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James Monroe Ford

Birthdate: (85)
Death: 1920 (84)
Immediate Family:

Son of Luke Ford and Melissa Ford
Husband of Lucretia Ann Hargrove
Father of John A. Ford; Martha I. Ford; Sarah E. Ford; William A. Ford; Thomas O. Ford and 1 other
Brother of Newsome Ford; Nathaniel Ford; Mary Ann Fugett; Robert Forest Ford and Charles Randolph Ford

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About James Monroe Ford

James M. Ford was born in Jackson County, Tenn., May 15, 1835, and is a

son of Luke and Melissa (Hawkins) Ford, natives of Buckingham County,

Va., and South Carolina, respectively. The father moved to Middle

Tennessee with his father when a lad, and there lived until 1850. He

then moved with his family to Arkansas, and for some time farmed in

Crawford County. About six years after coming to Arkansas he located

in Walker Township. Franklin County, where he now enjoys good health;

his wife is somewhat feeble and quite advanced in years. James M.

passed his youth in this neighborhood, and lived at home until his

marriage, December 27, 1857, to Lucretia Hargrove. This lady is a

daughter of Joshua Hargrove, now deceased, and was born in West

Tennessee, although reared here. After his marriage Mr. Ford farmed

until his enlistment in the Federal service in October, 1863. He then

joined the Second Arkansas Cavalry, and served under Col. John E.

Phelps until mustered out at Memphis, Tenn., at the close of the war.

He was a corporal the entire time, and for three years worked as a

carpenter at Springfield, Greene Co., Mo. In 1869 he returned to

Arkansas, and in January, 1871, he settled on his [p.1237] present

place of 169 acres, seventy of which he has under cultivation. This is

all well improved, and two acres are devoted to fruit trees. He also

owns seventy-five acres of land in another tract, forty-five under

cultivation, and 120 acres in still another piece of land, of which

fifty are cultivated. All his property is in Walker Township. Mr. Ford

is one of the enterprising men of the township, and has served about

two terms as justice of the peace, and has been a member of the school

board for over fifteen years. Himself and wife are members of the

Protestant Methodist Church, and are the parents of six children:

Sarah E., wife of W. R. Lewis; Martha I., wife of J. E. Stringfellow;

John A., Thomas O., Martin N. and William A. Mr. Ford belongs to the

I. O. O. F.

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