Ford Group DNA 5 is the group which represents my family. It largely represents the group from MD to Tennessee, but we know that some of the family (Charles, Edward, Joseph) actually landed in Jamestown and settled in Surry Co, VA about 1634, and a John Ford landed in Accomack Co/Northampton Co, VA in 1634. Also we know that our Fords were in the Northern Neck of VA (later knows as Richmond Co, Old Rappahanock Co, Fauqueir Co, Stafford Co, Prince William Co, and Fairfax Co. The Quaker Group of our family settled before 1650 in Ann Arundel Co/Talbott Co, MD and believe that some of the Surry Ford descendents moved to Charles Co MD and married into the Allison family.
Early groups of the Fords moved to Old Berkley Co, SC/later known as Spartanburg, Newberry, Laurens, Union, Pickens county. I also think that our Fords were also in Barnstable, SC. Many of those Ford descendents later moved to Buncombe Co/Haywood Co, NC, and Cocke Co, TN. Some of the same family also moved to Montgomery Co, TN, Christian and Livingston KY and also Shelby/Henry Co, KY and their relatives who had not left Northern VA came to settle in Bourbon Co, KY. Later, the Fords in Western NC moved into TN and then Jackson Co and Walker Co, AL. (The Blount/Blunt, Greene/Green, Dickson/Dixon, TIpton, Chambers, Parsons, Bridges, Milstead, Jacobs, Ferguson, etc were related to the Fords by marriage as were the Brights/Burtons of VA/MD/SC/KY. The Fords were also related to the Penningtons/Penns of England and MD/SC. That includes relatives of Wiliam Penn.) The Fords have been tracked to several manor homes in England and married into the De Vere, HErmann, St John, Talbot, Price, Blount/Blunt, Harrison, Bennett, Dicke, Mason, Posey, Balls, Mccarty/Mccarley, Howard, Ratcliff, Spencer, Fairfax, Culpeper/Colepeper, Best, etc families of England in England and France and also in the colonies. I am only naming a few of the attachments. The original name of the Fords was De La Ford - with the first ancestor that I can find as Simon/Simeon. Common given names for the Fords are Philip, Richard, John, Thomas, William, Samuel, Spencer, Jesse, George, Burton, Posey, Joseph, Tipton, James, Benjamin. Common names for the females are Rachel, Mary, Elizabeth, Anne, Evaline/Avaline, Jane. The Fords lived among the Washingtons, Fairfaxes, Berkleys, Annis, Coles/Coals, Lithicum, Jessop, Kendrick, Howard, Robinson/Robersons, Spencers, Bridges,Lees,Tabotts, Nevilles, etc. BEFORE any of the families migrated to Jamestown or the Northern Neck of VA and well before 1607. Branches of most of the named families above except perhaps the Poseys have also been found in early Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut just after the landing of the Pilgrims. Infact - Charde is a name found in both VA and MA and related to the Fords.
I would like to take some time and review any Garrison involvement in early England.
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