Smith Cemetery ~ Mary Ford ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Ford, Mary
LAST: Ford FIRST: Mary MID: 
BORN: 10 Mar 1815 DIED: 3 May 1882 BURIED:  (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Lincoln Co., Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co., Oregon
MARRIAGE - James Ford md Mary Cline 22 Sep 1831 at Tazewell Co., Illinois
1850 IL CENSUS – Polly Ford, age 34, b. Ohio, is enumerated with James, age 41, occupation farmer, b. Ohio, along with William, age 17, b. Illinois, John, age 15, b. Illinois, George, age 13, b. Illinois, Elizabeth, age 11, b. Illinois, Mary, age 6, b. Illinois, Robert, age 4, b. Illinois, and Sara L., age 2, b. Illinois. 
1870 OR CENSUS - Mary Ford, age 55, b. Ohio, is enumerated with James, age 62, occupation farmer, b. Ohio, along with Robert, age 22, b. Illinois, and James S., age 19, b. Illinois.
The subject of this sketch, Mrs. Mary Ford, familiarly known as Aunt Polly, was born in Lincoln Co., Ohio, March 10, 1815. With her parents, John and Mark Cline, removed from Ohio to Illinois at the age of three years. Was married to James Ford in October 1830. They with their family crossed the plains to Oregon in 1853, and settled on the Little Luckiamute, where they remained in their quiet, peaceful home until the death of the husband by the accidental falling of a tree in June 1879, after which she remained at the old home with some of her children and grandchildren until her decease. Mrs. Ford, with her husband, united with the Baptist Church in the year 1868, of which church she, as well as her husband, remained a consistent member to the day of her death, May 3, 1882. She leaves five sons and one daughter and twenty-one grandchildren to mourn her loss. “Though dead she yet speaketh,” and her pure life is a beacon light attracting the bereaved ones to that city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Iowa and Illinois papers please copy.
Polk County Itemizer (Sat) 12 May 1882
Wife of
James Ford
Mar. 10, 1815
departed this life
May 3, 1882
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (IRAD)
1850 IL CENSUS (Kendall Co., Fox, FA#26)
1870 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Bridgeport, FA#599)
PCI 12 May 1882
ROW: 27-5