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FORD, Timothy, lawyer, born in Morristown, New Jersey, 4 December 1762; died 7 December 1830. His family residence was used by Washington as his headquarters in 1777. In 1780 he volunteered in a company of Washington's bodyguards, and was wounded in a brief action at Springfield, New Jersey He was graduated at Princeton in 1783, studied law in New York, and then removed to South Carolina, where he became eminent, practicing for many years only in the Equity court. He was a member of the legislature and the Charleston City council, a trustee of Charleston College, president of various literary societies, and a founder of the Charleston Bible society.
His brother, Gabriel Hogarth Ford, jurist, born in Morristown, New Jersey, 3 January 1765; died there, 27 August 1849, was graduated at Princeton in 1784, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in May 1789. He became presiding judge of the court of common pleas for the eastern district of the state, and in 1820'40 was a justice of the Supreme Court.
Gabriel Hogarth's son, Lewis de Saussure Ford, physician, born in Morristown, New Jersey, 30 December 1801 ; died in Augusta, Georgia, 21 August 1883, was graduated in medicine at the College of physicians and surgeons, New York City, in 1822, and in the same year removed to Hamburg, S.C. He went to Augusta, Georgia, in 1827, and assisted in organizing there the Medical College of Georgia in which he afterward held the chairs of chemistry and practice of medicine. He was a surgeon in the Confederate army from 1861 till the end of the civil war, and had charge of hospitals in Richmond and elsewhere. He was twice mayor of Augusta. The University of Georgia gave him the degree of LL.D. in 1868. Dr. Ford contributed many valuable essays on paroxysmal fevers to the "Southern Medical and Surgical Journal" in 1836'45.
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