Just a note to let you know that I may know what has become of your Reuben Ford.....I seem to remember him being listed in the Household of William B Davis...(not sure of the year)(I'll have to check my notes when I can get to them), you may want to check in the censuses for his household, I think he was there with a James Ford who is enumerated also with the Wm. B. Davis household, my cousin Terri will try to find out and I will try to get back in contact with you.
If she doesn't find out befoire this afternoon, I'll look myself when I get home, and will try to email you the results today.
I hope I've found your reuben for you.......do you like the bread toasted?
Larry D. Goodeaux, JrTxKajn31@aol.com