ABT 1755, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States
ABT 1838, Coffee, Georgia, USA
Moved: 1798 Georgia, USA Election: from 1803 to 180, 4Paynes District, Tattnell County, Georgia Crime: Oct 1805 Tattnall County, Georgia, USA
He was a faithful Revolutionary Soldier and served in Captain Arthur Council's Militia, as did three of his brothers William, Robert and Samuel, in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
He moved to Georgia in 1800 and settled first in Burke County, where he lived a year or two, then moving to Tattnall County soon after it's creation.
James Ford sold his home place on the Ocnee River in Tattnall County to Sampson Carver, "of Burke County", October 01, 1801, and they lived there for some years.
Served on the First Grand Jury in Tattnall County, October 1805.
He was Justice of the Peace in Payne's District, Tattnall County, 1803 - 1804.
In 1819 when Appling County was opened for settlers, he and his family moved across the Altamaha River into "The New Purchase" as the settlers called it.
In 1825, he was cut out of Appling County.
In the 1830 census, he and his wife were living alone, all their children being grown and married
He died in Coffee County, which was cut fromWare, and earlier from Appling County in 1838, in that part of Ware that was cut into Coffee County in 1854. Moses Kirkland was administrator of his estate and applied in Coffee County for dismission January 28, 1856, having wound up the estate.
His wife Rhoda outlived him by 22 years, living to the age of 96. Moses Kirkland, their son-in-law was administor of their estate, and applied in Coffee County for dismission jan 28, 1856 and it wasreceived.
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