About the same period (1820-1848) came to this township the following: Peter Betzer, William Griffith, Michael Van Gundy, Jeptha Brown, Andrew Clingman, David Ford, the Crawfords and Starkeys, James Milligan, Jesse Ingerson, William Goodman, James and Lorin Pease, and Conrad Betz.
Following is a list of those who were assessed for the payment of taxes in the township of Sycamore in 1845, showing also the kinds of property owned, and (when real estate) upon what sections located:
Ford, David, Section 20, 160 acres.
7/27/1850 Sycamore Twp, Wyandot Co, OH. The census taker found the family living next door to David's sister, Martha Van Gundy, and 2 doors down from his parents with other Fords all over the census. Another neighbor were the Eyestones. David was a 43 year old farmer with wife Catherine, 35, and 9 children: Matilda, 17; Sarah Ann, 15; Mary Ann, 13; Ellen, 12; Eliza, 10; Charles, 8; Niram, 6; Lydia, 4; and Nancy, 2. No property was recorded for him, perhaps in preparation to moving west.
1855-1859 Washington, Black Hawk Co, IA
6/22/1860 PO Cedar Falls, Washington Twp, Black Hawk Co, IA. By the next census, the family had settled in new country. David was 52, Catherine was 48 and children in the house were Curtis (Charles), 18, son Nyram (Nathan), 16, Lydia, 14, and Reuben, 8. David was a farmer with a large estate valued at $9000/2500. The two oldest boys were farm laborers.