Person:Andrew Ford (3)

m. Abt 1646
  1. Mary FordAbt 1647/48 - 1715
  2. James FordAbt 1649/50 - Bef 1702
  3. Andrew Ford1650/51 - 1725
  4. Joseph Ford, Sr1652/53 - 1690
  5. Samuel Ford1656 - 1711
  6. Nathaniel Ford1658 - 1733
  7. Ebenezer Ford1660 - Bef 1695/96
  8. Silence Ford1661 -
  9. Prudence Ford1663 - 1695
  10. Jacob Ford1665 -
  11. Elizabeth Ford1667 -
  12. Israel Ford1670 - 1736
  13. Sarah Ford1672 - Aft 1735
  • HAndrew Ford1650/51 - 1725
  • WAbiah PierceAbt 1659 - Bet 1721 & 1725
m. 1679/80
  1. Andrew FordAbt 1682 - 1750
  2. Sarah FordAbt 1684 - 1734
  3. Hezekiah Ford1687 - 1721
  4. Thankful FordAbt 1689 - Aft 1754
  5. Lydia FordAbt 1694 -
  6. Abiah Ford1697 - Bef 1763
Facts and Events
Name[1][3] Andrew Ford
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1650/51 Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1679/80 to Abiah Pierce
Will[3] 8 Apr 1725 Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1][2] 24 Aug 1725 Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[3] 29 Oct 1725 Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass., in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    vols. 119, 120.
  2. Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records to the Year 1850. (Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912)

    FORD Andrew Sr., [died] Aug 24, 1725

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Griffin, Paula Porter, and Thomas Stephen Neel. The Ancestors of Daniel White, 1777-1836, and his wife, Sarah Ford, 1778-1847, and Their Descendants. (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1979)
    pp. 56-61.

    Andrew2 Ford son of Andrew, was b. at Weymouth, Mass. ca. 1650-1; and d. at Abington, Mass. 24 Aug. 1725. He mar. ca. 1679-80 to Abiah (or Abia) Pierce [probably] dau. of Capt. Michael Pierce and Persis Eames, b. probably at Weymouth, Mass. ca. 1654; and d. between 22 Mar. 1721 and 8 Apr. 1725.

    Andrew took the oath of allegience to Charles II with his father and brothers in Weymouth in 1678. Two other Suffolk County records concern him: the will of his father and the estate records of his first cousin James Lovell. Andrew1, 25 Feb. 1692-3, bequethed his son 12 pence , which he judged sufficient with what he had already given him. The inventory of James Lovell's estate, 1717-8, mentioned land held in partnership with his "brother" Andrew Ford. James was the son of James, brother of Ellinor, Andrew's mother; therefore, Andrew's first cousin; "brother" may indicate a close friend-ship unknown to this historian.

    About 1679 Andrew moved into the eastern half of the Souther Grant, purchased by Lovell and Ford in 1664 from the Plymouth Colony. Benjamin Hobart, the Abington historian, said he might have moved there earlier and withdrawn because of Indian trouble. "Andrew Ford's house" was mentioned, 13 Mar. 1671-2, in a description of the Partridge grant, sold by Partridge to Thomas Andrews of Hingham. The deed stated: "The said land lyeth near a mile to the south a little westerly from Andrew ffoards house." "Andrew ffoards house" may have been a crude hut or cabin used while clearing the property; and may have been the house destroyed by the Indians, the incident to which Hobart referred. Andrew2 Ford probably built a more permanent dwelling south of the first after the title to the Souther grant had been cleared up, 1679-80. He was the pioneer settler there. Hobart located an early Ford house, by a pile of rocks, west of Deacon Cleverly's, at the present fork of Washington and Adams Streets in North Abington. The site was marked ca. 1930 by some of Andrew's descendants and a bronze plaque affixed to a boulder, which reads: "Near this spot about the year 1679 Andrew Ford, second of the name in America, built the first house in the territory afterward incorporated as the town of Abington." This house is mentioned in Plymouth Colony Judicial Acts, Vol. 7, p. 310 in a report written, 2 July 1690, on the road from Middlebury, Bridgewater, etc. towards Boston, " ye road that goeth to Waymouth, and from thence as ye way now lyeth on ye westerly side of Andrew Foords house, & so to ye patent line..." The land on which Andrew lived was called Ford's Farm or Farms.

    On 10 June 1712 Ford's Farms and lands adjoining, together with the N.E. corner of the town of Bridgewater, were incorporated to form the town of Abington.

    Andrew Ford's will was made 8 Apr. 1725 and proved 29 Oct. 1725. pp. 58-60

    Children, probably b. at Ford's Farms, but not recorded (except Hezekiah); there are no Ford vital records in Abington until about 1724: Andrew b. ca. 1682, Sarah b. ca. 1684, Hezekiah b. Weymouth 28 Apr. 1687, Thankful b. ca. 1689, Lydia b. ca. 1693-5, and Abiah b. ca. 1697-8.