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Charles Ford


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 30 May 2003

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Hamilton Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)

CHARLES FORD, merchant, Maineville, was born in the State of Maine, in the year 1844, and is a son of James and Lucy Ford, natives of the same State, in which they were reared and married. In 1850 they came to Maineville, in which he engaged in merchandizing. In 1854, he was prominently connected in getting a postoffice established in the village, of which he was appointed master. He served in the War of 1812, near Portland, Me. He died in 1866, aged 67 years (nearly). Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ford, viz: Eliab. B., James, Mary J., Lucy L., Nathaniel and Charles. Our subject’s boyhood was passed in his native State, in which he received the rudiments of his education. Mercantile pursuits he has followed since boyhood, and since his father’s death the business of his store has been conducted under his name. In 1868 he was married to Caroline Bramble, of Hamilton Co., O., who has borne him four children, three living, viz: Elmer, Ayers L. and Ruth M. Eli, infant, deceased. Mr. Ford has been mayor of the village five years, and clerk of the township one year; has also been a member of the State Board of Equalization. Is also a member of the Masonic Emory Lodge of Loveland, O., No. 258. Was prominent in the organization of the Squirrel Hunters in 1863. He raised a Company of which he became First Lieutenant; was on a sixteen days campaign in the defense of Cincinnati; was also a member of the State Militia and a sergeant of his company, and was out after John Morgan.

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