Doddridge County Roots

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Sophia O. POLAN

Female 1843 - 1900  (56 years)


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  • Name Sophia O. POLAN 
    Born 29 Dec 1843  [1, 2
    • Birth date given in 1900 Census as Dec 1844.
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880, 1900  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Aug 1900  [3
    Buried Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I41042  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2016 

    Father Samuel POLAN,   b. 27 Sep 1824,   d. 13 Nov 1892, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Keziah KELLEY,   b. 22 Sep 1818, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1901, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Oct 1840  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stephen J. FORD,   b. Jul 1845,   d. 12 Mar 1931, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1867  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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.
    Children 
     1. Samuel Arthur FORD,   b. 26 May 1868, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1949, Berea, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. John Anderson FORD,   b. 13 Sep 1870, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1916, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Charles Lewis FORD,   b. Sep 1871, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1941, Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     4. Alfred FORD,   b. 16 Sep 1873,   d. 16 Sep 1873  (Age 0 years)
     5. Ermon E. FORD,   b. 27 Sep 1877, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1878  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F16441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    41042_FORD_SophiaOPolan_1843-1900_MiddleIslandSDBCem_SugarCamp_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2077] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton District).

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

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S934] Findagrave.com.