MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas

MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas

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MaryAnn Thomas formerly Ford aka McFarland, Nelson
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half], [half], [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)], [private daughter (1970s - unknown)], [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 6 Oct 2019 | Created 21 Apr 2019 | Last significant change: 6 Oct 2019
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Jackson county Kansas Research Assistance; Sherman county Kansas Research Assistance; Fremont county Colorado Research Assistance

I have a few resources for Sherman county (have lived there but not now) (marriages and cemeteries) and several resources for Jackson county. (marriages, cemeteries, obit extracts). I can do limited research in my local area. There are family files, cemetery records for some, and can take headstone pictures



MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas participated with Team Virginia during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding some sources to profiles.
MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army Feb 2, 1981-Feb. 3, 1987
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MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is the Gateway Guardian for John Throckmorton
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Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.
MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is a member of Clan Crawford.
MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is a member of Clan Wallace.
MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is a member of Clan Stewart.
Descendant of PGM migrant John Throckmorton, Sr.
Descendant of PGM migrant Moses Cleveland.
Descendant of PGM migrant Richard Higgins.
Descendant of PGM migrant John Meigs.
MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.
MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject War of 1812
MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is participating with The Virginia Connectors during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 48 profiles.
MaryAnn has participated in 0 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
MaryAnn has participated in 0 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Photos Challenge.

Early Life

I was born 30 Jul 1952 in Colorado Springs El Paso Colorado. I was the first child of my parents' marriage. I have 2 full blood brothers, I also have 3 half-blood sisters from my father and 1 half-blood brother from my mother.


I have four children, 3 girls and 1 boy. I have 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Military Service

I am a veteran of the United States Army and was honorably discharged with a rank of PFC. My MOS was Patient Care Specialist. After basic training, advanced basic training, and on the job training, I earned the Distinguished Honor Graduate award, #1 of 101 in the class. I worked in the ER of Fort Carson CO hospital and was the NCOIC of Dermatology Clinic.

Occupation and Volunteer Work

I have done a wide range of volunteer service including 20 years as a researcher for the Local History Center, several years of taking photos of headstones, several years of hosting the Fremont County CO GenWeb page.

Hobbies and Interest

Religion and Spiritual Legacy

I am Roman Catholic and a Benedictine Oblate.

Later Life and Present

I am now retired and live with my husband of 36 years. I continue to work my genealogy, read, study courses online, planning to try to learn some musical instruments, learn to quilt, paint ...

Death, Burial, and Death Cause


Research Notes


  • Paternal and maternal relationships are confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between [[Ford-12624|MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas|] GEDmatch TH3680336 and her brother David Ford GEDmatch KE2321789. Their most-recent common ancestors are their parents Everett Ford and Bessie Brown. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.2, based on sharing 2654.8 cM across 46 segments.
  • First-hand information. Entered by MaryAnn Ford at registration.
  • Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Collection Name: Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Counties (1953-1979); Reel Number: 43877_343793
  • Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Collection Name: Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Counties (1953-1979); Reel Number: 43877_343810
  • U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.


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MaryAnn is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Revolutionary War: Robert Jackson, Jr. , James Thompson, David Chatfield (KIA), Thomas Hicks, Hugh Jackson, Thomas Roberts, Justus David Hubble, Lt. Col. Comm. David Hubble, Peter Kinder, William and Valentine Crawford (all direct line)
My ultimate goal in genealogy !
Specifically in Findagrave
I descend from King Henry VII, have multiple Magna Carta ancestors, and 4 Mayflower connections.
This is one of my "favorite" lines to research.
Want to prove my Gateway ancestor, John Throckmorton, Sr. Throckmorton-110
My ggg-grandfather joseph M. Hill (Ohio) and my gg-grandfather George W. White (Arkansas) served in this war.
I have a few ancestors in this category
Abraham Lincoln and I come from a common ancestor William deGrandison. I also share ancestors with a lot of the other presidents.
I will manage Nancy Ellen (Rounsavell) Brown Blue Profile, George Whitfield B. Rounsavell, and Richard Rounsavell d 1839 IN
I have several Scottish ancestors.
I love to research and that is what this is,
I have multiple ancestral lines in the Southern states
I believe I have many lines as Southern pioneers
I have studying and reading a lot about the Civil War recently.
Love US history
A lot of family from here.
I have 1 relative that served in 1812 tht I know of, Lt./Capt. Silas Chatfield
Many family members from my paternal lines lived here.
WWII: my father, my uncle William Wayne Ford, my uncle Robert Gene Ford (both Marines), my uncle James Paul Ford, Marines? POW Bataan .. special interest Holocaust
DNA Tested
MaryAnn Thomas's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with MaryAnn or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with MaryAnn:
  • MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch TH3680336 [compare], Ancestry member EmilyD1037 + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch TH3680336 [compare], FTDNA kit #B504313
  • David Ford Find Relationship : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch KE2321789 [compare], Ancestry member david_ford25

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On 6 Oct 2019 at 01:09 GMT Mindy Silva wrote:

Hi MaryAnn,

I hope you can make it tomorrow for the second full day of the Source-a-Thon!

Mindy ~ Team Virginia

On 22 Jul 2019 at 15:48 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I forgot to mention... [Category:Magna Carta Project]] is for project members (to add to your profile, you'll need the extra [ at the front).

Cheers, Liz

On 21 Jul 2019 at 14:21 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks for joining the Magna Carta Project as a badged member and for becoming the Gateway Guardian for John Throckmorton. I've edited the Magna Carta Project section on his profile. Here's a sticker for yours (feel free to edit how your name displays):
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MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is the Gateway Guardian for John Throckmorton

On 16 Jul 2019 at 14:14 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi MaryAnn, thanks for joining.

On 13 Jul 2019 at 23:29 GMT James Stratman wrote:

Thank you Mary Ann for your message on my page. I"m sure we are distant cousins through the Chatfields. When I discovered my connection to Louisa Alcott I watched the series, LIttle Men. I never read any of her works before. Also, thank you for your service to our nation. :) - James

On 11 Jul 2019 at 01:48 GMT William Foster Jr wrote:

Welcome to Project Virginia!

On 10 Jul 2019 at 20:23 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!

On 4 Jul 2019 at 01:52 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thanks Mary Ann for Tackling OK Bombing..


On 2 Jul 2019 at 03:21 GMT Amy (Crawford) Gilpin wrote:

Hi MaryAnn

Thank you for joining the Crawford Name Study! We're glad to have you aboard.

Amy Gilpin Crawford Name Study Leader

On 7 Jun 2019 at 15:56 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hi MaryAnn!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

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