Nancy (Hook) Ford
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Nancy Ellen (Hook) Ford (1853 - 1929)

Nancy Ellen Ford formerly Hook aka Pearson
Born in Belgique, Perry, Missouri, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 31 Mar 1872 in Perry County, Missourimap
Wife of — married 1905 in Thebes, Alexander, Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Died in Thebes, Alexander, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Dec 2016
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Nancy was born 23 Dec 1853, Belgique, Perry, Missouri.[1][2]


  • Listed in the 1860 Bois Brule, Perry, Missiouri census (Crains Island, Randolph County, Illinois) as Ellen Hook.[3]
  • In the 1900 census for Bois Brule (Crains Island), she is married to Dennis Ray Pearson and her father (Samuel Hook) is said to be from Iowa.[4]
  • In the Thebes, Illinois census of 1910, Nancy is living with Oliver Ford on a farm.[5]


Nancy married Dennis in Perry County, Missouri on 31 Mar 1872.[6][7]



Nancy died 19 Feb 1929 at Thebes, Illinois.[8][9]


Thebes Cemetery [10]
Alexander County
Illinois USA



Granny Ford
  1. According to Margie Erfourth, a niece, Nancy smoked a pipe and drank hot tea. For young Margie, she and her sister Kate found this surprising.
Nancy Ellen Hook and her family
  1. The above photo was taken c. 1927. It was probably taken in Thebes and it shows all of Lucy's children.
    Back Row - Left to Right - Lelia Lewis Simpsins, Lucy Pearson Lewis( my grandmother), Nancy Ellen Hook Ford, and Vivien Lewis Walston.
    Front Row: John Eugene Lewis, Vivien Walston, Sam Walston, Jr., Ada Lewis Elledge (my mother).
    This is an enlargement of a very small snapshop that I found in my mother's photos.
  2. Goldie Sullens and Virginia Sears stated that Nancy Ellen Hook was born in Belgique, Missouri, which is near Crains Island, Illinois. Crains Island was considered to have migrated closer to the Missouri side of the Mississippi River, although it was still part of Illinois. A flood after 1930 joined Crains Island to the land of Missouri. Since Crains Island residents moved to the new land deposited toward the Missouri side of the river, the residents were included in the Bois Brule, Missouri censuses.


  1. Find A Grave (see below)
  2. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  3. 1860; Census Place: Bois Brule, Perry, Missouri; Roll: M653_638; Page: 652; Family History Library Film: 803638
  4. 1900; Census Place: Bois Brule, Perry, Missouri; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0071
  5. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374243
  6. Missouri State Archives; Jefferson City, MO, USA; Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]
  7. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  8. Find A Grave (see below)
  9. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  10. Find A Grave (see below)

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