Sorry I’ve been MIA recently…I’m going to the Allen County Public Library tomorrow and have been doing research out the yahoo to prepare for the trip (so that when I get there, I’m not totally bumbling around). I have had some BIG finds in my Ford research, which is located in northwest New York State in the mid to late 1700s. I have a few titles to pull that I need for my DAR application research. I just hope I have enough time before they close tomorrow to look at all I want to look at!

With the Fords in NW New York State, they were very close to the Canadian border. I found on the 1820 census that my 4th-great-GF’s household included TWO foreigners, not naturalized! Methinks his wife, Prudence Bennett, and possibly either a brother or sister of hers were from Canada. I’ve been working forward and backward from that 1820 census to approximate years of birth (their son said that they had had 13 children and so far I think I have most of the male children’s names; females are a different story; I need to look at birth/marriage/death records from the area during that time to see if I can find females with the parents of Nathan/Nathaniel and Prudence).

More to come when I (hopefully) find it!