Ford's Cemetery Guernsey County
Transcribed and submitted by Louise
Salt Fork Area
This cemetery is very well hidden in the wildlife area of Salt Fork. With help from the Wildlife
Conservation personnel we were able to locate this cemetery. Without their help we could have
searched for days. They guided us to the path and from there we were on our own. When just
about to the cemetery Gordon Love took the lead. When he first saw the cemetery he threw
his arms up with excitement. Vicki Fenton and myself followed. Once at the cemetery, our
work began. We were pushing briars and weeds out of the way. Just when you would push a
briar out of the way another one would catch you in the back. With shaving cream and a sponge,
we were able to take pictures of the stones remaining.
Take the park entrance from State Route 22. Go up R-1 to the far end of R-51. Turn down R-51
and go .6 mile to R-52. Go up R-52 .6 mile. There will be a mowed path on the left. A sign is
posted on the right about no horseback riding. Go down the path about 150 yards to the pink ribbon.
At the ribbon turn down the path and go about 120 feet where the path splits. Take the left hand
path to the meadow. Go straight through the meadow and on the knob of the hill sits the cemetery.
It is a small area with a woven wire fence. Inside the fence the stones are covered with weeds and
Only a few stones are inside a fenced area on top of a knob. The stones are covered with
weeds and briars which makes it very difficult to get close to the stones.
1 George Ford
July 24, 1831 - Dec 1, 1901
Jul 22, 1855 - Oct 6, 1858
May 11, 1865 - Oct 31, 1870
2 George W Forde
Nov 14, 1868
78 y 10 mo 6 das
3 John W Forde
Died Oct 3, 1859
Son of G K & M Forde
Aged 10 mo 11 das
"Happy infant early blest
Rest in peaceful slumber"
Wife of George Forde
Died Dec 25, 1856
Aged 59 y __ mo 14 das
5 Elijah W
Son of R C & Sarah Smith
Died Oct 27, 1863
Aged 9 yr 10 mo 16 das