Rachel Ford (Gillan) (1746 - 1823)

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Birthplace: Washington, Maryland, USA
Death: Died in Mifflin, Richland, Ohio, USA
Managed by: Marvin Baker
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About Rachel Ford (Gillan)

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Rachel Gillan was the wife of Henry Ford. They had 7 children: James, Hannah, Hester, Hugh, John, Robert, & Henry. While the Ford family was in Hagerstown, MD, indians burned their house, with all it's contents. Her husband lost his life during this time. This left Rachel alone to care for the children. Through sheer grit and determination, the family survived and prospered. She left Maryland with the children and traveled to Richland county Ohio, where she lived the rest of her days. She is buried between daughter Hester and son James, however, no stone marks her grave.

Children:

 James Ford (1771 - 1819)*
 Hugh Jesse Ford (1775 - 1859)*
 Hester Ford Young (1775 - 1826)*
 Robert Ford (1780 - 1865)*
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Rachel Ford's Timeline

1746
1746
Washington, Maryland, USA
1771
July 30, 1771
Age 25
Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland
1771
Age 25
Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, USA
1773
1773
Age 27
Maryland, USA
1775
January 5, 1775
Age 29
Maryland, United States
January 5, 1775
Age 29
Ford Farm, Washington, Maryland, USA
1778
1778
Age 32
Maryland, USA
1780
April 4, 1780
Age 34
Washington, MD, USA
1782
1782
Age 36
Washington, Maryland, USA
1823
April 17, 1823
Age 77
Mifflin, Richland, Ohio, USA