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James S. Ford, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1808
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1879
Polk County
Oregon, USA

James was the son of Robert & Mary(Evans)Ford.
He married Mary(Polly) Cline Sept. 22, 1831 in Tazewell County, Illinois.
He left Illinois, with wife and children, Apr. 10, 1853 and arrived in Oregon Nov. 6, 1853. Acquired land claim in Bridgeport Dec. 10, 1853. James was was a farmer.
Up to the time of his death he had been hale and hearty. He was engaged in chopping down a tree, when it fell and struck another tree and a large limb broke off and hit him with a terrible blow in the back, breaking two ribs and partially dislocating his spine and injuring him internally. His death occured about a week after the accident.
He was known as "Uncle Jimmy" in the community and was widely known and universally respected, a kind neighbor and good citizen.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Ford (1780 - 1865)
  Mary Evans Ford (1781 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary M. Cline Ford (1815 - 1882)
 
 Children:
  William Ford (1833 - 1917)*
  John J. Ford (1835 - 1892)*
  George W. Ford (1836 - 1923)*
  Elizabeth J. Ford Bell (1838 - 1902)*
  Lazerus Ford (1841 - 1846)*
  Mary M. Ford Foister (1844 - 1872)*
  Robert Ford (1846 - 1924)*
  Sarah A. Ford (1849 - 1863)*
  James S. Ford (1850 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Ford (1803 - 1849)*
  Jane Ford Clark (1804 - 1877)*
  John Ford (1806 - 1848)*
  James S. Ford (1808 - 1879)
  Rachel Ford Burns (1809 - 1889)*
  Rebecca Ford Dillon (1811 - ____)*
  Mary Elner Mariah Ford Holderman (1814 - 1854)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Smith Cemetery
Monmouth
Polk County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Rose Ford
Record added: Nov 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12443085
James S. Ford, Sr
Added by: Rose Ford
 
James S. Ford, Sr
Added by: Rose Ford
 
James S. Ford, Sr
Added by: Rose Ford
 
 
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