Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Thomas FORD

Male 1794 - 1860  (65 years)


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  • Name Thomas FORD 
    Born 12 Dec 1794  Fauquier Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Big Flint, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence PREVIOUSLY  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence From About 1810  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 9 Feb 1860  [2, 3
    Buried Archbold Cemetery, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID I37765  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2017 

    Family 1 Elizabeth DYE,   b. 29 Mar 1791,   d. 10 Feb 1833  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1815  Fauquier Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • "Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia," p. 18, reports their marriage as occurring before 1810.
    Notes 
    • Many researchers report Oldridge Ford to be a son of Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Dye, but we have found no evidence to support that. When Thomas Ford died in 1860, his will listed eight surviving children, none of whom was Oldridge. The death record of Oldridge Ford identified his father as Richard Ford, mother not given.

      "Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia," p. 359, reports nine children for this family, the eight listed here plus a son Stephen J. Ford, with no dates or other information. Again, Oldridge Ford is not included. Some researchers who have included Stephen with this family have reported that he died at Libby Prison in the Civil War. But we have not found a military record for this Stephen Ford, nor a listing for him in any pre-Civil War census. [5]
    Children 
     1. Albert H. FORD,   b. 4 Aug 1819, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1888  (Age 69 years)
     2. Easter FORD,   b. CA 1820,   d. Bef 1870  (Age ~ 49 years)
     3. George W. FORD,   b. 15 Oct 1820,   d. 16 Sep 1902, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Richard FORD,   b. 18 Oct 1821,   d. 18 Jul 1895, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Elizabeth FORD,   b. 1826,   d. 1851  (Age 25 years)
     6. Emily FORD,   b. 26 May 1827, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1889, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. James R. FORD,   b. 29 Oct 1828,   d. 31 Dec 1888, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. Mary Isabel FORD,   b. 28 Jul 1832,   d. 25 Dec 1910  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F15016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah DAVIS,   b. CA 1784, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1880  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Married 22 May 1833  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F15015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Big Flint, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Archbold Cemetery, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S141] Descendants of Thomas and Elizabeth Dye Ford, Wade H. Coffindaffer Jr. (1918-1991), Clarksburg, WV, (Self-published, July 1991), p. 5.

    2. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 18.

    3. [S141] Descendants of Thomas and Elizabeth Dye Ford, Wade H. Coffindaffer Jr. (1918-1991), Clarksburg, WV, (Self-published, July 1991), p. 4.

    4. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    5. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >).