My cousin John Henry Ford brought several pictures for me to copy and one in particular reminded me of a story my Daddy told me regarding Tom Ford. Tom Ford was the husband of Patsy McCoy Devore, my Daddy's "Granny Ford" (his Mother Polly's Mother).
Daddy said that Granny Ford had told him that Tom had gone into town. This had to have been back in the 1910-20's since Tom died in 1926. She said that Tom never shaved, he always wore a full beard and shaggy hair. She said that one day Tom and his old mule headed into town (Tuckerman) and he was gone all day. That evening a man with a mule came towards the house. She didn't know who the man was since he was all clean shaven and his hair neatly cut. As the man came in the door, Patsy told him "I didn't know who you were and wasn't going to let you in the house until I recognized the nule". It was Tom.