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FORD CEMETERY

Contributed by Melanie Kelley, September 1997.

S.  W. HAYES                    C.W. NICHOLS			HANNAH FORD
b.  27 July 1883                b. 15 March 1867		b. 15 May 1862
d. 24 Sept 1912                 d. 12 Dec 1917                  d. 11 Feb 1925

KEMPER WORLEY                   RUBEN NICHOLS			ANNIE wife of 
b.  31 March 1886               SC VETERAN			Bernie COLEMAN
d. 17 June 1958                 d. 4 November 1918		b. 25 March 1890
d.  10 November 1934

CORA wife of                    RUFUS BROWN			SHEPHERD FORD
Ed WILLIAMS                     SC VETERAN			b. June 1884
d.  29 December 1912            d. 5 November 1964		d. January 1938
  Age 85 

JUNE GERALD wife of             MARY wife of 			WILLIE OPHELIA NANCE
Tom FORD                        C. H. FORD			b. 25 February 1904
Age 73                          b. 28 May 1872                  d. 20 July 1933
d.  29 December 1929
				(picture on tombstone)

WILLIAM C. BOWIE                ARTHUR FORD			VILLA MAE FORD
d.  21 February 1933            d. 31 October 1937		b. 1 May 1932
SC VETERAN                      SC VETERAN			d. 28 May 1933

LIZZIE wife of                  A. VIOLA wife of		MANDA wife of 
Rufus FORD                      Doc FORD			Ben FORD
b.  11 October 1880             b. 10 August 1892		b. 6 July 1854
d. 14 May 1911                  d. 5 January 1922		d. 26 May 1899

CALHOUN FORD                    MARY ANN wife of		ARLENE PAGE
b. 16 September 1889 or 82      Lenn FORD			b. 6 January 1891
d. 26 April 1921                d. 8 March 1907                 d. 30 May 1893
				Age 49

wife of Dover ROBERTS           IDA wife of 			ARTHUR WORLEY
d.  21 April 1908			L.L. MILLER		d. 3 October 1928
Age 80 or 60                    b. 20 August 1880		SC VETERAN
(top of stone missing)          d. 13 March 1901			

IRA SMITH                       R.B. WALL			J. ODOM
b.  6 January 1891              b. 20 May 1815                  b. 1 May 1842
d. 25 May 1917                  d. 14 July 1917                 d. 24 December 1917


ELIZABETH wife of               LISTER HAYES			H.E. HAYES JR.
H.  E. FORD                     b. 11 May 1886                  b. 13 August 1900
b.  4 March 1865                d. 8 July 1919                  d. 26 October 1919
d. 22 May 1924

HILTON HAYES                    AMOS son of 			HENRY HAYES
d.  30 December 1928            B.A. and R. AUTLEY		b. 1 November 1857
SC VETERAN                      b. 15 February 1910		d. 6 March 1904
                                d.  21 June 1911

ENGLISH FORD                    MARY 	wife of 		J.C. COLEMAN
b.  1858                        I. H. FORD			b. 1849
d. 1923                         b. 17 November 1877		d. 14 March 1943
                                d.  29 October 1918	

MARTHA ANN wife of              J.R. FORD			VERNIE M. daughter of
J.C. COLEMAN                    b. 27 December 1981		E. and Katie FORD
d.  September 1905              d. 20 August ?                  b. 9 May 1885
                                                                d. 24 June 1908

MAGGIE N. wife of               HENRY FORD			EVAN HAYES JR.
J.L. FORD                       d. 12 October 1936		b. 9 August 1850
b.  8 January 1883              Age 75                          d. 30 October 1925
d.   12 October 1906

P.F. HAYES                      EVERETTE son of                 ELLA wife of
b.  15 May 1883                 H.C and W. NANCE		A. F. NANCE
d. 11 December 1921             b. 18 September 1912		b. 20 May 1866
                                d. 7 February 1913		d. 15 August 1914
		     		
WILLIE ETTA daughter of         ALEX PAGE			LUCINDA FORD
  Johnson and Teresa PAGE       b. 1860				b. February 1861
b. 18 August 1899               d. 1891				d. 28 August 1901
d.  12 October 1914

MAUDE wife of                   W.A. PAGE			BISHOP son of
David Ruffus FORD               b. 1862                         H.E. and E. FORD
b.  10 October 1897             d. 1923                         b. 17 July 1904
d. 28 May 1925                                                  d. 10 June 1906

ETHEL daughter of               W.H. FORD			JANIE wife of
H.E. and E. FORD                b. 15 October 1868		A.L. NANCE
b.  1 July 1888                 d. 22 November 1918		b. 20 February 1856
d. 17 July 1904							d. 24 December 1915

INEZ BEST                       FANNIE wife of                  JOHN JOHNSON
b.  16 February 1907            Arthur W. GADDY                 b. October 1864
d. 18 January 1930              d. 11 March 1925                d. April 1915
				Age 28

ADELINE FORD                    ARREATHER wife of
d.  8 July 1928                 Preston FORD
Age 70                          b. 10 March 1886
                                d. 7 August 1986		


Additional data contributed by Jo Church Dickerson, 9 Apr 2002.

There is much reason to believe that this is the old burying ground for the slaves of Major Jesse Ford, and that it later became the "town" burying ground for black families. Many are buried here with no stones. But one of the oldest with a stone is:

Evan Hays Sr.
Nov. 26, 1826
Sept. 6, 1890
[no epitaph]

Stone is fallen, but otherwise intact.

Evan Hays was born into slavery. He belonged as a child to Benjamin Hayes, who in his will devised the boy Evan to his son, William H. Hayes. Evan later showed up in the census records and in the Freedmen voting lists for Hillsboro Township. He owned lands just outside Lake View, where he and his wife, Chaney Ford Hayes, raised their large family. Many descendants of Evan Hayes still reside in Lake View, and were kind enough to share some of the information about their family with me. Other information came from the wills, deeds, and other Marion County records.


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