Jacob Ford, Sr. (1704 - 1777) MP

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Birthplace: Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey
Death: Died in Morristown, New Jersey
Cause of death: Fever
Occupation: Iron monger/mill owner
Managed by: Diana Stevenson
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About Jacob Ford, Sr.

Jacob Ford, son of John Ford and Elizabeth Lindsly, was b. Apr. 13,1704 in Morristown, NJ; married with HANNAH BALDWIN, dau. of Jonathan Baldwin and Susannah Kitchell (b. 1701). She d. July 31,1777. He d. Jan. 19,1777. He was the owner of the inn,which he applied for a license to establish in 1738,that was the location which became Washington's headquarters in Morristown, now owned by the New Jersey Historical Society.. His will names all their chidren save John, deceased. I judge that the bequests to the daughters were small, as Hannah, in her will, gives all her property to her daughters, "wronged by their father."

Jacob was a prominent land owner and iron manufacturer. He was also a member of the New Jersey House of Assembly, Judge of Morris county Court, and ardent supporter and promoter of the American cause in the Revolutionary War.

Children were: John (d.before his father), Timothy, Gabriel, Jacob (1738), Elizabeth, Rachel, Jane, Phebe, and Mary


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Col. Jacob Ford, Sr.'s Timeline

April 13, 1704
Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey
April 5, 1728
Age 23
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
February 19, 1738
Age 33
Morristown, New Jersey
Age 37
New Jersey
May 29, 1743
Age 39
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States
January 19, 1777
Age 72
Morristown, New Jersey
January, 1777
Age 72
Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States