Person:Thomas Ford (2)

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Thomas Ford
b.est 1591
m. 19 Jun 1616
  1. Joanna Ford1617 - 1695
  2. Abigail Ford1619 - 1688
  3. Thomas Ford1623 - 1623
  4. Hepzibah Ford1625 - 1683
  5. Hannah Ford1628/29 - 1629
  • HThomas Fordest 1591 - 1676
  • WAnn Unknownbef 1602 - 1675
m. 7 Nov 1644
  1. Ann Fordabt 1645 - 1690
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Ford
Gender Male
Birth[2] est 1591
Marriage 19 Jun 1616 Bridport, Dorset, Englandto Elizabeth Charde
Marriage 7 Nov 1644 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Ann Unknown
Death[2] 9 Nov 1676 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

Emigrated from Bridgeport, Co. Dorset, England in the “Mary and John”, 1630. Settled at Dorchester, MA. Freeman, 1631. Member of town governing committee 1633. Removed to Windsor, CT, 1637. Proprietor, deputy to the General Court 1637-1640. Grand juror 1643. To Northampton, MA, c 1660. Judge Henry Blake says “Six presidents of the US were descended from Thomas Ford.” (But he is identified only as an ancestor of Franklin Roosevelt in Ancestors of American Presidents)


Disputed Lineages

Several GEDCOM uploads suggest William Ford and Alice Hulburt as parents of Thomas. While connections to neither that family nor John Ford and Jelyon Longe are supported by sources, the latter seems rather more plausible given dates of birth of siblings and places of birth of the parents.

References
  1.   Trumbull, James Russell. History of Northampton : Northampton genealogies, 1640-1838. (Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States: Unpublished, bef 1899).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas Ford, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    ORIGIN: Dorchester, Dorsetshire MIGRATION: 1630 in Mary & John FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester
    BIRTH: By about 1591 based on date of first marriage.
    DEATH: Northampton 28 November 1676 [ Pynchon VR 157].
    MARRIAGE: (1) Bridport, Dorsetshire, 19 June 1616 Elizabeth Cooke [widow of Aaron Cooke]
    (2) Hartford 7 November 1644 "Ann Scott widow" [HaVR 605], widow of Thomas Scott;

  3.   Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009).

    Immigrant ancestor of Franklin Roosevelt through his daughter Abigail. His first wife Elizabeth was also the ancestor of Rutherford Hayes and Grover Cleveland through her son Aaron.

  4.   Thomas FORD, in Strong Family Association of America Database.
Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield