Fords of Ohio, Plum Run Cemetery, 19th century. √
• Early Ford immigrant family was spread from Ohio's Warren County. Cemetery monuments still stand (some toppled) at the Plum Run Cemertery, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio.

same link:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/PlumRun/

2008m1129 Ron Haack and Jack are in communication to revised his excellent Family Tree Makes ancestor charts and data. I will cite whatever I can here in coming weeks - if all goes well. Lots more data available on my hard drive under genealogy-ford folders than in this section.

2010m0424 Here is a file I made by extracting from a Plum Run cemetery web site:

http://gene.truher.net/ford/FordFamilyGraves-PlumRun.html

• To: -Haack_Ronald
From: Jack Truher <
jack@truher.net >
Subject: Ford Family plot, Plum Run Cemetery, Warren County, Ohio.

Ron - We have looked at the cemetery information and pictures you found. We have enjoyed this neat finding. I have a vague recollection that you had located this cemetery in lesser detail a few years ago, but I may be imagining.

I have reconciled the information from the tombstone-explanation and whatever the researcher noted, with the chart data you sent us yesterday, generated ultimately from Nancy's family history records.

I'm assuming that you got all this new information from the web Ancestry.com web page. We are not inclined to assume upkeep for the graveyard plot.

This is an unrelated problem at bottom of the chart. Kelley and Nancy Ann Scott are the parents of Flora Scott Kelley, who, with husband Harry Smith, were the parents of Fleta May Smith. John Bayersdoerfer and Anna Edelman were the parents of five children, one of whom was Bessie Bayersdoerfer. The chart you sent is inaccurate on these points..

As to the old Ford cemetery, the ancestors chart is consistent with the cemetery photos. To reconcile these two information sources, that is the ancestors data from Nancy's family and the cemetery information, we can make a few additions to the ancestor chart from the cemetery data.

With additional detail on these persons as appears on the photos, I decided that it is likely, from the cemetery data that Henry Ford (born 1780) and Susannah Unknown had at least, not two, but four children; that is, two additional sons: one is James A. Ford (b.1820) and the other is Samuel D. Ford (b.1823). James A. Ford had a wife listed as Mary Jane, and Samuel D. Ford's wife is Margaret E. Ford. Of course any of the three brothers of Henry Ford (b.1780) could have been the fathers of the "two additional sons". If you have a way to include them on the chart (with dotted connecting lines?), that would be fine with me, but not necessary.

The first of these two sons, James A., and his wife had two children who lived only briefly, and they were Henry and John.

The reason I am persuaded that Henry Ford, born 1780, had these four sons was by the rhythm of their birth dates, which are in reasonable sequence: Richard (born 1812), Henry (born 1817), James (born 1820), Samuel (born 1823)-- a very good bet that they were brothers.

One additional likelihood is that the final unidentified cemetery person of the Ford gravestones, Edella Ford, 1860-1890, was probably the last child of Richard Ford, born 1812, and Cynthia Ann Ludlum, born 1817. Nancy assures me that her assumed mother, Cynthia, could have given birth at age 43. I would like you to just show Edella on our chart that way. We have identified all the other cemetery residents. If you like, you could make a note of the uncertainty on the chart, or even make the line dotted, or a note in the data base.

With these changes, your Ford Chart includes everyone in the cemetery, over a time frame of nearly 150 years, over 3 to 5 generations preceding our own.

If you find these recommendations agreeable, we'll be interested to see the revised chart - anytime you might get around to it.

thanks again - Jack
• revised this listing sometime

Plum Run Cemetary web site, also has Cynthia Ann Ford's many relatives, to include:

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Benjamin Ludlum
born
17 Jan 1818
[rest of stone missing, transcription in Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5 says
died 26 April 1843
aged 24 years 9 months and 22 days] Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 9 April 2005

Benjamin & Margaret Ludlum Monument
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Benjamin Ludlum
died July 14, 1881
aged 88 years 11 months 16 days Margaret Ludlum
died Sept. 9, 1867
aged 73 years & 29 days
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Photos contributed by Cheryl Jordan 12 August 2004


Harriet & Joseph Ludlum Family
(individual stones arranged left to right in the following order)
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Sacred to the memory of
Harriet
wife of Joseph Ludlum
who departed this life
August 16, 1846 aged 48 years 3 months & 14 days Photos contributed by Cheryl Jordan 5 August 2004 [broken stone - bottom of inscription taken from
Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5]
Sacred to the memory of
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Joseph Ludlum,
who departed this life
April 24, 1845
aged 48 years and 4 months Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 August 2004
Matthias B..
son of
Joseph & Harriet Ludlum
died Sept 30, 1834
aged 6 months Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 11 August 2004
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Margaret A. Ludlum
daughter of
Joseph & Harriet Ludlum
died Feb. 4, 1833
aged 6 months Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 & 10 Aug 2004
Jonathan F. Ludlum
son of
Joseph & Harriet Ludlum
died Sept. 19, 1831
aged 11 months Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 August 2004
George B. Ludlum
son of
Joseph & Harriet Ludlum
died Nov. 27, 1822
aged 2 years & 6 months Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 August 2004


Epitaph
Sacred to the memory of
Addison Smith Ludlum
son of
Joseph & Harriet Ludlum
who departed this life
Jan 7, 1848
aged 24 years & 1 month Photos contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 & 12 Aug 2004
Clifton
son of A. M. & E. Ludlum
died July 30, 18?6
aged 8 months & 11 days
[Difficult to read inscription. The year "looks like" 1876 but see Eliza, below, (who is perhaps his mother) who is said to have died in 1836] Photos contributed by Cheryl Jordan 9 August 2004
In Memory of
Eliza
consort of Aaron M. Ludlow [perhaps should be Ludlum? - see Clifton Ludlum above]
who came from Elizabethtown, N.J. Sept 8, 1835 &died at Joseph Ludlum's
April 27, 1836
aged 28 years 1 months and 5 days. Photos contributed by Cheryl Jordan 11 August 2004
[stone barely legible - entire inscription taken from
Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5]

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Eli T. Ludlum
born Nov. 23, 1821
died May 20, 1851
aged 29 years 5 months & 27 days
Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 August
[broken stone - bottom of inscription taken from
Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5]
James Ludlum
born Oct. 15, 1826
died May 4, 1851
aged 24 years & 1 month & 19 days Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 August
Mary
wife of
Smith Ludlum
died Oct 22, 1865
aged 70 years & 24 days Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 August
[difficult to read - inscription taken in part from
Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5]
Smith Ludlum
born Aug. 1, 1794
died Dec. 31, 1842
aged 48 years 4 months & 30 days Photo contributed by Cheryl Jordan 8 August