Ford, Sr. &
Descendants & Ancestors
SURNAMES I AM RESEARCHING: BARGER, BINGHAM, BRISTOW, BROWN, CHAPLAIN, COLVILLE, ENGLAND, FLYNN, FORD, HENDRICKS, HENDRIX, HICKS, LODEN, LOGAN, LYNCH, MADDUX, MOON, RENFRO, RYAN, SWANN, TOLLETT
TABLE of CONTENTS
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
was extracted from the Revolutionary War Record abstract of pension file for
the veteran, John Ford, Sr.
John Ford, Sr. was born in
Albermarle County Va. on Nov. 13, 1762; HAD HIS FATHER'S BIBLE, lived in Fluvanna
County for 16 years after the War, then went to Roane County Tn., living there for 8
years, and has lived in Bledsoe Countyfor about 16 years. The Rev. William
Hail & John Narramore, J.P., are character witnesses. He aquired the
following grants from the State of Tennessee:
ELIZABETH ENGLAND was born 15 Dec 1764 and died 30 Sept 1845. Her parents were JOHN LEA ENGLAND, born abt 1740 in Goochland, Virginia, died 1768, Goochland, Virginia and ANNE EUBANKS 15 Dec 1764 in Goochland, Va.
Jane Ford (born ca. 1786, Fluvanna County, VA) married Richard Matthews (born 1782,
Buncombe County, North Carolina). To this union:
ii. Sarah Ford
(born abt. 1793, Fluvanna County, VA, died 24 April 1870, Little Cove, Cumberland
County, TN) Sarah is buried in Little Cove which is a part of or connected to Grassy
Cove. When she moved there with her parents it was Roane County then became
Bledsoe and today is Cumberland County. Sarah was married first to Will Stubbs (born
29 Sept 1812, Roane County, TN). They have one son:
SARAH marries 2nd time, NATHANIEL BRISTOW b. 3 May 1792 in Buncombe County NC. He is Welsh descent. He died 15 Nov 1871 and buried in Little Cove Cemetery which is a part of Grassy Cove Community. They have 3 children:
MARY BRISTOW born 1814/22
WILLIAM S BRISTOW born 31 Dec 1824 and died 9 Feb 1899
GEORGE W BRISTOW born 19 Jun 1826 died 19 Jul 1892
iii. Dr. John Ford (born 25 Dec 1796, Fluvanna County, VA, died 7 Oct
1863, Grassy Cove, TN) He married MARY NANCY
LODEN who was born 18 June 1800 in VA and she is deceased 3 Dec. 1874, buried in
Grassy Cove, Cumberland County ,TN. Their children were:
Thomas Wesley Ford and Haney Barger had ROBERT ELIJAH FORD born 6 Feb 1855 in Tenn. and married "MATTIE" MARTHA MELINDA RHODES on 12 Jan 1888 in Fannin County TX. She was born 20 Jan 1869 in Ark to ISAM RHODES and CYNTHIA PALMER. She died 21 Sept 1938 in Norman, Okla, Cleveland County. She was a housewife and member of Eastern Star. They had 4 children: ROY ISAM FORD born 23 Dec 1888, died 1 Feb 1921; BERTA MAY FORD born 8 Oct 1890 and died 18 May 1917; HYLA HESTER FORD born 23 April 1893; ROBERT PAGE FORD born 13 May 1895 .
Fletcher Ford (born 18 Mar 1825, died 1904 or 1907, Grassy Cove, TN)
Christopher Archibald Ford, born 5 Nov 1833 in Grassy Cove, Bledsoe County ,TN. Married about 1857 to ELIZABETH A SWAN, born ca.1832/34 in TN. They had 2 children, daughters, MARGARET F FORD, born 1858/59 in Grassy Cove Tenn., Cumberland County and #2. LILLY ANN FORD, born ca. 1860 in Grassy Cove, TN.
ELBERT HENLEY FORD, born ca.1829/34 in Grassy Cove, Bledsoe County. He was a Civil War soldier and a farmer. He was the son of Dr. John and Nancy Loden Ford. He married ELIZABETH "JANE" BACON 19 Jul 1853 in Roane County Tenn. She was born in 1834 and the couple had 8 children: MARY R FORD born 1854/56; SARAH E FORD ca 1856; EMILY FORD ca.1858; TENNESSEE FORD 1863, died in childhood; ROBERT E FORD, Aug 1874 and died 22 Oct 1964; BETTY FORD; CAROLINE FORD; MATTIE FORD.
Mary Ford, born 20 Feb 1836 in Grassy Cove, Bledsoe County, TN in the old Ford homestead. Mary never married. She died 21 Feb 1900 in Grassy Cove, TN, now Cumberland County. She is buried in the Grassy Cove Methodist Church Cemetery.
ELJAH JEHU FORD , 5th son of Dr. John Ford and Nancy Loden Ford was called "Lige" or Little Dock" nicknamed after his father. He was born in 1837 and died in 1864 in a Military Prison, Camp Chase, Ohio. He is buried in a Confederate Cemetery in Nashville, Tenn.
He married MARY DORTON, She was the dtg. of JOSEPH DORTON SR & REBECCA DAVENPORT. She and E.J. Ford had one child, MARTHA ELIZABETH "BETTY" FORD, born 21 Feb. 1861 and died 26 April 1916.
iv. Nancy Ford (born ca. 1798, Fluvanna County, VA) Nancy married William Loden II ( born 1798/99,VA, died between 1860/70 in Little Cove TN, Cumberland County) He is the son of William Loden and Polly Gibson. They have 7 children:
JAMES LODEN born 1818
MARY "POLLY" LODEN born 1822 and died in 1880
BETSY (ELIZABETH) LODEN, born 1825 in Bledsoe County Tenn
REUBEN LODEN born 1829 in Bledsoe County Tenn
WILLIAM LODEN III born 26 Jan 1827 and died 7 Nov 1912 in Bledsoe County Tenn
BENJAMIN LODEN born 1832 and died 14 March 1862 in Bledsoe County Tenn
SUSANNAH LODEN born 1835 in Bledsoe County Tenn
v. Mary Ford (born 11 Nov 1800, Fluvanna County, VA, died 23 Apr 1893) Mary (who went by Polly) married WILLIAM RENFRO born 10 Jan 1801, VA, died 10 Jan 1888. Buried beside wife Mary "Polly" Ford in Grassy Cove Methodist Cemetery. He owns 1,850 acres and is Justice of the Peace. They have 9 children:
ROBERT AMOS RENFRO born 16 feb 1821 and died 8 March 1895
GEORGE W RENFRO born 15 Aug 1823 and died 14 Oct 1889
WILLIAM W RENFRO born ca1826
JOSHUA J RENFRO born ca.1829
LAWRENCE MARION "MARION" RENFRO born Feb. 1832
ELIZABETH RENFRO born 15 May 1834 and died 8 April 1873
JACK RENFRO born Oct. 1835
MARK RENFRO born ca1838
JANE RENFRO born ca1841
vi. Reuben Ford (born 1802/1806, Fluvanna County, VA, died Oct 1888) In 1824, Rueben married Susannah Loden, born 1802.