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Ford-Fraser family papers

Identifier: Mss 0015

Collection Overview

Papers include a bond, an obituary, genealogical information, and a family Bible.; The bond (1852) in Georgetown (S.C.) of John Potts Ford to James Rees Ford, trustee of the estate of George T. and Mary W. Ford is for $4,000. The obituary of Elizabeth Shackelford Ford pays tribute to the child. Family genealogy relates to the children (born 1826-1840) of Stephen C. and Hannah Ford, and to the Fraser family. Genealogy includes excerpts from two Fraser family letters (1893, 1896).; A family bible inscribed "J. Rees & M.E. Ford from their mother A.B. Henning February 30, 1839" contains a record of the births, deaths, and marriages of family members.


  • Creation: 1839-approximately 1926


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

The Fraser family emigrated from Scotland to South Carolina in the mid-18th century. The Ford family appears to have made their home in South Carolina throughout the 19th century. J. Rees Ford married Martha Elizabeth Henning of Plantersville, South Carolina in 1829. Their children included Elizabeth Shackelford Ford (their fourth daughter) and Martha Clara Ford (1847-1884) their second daughter) who married Samuel Sydney Fraser in 1883 and united the Ford and Fraser families.


0.5 linear feet (1 document box)

Inventory of the Ford-Fraser Family Papers, 1839-approximately 1926
Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

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