Foord, Foard, Ford, Foorde
Stephen FORD of Smutteynose Island 1660 - possibly father
John FORD born circa 1659
Spouse: Joanna ANDREWS of Kittery, widow of John Searle, married Ford by 1676
Children: Susannah; Samuel born circa 1679 married Agnes Gage; Lettice married by 1704 John Whitney; John married Hannah Tidy; Peleg; William; Mercy [per MA & ME Families]; possibly Catherine
Sarah FORD born 1685 Kittery
Spouse: Nathaniel WHITNEY married circa 1705 York ME (Nathaniel married 2nd Elizabeth Melcher)
Children: Nathan married Lydia Young; Nathaniel; Abel born 7/23/1712, married Mary Cram; Sarah;, John; Lydia; Isaac; Amos; Lydia; Joanna
Gen Dictionary ME & NH pg 239: John Ford, app m at Kit Joanna (Andrews), wid of John Searle. Rem to Scarb as tenant of the Jordans. Driven back, liv at Newcastle, then at Braveboat Harbour, last ment 1714 when he signed with Samuel the covenant in organizing the Kittery Point ch. Lists 239a, 289, 290, 294. His wid dep in 1735 +-78, conc early days at Scarb. Kn ch: Susannah likelier a child liv with Mrs. Jordan, poss John's sis or 1st wife, wit. Mrs. J's deed in 1685. Samuel b ab 1679 test ab his boyhood at Scarb liv with his f at Braveboat Harbor. Will 26 May 1752 - 21 Oct 1755 left entire estate to Richard Cutts jr Esq for life supp of himself and w Agnes (Geach) she liv 1758. Lettice m by 1704 John Whitney. Sarah m ab 1705 Nathaniel Whitney. John.
Mayflower Increasings pg 114: Caleb Church married Joanna Sprague dau of William Sprague & Milicent Eames. Pg 115: Abigail Snow m Michael Ford (son of William Ford & Anna/Hannah ?) - NEHGR 119:23 suggests she is Hannah Eames born ? died 3/27/1729 Marshfield. Michael m 2nd 3/29/1683 Marshfield, Bethiah Hatch. Pg 98: Zachariah Soule married Margaret (?) who d aft 3/2/1663-4. MFIP#1 and Stratton:293 both suggest she was the dau of William Ford Sr; the 9/12/1676 will of Wlm Ford mentions (among others) dau Margaret and her unnamed husband. Since Zachariah had been dead for 13 years, this is either the wrong Margaret, or she remarried. No known issue. Pg 116: Elizabeth Warren married Josiah Phinney. (Josiah m 2nd, 9/14/1726, Marshfield, Mercy (FORD) Thomas (dau of William Ford & (?) Dingley) b 4/29/1662, Marshfield. Mercy m 1st 5/27/168?, Marshfield, Samuel Thomas.
Pioneers of ME and NH: ENDLE, ENDELL, Richard, Smuttinose Island, Isles of Shoals, partner of Stephen Ford in ownership of stage room in 1660. Michael, fisherman, of the Isles of Shoals, son in law of John Baly, had deed of land in 1662; may have been a connection of Richard. FORD, Stephen, Smuttinose Island, Isles of Shoals, was badly frost-bitten in a storm at sea about 1/1651, and lost parts of his hands and arms, etc. in consequence. His neighbors raised 46 li. for his support; and the county court gave more and arranged for his maintenance. In company with Richard Endle he sued one who had trespassed on their stageroom in 1660.
Old Kittery & Her Families: John and Susanna Ford witnessed deeds at Spurwink in 1684. John Ford bought 25 acres of Hugh Crockett in Kittery in 1703. He had wife Joanna in 1708. Was she dan of John Andrews. He lived at Braveboat Harbor. The following were probably his children: LETTICE m John Whitncy who moved to Brunswick Me. SARAH m Nathaniel Whitney who lived in York. CATHARINE perhaps m James Adams of Wells and was carried captive to Canada 22 Aug 1703. SAMUEL m Agnes dan of Edmund Gage or Gach dsp about 1755. JOHN m Hannah Tidy 4 Nov 1706 and had son John b 9 June 1708. It seems to have been the John Ford born 9 June 1708 who was published to Mary Goodwin of Kittery 15 July 1731. He settled in Berwick and probably had sons John Robert Paul Miles and Caleb. June 20 1764 John Ford Jr and Robert Ford bought land in Berwick of Richard Cutts. In 1763 Paul Ford bought land in Berwick He had wife Nabby in 1783 .Miles Ford settled in Waterborough.
John Ford and Johanna his wife Sold Land to John Billings May 1708, York ME
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