Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files Vol II by White "S15429, NC Line, sol was born in 1757 in Frederick Co MD & Soldier lived in Burke County, NC at enlistment and in 1809 moved to Floyd County, Ky the part that later became Pike Co KY & soldier applied there for pension on 25 Feb 1834".
Headstone says " In Memory of Joseph Ford NC Militia Rev War b 1756, Sept 18, 1845"
Headstone Located in cemetery behind Shelby Church of Christ at Ford's Branch, Pike County, KY. GPS Bearing N 37 Deg 26.02 Min and W 82 Deg 30.72 Min. Nearest address is 1 Fords Branch, Pikeville, KY 41501.
Per Ancestry.com siblings include Peter Ford (1749-1784) & (James Ford (1754-).
Joseph Ford was a Patriot serving as a Lieutenant and as a PVT with North Carolina. DAR application are thru his daughter Elizabeth born 15 Mar 1793 in Sullivan Co TN, married William Ratliff 27 June 1813. Then their son Harrison Ratliff born 31 Jan 1814 at Pikeville, KY and married Margaret Hatcher 27 Feb 1840. Then their son W O B Ratliff born 24 July 1844 at Pikeville, KY and married Mary Elizabeth Coates 21 Nov 1875. Then their son A S Ratliff born 14 Feb 1878 at Pikeville, KY and married Kate Matney on 9 Sept 1907.