|William W. Ford
|The subject of this sketch, a prominent citizen and popular man in Lakeport, Chicot County, Ark., was born in Louisville,
Ky., in 1838, and is a son of Nicholas and Martha (Page) Ford. The mother was a native of Pennsylvania, and the father of
Kentucky, and the latter had excellent educational advantages, was a successful merchant, and acquired both fame and
"worldly gain" during his life. He died when thirty-eight years old, and when the subject of this sketch, William W., was only
six years old.
William was in school in Paris, Ky., during his boyhood, and afterward near Frankfort, the same State, and emigrated to
Arkansas in 1858, where his mother once owned a farm, until 1862, at which date he enlisted in the army, and was present at
many of the famous battles. At Arkansas Post he was captured and taken to Springfield, and when released returned to
Kentucky, and remained there until the close of the war, after which he settled in Chicot County, Ark.
He married Miss Annie Milton, daughter of Bushrod and Mary Milton, and to them have been born two children, Pattie P.
and Catherine, both of whom are still living. Mr. Ford is in the mercantile business, having for a partner Mr. Jeff Peak.
Besides, he is largely interested in stock raising, and owns much valuable real estate. Mr. Ford is a Democrat, and takes an
active part in the welfare of the county where he makes his home; is a Mason and a member of the Episcopal Church.