John Ford1

#9319, (circa 1675 - before 17 February 1721/22)
Relationship6th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*James Ford2 (c 1649 - )

Family

Elizabeth Freeman b. 1681, d. 1772
Children 1.Experience Ford12 (c 1702 - )
 2. Col. Jacob Ford+1 (1704 - 1777)
 3.Samuel Ford12 (1710 - 1752)
He acquired real estate including 200 acres in Hanover, NJ, land at Windom above New Norridge [CT], cedar swamp in Duxbury [MA], land at Quenebog [CT]; including 200 acres in Hanover, NJ, land at "Windom above New Norridge" [CT], cedar swamp in Duxbury [MA], land at Quenebog [CT].3 
Not the son of Widow Martha Ford of the Fortune 1621.4,5,6 
Birth*circa 1675He was born circa 1675 at Duxbury, Massachusetts.7,1 
28 October 1698He acquired real estate at Windham, Connecticut, on 28 October 1698 (tracts of 20, 10 and 100 acres.)8 
Marriage*13 December 1701He married Elizabeth Freeman on 13 December 1701 at Woodbridge, New Jersey.1 
29 January 1707/8He was admitted to the First Presbyterian Church at Woodbridge.9 
30 October 1709He was made Deacon in the First Presbyterian Church at Woodbridge.9 
28 March 1710He was named a ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church at Woodbridge.9 
September 1710Met with Judge John Budd while attending a meeting of the Presbytery in Philadelphia in September 1710.10 
after September 1710He and Elizabeth Freeman removed to Hunterdon (now Morris) Co., New JerseyB, after September 1710 at the urging of Judge Wade.11 
20 October 1721He left a will on 20 October 1721 at Hanover, Hunterdon Co., New JerseyB.3 
Death*before 17 February 1721/22He died before 17 February 1721/22 at VirginiaB while traveling on business for the Dickinsons.3,1 
Probate*17 February 1721/22His estate was probated on 17 February 1721/22.3 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)

Citations

  1. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families (Rockaway, N.J.: Rockaway Publishing Co., 1902), Reprinted 1982 by the Historical Society of Boonton Township, Inc., pp. 89-90, d. "at or near" Morristown.
  2. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 119, 120 (1965, 1966): p. 102-108, pp. 112 ff (entry for John Ford).
  3. [S1075] A. van Doren Honeyman, William Whitehead and others, editors, Documents Relating to the Colonial and Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey (Newark, NJ: Archives of the State of New Jersey, 1880–1949), 23:169. "1721 Oct. 20. Ford, John, of Hannover, Hunterdon Co., carpenter; will of. Wife Elizabeth. Children Jacob, Samuel, Experience. A lot of 200 acres in Hannover between Joseph Harriman and Abraham Kitchell, land at Windom above New Norridg, cedar swamp in Duxbery, Matitutes (Massachusetts) Bay, land at Quenebog up New London River, derived from father. Executors the wife and Josiah Ogden of Newark. Witnesses John Lindly, Joseph Harriman, Elisabeth Ford. Proved
    February 17, 1721-2.
    Lib. A, p. 207". Hereinafter cited as Documents Relating to the History of the New Jersey.
  4. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families, pp. 89 ff. "The Ford Family", giving John Ford's (1659-1724) ancestors as WilliamJr., William, Widow Ford (passenger on the Fortune). This is disproved by Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart in NEHGR CXIX and CXX, Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass.
  5. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford", p. 103, pp. 112 ff (entry for John Ford).
  6. [S883] Mrs. John E. Barclay, "Goodwife Martha Ford alias "Widow" Ford, Her Second Husband, Peter Browne, and Her Children", The American Genealogist Vol. 42:1 (January 1966): p. 39 confirms that John Ford, son of Widow Martha Ford, is not "the John Ford of Morristown, N.J., who has beeen proved son of James2 Ford (Andrew1 of Weymouth, Mass.)", citing NEHGR 119:112-116.
  7. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford", p. 102. " ...it appears to be certain that he [John Ford] had a son John, born about I675-76."
  8. [S1072] Mrs. Eleanor M. Bamford, "Ford Family Notes", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record LIII (April 1922): 163. This real estate has an interesting history:
    "The Land Records of Windham, Conn., show where John Ford obtained the land "lying in Windom above New Norridge"...
    Windham, Conn., Records
    Town Meetings, p. 18: Town Meeting held Dec. 12, 1698: Isaac Magune and John fford admitted inhabitants.
    Land Records, B., pp. 179, 181, Oct. 28, 1698: John ffoard of Duxbury in New England, for £10, bought 20 acres of land in Windham, "eastward of the home lot of Isaac Magune," etc. ; also two other tracts, containing 10 acres and 100 acres respectively.
    Land Records, B, p. 145, Sept. 3, 1701: Isaac Magune of Windham exchanged several tracts of land abutting on John Ford's tracts, for half a tract lying on east side of Merrick's Brook and north half of Norridge bounds.
    Land Records, D, p. 125 : Nov. 15, 1701: Joseph Stockbridge of Duxbury, County of Plymouth, Mass., recovered judgment at an Inferior Court held at Hartford, 11 Nov. 1701, against John Ford, late of Windham, for £9-5-6, and execution was made on half of sd John Ford's home lot lying in Windham, etc., and Joseph Stockbridge now sold it to Robert Barker of Scituate, Mass. Recorded, Dec. 10, 1709.
    Land Records, B, pp. 165-6.: Execution was granted at Hartford, Nov. 12, 1701, and the constable at Windham seized one half of the home lot of John Ford, appraised at about £8, and delivered it to Isaac Barker, attorney for Joseph Stockbridge. Execution recorded Nov. 17, 1701.
    Land Records, B, 165, Hartford, Nov. 12, 1701.: Isaac Barker attorney to Robert Stetson of Duxbury, Mass., recovered judgment at an Inferior Court held in Hartford, Nov. 11, 1701, against John Ford, late of Windham for £5-1-6, and costs £2-19-6.
    Land Records, B, p. 166: Nov. 12, 1701: The estate of John Ford in Windham was appraised to answer the judgment against John Ford by Joseph Stockbridge and Robert Stetson, both of Duxbury. The home lot containing 20 acres at £7 cash. The ten acre lot at £4. The 100 acre right in the commons £3.
    Land Records, B, p. 130: Nov. 26, 1701: Execution was levied upon one half of the home lot of John Ford in Windham to pay the judgment of Robert Stetson of Duxbury, who sold it to Robert Barker. Recorded Dec. 13, 1709."
  9. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford", 114.
  10. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford", 114. He attended along with Rev. Natahniel Wade.
  11. [S918] Mrs. Elizabeth (Coss) Stewart, "Descendants of Andrew Ford", 114. According to Kip Family in America, John Ford had offered him a large tract of land in Morris Co. (then Hunterdon Co.) if he would move there.
  12. [S882] J. Percy Crayon, Rockaway Records of Morris County, N. J., Families, pp. 89-90.