John Ford was 65 years old and of very ill health in 1824 when he applied for pension.It is not unusual for a verbal will at the bedside to include things that perhaps may already be settled. Do you really think his father, at least 97+ had an estate in probate when John died?It is more likely John was just trying to be all inclusive, mentioning his land warrant and threw in anything possibly due from his father's estate. I can't know for sure why he brought it up but there is no FOARD/FORD estate in probate in Maryland in 1833. Already exhausted that search. There appears to be no transfer of anything of property to Benjamin from a father's estate but Benjamin did sell his father's land warrent. The John, son of William and Susannah is of the right age, in the same vacinity as both William Jr. and William Sr.He fits into the family with respect to age.William Jr's probate was executed by a younger son, not John, most likely because John was out of the state of Maryland.
I'm still waiting to hear what evidence you have linking Archibald and John as brothers.