Ford, James  (  -?-   - c. 1807)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Southwest Territory, 1794 and 1795; representing Tennessee County; SENATE, 1st and 2nd General Assembly 1796-99; representing Montgomery and Robertson counties. Nothing found to indicate date and place of birth, names of parents, extent of schooling, names of wife and children, if any. Came to Tennessee country c. 1783 from South Carolina; described as "over six feet tall, rather fleshy, and of commanding appearance". Kept ferry at confluence of Cumberland and Red Rivers as early as 1786. Member of Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1796. Was Capt. in Davidson County Militia, 1784; took part in Goldwater Expedition, 1787; and in Nickajack Expedition, 1794; commissioned Lieut Col. in Montgomery County regiment, TN Militia, Oct 4, 1796. Died prior to Jan 1808 term of court, Montgomery County; place of burial not determined.

Sources: Goodspeed, History of Montgomery County, 753; Montgomery County Wills and Inventories, Vol A, 1797-1810, pp 103, 104; Beach, Along the Warioto, 23, 26, 41, 56.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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