MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas
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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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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 connections.
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 Weeks of 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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Hi MaryAnn,

I’ve not heard back from you regarding the US Southern Colonies Project so have gone ahead and removed you from the project for now. However, if you’d like to rejoin at any stage you would be most welcome to do so by answering the G2G sign-up post here.

Many thanks,

Susie :-)

Hi MaryAnn,

I sent you a message a week ago to let you know about the exciting changes in the US Southern Colonies Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have no yet heard back from you. Do you still want to be in the project? If so, which team(s) would you like to be on and please can you private message me with your e-mail address so I can get you added to the project’s Google Group?

If I don’t hear from you by the same time next week I’ll assume that you’ve moved on to other things but you’d be most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

Susie - US Southern Colonies Co-Leader

Hi MaryAnn,

As you will have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

Hello MaryAnn,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 24-27, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

We haven’t heard back from you concerning the Scottish Clans Transition. If we haven’t received a response from you by 1 April 2020, you will be welcome to rejoin by answering the current g2g thread for joining the Scotland Project.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Hello MaryAnn,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi MaryAnn,

On behalf of the Disasters Project Leaders we are carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in the past.

We have recently made a lot of changes. We are changing the focus of the project to include more about people involved in disasters and the effect it had on them and their families. We have divided the project into teams. Please have a look

Please let me know, by comment on my profile or a private message, whether you are still active in the project, and which team(s) you would like to work with. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed.

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Joan and Lizzie

Hi MaryAnn! Please replace the Gateway Guardian sticker with the Affiliate sticker (I sent you the coding in a private message last week). Whenever you'd like to rejoin as a badged member, just let us know! Cheers, Liz
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MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas is a Magna Carta Project affiliate.

P.S. When you add the sticker, it will automatically add the Affiliates category to your profile, but you'll need to manually delete [Category:Magna Carta Project].

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I received your message. Welcome back. Please let me know if you did not receive the reply I sent.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Welcome to Team Cornbread Catchers, MaryAnn. We have a GoogleGroup and text only GoogleHangout that we'll be using during the event, as well as the chat thread in G2G.

The Google Group and Hangout aren't required. If you would like to participate, please reply to this message via email or private message so that I will be able to send you an invitation. If you use different email addresses for Google and WikiTree, I'll need to know your Google email.

Go Team Cornbread Catchers!


[Sorry about the name snafu, I'm still on the first cup of coffee]

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
edited by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi MaryAnn,

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

Mindy ~ Team Virginia

posted by Mindy Silva
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.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi MaryAnn, thanks for joining.

posted by Maggie N.
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
posted by James Stratman
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!
posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Thanks Mary Ann for Tackling OK Bombing..


posted by Mary Richardson
Hi MaryAnn

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

Amy Gilpin Crawford Name Study Leader

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
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

posted by Pip Sheppard