Who is Ruben Ford (My GGGrandfather) from Marshall County, Ms?

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According to Rube Booker Ford's (Ruben's son) death certificate, his mother and father were Mary Nelson and Ruben Ford.  Every record I find are for a Ruben David Ford and Mary Elizabeth Roberson.  I cannot for the life of me find anything that says that Ruben David and Mary Elizabeth were married.  I do find a record for He and Mildred Tyre being married in 1861 in Mississippi.  In the Census of 1870 there is a record for a B. D. Ford (corrected by someone on Ancestry for being Rueben Ford) married to Mildred and a a girl living in his house with his 3 sons by the name of Mary Robinson when she was 17 years old at the time.  Do you think that My Ruben Ford is Ruben David Ford?  How do other people have him married to Mary Elizabeth Roberson when the only record I find is him being married to Mildred Tyre?  So confusing!http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6137471/person/-1338920002/media/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum

in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (190 points)

You might want to contact the profile manager of Ruben Ford and ask your question directly of him, he may have sources that will help you.

Below the profile details on Ruben’s profile page, on the left hand side,  you will see a line that looks like this:

Profile manager: _________ [send private message]

If you click [send private message] you can directly email the profile manager.

Also, on the 1880 Census Ruben, aged 39 is listed with spouse Mary aged 24.  As the oldest child is already 18 at this time, it appears that maybe Mildred died and this particular Ruben Ford remarried.   I didn't find a see a death record for Mildred, so it's not possible to determine which of the younger children might or might not be children of Mary rather than Mildred.  

From familysearch.org

U S Census, 1880 Bethlehem, Marshall, MS

self  Reuben Ford M 39 MS

wife  Mary Ford F 24 MS

son  Willie Ford M 18 MS

dau  Rocksie Ford  F 14 MS

son  Thomas Ford M 12 MS

son  Rube Ford M 8 MS

dau  Rosie Ford F 4 MS

dau  Prudie Ford F 1 MS



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Thank-you Chris

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