Doddridge County Roots

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George W. FORD

Male 1820 - 1902  (81 years)


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  • Name George W. FORD 
    Born 15 Oct 1820  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1864  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1880, 1900  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1900, George Ford and his wife Paulina, ages 80 and 77, were enumerated in the household of their son William.
    Occupation farmer  [4
    Military (ENLISTED 10/3/1864)  [3, 5
    Pvt, Co A, 26th Virginia Cav, Civil War (CSA) 
    • Military records show that on Oct 3 1864 in Doddridge County, George Forde (sic) enlisted as a Private in Co A, 46th Virginia Cavalry Battalion (Confederate), for the duration of the war. The 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, CSA, was formed in December 1864 by consolidating the 46th and 47th Battalions Virginia Cavalry. The unit served in W. L. Jackson's Brigade and was active in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley. It was disbanded during the spring of 1865. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph K. Kesler and Major Henry D. Ruffner were in command.
    Died 16 Sep 1902  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I49488  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2017 

    Father Thomas FORD,   b. 12 Dec 1794, Fauquier Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1860  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F15016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Polina A. DAVIS,   b. 1 Feb 1827, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1906, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1845  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Olonzo Wilson FORD,   b. 11 Aug 1846, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1942, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     2. Martha Isabell FORD,   b. 17 Oct 1848
     3. Samuel Selathiel FORD,   b. 18 Dec 1851,   d. 28 Nov 1852  (Age 0 years)
     4. Adolph Gilbert FORD,   b. 6 Apr 1853, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +5. Mary Elizabeth FORD,   b. 29 Jun 1855,   d. 8 Nov 1934, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +6. Albert Caldwell FORD,   b. 13 Apr 1857, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Clawson FORD,   b. 8 Apr 1859,   d. 7 Jul 1866, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     8. Herman Seaberry FORD,   b. 27 May 1861
    +9. Sarah Ella FORD,   b. 21 Jun 1863,   d. 26 Jun 1940, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +10. William Fernando FORD,   b. 16 Oct 1865, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1943, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     11. Herbert Lewis FORD,   b. 21 Aug 1868
     12. Laura FORD,   b. 21 Dec 1872, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1963, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Family ID F20393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    49488_FORD_GeorgeW_PolinaADavis_7thDayBaptChrchCem_SalemWV.jpg

    Documents
    49488_FORD_George_MusterRoll_CoA-46thVaCavBn-Confederate_Oct1864.jpg
    49488_FORD_George_MusterRoll_CoA-46thVaCavBn-Confederate_Oct1864.jpg
    49488_FORD_George_1820-1902_DeathRecord.jpg
    49488_FORD_George_1820-1902_DeathRecord.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.
      "Davis - The Settles of Salem WV," p. 88, reports birth date as Oct 13 1820, but "Cemeteries of Tenmile District," p. 170, reports date on headstone as Oct 15 1820.

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

    3. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    5. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 88.

    6. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 142.
      Identified as George Ford, 82, b. Doddridge Co, married, died Sep 16 1902, cause of death diabetes and uremic poisoning, buried in Salem WV on Sep 17 1902. (Note: "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 88, incorrectly reports death date as Sep 15 1892. Headstone confirms the Sep 16 1902 date.)

    7. [S5] Headstone.

    8. [S2243] Cemeteries of Tenmile District, Harrison County, WV, (Harrison County Genealogical Society, Clarksburg, WV (1989, revised 1995)).

    9. [S934] Findagrave.com.