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Judge Sidney S Ford, Sr
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Birth: May 10, 1801
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1866
Fords Prairie
Lewis County
Washington, USA

My Great (x4) Grandfather. Settled on what became Fords Prairie on the banks of the Chehalis River on May 25, 1846. Indian Agent, Justice of the Peace, clerk of the Lewis County Court, Territorial Legislator, Lt. Col. in the Territorial Militia.

His Middle Name: I have seen many internet family trees listing a middle name "Smith" but to date I have not seen a true source document confirming that. All documents I have seen only list the middle initial "S." So to avoid perpetuating possible rumor and speculation, for now I'm leaving the middle initial as "S." I know that the book "Centralia-The First Fifty Years," uses "Smith" but that book is a collection of anecdotal information and in addition to some great stories, it also has errors, misspellings, and other issues you would expect to find in a student-produced publication. If you find an actual source document (e.g. a will, family bible, government document) listing "Smith" I would love to see it. Thank you. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Ford (1752 - 1842)
  Audere Allen Ford (1759 - 1810)
  Nancy Shaw Ford (1806 - 1898)
  Harriette Jane Ford Williams (1826 - 1900)*
  Sidney S Ford (1829 - 1900)*
  Thomas Jefferson Ford (1832 - 1906)*
  Elizabeth Ann Ford Ticknor (1840 - 1916)*
  Nancy Missouri Ford (1842 - 1851)*
  Fernando Claude Ford (1843 - 1914)*
  Mary Angeline Ford Shelton (1847 - 1934)*
  Sarah Ford Allen (1777 - 1844)*
  Sidney S Ford (1801 - 1866)
  Mehittabel Ford (1803 - 1823)*
*Calculated relationship
Pioneer Cemetery
Lewis County
Washington, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 46.72921, -122.9924
Maintained by: D. D. Thompson
Originally Created by: Piper
Record added: Jul 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28329570
Judge Sidney S Ford, Sr
Added by: Penny Palmer
Judge Sidney S Ford, Sr
Added by: Piper
Judge Sidney S Ford, Sr
Added by: Piper
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RIP - Sidney Smith Ford Pioneer of Oregon 1845
 Added: Jun. 20, 2015
this is my great grand father also, any chance you know how to get a hold of the new family book of sydney s ford and his descendants? if so please email me at
- alex lound
 Added: Mar. 27, 2013
Judge Ford rocks!
 Added: Feb. 19, 2011
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