FORD, HENRY (1845–1910). Henry Ford, banker and business writer, was born in Ohio County, West Virginia, on January 28, 1845. He moved to Texas at the age of seventeen and worked for a time on a ranch in Brown County before he moved into Brownwood, where he became prominent as a private banker. He also served at various times as county clerk, mayor of Brownwood, treasurer of Brown County, city school trustee, and chairman of the Central County Committee. The firm of Coggin, Ford, and Martin, with which he was associated, published several business-aid booklets. A series of articles called "Dawn of Brown County" written by Ford appeared in Banking Made Plain (1904), Pocket Cotton Calculator (1905), Pocket Cotton, Cotton Seed, and Cotton Picking Calculator (1906), and Wheat, Oats, Corn, and Hay Pocket Calculator (1907). Although the last sketch was "To be continued," no Brown County material was included in Six Hundred Business Law Points (1909). Ford married Josephine Jones on September 13, 1871; they had six children. His second wife was Collie Couch, with whom he had three children; his third wife was Eloise Porter. He died on March 6, 1910, and was buried in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood. It was rumored that he was in actuality the notorious outlaw Jesse James.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Ford, Henry," accessed July 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffo10.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.