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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ford of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

A Bridge to the Past
The Ford line in Massachusetts is among my earliest lines. From Generation 1, I descend through two daughters, Joanna and Abigail, both of whom married well-known men. Joanna married Roger Clap, and Abigail married Elder John Strong.

My direct lines are in All Caps and you may contact me if you would like my sources.





Previous posts on some of this family include:
Roger Clap's Memorial Site in Watertown, MA
Roger Clap and Joanna's Burial Site in Boston, MA
Elder John Strong--Cemetery Photo
Princess Diana, John Strong and Me


Generation No. 1

1.THOMAS FORD (JOHN FORD1) was born 6 JAN 1589 in Powerstock, England, and died 28 NOV 1676 in Northampton, Hampton Co., Massachusetts. He married Joane WAY 13 DEC 1610 in Powerstock, Dorset, England, daughter of Stephen WAY and Ursula GILL. She was born ABT 22 JAN 1582 in Powerstock, Dorset, England, and died 10 MAY 1615 in Powerstock, Dorset, England. He married Ann SCOTT 7 NOV 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She was born 1587, and died 5 MAY 1675 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married ELIZABETH CHARDE 19 JUN 1616 in Bridport, Dorset, England, daughter of THOMAS CHARDE. She was born 1589 in Bridgeport, Dorset, Eengland, and died 18 APR 1643 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
  
Child of THOMAS FORD and Joane WAY was:
 2  i.Mary FORD was born 18 AUG 1612.
Children of THOMAS FORD and ELIZABETH CHARDE were:
+3  i.JOANNA FORD was born 8 JUN 1617 in Bridport, Dorset, England, and died 29 JUN 1695 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+4  ii.ABIGAIL FORD was born ABT 8 OCT 1619 in Bridport, Dorset, England, and died 6 JUL 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
 5  iii.Thomas FORD was born 21 SEP 1623 in Dorchester, Dorset, England, and died 6 OCT 1623 in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
+6  iv.Hepzibah FORD was born 15 MAY 1625 in Dorchester, Dorset, England, and died 11 APR 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
 7  v.Hannah FORD was born 1 FEB 1628 in Dorchester, Dorset, England, and died MAR 1629 in Dorchester, Dorset, England.


Generation No. 2

3.JOANNA FORD (THOMAS FORD2, JOHN FORD1) was born 8 JUN 1617 in Bridport, Dorset, England, and died 29 JUN 1695 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Kings Chapel Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married ROGER CLAP 6 NOV 1633 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, son of WILLIAM CLAP and JOHAN CHANNON. He was born 6 APR 1609 in Salcombe, Devonshire, England, and died 2 FEB 1691 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Kings Chapel Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
  
Children of JOANNA FORD and ROGER CLAP were:
+8  i.SAMUEL CLAP was born 11 OCT 1634 in (of Dorchester), and died 16 OCT 1708 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 9  ii.Elizabeth CLAP was born 22 JUN 1638 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 DEC 1711 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph HOLMES 1660 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, son of GEORGE HOLMES and DEBORAH w\o GEORGE HOLMES. He was born 1637 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 OCT 1713 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 10  iii.Waitstill CLAP was born 22 OCT 1641 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 AUG 1643 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 11  iv.Preserved CLAP was born 23 NOV 1643 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 SEP 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah NEWBERRY 4 JUN 1668 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
 12  v.Experience CLAP was born 21 DEC 1645 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 13  vi.Hopestill CLAP was born 6 DEC 1647 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 SEP 1719. He married Susanna SWIFT 18 APR 1672 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 14  vii.Wait \ Wayte CLAP was born 24 MAR 1650 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 MAY 1717 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan SIMPSON 3 APR 1673 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 15  viii.Thanks CLAP was born 25 AUG 1650 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 16  ix.Desire CLAP was born 17 OCT 1653 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died DEC 1717. He married Deborah SMITH. He married Sarah POND 21 OCT 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 17  x.Thomas CLAP was born 29 APR 1655 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died APR 1670.
 18  xi.Unite CLAP was born 13 OCT 1656 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 MAR 1665 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 19  xii.Supply CLAP was born 30 OCT 1660 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 MAR 1686 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

4.ABIGAIL FORD (THOMAS FORD2, JOHN FORD1) was born ABT 8 OCT 1619 in Bridport, Dorset, England, and died 6 JUL 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married JOHN STRONG 30 DEC 1626 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, son of JOHN STRONGE. He was born ABT 1610 in Chard, Somerset, England, and died 14 APR 1699 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of ABIGAIL FORD and JOHN STRONG were:
+20  i.THOMAS STRONG was born 1636 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 OCT 1689 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
+21  ii.Jedediah STRONG was born 7 MAY 1637, and died 22 MAY 1733 in Coventry, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
+22  iii.RETURN STRONG was born 9 APR 1640 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 APR 1726 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+23  iv.Ebenezer STRONG was born 1643 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 FEB 1728.
+24  v.Abigail STRONG was born 1645, and died 15 APR 1704.
25  vi.Elizabeth STRONG was born 24 FEB 1646 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 12 MAY 1736. She married Joseph PARSONS 17 MAR 1669 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
26  vii.Experience STRONG was born 4 AUG 1650 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Zerubabel FLIER 27 MAY 1669 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
27  viii.Joseph STRONG was born 5 AUG 1652 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
28  ix.Samuel STRONG was born 5 AUG 1652 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 29 OCT 1732. He married Esther CLAP 5 JUN 1684 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Ruth SHELDON 28 OCT 1698 in Deerfield / Northampton.
29  x.Mary STRONG was born 26 OCT 1654 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 8 DEC 1738. She married John CLARK 20 MAR 1679 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
30  xi.Sarah STRONG was born 1655 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 10 FEB 1732. She married Joseph BARNARD 13 DEC 1675 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan WELLS 23 SEP 1698 in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.
31  xii.Hannah STRONG was born 30 MAY 1659 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 31 JAN 1694. She married William CLARK 15 JUL 1680 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
32  xiii.Hester STRONG was born 7 JUN 1661 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 MAR 1726. She married Thomas BISSELL 15 OCT 1678 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, son of Thomas BISSELL.
33  xiv.Thankful STRONG was born 25 JUL 1663 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan BALDWIN ABT 1695 in Milford / Windsor, Connecticut.
34  xv.Jerijah STRONG was born 12 DEC 1665 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 24 APR 1754. He married Thankful STEBBINS 18 JUL 1700 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
6.Hepzibah FORD (THOMAS FORD2, JOHN FORD1) was born 15 MAY 1625 in Dorchester, Dorset, England, and died 11 APR 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Richard LYMAN ABT 1641 in Windsor, CT / Northampton, MA. He was born 1618, and died 1662. She married John MARSH 7 OCT 1664 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He died 1688.
Child of Hepzibah FORD and Richard LYMAN was:
35  i.John LYMAN was born ABT 1655 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 13 OCT 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail HOLTON DEC 1694 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of John HOLTON and Abigail FISHER. She was born ABT 1672, and died 24 NOV 1714 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.