Biography of Valorus D. Ford
Monroe County, MI Biographies

VALORUS D. FORD was born in Greene county N. Y., January 29, 1809. At five years of age he removed with his parents to Otsego Co., N. Y., where he remained until his twenty first year, when he came to Buffalo and remained there seven years. He is a pattern maker and millwright by trade, and during his early years assisted in tne erection of many mills in New York State and Michigan. He settled in Dundee in 1841, and with the exception of five years has resided in that village. He. was married in 1840 to Eliza Bell, who was born in the north of Ireland. Seven children (but four are living) have been born to them. Their names are: Franklin F., Abner Dan., Robert B., and Corydon L. Ford. The three first named are journalists. The oldest son, Franklin, was the editor of Bradstreet's (newspaper) for the seven years ending January 1, 1887. Mr. Ford's wife is a member of the M. E. Church of Dundee.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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