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FORD, Samuel Howard, clergyman, born in Missouri in 1823. He was educated at the University of Missouri, in 1843 was ordained to the Baptist ministry and became pastor in Jefferson City, Missouri, and was afterward connected with Churches in St. Louis and Cape Giradeau, Maryland, and Louisville, Kentucky. In 1853 he became associated in the editorship of the " Western Recorder" and "Christian Repository." At the beginning of the civil war he removed to Memphis, Tennessee, and in 1864 was pastor of the St. Francis Street Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala. He then returned to Memphis, and was pastor there till failing health compelled his resignation in 1873. He now (1887) resides in St. Louis. His wife, Sally Rochester, author, born in Rochester Springs, Boyle County, Kentucky, in 1828. Her maiden name was Rochester. She was graduated at the female seminary in Georgetown, Kentucky, in 1849, and in 1855 married Mr. Ford, with whom she has edited "The Christian Repository" and "The Home Circle" since that date. Mrs. Ford is president of the Woman's missionary society of the south. She has published "Grace Truman" (New York, 1857); "Mary Bunyan" (1859); "Morgan and his Men" (Mobile, Ala., and New York, 1864); and "Ernest Quest" (New York, 1877).
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