Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Family: Stephen J. FORD / Sophia O. POLAN (F16441)

m. 3 Jun 1867


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  • Father | Male
    Stephen J. FORD

    Born  Jul 1845   
    Died  12 Mar 1931  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  3 Jun 1867  [1]  Doddridge Co, WV  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Albert H. FORD | F14026 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Rulana DAVIS | F14026 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Sophia O. POLAN

    Born  29 Dec 1843   
    Died  21 Aug 1900   
    Buried    Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Samuel POLAN | F10782 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Keziah KELLEY | F10782 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Samuel Arthur FORD

    Born  26 May 1868  Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Sep 1949  Berea, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea (Co Rd 7-26), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Margaret J. MAIN | F57394 
    Married     
    Spouse  Luettia COTTRILL | F57393 
    Married  11 Jul 1941  Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    John Anderson FORD

    Born  13 Sep 1870  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Apr 1916  Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Gracie Bell DAVIS | F20063 
    Married  25 Dec 1901  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    Charles Lewis FORD

    Born  Sep 1871  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Jan 1941  Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mahala MATHENY | F10962 
    Married  8 Apr 1899  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    Alfred FORD

    Born  16 Sep 1873   
    Died  16 Sep 1873   
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Male
    Ermon E. FORD

    Born  27 Sep 1877  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Jun 1878   
    Buried     

  • Notes 
    • "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 119, reports that sons John and Charles were twins, born on Apr 13 1870. But Charles' death record states his birth date as Sep 13 1870, the 1900 Census gives his birth date as Sep 1871, age 28. The 1900 Census enumerated in a separate household, also shows John's birth date as Sep 1871, age 28. No birth record was found for either of them in Doddridge or Harrison counties.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Aug 8 1870:
      Stephen J. Ford, 25, farmer; Sophia, 26; Samuel A, 2.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 7 1880:
      Stephen Ford, 35, farmer; wife Sophiah, 36; son Samuel A, 12; son John A, 9; son Charles L, 9.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District):
      Stephen J. Ford, 54, b. Jul 1845, married 33 yrs; wife Sapphire, 55, mother of 5 children (3 still living); son John A, 28, b. Sep 1871, single.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).