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Lloyd Ford

 
 

Lloyd Ford was born about 1727 in Maryland.

He married Mary Grant.

Lloyd Ford (1748)
Mordecai Ford (1750),
Benjamin Ford (1751)
Stephen Ford (1752)
James Ford (1753),
Alexander Ford (1754, married Elizabeth Birdwell)
John Ford (1754)
Thomas Ford (1756)

In 1755 Loyd reported to the court of Baltimore County that he had found a horse .

In 1756 he mortgaged chattel goods to John Ridgely.

In 1778 when he bought part of his father's plantation from his  brother, Stephen's, son, Thomas.

The family moved to the Watauga Settlement after the American Revolution.

In 1784 John Ford, Lloyd Ford and Mordecai Ford were granted land on Sinking Creek.

The 1787 Washington County tax list included Benjamin, Lloyd Jr. Lloyd Sr., Mordecai, and Thomas Ford.

In 1809 and 1811, Lloyd, Sr. sold the land on Sinking Creek to his sons John and James.

Loyd appeared on the 1815 Washington County tax list.

He died by July, 1816 when Thomas Ford was appointed administrator of his estate which consisted of enslaved people, livestock, and various household items.

Marry was on appears on the 1816 tax lis,t but not on that of 1817.

 

 
 

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from Washington Co., TN Deed Book E-H-I 
p. 295 
5 Oct 1799 
Loyd Ford Sr of WC, TN 
To 
Richard Hail of same 
$401.00 - 120 a 
Beginning Loyd Ford JR's corner 
W60 to a corner of sd Ford's old line 
N130 with line of same to George Flines line formerly the property of Will Stubblefield 
E26 with his line to his corner 
N38E92 to Stubblefield's old corner 
E98 passing his & John Vance's corner 
S26W110 dividing line sd Hail & Loyd Ford Jr 
S36W122 on sd dividing line to beginning 
Wit: 
Daniel Davidson Loyd Ford 
N. Shipley 
 
Slavery is an immoral system of forced labor where people are treated as property to be bought and sold. It was legal in the American Colonies and the United States until the Civil War.

Washington County Tennessee Role Book 13, Page 64-65

Know all Men by these presence,
I , Loyd Ford, senior of County of Washington, hath bargained sold and delivered unto my son John Ford of the County and State aforesaid, One Negro Boy named Jason, about four years old, for and in consideration of -- --- to me in hand paid by the said John Ford, I do by these presence warrant and forever defend the said Negro to him the said John Ford, his heirs and assigns forever from all other person or persons whatsoever. ----

Witness my hand and seal this Eighth Day of August, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Four [1804]. After the death of Loyd Ford, Senior and his wife, this Negro is to be the property of John Ford.

Loyd Ford
Tst.
Samuel May--- Magen
Received of John Ford one Bay Horse in full consideration for the Negro Boy mentioned in the within Bill of Sale,
Witness my hand and seal the date above.

Loyd Ford

 

 
 
 
 

Washington Co, TN Deed Book 10 
p. 114 
Sep 11, 1807 
Loyd Ford SR of WC, TN 
To 
John Billingsly of same 
$200.00 - 78 a - on Sinking Creek 
Beginning old corner sd Ford's survey 
N56 
E56 
N40 
N67W116 to John Profit's line 
W16 with same 
S4W116 with John Ford's line crossing creek 
S48E66 to Alexander Doak's line 
N47E34 to beginning
 

Loyd (X) Ford Sr 
Wit: 
James Chamberlain
Samuel Hall (Hail?) 

 
 
 
 

from Washington County, Tennessee Roll 198, Book 12, Page 204

This indenture made and concluded upon this One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nine [1809] between Loyd Ford, Senior of the State of Tennessee, Washington County, of the one part and James Ford of the same county and State of the other part.

Withnesseth that the said Loyd Ford, Senior for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Dollars and Sixty Six Cents to him in hand paid the receipt which is acknowledge hath Bargined and Sold to James Ford, his heirs and assignees forever all that tract or parcel of land situated in the County aforesaid on Sinking Creek....

 
     
 

Washington Co., Tennessee Deed Book12 
p. 291 
Sept 3, 1810 
Loid Ford SR old farmer of WC, TN 
To 
James Ford 
One Mulatto Boy, Sam, about 15 years old - for 300 lbs good merchenable beef 
Signed, sealed & delivered in presents of the said James Ford - doth allow his father to have the use of the sd Mulatto boy during the  natural life of his father and mother. 

Loid (X) Ford 
Wit: 
John Billingsly SR
James (X) Billingsly 
Rebecha Billingsly 
Reg. Nov 16, 1810a 

 
 
 
 

from Washington County, Tennessee Roll 198, Book 13, Page 233-5

This indenture made and concluded upon this Seventeenth Day of July Eighteen Hundred and Eleven [1811], between Loyd Ford, Senior of the State of Tennessee, Washington County, of the one part and John Ford, son of the said Lloyd Ford, of the same county and State of the other part.

Withnesseth that the said Lloyd Ford, as for the good will that he haseth to his said son, as for and in consideration of the sum of Ten Dollars, to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath given ,granted, bargained and sold ---- conveyed and confirmed unto him, the said John Ford, his heirs and assigns forever, all that tract or parcel of land situated in the County aforesaid on Sinking Creek

 
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
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