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William Ford, of Marshfield

Also Known As: "William Foord"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Congregational Old Burying Ground, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ford, Jr.; William Ford; Anna Ford Unknown and Anna Ford
Husband of Sarah Ford Dingley
Father of Mercy Finney Ford; John Ford, of Marshfield; Sarah Ford; Josiah Ford; Susan Ford and 6 others
Brother of Margaret Soule Ford; Michael Ford; Millicent Carver / Drake Ford and Joanna Rockwood (Ford)

Occupation: Miller, spent life in Marshfield, farmed and operated grist mill. "Out on service in the first of Philip's hostilities 24 June 1675" Constable. Buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
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About Dea. William Ford

Deacon William Ford was born 1633 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts and died on 7 February 1721 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Will dated 18 March 1720 and probated 20 Feb 1721. He is buried in the church burying grounds called Cedar Grove Cemetery, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Parents: William Ford and Anna.

Married

  1. Sarah Dingley d. 7 May 1727 in Marshfield Massachusetts

Children: (7 daughters, 3 sons, 1 daughter died young)

  1. John, b. Aug. 14, 1659, m. perhaps Hannah Sherman
  2. Mercy, b. Apr. 29, 1662, m. Samuel Thomas
  3. Josiah, b. Aug. 15, 1664, m. Sarah
  4. Sarah, m. Jones
  5. Joseph, b. about 1666. m. Lois Stetson;
  6. Mary, m. Jabez Wilder
  7. Margaret, m. June 16, 1709, John Porter
  8. Experience, b. 1676, m. Thomas Doggett;
  9. Bethiah, b. Feb. 3, 1680, m. John Barker
  10. Bathsheba, b. Feb. 3, 1680, twin, d. Mar. 12, 1680 or 1689.

Gravestone Inscription

Here lyse ye body of Deacon William Foord who departed this life Febwary ye 7th day 1721 aged 88 years

Will

Will, dated Mar. 18. 1720, and probated Feb. 20, 1721, appoints my son-in-law Thomas Doggett to be executor, leaves beds and furnishings to daughters Mercy Thomas and Elizabeth Doggett, recites that my sons John, Josiah and Joseph, have already received their portions, and provides that after the decease of my wife Sarah the residue of my estate shall go to my six daughters Mercy Thomas, Sarah Jones, Mary Wilder, Margaret Porter, Experience Doggett and Bethia Barker.

Notes

Was one of the Marshfield company which went against King Philip in 1675 as appears by letter written by Nathaniel Thomas at Swansea while on the expedition; was ensign in 1685, and was selectman and deacon of the church at Marshfield.

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Sources

  • "The ancestry of Katharine Choate Paul: now Mrs. William J. Young, Jr" By Edward Joy Paul, 1914, PAGE 61.
  • Hughes, Thomas P, and Frank Munsell. American Ancestry: Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.d. 1776. Albany, N.Y: J. Munsell's Sons, 1887. Print. p 42

-------------------- This Deacon William Ford of Marshfield Is the son of William Ford and Anna Winslow, not William "the Immigrant" Ford and Anna Eames, also of Marshfield.

From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ford&GSfn=william&GSiman=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1725&GSdyrel=before&GSob=n&GSsr=41&GRid=21770763&df=all&

William Ford, Jr was a deacon in the Congregational Church of Marshfield. He is buried in the church burying grounds called Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Inscription: Here lyse ye body of Deacon William Foord who departed this life Febwary ye 7th day 1721 aged 88 years

Parents: William and Anna (Winslow) Ford Wife: Sarah (Dingley) Ford Children: Marcy Ford

The following information provided by Find A Grave contributor Marina Iandoli:

"The ancestry of Katharine Choate Paul: now Mrs. William J. Young, Jr" By Edward Joy Paul, 1914, PAGE 61.

WILLIAM FORD. JR., born in 1633, having been admitted freeman June 1, 1658, married Nov. 4, 1658, Sarah Dingley; was one of the Marshfield company which went against King Philip in 1675 as appears by letter written by Nathaniel Thomas at Swansea while on the expedition; was ensign in 1685, and having been selectman and deacon of the church at Marshfield died there Feb. 7, 1721, aged eighty-eight years. His will, dated Mar. 18. 1720, and probated Feb. 20, 1721, appoints my son-in-law Thomas Doggett to be executor, leaves beds and furnishings to daughters Mercy Thomas and Elizabeth Doggett, recites that my sons John, Josiah and Joseph, have already received their portions, and provides that after the decease of my wife Sarah the residue of my estate shall go to my six daughters Mercy Thomas, Sarah Jones, Mary Wilder, Margaret Porter, Experience Doggett and Bethia Barker. His widow Sarah died in Marshfield May 7, 1727. Their children were: 1. John, b. Aug. 14, 1659, m. perhaps Hannah Sherman; 2. Mercy, b. Apr. 29, 1662, m. Samuel Thomas; 3. Josiah, b. Aug. 15, 1664, m. Sarah; 4. Sarah, m. Jones; +5. Joseph, b. about 1666. m. Lois Stetson; 6. Mary, m. Jabez Wilder; 7. Margaret, m. June 16, 1709, John Porter; 8. Experience, b. 1676, m. Thomas Doggett; 9. Bethiah, b. Feb. 3, 1680, m. John Barker; 10. Bathsheba, b. Feb. 3, 1680, twin, d. Mar. 12, 1680 or 1689.

-------------------- Date of birth also (erroneously?) reported to be 1633.

titled Deacon

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-------------------- Misc. Notes William, Marshfield, s. of the preced. m. 4 Nov. 1658, Sarah, d. I suppose, of John Dingley, had John, b. 1659; Mar., 1662; and Josiah, 1664. He was out on serv. in the first day of Philip's hostil. 21 June 1675; and is said to have d. 1621, aged 88; and his wid. d. 1727, aged 78. His d. Mercy m. 27 May 1680, Samuel Thomas. His s. John, perhaps, rem. to Morristown, N. J.

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Dea. William Ford's Timeline

1621
1621
1633
November 4, 1633
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1633
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1658
November 4, 1658
Age 25
Marshfield,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA
1659
August 14, 1659
Age 25
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1662
April 29, 1662
Age 28
Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, USA
1664
August 15, 1664
Age 30
Marshfield, Plymouth, Ma
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1665
Age 31
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1665
Age 31
Of, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
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1666
Age 32
Pembroke, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts