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Richard FORD

Male 1847 - 1916  (69 years)


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  • Name Richard FORD 
    Census 1870, 80, 1900, 10  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 20 Feb 1847  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Birth date on headstone is 1847, his birth date is Feb 1847 in the 1900 Census, and a birth date of Feb 20 1847 has been widely reported. Age 18 at the time of his July 1863 military enlistment would put his birth in about 1845, But the 1880 Census puts his birth in about 1849, while the 1850 Census puts it in about 1848. The latter appears to be the more accurate, based on ages of his closest siblings.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer 
    Military From 1863 to 1864  [4, 5, 6
    Pvt, Co H, 4th W.Va. Cavalry, Civil War 
    • Military records show that Richard Ford enlisted in Co H, 4th W.Va. Cavalry, on 30 July 1863 in West Union. Although his birth date per se is not specified in his military record, age 18 at the time of his enlistment would put his birth in about 1845, at variance with other records. He mustered in as a Private on 29 Aug 1863 in Parkersburg, His record contains scant information regarding his duties. In Dec 1863 he was on duty driving team for the regiment, and in Jan 1864 he was on duty as wagoner for the regiment. He mustered out with his company as a Private on 8 Mar 1864 in Wheeling.
    Died 27 Apr 1916  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    • Death date given in obituary as Wednesday, Apr 26 1916, but death record states Apr 27 1916.
    Buried Wolverton (aka Powell or new Victory) Cemetery, Waldo Run, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Person ID I59452  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 

    Father Oldridge FORD,   b. CA 1815,   d. 15 Jul 1879, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Nancy HEROLD,   b. 21 Nov 1815,   d. 26 Dec 1899  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1840  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eveline ASHCRAFT,   b. 1839, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1923, Harlin (Morgans Run), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1868  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant Twp), enumerated on Jul 6 1870:
      Richard Ford, 23, farmer, value of real estate (blank), value of personal estate $250, cannot read/write; Eveline, 28, cannot write.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant Districtr), enumerated on Jun 12 1880:
      Richard Ford, 31, cannot read/write; wife Evaline, 38, cannot write; dau Jenie, 9, attended school within the census year; dau Mary, 8; dau Nancy, 6; dau Francis, 2; mother Nancy N, 65, widowed, cannot write; sister Mariah, 33, single, cannot read/write; brother Alfred N, 22, single, farmer, cannot write; brother Hermin D, 17, single, farmer. In the column labeled "Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden, or otherwise disabled," a mark was entered for both the daughter Nancy and the mother Nancy. Also, in the column labeled "Insane," a mark was entered for sister Mariah.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jun 2 1900:
      Richard Ford, 53, b. Feb 1847, farmer, married 33 yrs; son-in-law Loremus Davis, 24, b. Apr 1876, farm hand, married 4 yrs; wife Evaline Ford, 58, b. Aug 1841, married 33 yrs, (count of children illegible); dau Talitha Davis, 22, b. Feb 1878, married 4 yrs, mother of 2 children (both still living); granddau Silva B. Davis, 3, b. Feb 1897; grandson Richard T. Davis, 1, b. Oct 1898.

      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Apr 27 1910:
      Richard Ford, 63, farmer, married 43 yrs; wife Evaline, 72 (sic). [12]
    Children 
     1. Jennie FORD,   b. 17 Mar 1871, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1936, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Mary FORD,   b. 8 Apr 1872, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1887, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     3. Nancy FORD,   b. 9 Aug 1874, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1954, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Talitha Frances FORD,   b. 28 Feb 1878, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1940, Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Family ID F24602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wolverton (aka Powell or new Victory) Cemetery, Waldo Run, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
    59452_FORD_Richard_Civil-War-Pension-Card.jpg
    59452_FORD_Richard_Civil-War-Pension-Card.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2093] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Grant District).

    2. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    3. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    4. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    5. [S2605] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database online], (National Park Service , Ancestry.com).

    6. [S2588] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    7. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.

    8. [S14] Obituary.

    9. [S2550] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. I, Donald Edward Ramage (1934-2016), (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)).

    10. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    11. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 158, Line 21 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11791743&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Richard Ford, 21, b. & res. in Doddridge Co, son of Oldridge & Nancy Ford, farmer; and Evaline Ashcraft, 24, b. & res. in Doddridge Co, dau of John & Dicy Ashcraft. Married Dec 31 1868 in Doddridge County, officiated by A. M. Coon.

    12. [S1590] Death record of daughter.