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Rev Abel Ford
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1814
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1889
Gloversville
Fulton County
New York, USA

Rev. Abel Ford was the son of Abel and Lydia (Tallman) Ford. Orpha "Orphy" Ann (Losee) Ford was his 1st wife. They were married January 14, 1846 and she died September 30, 1860. Clarissa Ford was his 2nd wife. She died in 1899. He was a minister in the Troy Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

1871 Gazetteer And Business Directory Of Saratoga County, New York, Page 258
Ford, Abel Rev., (Stillwater,) pastor of Methodist Episcopal Church

Obituary
The Christian Advocate
March 13, 1890
FORD.--The Rev. Abel Ford was born in Schuyler, Herkimer County, New York, October 31, 1814, and died at his home in Gloversville, New York, November 19, 1889. He was converted in 1837 under the labors of the Rev. John P. Foster. In the same meeting his two brothers, Salisbury and William, were converted, and all three became ministers of great usefulness. Abel Ford was received on trial in Troy Conference in 1843, and was sent to Greenfield. His subsequent appointments were Mechanicville, Arlington, Vt.; Fort Ann, Wilton, Pawlet, Vt., Fair Haven, Vt.; Peru, Schuyler Falls, Belcher, Easton, Cobleskill, Esperance, Stillwater and Clifton Park. Brother Ford was a minister of the olden type, a vigorous Methodist, holding tenaciously to our doctrines and usages. He was greatly gifted in prayer and exhortation. He was a man of deep spiritual experience, and the intense longing of his soul was the salvatin of sinners and the sanctification of believers. On all or nearly all of his charges he witnessed gracious revivals, and many souls were won to Christ through his instrumentality. At the Conference of 1872 he retired from the active work of the ministry and moved to Gloversville, where he continued to reside until his decease. His illness was brief. Stricken with pneumonia, he lingered but a few days, when, without leaving any special dying testimony, or without even the sound of footfall or of wing, he passed to his home in the heavens, where the saints in light dwell. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Orpha Ann Losee Ford (1820 - 1860)
  Clarissa Ford (1823 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Florence Ford (1852 - 1862)*
  Irving Ford (1856 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Father"
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Gloversville
Fulton County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Sep 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58800959
Rev Abel Ford
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