Gabriel Hogarth Ford

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Gabriel Hogarth Ford, son of Jacob Ford and Theodosia Johnes, was born at Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey, 3 January 17651 and baptised there, 10 February 1765.2 He died 27 August 1849,2,3 and was buried at St. Peter's Episcopal Churchyard, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey, where his stone is inscribed:
The Grave
of
Gabriel H. Ford
Entered into rest
Aug. 27, 1849
in the
85th year of his age.3


Gabriel married Frances Gualdo, daughter of Giovanni Gualdo and Frances Allen, at Burlington, Burlington Co., New Jersey, 25 January 1790.4,2,1

"Gabriel Hogarth Ford graduated from Princeton, with a M.A in 1783. He became a licensed attorney in 1789, and a counsellor in 1793. In 1818 he was district judge; later he was elected a justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, serving for 21 years. He retired in 1842 because of age and deafness. He was known for his courage eloquence and integrity.

"He and his wife joined the First Presbyterian Church in Morristown in 1791, later changed to the Episcopal Church.

"He purchased his brother's and sister's interest in Jacob Ford's house in Morristown and left it to his son Henry Augustus. Henry's heirs sold to the Washington Association of New Jersey, incorporated in 1874, which gave it in 1933 to the United States government. It is now included in the Morristown National Historical Park and maintained by the National Park Service.

"Gabriel's will, dated 27 jan. 1848, proved 26 Sept. 1849, named as executors, sons, Henry A., Edward E. and Lewis D; mentioned his wife, his six children and five children of his deceased daughter, Anna Elizabeth Ravenel."1

Family

Frances Gualdo b. 8 May 1767, d. 25 Oct 1852

Citations

  1. [S2006] Elizabeth Cobb Stewart, The Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Massachusetts: Part I: The First Six Generations (Montpelier, Vermont: Capital City Press, 1968), 83, further cited as Stewart, Descendants of Andrew Ford.
  2. [S56] First Presbyterian Church, History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N. J. Part II: The Combined Registers, from 1742 to 1885 (Morristown, New Jersey: Banner Steam Print, 1931), 75, further cited as First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers.
  3. [S1546] Joanie, Find A Grave memorial #72785164, added 5 Jul 2011, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed May 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S2002] William Nelson, editor, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey: Volume 22, Marriage Records, 1665-1800 (Paterson, New Jersey: The Press Printing and Publishing, 1900), 140, further cited as Nelson, New Jersey Marriage Records, 1665-1800.