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Mercy Ford

Female 1708 - 1736  (27 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mercy Ford was born on 10 Nov 1708 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Andrew Ford and Mercy Reed); died on 19 Oct 1736 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Or Marcy; or Mary.

    Mercy married Joseph Richards on 23 Mar 1725 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Joseph (son of Joseph Richards and Anna) was born on 6 Oct 1701 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died after 29 Sep 1773 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mercy Richards was born on 15 Feb 1726 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died in 1768 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Andrew Ford was born between 13 May 1681 and 12 May 1682 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Andrew Ford and Abiah); died on 12 May 1750 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mt. Vernon, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1682, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1682, Ford's Farm, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Andrew married Mercy Reed on 27 Nov 1706. Mercy (daughter of William Reed and Esther Tomson) was born about 1676 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 4 Feb 1738 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mercy Reed was born about 1676 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts (daughter of William Reed and Esther Tomson); died on 4 Feb 1738 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 5 Feb 1682 and 4 Feb 1683, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    "Mercy, m. Nicholas Whitmarsh of Weymouth." [Chamberlain, History of Weymouth, listing Mercy Reed, daughter of William Reed and Esther Tomson.] Nicholas Whitmarsh was her first husband, not her father as incorrectly stated in many sources.

    Children:
    1. 1. Mercy Ford was born on 10 Nov 1708 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 19 Oct 1736 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Andrew Ford was born about 1650 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Andrew Ford and Ellen Lovell); died on 24 Aug 1725 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Andrew married Abiah about 1680. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Abiah

    Notes:

    "Abiah's identity has long puzzled researchers. Mrs. Barclay eliminated many possible Abiahs from surrounding towns and concluded, after reading deeds and court records of the Ford family, their associates and relatives, that she was probably Abia Pierce, daughter of Capt. Michael Pierce of Hingham and Scituate and his first wife Persis Eames. In the families associated with the Fords the only 'Abia' was in the Pierce family. There is no proof of what became of Abia Pierce, who was living at the time of her father's will, 15 Jan. 1675, and was of the right age to have been the wife of Andrew Ford. She is mentioned twice in the Plymouth records, first in the will of a neighbor, Esther Woodfield, 27 May 1672, secondly in her father's will when she was still unmarried. Andrew Ford's daughter Abia, who married James Bearse, named a son Miall, possibly after her grandfather, Capt. Michael Pierce." [Elizabeth Cobb Stewart, Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Mass., citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. 2. Andrew Ford was born between 13 May 1681 and 12 May 1682 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 12 May 1750 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mt. Vernon, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  William Reed was born on 15 Dec 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of William Reed and Avis Chepman); died before 12 Sep 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1650

    William married Esther Tomson about 1675 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Esther (daughter of John Tomson and Mary Cooke) was born on 28 Jul 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 12 Sep 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Esther Tomson was born on 28 Jul 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of John Tomson and Mary Cooke); died before 12 Sep 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Or Hester.

    Children:
    1. 3. Mercy Reed was born about 1676 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 4 Feb 1738 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Andrew Ford was born about 1620 in England; died on 4 Mar 1693 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Probably emigrated about 1638-39, according to Descendants of Andrew Ford (citation details below).

    Andrew married Ellen Lovell before 1649. Ellen (daughter of Robert Lovell and Elizabeth) was born about 1628 in England; died between 20 Jul 1683 and 25 Feb 1693 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Ellen Lovell was born about 1628 in England (daughter of Robert Lovell and Elizabeth); died between 20 Jul 1683 and 25 Feb 1693 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1629, England

    Notes:

    Or Ellyn, Ellinor.

    Children:
    1. 4. Andrew Ford was born about 1650 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 24 Aug 1725 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  William Reed died after 11 Jan 1658 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "Arrived [at Weymouth] about 1650 with wife Avis." [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration volume VI, p. 28, distinguishing this William Read/Reed from the William Read/Reed of Weymouth, Boston, and Rhode Island who died between 1674 and 1679.]

    William married Avis Chepman on 26 Oct 1635 in Long Sutton, Somerset, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Avis Chepman

    Notes:

    Or Chapman.

    Notes:

    It is not certain that this Long Sutton marriage involves the same William Reed, but the name "Avis" is relatively uncommon, and the colonist's wife was definitely named Avis.

    Children:
    1. 6. William Reed was born on 15 Dec 1639 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died before 12 Sep 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    2. Thomas Reed was born about 1645; died on 14 Nov 1719 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  5. 14.  John Tomson was born about 1616; died on 16 Jun 1696 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 17 Jun 1616 and 16 Jun 1617, England

    Notes:

    Or Tompson.

    "John was fined for incontinency with wife before marriage, which indicates their first child [Adam, b. bef. Sep 1646] was born too soon after marriage." [Mayflower Increasings]

    His epitaph reads: "Death is a debt to nature due / Which I have paid and so must you."

    John Tomson (1616-1696) = Mary Cooke (1625-1714)
    John Tomson = Mary Tinkham
    Shubael Tomson = Susanna Parlowe
    John Tomson = Lydia Wood
    Lydia Tomson = Thomas Gifford
    Huldah Gifford = Abraham Finney
    Uri Finney = Mary Graves
    Eli Barnum Finney = Ellen Coughlin
    Albert H. Finney = Elnora Brass
    Ruth Edna "Betty" Finney = Carl Arie Korthof
    Audree Neva Korthof (1917-1997) = Murray Gage Wilson (1917-1973)
    their sons:
    Brian Douglas Wilson (1942- )
    Dennis Carl Wilson (1944-1983)
    Carl Dean Wilson (1946-1998)

    John married Mary Cooke on 26 Dec 1645 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu) was born about 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 21 Mar 1715 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Mary Cooke was born about 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu); died on 21 Mar 1715 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between Mar 1624 and 22 May 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: Between 22 Mar 1626 and 21 Mar 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 21 Mar 1714, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. Mary Tomson was born about 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died after 15 Jun 1723.
    2. 7. Esther Tomson was born on 28 Jul 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 12 Sep 1706 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    3. Thomas Thomson was born on 19 Oct 1664 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 26 Oct 1742 in Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Thompson St. Cemetery, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts.