Porter Dwight Ford

(1854-)
FatherSimeon Dwight Ford (1822-1911)
MotherMalinda Tanner Sackett (1827-1881)
Porter Dwight Ford, son of Simeon Dwight Ford and Malinda Tanner Sackett, was born in ConnecticutG on 8 October 1854.1,2 He married in about 1883, Lois Carrie Ford, daughter of Seth Porter Ford and Caroline Mansfield Jackson.3 Lois was born in Honolulu, HawaiiG, in July 1859.3
     In 1860 Porter was living in Washington, ConnecticutG, in the household of his parents Simeon and Malinda, and was recorded in the census as Porter Ford, aged five and born in Connecticut.4
     In 1870 he was living in Washington, ConnecticutG, in the household of his parents Simeon and Malinda, and was recorded as Porter D Ford, aged 15.5
Porter D. Ford was graduated from Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College in 1876, and for three years following gave his attention to teaching and surveying. In 1879 he became assistant engineer and supervisor on New York Division of Pennsylvania Railroad, which position he filled until 1888, when he became a division engineer of Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. In 1889 he was tendered and accepted the position of General Roadmaster of Long Island Railroad, of which in the following year he became General Superintendent of Roadway, and in 1891 Chief Engineer.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

Child of Porter Dwight Ford and Lois Carrie Ford

ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6651. Porter Dwight Ford, b. Oct. 8, 1851; m. Lois Carrie Ford."
  2. 1900 census has b. Oct 1854.
  3. Census.
  4. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_82; Page: 1115; Family History Library Film: 803082
    Washington, Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Ford, Simeon D, 39, farmer, real estate $4,000, personal estate $1,000, b. CT
    Ford, Malinda, 33, b. CT
    Ford, Porter, 5, b. CT
    Ford, Lester, 2, b. CT
    Ford, Arthur, 4/12, b. CT
    Ford, Polly, 62, b. CT
    Ford, John, 37, b. CT
    Ford, Ralph, 30, b. CT
    Ford, Remus, 22, farmer, b. CT
    Serivenez, Edna, 16, servant, b. NY.
  5. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_106; Page: 511A; Image: 398823; Family History Library Film: 545605
    Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut
    Ford, Simeon D, 50, farmer, real estate $5,000, personal estate $3,500, b. CT
    Ford, Malinda T, 42, keeping house, b. CT
    Ford, Porter D, 15, b. CT
    Ford, Lester S, 12, b. CT
    Ford, Archer C, 10, b. CT
    Ford, William H, 3, b. CT
    Ford, John C, 46, farm laborer, b. CT.
Generation.Tree6651.9Q.3a
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited30 June 2017