Finding aid for the Cyrus Ford Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Ford, Cyrus
Title: Cyrus Ford Papers
Dates: 1827-1858
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Cyrus Ford (1790-1864) was a Massachusetts-born pioneer and farmer who came to Ohio in 1837 and established a farm with his twin brother Darius (1790-1859) in East Cleveland. They and their families were joined by their parents, Hezekiah and Hulda Ford, and their brother, Lewis (1806-1895). Cyrus became an Elder in the Euclid Congregational Church and a member of the Underground Railroad. The collection consists of correspondence of the Ford brothers, Cyrus, Darius and Lewis; letters from Alexis Painter, a business associate in Mass.; correspondence of Cyrus' sons, Francis, Lewis, Henry, Horace and Horatio; and miscellaneous letters, transcriptions and genealogical information on the Ford family.
MS Number MS 3963
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English