James Fordham was born in 1812 and died in 1892. He married Elizabeth Lake. James was a carpenter in Ontario. They came to Claybanks, Michigan about 1877, and remained in Claybanks until their death. Both are buried in Flower Creek Cemetery, Oceana County, Michigan. Ballard, J. James, Fordham's father, is John Fordham Sr. born 1782 in England (Wales?) and died July 17 1860. James and Elizabeth had five children: William Randal, Helen Jane Baker, Josephine, James Elgin (1855-1933), Mary Ann Munn.
Courtesy: O. Fordham
Claybanks, Oceana County
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