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William Ford

Born 1788 - Died 1834

Capt. William Ford (1788-1834) was the son of James Ford (1768-1863) and Elizabeth Taylor of Stafford.  His first wife was Deborah Thompson Duncan (died 1813) of Baltimore, Maryland.  He married secondly Elizabeth Allen Hore (1791-1822), the daughter of Elias Hore (1748-1852) and Theodosia Waller (1753-1829), also of Stafford.  During the War of 1812, William Ford served in Capt. John Catesby Edrington’s company of the 45th regiment of Virginia militia (Stafford County).  In 1813 he was a lieutenant in the 38th regiment and was in charge of distributing military supplies from the town of Aquia/Woodstock on Aquia Creek.  William represented Stafford in the Virginia House of Delegates and held licenses to sell retail goods from 1817-1828.  The Ford family owned land in the northern part of Stafford County.