Ancestor: My paternal great-grandfather (Joseph Varian Ford)
- Went by the nickname ‘Joe’.
- Owned land in Indiana that had a coal mine on it.
- Married Clara Criss.
- He was the 7th of 10 children.
- Trying to track down his middle name ‘Varian’. One suggestion is Varian is connected to Joe’s paternal grandmother’s family in Ohio (her name was Mary Hill before marrying Joe’s grandfather, a possible Hill-Varian connection).