE C.5 SPACEY, b. Abt. 1878; d. 05 Aug 1882, buried Redwood Cemetery.
ii. IRVIN L. SPACEY, b. Feb 1880.
iii. BERTIN SPACEY, b. Abt. 1883; d. 08 May 1885, buried Redwood Cemetery (age 2y 2m 25d).
7.WILLIAM HARVEY4 FORD (BENJAMIN F3, WILLIAM2, BENJAMINE1) was born 22 Aug 1862 in Vermillion Co. Il, and died 23 Jun 1960 in St. E Hospital. He married FRANCES JANETT PUGH 16 Apr 1885 in East Lynn, Vermilion co. IL. She was born Nov 1864, and died 1938.
More About FRANCES JANETT PUGH:
Fact 1: nickname "Nettie"
Children of WILLIAM FORD and FRANCES PUGH are:
i. VIOLA5 FORD, b. Abt. 1886.
ii. HERMAN FORD, b. 03 Mar 1887; d. Jul 1969; m. MINNIE T. COCHRAN, 11 Aug 1911, Williamsport, Warren Co, IN book 9 pg 509; d. Aug 1974.
iii. CARL EDWIN FORD, b. 03 Jul 1889; d. 15 Jul 1964, buried WestLebanon Cemetery IN; m. LUELLA MARIA COLE, 06 Jul 1910, Warren Co, IN book 9 pg 503; b. 29 Feb 1892, IN; d. 06 Aug 1965, IN buried West Lebanon Cemetery IN.
iv. BERT B. FORD, b. Jan 1891.
v. BERTHA FORD, b. Dec 1892; m. JOHN EARL BOWERS.
vi. DELPHIA FORD, b. Nov 1892; m. ARTHUR HIGH, 20 Dec 1911, Warren Co, IN Book 9 pg. 663.
vii. FLOSSIE ELVA FORD, b. 09 Sep 1895, Vermillion Co. Il; m. HARLEY HERMAN BRIGGS, 21 Aug 1915, Warren Co, IN, Book 13 pg 80; b. 09 Oct 1895.
viii. SARAH ABIGAIL FORD, b. Jan 1897, Vermillion Co. Il; m. SHIRLEY D. BIGGS.
8.JOHN ALBERT4 FORD (WASHINGTON3, WILLIAM2, BENJAMINE1) was born 12 Feb 1848 in Warren Co, IN, and died 10 Dec 1910 in Kingman Co. KS. He married MALINDA C. SHERRILL 06 Sep 1870. She was born 21 Dec 1848 in Missouri.
Notes for JOHN ALBERT FORD:
26 Dec. 1912, Leader-Courier, Kingman KS.
"By mistake the following obituary funished The Leader-Courier by an intimate friend of the late John A. Ford was left out of the first few hundred copies of last week's issues and is there fore printed in the entire edition this week that all the friends of the deceased may receive paper with it in:
John Albert Ford, son of Washington and Elizabeth Ford, was born February 12, 1848, in Warren County, Indiana, and grew to manhood in that county. He moved to Illinois in 1870, and came to Kansas in 1880. He moved onto the place where he died in 1881, and lived there ever since. He departed this life December 10, 1912, aged 64 years, 9 months, and 28 days. Was joined in marriage to Malinda C. Sherrill, September 6th, 1870. To this union was born nine children, five girls and fours boys. Only one son and the firls, and his devoted wife are lift to mourn the loss: Mrs. Ella M. Wright of Zenda, Kansas, Jocie (sic) E. Shatell, near Spivey, Kansas, Vianna Stockdale, Bliss Oklahoma; Estella E. McNabb, of Nashville, Kansas; Nolia P. Hemphill of Spivey, Kansas, and J. Jesse Ford at home.
He also leaves four brothers and two sisters living: J Harvey Ford, of Ambia, Indiana; George W. Ford of West Lebanon, Indiana; Francis M. Ford of West Lebanon, Indiana; Herny J. Ford of Pence, Indiana; Mrs. Estella C. Thomson of Pence, Indiana; Mrs. Grace U. Reed of Nashville, Kansas.
Mr. Ford as a friend and neighbor was a loyal and upright man in his dealins and no one ever came to him for help and went away without finding it. He was a man that every body liked, both young and old, and he vever forgot a face and every one was his friend. He was a true, devoted husband and father, and prided himself in helping those who came to him in need, it mattered not whether high or lowly. We know of no person that had as many friends as he, and he never mand an enemy in his lifetime.
The funeral services were held at the home, being conducted by the Odd Fellows, of which he was a member, having belonged to the order over 22 years. Rev. H.T. Purcell of Spivey preached teh funeral sermon, and interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.
The accident which caused Mr. Ford's death is the most peculiar that has ever happened out here. It being a tree that he had planted himself some 30 years ago, which he was cutting down preparatory to have made into lumber to build a new house. Probably no one can call to mind an incident of this particular kind.
The funeral was the largest ever held in this neighborhood , the proscession being just on solid mile long. There were about 700 people in attendance as friend of the deceased.
Being among the first settlers in Kingman County, Mr. Ford found ample opportunity to indulge his bigheartedness toward the deseving poor, and no one in destress ever called on him in vain. The night was never too dark or the unfortunate neighbor too far away for John Ford to fail to respong promptly to any call of distress. "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my children" he will find many blessings laid up for him. He shone the brightest when he could do the most for the poor man in distress lost one he could always turn to when John Ford closed his eyes in death. Another of those who bore the burden in the heat of teh day has passed away.
Children of JOHN FORD and MALINDA SHERRILL are:
i. ELLA MAY5 FORD, b. 10 Jun 1871.
ii. UNKNOWN FORD, b. 1873.
iii. JACIE ETTA FORD, b. 26 Aug 1875.
iv. VIANNA FORD, b. 29 Jul 1877.
v. ESTELLA ELIZABETH FORD, b. 03 May 1880.
vi. ENNIS WASHINGTON FORD, b. 16 Feb 1884.
vii. NOLIA P. FORD, b. 20 Aug 1884.
viii. ANSON FORD, b. 1887.
ix. JOHN JASPER O. FORD, b. 18 Apr 1889.