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Rachel Ford (Gillan)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Washington, Maryland, USA
Death: April 17, 1823 (77)
Mifflin, Richland, Ohio, USA
Place of Burial: Mifflin Township, Richland, Ohio
Immediate Family:

Wife of Henry Ford
Mother of Hester Young; Hugh Jesse Ford; Robert Ford; Henry Ford; James Ford and 2 others

Managed by: Marvin Eugene Baker
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About Rachel Ford

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.


 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

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