I just came upon a conundrum that might break open some Ford connections for us! A Nancy Ford the age of Lideral's sister shows up on the 1850 U.S. census for Ohio twice--once in Wayne Twp., Champaign Co., where Lideral's household lived for the 1830 census, and once in Allen Twp., Union Co, where Lideral and Company lived for the 1850 census and later. At first I thought they couldn't possibly both be our Nancy, and given that one of them is living with a "Grief Ford," the one in Union Co. has to be the right one.
But looking more closely at the two census records, I think they can both be our Nancy. The census was taken in Union Co. Aug. 26 and in Champaign Co. Sept. 7.
Whether Nancy moved permanently from Union to Champaign or whether she moved back and forth between Ford households in the two counties as circumstances required, her presence in Champaign Co. in 1850 opens up connections with the William Ford in whose household she is counted. This is young man, a farmer 26 years old, so born around 1824--not her nephew, William Mucklyn Ford, who is born in 1850. I don't know who this William Ford is, but I'm eager to find out! Also in his household in 1850 is Catherine Johnson, 7 years old. Who is she? Does she have any relationship at all to "Lucinda Johnson" and "Idora Johnson"? Could she be a domestic worker (a seamstress maybe) at such a tender age? She has not attended school during the previous year. The color column for all members of the household--indeed, for everyone on that page--is unmarked, so they're all presumably counted as white.