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Absalom Washington "Wash" Ford, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1873
Converse
Sabine Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1940
Bastrop
Morehouse Parish
Louisiana, USA

Absalom was the son of Absalom Washington Ford, Sr. and Nancy Eugenia (Wilson) Ford (b. July 9, 1851 d. Dec. 1924 in Sabine Parish, LA), grandson of John Wesley Ford and Martha (O'Neal) Ford, great-grandson of Elijah O. Ford (b 1787 VA d Catahoula Parish, LA) and Sarah (Banks) Ford and great-great-grandson of John Webster O. Ford of Ireland and Lydia (Bannister) Ford. A. W. Ford, Jr. married 1. Ava Celeste McLendon (born 1875 Texas, died Feb. 1899 Converse, LA) in 1894, daughter of Brighton H. McLendon and Mahala (Tyler) McLendon. They had twin daughters, Ethel and Ophelia Ford b June 16, 1897 Converse, LA. Ava died when the twins were about 20 months old. He md. 2. Ether Mary Roann Williamson in 1914. On census records, her name is misspelled "Ethel." Her name was Ether, which sounds just like Ethel but with an R instead of an L. They lived in Converse, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

Children: Sybile Marie "Pauline" (Murphree, Burks)(my step-mother), Acie Willard, Samuel, Woodrow Wilson, Eunice Merle (Swan), Samson, Lois (Ham) and Absalom Washington "June" Ford, Jr. When June Ford was five years old, he was adopted by Francis Joseph and Sarah Helen (Riser) Ortis in Monroe, LA. His name was changed to Francis "June" Ortis, Jr. They were all born in Converse, Sabine Parish, LA.

The family moved to Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA and on to Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA between 1928 and 1930.

Ether and A. W. Ford are buried beside my father, Charles Edward Burks.

1880 Blanco Co., Texas Census:
B. H. Mclenelon 47 Hahala Mclenelon 40 Elizabeth Mclenelon 20 T. H. Mclenelon 19 Lee Mclenelon 16 W. G. Mclenelon 14 M. A. Mclenelon 10 R. A. Mclenelon 8 A. C. Mclenelon 5 Nettie Mclenelon 3

1880 SABINE PARISH, LA FEDERAL CENSUS:
FORD, NANCY E. 29 LA/LA/LA (Mother, Widow)
FORD, JOHN W. 11 LA/LA/LA
FORD, ALMA M. 8 LA/LA/LA
FORD, ABSOLOM W. 6 LA/LA/LA (Absalom b 1873 d 1939)
FORD, MARY E. 4 LA/LA/LA
FORD, NANCY E. 2 LA/LA/LA

1900 Sabine Parish, LA Census:
Absalom Ford, 27, born TX (LA?)
Ethel Ford, 2, daughter, born TX (twin)
Ophelia Ford, 2, daughter, born TX (twin)
Nancy Ford, 42, mother
Mary E. Russell, sister, born TX
Ruby Russell, 6
Eugene Russell, 3
Wilson Russell, 1 (twin)
Warren Russell, 1 (twin)

1910 Sabine Parish, LA Census:
Abslam W. Ford, 37
Ophelia Ford, 12
Ethel Ford, 12
Nancy E. Ford, 59

1920 SABINE PARISH, LA. 10 WARD
FORD, WASH 46 LOUISIANA
ETHER 46 MISSISSIPPI
MARIE 6 LA
WILLARD 4 1/12 LA
SAMUEL 3 1/2 LA
WOODROW WILSON 1 4/12 LA
NANCY E. 68 MOTHER/ WIDOW/ LA

1930 Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA Census:
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 9, Morehouse, Louisiana; Roll: 799; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 520.0.
Name Age
A W Ford 57
Ether Ford 39 (2nd wife-Ether Mary Roann Williamson F.)
Marie Ford 16
Willard Ford 14
Samuel Ford 12
Wilson Ford 10
Merle Ford 9
Samson Ford 8
Lois Ford 6
A W Ford 2 (Absalom W. "June" Ford, III. adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Francis J. Ortis in Monroe, LA in 1933. His name was changed to Francis "June" Ortis, Jr.)
Elmer Walden 14 (grandson)(son of Ethel Ford Walden)
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ether Mary Roann Williamson Ford (1891 - 1972)*
 
 Children:
  Ophelia Ford Patrick (1897 - 1983)*
  Ethel F Ford Walden (1899 - 1918)*
  Sybile Marie Ford Burks (1914 - 2001)*
  Acie Willard Ford (1915 - 1994)*
  Samuel R Ford (1916 - 1970)*
  Woodrow Wilson Ford (1919 - 1991)*
  Eunice Merle Ford Swan (1920 - 1971)*
  Samson Ford (1922 - 1997)*
  Minnie Lois Ford Ham (1926 - 1983)*
  Francis June Ortis (1928 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Christ Church Cemetery
Bastrop
Morehouse Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Shirley Burks Wells
Record added: Feb 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10530575
Absalom Washington Wash Ford, Jr
Added by: Shirley Burks Wells
 
Absalom Washington Wash Ford, Jr
Added by: Shirley Burks Wells
 
Absalom Washington Wash Ford, Jr
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Added by: Shirley Burks Wells
 
 
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014

- JS
 Added: Feb. 19, 2014
In Memory of Absalom Washington Ford, Jr., my step-mother's father
- Shirley Burks Wells
 Added: May. 22, 2012
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