Charles Ford (outlaw)

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Charles Wilson Ford
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Born (1857-07-09)July 9, 1857
Fauquier County, Virginia, U.S.
Died May 6, 1884(1884-05-06) (aged 26)
Richmond, Missouri, U.S.
Cause of death Suicide

Charles Wilson "Charley" Ford (July 9, 1857 – May 6, 1884) was an outlaw, and member of the James Gang. He was the lesser known brother of Robert Ford, the killer of Jesse James. After a period of deep depression following James' death and terminally ill from tuberculosis and a debilitating morphine addiction, Charles Ford committed suicide on May 6, 1884.[1]


Charles Ford was one of the eleven Ford children born to James Thomas Ford and Mary Ann Bruin:

  • Sarah J. Ford (b. abt. 1841)
  • Georgiana Ford (b. abt. 1843)
  • Mary T. Ford (b. abt. 1845)
  • John Thomas Ford (b: November 6, 1847)
  • Martha Elizabeth Ford (b: April 22, 1849)
  • Harriet Ford (b. abt. 1851)
  • Elias Capline Ford (b: July 10, 1853)
  • Amanda Francis Ford (b: April 1, 1855)
  • Charles Wilson Ford (b: July 9, 1857)
  • Wilber Pottuck Ford (b: November 19, 1859)
  • Robert Newton Ford (b: January 31, 1862)

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  1. ^ "RootsWeb: FORD-L [Ford] Robert and Charles Ford ancestors". Retrieved 2014-06-03. 

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