Person:Lee Drake Ford

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Lee Drake Ford


 Farmer

Born:January 1876, Alabama
Died:March 8, 1954
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama
Residence:428 Eustis Avenue SE
Grandson of:John Ford, c1851


Notes:

•  Lee Drake Ford is listed as the son of "John Ford, c1841" in OneWorldTree.
     In the "Sins" book, by Fred B. Simpson with Mary N. Daniel & Gay C. Campbell, Lee Drake Ford is mentioned as John c1841's grandson.
     The Census of 1900 lists Lucy J. as head of household and also lists Lee D. Ford. But Lee D. Ford's "relation to head" is difficult to read. The word "son" is clear, but there is a mark before it that Ancestry.com recorded was an abbreviation for "adopted" but others thought it was an abbreviation for "grandson".
     We looked at the original and could not tell.
     If he is a grandson, the linking generation is unknown to us. - Editor's Note

•  Married Ellen A. Robinson Sept. 19, 1900 in Madison County, AL. - MCRC

•  He was on a Special Grand Jury and this biographical information is given as background: "He lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Lucy J. Ford in 1900, and was a foreman on her farm. They had five black laborers working for them. By 1911, Lee lived at the 'Ford Place.' However, by 1916 he and his wife, Ellen, lived at 428 Eustis." (In the 1900 Census, the abbreviation before the word "son" is not legible. One source extends it to mean "adopted" son. But since Mrs. Lucy has a grandson by the same name and born about the same time, he is probably her grandson in the 1900 Census.) - Simpson


Related Links:
•  1900 Census - Viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid membership.
•  1910 Census - Viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid membership.
•  1920 Census - Viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid membership.
•  1930 Census - Viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid membership.
•  1940 Census - Viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid membership.
•  MCRC - Madison County Records Center - Marriage
•  OneWorldTree - Genealogy
•  Simpson - The Sins of Madison County, by Fred B. Simpson with Mary N. Daniel & Gay C. Campbell, 2000, page 305.


The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  428 Eustis Avenue SE
•  John Ford, c1851



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