Descendants Of William Ford

Generation No. 1

    William Ford was born in Georgia Abt. 1825

    d. July 18, 1891 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida,

    He is buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the Link.

    married Emily Kersey Holton at Melrose, Florida January 05, 1856

        Emily was married to Thomas R. Holton November 02, 1851. Thomas died

        January 20, 1854 at Monticello, Florida 

        Emily Kersey was born in December 31, 1835 she died March 27, 1928 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida She is buried in Joshua Creek                   Cemetery, Here is the link.

       This begins the family of William and Emily Ford including Thomas Holton Jr.


Child of Emily and Thomas Holton Sr.

i. Thomas Reacy Holton Jr. b. January 25, 1854 at Melrose, Florida

    d. June 01, 1931 at Lacrosse, Florida

    buried in Antioch Cemetery in La Crosse, Alachua, Florida. Here is the link.

    married Elizabeth (Rebecca) Branch

Thomas and Elizabeth Holton had 10 children.


Children of Emily and William Ford

ii: William "Henry" Ford b. November 02, 1856 in Melrose, Florida

d.1911 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida

buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

      1. married Louisa Smith before 1885 b. June 22, 1858 d. September 13, 1885 buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery, Arcadia DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

      2. married Josephine McCollough on July 1, 1899 b. February, 1882 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida d. 1918 in DeSoto, Florida

        Henry and Josephine had 5 children.

iii: James Maddeson “Mack” Ford b. December 25, 1858 in Melrose, Florida

          d. 1926 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida

          buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

          married Dolla Clara Hillyer on February 21, 1882 Melrose, Florida

          b. April 27, 1863 in Gardner, Ill.

          d. September 28, 1904 in Arcadia, DeSoto, Florida

          buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

          Mack and Dolla Ford had 5 children

iv: Alfadan Ford b. February 23, 1861 in Melrose, Florida

        d. Abt. 1890 in Melrose, Florida.

        still trying to locate any information on this family.

        married Frank Thomas in 1879 in Putnam County, Florida

        b. 1856

Alfadan and Frank had 5 children

Still looking for the grave of this child.


v: Elijah Allen Ford b. January 25, 1863 in Melrose,

d. January 25, 1863 in Melrose, Florida died at birth

Still looking for the grave of this child.


vi: Johnnie Ford b. December 31, 1863 in Melrose,

d. December 31, 1863 in Melrose, Florida died at birth

Still looking for the grave of this child.

vii: Goergean Ford b. January 16, 1867 in Melrose, Florida

        d. June 16, 1944 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida

        buried in Joshua Creek Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

        (1) married John H. Hagan

        b. May 08, 1854

        d. December 04, 1918 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida

        buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

        (2) married William Summeralls

Goergean and John Hagan had 10 children


viii: Charley Ford b. March 18, 1869 in Melrose, Florida

        d. August 16, 1945 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida.

        buried in Owens Cemetery in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

        married Sara Malphers in Alachua County, Florida

        b. August 08, 1874 

        d. July 22, 1927 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida

        buried in Owens Cemetery in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link. 

        Charlie and Sara Ford had 8 children

ix: Reuben Ford b. February 04, 1872 in Melrose, Florida

d.1931 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida

buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

married Annie Hutchinson April 30, 1892 in Alachua County, Florida

b. August, 1870

d. 05/1943

buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

Reuben and Annie Ford had 3 children.


* Note Newspaper interview attached

x: Lewis Albert Ford b. April 04, 1874 in Melrose, Florida

d. February 02, 1953 in Bartow, Polk County, Florida

buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery Arcadia DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link. 

      1. married Lillie Pearl Robertson

        May 25, 1904 in Palatka, Putnam County, Florida. Here is a copy of there marriage.

b. August 21, 1883

d. July 17, 1935 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida

buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

      1. married Lena Deloach in Baxley, Georgia

        b. May 14, 1903

        * Lena had 3 children by a previous marriage

        Lewis and Lillie Ford had 10 children

xi: Keziah Ford b. April 19, 1876 in Melrose, Florida

d. April 19, 1876 in Melrose, Florida died at birth

Still looking for the grave of this child.


xii: William Lee Ford b. November 13, 1878 in Melrose, Florida

d. May 03, 1945 in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida

    buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida. Here is the link.

    married Frances Annie Rowan in 1899 

    b. July 25, 1884

    d. June,1977

    buried in Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida.  Here is the link.

    William and Annie Ford had 15 children


Created by Susan Richardson a descendant of William Ford
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