Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Richard Ford[1]

Male 1815 - 1892  (77 years)


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  • Name Richard Ford 
    Born 1815  , Northumberland Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1842  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wesleyan Methodist 
    Residence 1856  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Directory 1864  Woolwich Township German Company Tract 062, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Rsrch. Note
    • My gg grandmother was Eliza or Elizabeth Ford. I am not quite certain that she is the brother of Richard but so many things are starting to point in that direction. All we know is that her obit in 1901 one states that she is survived by a brother in Ingersoll. I had paid a professional genealogist to check this out for me after making several futile attempts myself. I then came to the conclusion that many times people would refer to the nearest well known community to identify a location. So many times I have heard people say they are from Windsor and they were really from Colchester etc. I decided to check all the Fords who would fit the profile of this brother of my gg grandmother and I only came up with one person. Apparently the last known relative of Richard Ford was James Ford who lived in Eden which is very close to Ingersoll. When I took it ten years prior to 1901 ( in case the assumption on the part of the informant that he was still alive) and againI came up with two person who fit the profile. One was of course James in Eden and that other was John Ford who did live in Oxford County whom I just recently discovered was the brother of James. In the past few days I did find out that James and John had a brother Richard who lived in Waterloo in Woolrich. When I saw your picture of John Wesley Ford it was such a shock because he looked so much like Eliza Ford's youngest son, Elijah. All in all, these could all still be coincidences but I hope that I will be able to discover the answer. This would end a 30 year search!!! Eliza (Elizabeth) Ford married George Thompson (Thomson) but I have no idea where; however, I do know their first child was born cir. 1837-8.1a

      1aEmail Curis Gomes 2011
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    W. Methodist 
    Residence 1887  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-33871 
    Died 3 Sep 1892  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried Elora Municipal Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33871  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family 1 Elizabeth Moore,   b. 1 Mar 1821, Pitsligo, New Deer, Aberdeenshire , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1855, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1842  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ford,   b. 23 Feb 1844, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alexander Ford,   b. 9 Aug 1845, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rebecca Ford,   b. 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Wesley Ford,   b. 19 Apr 1847, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1926, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Ezra Adam Ford,   b. 29 May 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F8934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Howard,   b. 1822, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1887, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1856  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Jane Ford,   b. 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Ford,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Frances Ford,   b. 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F12693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1815 - , Northumberland Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1842 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Aug 1842 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wesleyan Methodist - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1856 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1856 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1864 - Woolwich Township German Company Tract 062, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - W. Methodist - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1887 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart failure - 3 Sep 1892 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elora Municipal Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Letson Born: Woolwich Township Age: 31 Father: George Letson Mother: Eleanor Letson Born: abt 1848 Spouse: Jane Ford Age: 22 born: Woolwich Township Father: Richard Ford Mother: Francis Ford married 9 Oct 1879

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration, John Wesley Ford 1926.

    3. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div. 4, Pg. 111.

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 18518 (1892), Richard Ford.
      Richard Ford, d. 3 Sep 1892 Pilkington, age 76, b. Northumberland, England, cause: heart failure, informant John Letson, Pilkington,

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 67.

    6. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd George Ferguson, Wesleyan Methodist report #21.
      Richard Ford, of Wilmot, to Elizabeth Moir, of Waterloo. 13 Aug. 1842. Rev. Ferguson. Wit. James Brown, Robison Balmer, Jane Ford and George W. Talor.

    7. [S42] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Vol 9 Part 2 1852 - 1857, Mariages by Rev. Charles Silvester, Wesleyan Methodist Minster of Elora report 311.
      Richard FORD, of Woolwich, to Frances HOWARD, of Pilkington. 2 Apr. 1856. Wit. Tho's STICKNEY and Ann MARSHALL

    8. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864.

    9. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 18197 (1887), Frances Ford.
      Frances Ford, 64, wife of Richard Ford, b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, d. 15 Nov 1887 Elora, cause: pleuro pneumonia (two weeks) informant Richard Ford, Elora

    10. [S1000] News - Christian Guardian - Death Notices from the Christian Guardian 1851-1860, Mrs. Elizabeth Ford obituary - pg 101.