FORD FAMILY FROM GOOCHLAND CO., VIRGINIA
Beginning surnames include Clopton, Gardner, Owen, Gardner, and Ford. There is a lost William Ford, born circa 1737. Hanover Co., Virginia also comes into play, this family lived right on the border of Hanover Co. and Goochland Co.
This seems to be a power family. Elizabeth Dorrall Ford married first Lane Jones, uncle of the future Martha Washington, and second William Clopton, a wealthy planter. Their son was the honorable John Clopton, a US Representative when he died in 1816 and was replaced by a young John Tyler.
Reuben Ford and William Webber were prominent Baptist ministers who fought for religious freedom in Church of England controlled Virginia. Both men are direct ancestors of mine. Rev. William Webber was one
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