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Capt George Osman Ford

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Capt George Osman Ford

Birth
Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death
8 May 1909 (aged 73)
Kirby, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Burial
Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
22545079 View Source

"Successful Vermonters", William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company, 1904, page 127:

CAPT. George O. Ford, son of James and Annie (McKoy) Ford, was born in Lyndon in 1835. His father, James, was a native of Grafton, N. H.; his mother was born at Lunenburg, Vt. In 1864 Captain Ford was married to Sophronia E. Grout, daughter of Josiah and Sophronia (Ayer) Grout of Kirby.

In December, 1861, George O. Ford enlisted in Company K, Eighth Vermont regiment, for three years' service. He was in all the important engagements participated in by that organization. He was taken prisoner at Des Allemands, La., September, 1862; was wounded at the battle of Winchester, September 19, 1864, and again at the battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. He enlisted as a private and came out of the service at the expiration of his term with an honorable discharge and having served as sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant, and captain.

Captain Ford served several years on the board of selectmen, six years as road commissioner, and in 1888 he represented Kirby in the Vermont legislature. Since 1865 he resided on the Grout farm.

Bio courtesy of Alan Ford.

"Successful Vermonters", William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company, 1904, page 127:

CAPT. George O. Ford, son of James and Annie (McKoy) Ford, was born in Lyndon in 1835. His father, James, was a native of Grafton, N. H.; his mother was born at Lunenburg, Vt. In 1864 Captain Ford was married to Sophronia E. Grout, daughter of Josiah and Sophronia (Ayer) Grout of Kirby.

In December, 1861, George O. Ford enlisted in Company K, Eighth Vermont regiment, for three years' service. He was in all the important engagements participated in by that organization. He was taken prisoner at Des Allemands, La., September, 1862; was wounded at the battle of Winchester, September 19, 1864, and again at the battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864. He enlisted as a private and came out of the service at the expiration of his term with an honorable discharge and having served as sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant, and captain.

Captain Ford served several years on the board of selectmen, six years as road commissioner, and in 1888 he represented Kirby in the Vermont legislature. Since 1865 he resided on the Grout farm.

Bio courtesy of Alan Ford.


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Co. K, 8 REG., VT. Vol


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