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Descendants of Henry Ford of Virginia by Deborah Shelton Wood

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My ggg-grandparents were Frances Ford and Josiah Shelton.  Their son, Thomas Shelton was my gg-grandfather. He married Elisabeth Allen of North Carolina. They lived in Patrick County, Virginia.  

  Frances' father was Henry Ford of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  Henry also lived in Dinwiddie and Charlotte Counties in Virginia.  Henry appears in several court records as member of a jury in Charlotte Co Va as late as 1792.  In 1795 Henry sold his land in Charlotte Co VA and moved to Pittsylvania Co VA. 

Will of Henry FOARD: 1 Nov 1806 : 16 Feb 1807, Pittsylvania Co., VA WB 11-302, 303.  From the Will of Henry FORD:..."To my well beloved WIFE FRANCES FOARD..."

FORD is a surname of the first settlers of Dorchester who arrived on the Mary and John in 1630.  source: Winthrop Society

Henry FORD died 1807 in Pittsylvania Co VA. He married Frances. I believe Henry Ford's father to be the John Ford whose second wife was Elizabeth Rogers.  John Ford was a Planter. John was born in what was called "Old Rappahannock County, Va" which later became, Richmond County, Va; Lunenburg Parish.


Children of Henry FORD and Frances are:
+ 2   i. Frances"Fathy" FORD was born ABT 1779. She married Josiah SHELTON.
+ 3   ii. John FORD. He married France HAYNES.
  4   iii. Gerald "Jarrald" FORD. He married Nancy HALEY, daughter of Lewis HALEY and Leannah.
  5   iv. Elisha FORD was born 1761. He married Rebecca HALEY 28 Sep 1807 in VA, daughter of Lewis HALEY and Leannah.
  6   v. Sarah FORD. She married James MURPHY 7 Dec 1796 in Halifax Co VA.
+ 7   vi. Elizabeth FORD. She married Harrison ASHWORTH.
  8   vii. William FORD.
  9   viii. Thomas FORD. He married Rebecca BURTON.
  10   ix. Mary FORD was born ABT 1782. She married Ambrose HALEY 24 Nov 1803 in VA, son of Lewis HALEY and Leannah. He was born ABT 1780.

2. Frances"Fathy" FORD (Henry FORD3, John FORD2, John FORD1) was born ABT 1779. She married Josiah SHELTON 16 May 1797 in Halifax Co VA, son of Josiah SHELTON and Elizabeth SPENCER. He was born ABT 1775 in VA, and died 1864 in Patrick Co VA.

Children of Frances"Fathy" FORD and Josiah SHELTON are:
+ 11   i. Mary Ann "Polly" SHELTON was born ABT 1802. She married William EDWARDS.
+ 12   ii. Thomas SHELTON was born ABT 1813 in VA. He married Elisabeth ALLEN.
+ 13   iii. Levi SHELTON was born ABT 1814, and died 12 Nov 1861. He married Phoebe ALLEN.
  14   iv. Frances SHELTON was born ABT 1815. She married Lewis SHELTON. He was born 1803.
+ 15   v. Giles Gerald SHELTON was born 19 Jan 1818 in Pittsylvania Co VA, and died 5 Jul 1858 in Franklin Co VA. He married Nancy SPENCER.




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