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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ford from Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

A Bridge to the Past
Last week, I mentioned I had two different Ford lines, one from Massachusetts and one from Connecticut, New Haven to be exact. This is the one from Connecticut. I don't normally write much about the family, but what I do is run the register report from my public tree on RootsWeb and copy it to this post, then do some editing before publishing it.

This past week, Miriam J. Robbins of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors blog fame wrote a nice piece for her Tuesday's Tip post called, "Ancestry.com's Surname Meanings and History." When she does her Surname Saturday, she goes to the Ancestry.com's Surname Meanings and History site for information on the surname she is working on. I found this link to work for me. http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts

I did the Ford surname, for each of the 3 years (1840, 1880 and 1920) that show the number of families for each particular year. I chose 1840, and you can see from the legend that Connecticut had between 56 and 166 Ford families.

Note: I am not sure why my map isn't showing correctly, because on my draft, it shows as perfect. Massachusetts and Connecticut had the most Fords in 1840, with between 167 to 331 families.

Ford Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin (see Foran).Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.Translation of German Fürth (see Furth)."


Generation No. 1

1.TIMOTHY FORD was born ABT 1617, and died 28 AUG 1684 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married ELIZA GORDY?. She died 25 JUL 1681 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
Children of TIMOTHY FORD and ELIZA GORDY? were:
+2  i.SAMUEL FORD was born ABT 1639 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JUN 1712 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
3  ii.Mary FORD died BEF 10 DEC 1691. She married Peter RICE 29 OCT 1683 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, son of RICHARD RICE and ELIZABETH w\o RICHARD RICE. He was born ABT 1652, and died 3 DEC 1721 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Nathaniel THORPE 20 NOV 1662 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, son of William THORPE.
4  iii.Bethia FORD died 1687. She married Matthew BELLAMY 1671 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He died BEF 1689.
5  iv.Elizabeth FORD died AFT 31 OCT 1726. She married Joshua CULVER 23 DEC 1672 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, son of Edward CULVER and Ann ELLIS. He was born 12 JAN 1642/3 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 APR 1713 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Eleazer PECK 31 OCT 1726 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, son of Henry PECK.
+6  v.Matthew FORD died 3 NOV 1694 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.



Generation No. 2

2.SAMUEL FORD (TIMOTHY FORD1) was born ABT 1639 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JUN 1712 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married ELIZABETH HOPKINS 27 JAN 1673 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She was born ABT 1642 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 20 APR 1707.
Children of SAMUEL FORD and ELIZABETH HOPKINS were:
7  i.Mary FORD was born 11 SEP 1676 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 30 JUN 1712 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married John THOMAS ABT 1705, son of John THOMAS and Lydia PARKER. He was born 4 MAR 1675/6 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 15 JUN 1747 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
+8  ii.ELIZABETH FORD was born 19 FEB 1679 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 12 NOV 1729.
9  iii.Samuel FORD was born 31 AUG 1683 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 20 APR 1707.
10  iv.Hannah FORD was born 16 SEP 1687 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 26 FEB 1715/6 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Peter PERKINS. He was born 18 MAY 1682 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 14 FEB 1738/9 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
6.Matthew FORD (TIMOTHY FORD1) died 3 NOV 1694 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Mary BROOKS 12 JAN 1674 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, daughter of John BROOKS. She was born 5 SEP 1654 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1711/2 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
Children of Matthew FORD and Mary BROOKS were:
11  i.Matthew FORD was born 31 OCT 1675 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 7 OCT 1751 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth BRADLEY ABT 1698. She was born 11 SEP 1678, and died 9 OCT 1751 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
12  ii.Mary FORD was born 9 AUG 1678 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
13  iii.John FORD was born 11 NOV 1680 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
14  iv.Mary FORD was born 1682 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
15  v.Mary FORD was born 9 AUG 1684 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 13 AUG 1760 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Ebenezer BLAKESLEE 5 DEC 1706 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, son of Ebenezer BLAKESLEE and Hannah LUPTON. He was born 4 FEB 1685/6 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1761.
16  vi.Jonathan FORD was born 26 JAN 1686/7 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
17  vii.Daniel FORD was born ABT 24 MAR 1689/90 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1711 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
18  viii.Benjamin FORD was born ABT 16 AUG 1691 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
19  ix.Ebenezer FORD was born ABT 16 AUG 1691 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1724 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
20  x.Barnabas FORD was born ABT 9 DEC 1694 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.



Generation No. 3

8.ELIZABETH FORD (SAMUEL FORD2, TIMOTHY FORD1) was born 19 FEB 1679 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 12 NOV 1729. She married STEPHEN PERKINS 27 AUG 1700 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN PERKINS and MARY w\o JOHN PERKINS. He was born 7 APR 1680 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1755 in Roundhill, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
Children of ELIZABETH FORD and STEPHEN PERKINS were:
21  i.Joseph PERKINS was born 18 SEP 1701 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1776 in Wilkes, North Carolina. He married Phebe MOULTHROP 23 FEB 1727 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She was born 15 OCT 1711.
+22  ii.ELIZABETH PERKINS was born 10 NOV 1703 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 22 MAY 1760 in North Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
23  iii.Lydia PERKINS was born 24 NOV 1705 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 22 DEC 1767 in Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married William WILMOT 23 DEC 1725 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
24  iv.Thankful PERKINS was born 17 APR 1708 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 23 DEC 1788 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
25  v.Mary PERKINS was born 31 MAR 1712 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Daniel FORD 13 MAY 1736 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
26  vi.Stephen PERKINS was born 14 JUN 1716 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut.

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