|John Hord (Hoard, Hore, Hoare)|
b.1675abt Cote House, Oxfordshire England
m. 1700abt Jane Jeane
d. 1747abt Shady Grove, Essex, Virginia, USA
Note: As of Fall 2015, this has become an Active Branch (and determined variation) in this project. This after early 2015 we saw Malcolm Hoare (who is defining the B05 Richard Hoare group) match to a Horace Hord who was tested (and believed likely a John Hord descendant). So this group was moved from Other to an active branch on this project. A number of John Hord descendants were sought out, recruited and tested and are matching strongly with each other and Malcolm as well; creating a modal, and pulling one in from the abandoned, 2-member FTDNA Hord project as well (which we now manage). Initial analysis indicates the John Hord line and Malcolm have a common ancestor within the 16th century time frame. For now, until the link is made, we are keeping these as separate branches in the Patriarch / Family pages here but using a single DNA Grouping for both. Information here was thrown together by H600 co-admin Randy Harr before recruiting Hord family members. Forgive the errors of the moment.
Originally, it was felt this should be a distinct group and description, and maybe not even a part of our H600 Surname Study. We captured the information because some confused the lines here with others in this project. DNA testing of two individuals in the early but abandoned 2008 FTDNA Hord project places them in two very different DNA groups; neither in this project initially. There has been some reporting that the Hord surname was Hore back in England though. And further overlap with reporting that some North American descendants changed the name to Hoard, a common variant seen here. Hence, we are cataloging them until this can be sorted out.
Some list John Hord as born in Surrey, part of Southeast England in 1664/1679 and arrived Virginia by 1702 but likely in 1685 as an indentured servant. Others have him born in Cote House, Oxfordshire, England. John Hord founded a large plantation, Shady Grove, in Virginia and died there. He supposedly is related to an Alan Hord, who arrived VA in 1650, and an Elias Hord who arrived VA in 1654. Lots to figure out with DNA a likely assist.
Researchers and Descendants (current)
|J. Mark Hord||RW||Site (arch)||Francis Thornton7, Francis Triplett6, Thornton5, Elias4, Jesse3, Thomas2, John1|
|Vernon Hord *Y||RW||John Parham7, Newton Herbert6, John James5, Thomas4, Rhodin3, Thomas2, John1|
|Laura Smith *Y|
|Tim Peterman *A||FP||Sarah Ann Lovell7, Jestina Smith6, Sarah5, Stanwix4, Mordecai3, unk2, John1|
|Christina Henry||DB||Claims line through John Hord back to a Henry de Horde, circa 1100, in England|
|Phil Mullen||FG||FG||Alvin7, Luzern6, Andrew Jackson5, Nathaniel Green4, Peter3, Peter2, John1, Edward0, Edmund1|
* Family member DNA tested; placed in group (YDNA-STR and/or Autosomal SNP aka FamilyFinder)
** DNA test results pending; believed group based on genealogical work only
Researchers and Descendants (TBD)Reuben Hord was born into slavery in 1814 on the Shady Grove plantation in Essex County, VA. There is a belief that Reuben is the son of one of the plantation masters. The plantation was started by John Hord a hundred years earlier. DNA results of Lynn's husband's cousin in the original Hord FTDNA project are now showing he is totally unrelated now though. That is, Reuben Hord is not a patrilineal descendant of John Hord. So we keep them here just until more can be discovered as they have the surname.
|Lynn Fisher Hill *Y Started FTDNA Hord project||Ancy||Earl V4, Fred John3, John Henry2, Reuben1|
|T Hord Owens||Ancy||Noel Ernest4, Fred John3, John Henry2, Reuben1|
Researchers and Descendants (past)
|Rev Arnold Harris Hord||need to extract and add his lineage here|
|Robert Hord||need to extract and add his lineage here|
Books and Articles
- Hord, Robert, ''A History of the Hord Family", 1838, (FamilySearch, WorldCat)
- Hord, Arnold Harris, Genealogy of the Hord family, 1898
- Hord, Arnold Harris, Thomas Hord, gentleman: born in England, 1701, died in Virginia, 1766; a supplement to the Genealogy of the Hord family, 1903
(also on Kindle courtesy of J. Mark Hord)
- Hord, Arnold Harris, The Hord family of Virginia : a supplement to the Genealogy of the Hord family, 1915
- Hord, Arnold Harris, English ancestry of the Hord family of Virginia : with supplementary data, 1941 (WorldCat)