"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids--and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."

 - Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"

William West Ford and Henrietta Bruce

William Ford

William Ford was the son of West Ford and Priscella Bell. William was born abt 1814-1817 on the Mount Vernon Plantation. He married Henrietta Bruce on September 3rd, 1840. Henrietta was the...

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William Ford's Acres

Land and Tax Record of William Ford's acres given to him by his father, West Ford. This land is now known as Gum Springs in Virginia.

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West Ford, son of George Washington

Drawing of West Ford in his early 70's, son of George Washington and father of Daniel Ford. 

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Venus

Venus, mother of West Ford and the grandmother of William Ford. Born on the Bushfield Plantation.

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Henry Shields Robinson

Henry S. Robinson was a certified genealogist and historian. Henry was born June 18, 1930. His father, Henry S. Robinson Sr., graduated from Howard University in medicine and his mother...

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Hannah Ford

Photo of Hannah Ford, daughter of William and Henrietta Bruce, granddaughter of West Ford.

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