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Looking for any kind of information on BENJAMIN WARD. He was apparently born in North Carolina and lived in Chatham County, NC. One of his children, EDWARD H. WARD, was born 21 Nov., 1799 in Chatham Co., NC. Edward married CYNTHIA (mn uk). He later settled in Greene County, Alabama. He died in 1866 near Greensboro. EDWARD H. and CYNTHIA had a daughter, SARAH ADALAIDE WARD, born 15 Nov., 1835 in Greene County. She married JOHN FREDERICK SMITH on 24 May, 1855. She died 18 June, 1902 in Bell County, Texas. Will appreciate any info on this branch of the family. Sarah was my great grandmother.
Richard E. Smith
PO Box 966
Corinth, Ms. 38835


Looking for info on the parents of PHILIP WARD, born prior to 1700. The first record found on Philip is in Quaker church records of Pennsylvania from the early 1700's. He was married to AMY ("Emey") ALLEN, dau. of JOHN ALLEN I and AMY ("Emey") COX. John Allen was born in Ireland. I am particularly interested in the earliest Wards, especially those with the name PHILIP, THOMAS, and JESSE WARD. Quaker church records show that several Wards from Pennsylvania were issued certificates so they could join "meetings" in North Carolina in the mid to late 1700's. The Quakers call their places of worship "meeting houses" and their congregations "meetings". This was when large numbers of folk from Pennsylvania settled in the Piedmont area of central NC and in western North Carolina. From there, their descendants spread westward, especially to Kentucky and the Midwest.
Larry A. Ward


Searching for information on LEVI WARD, born 1793. He mar. SUSANNAH. The last record I can find of Levi is the 1850 Hawkins Co., Tennessee US Census. He is shown with Susannah and two children: WILLIAM and EPHRIAM, age 14. Other ch. unknown. One legend says he killed a man and left with his family and was never heard from again. He originally owned land in North Carolina where Asheville is now. WILLIAM was my great grandfather.
Connie Ward Fry
Clarksville, IN.

Calhoun Co., MS

Looking for ancestors of MATTIE WARD. She mar WILLIAM STRINGFELLOW and lived in the vicinity of Calhoun Co., MS in the 1880's. They are buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Bellefontaine, Calhoun Co. Their ch included ALICE PALESTINE STRINGFELLOW, mar HENRY HELMS; DONNIE STRINGFELLOW mar (1) ROBERT LEE SHINALL and (2) TALMAGE RUSSELL; MINNIE STRINGFELLOW; ROBERT STRINGFELLOW (d 1929-30 in OK) mar NETTIE; FANNIE LOGAN STRINGFELLOW b 18 Sep 1880, d 24 Jan 1961 in Lyon, MS mar (1) JOHN W. SHINALL and (2) WILLIAM EDGAR ALDRIDGE.
J. David Colburn

324 Back Valley Rd.
Dayton, TN 37321

ca 1900

Looking for information and ancestors of my grandfather, EUGENE WARD. He was born in the late 1800's or about 1900. He was reportedly an Indian. He served in the military and was a police officer for many years. He married ANN ? who was from Missori. He had at least one sister. I believe his parents died when he was young. He died from complications from tuberculosis in the 1930's. He and Ann had a daughter, ROSEMARY, b. 1924 in St. Louis, MO. That is about all I know of him (my mother doesn't say much). Thanks for any help.
Tammy Dysert
8571 Traynor Way
Sacremento, CA 95828

1789 - 1881

Looking for information and ancestors on HARDY WARD b 29 Nov., 1789, I believe in Randolph Co., NC, possibly at Franklinville or Sandy Creek. He mar MARY ANN ? who was b 16 Jan., 1789 and d 8 July, 1881. These dates come from the family Bible of Alfred Ward, published in 1847. Their son ALFRED WARD was b 12 Sept., 1826 and d 23 Nov., 1916 in Meadville, MO, where he is buried. He mar ELIZA BROWER, b 16 Aug., 1824 and d 20 Dec., 1884. Alfred moved his family from NC to Iowa and then to the Meadville, Missouri area. He was was a prosperous farmer and owned a farm in Linn Co., Mo. He also served as a justice of the peace for many years. My father, VICTOR E. WARD, was the grandson of Alfred. Victor was b in 1892.
James Ward
1630 Liholilho St. #1802
Honolulu, HI 96822-2937


Looking for ancestors and info on DAVID A. WARD, b 1828 in AL. and died in Milton, FL. David lived in Santa Rosa Co., FL. prior to the War Between the States. He moved to Dale Co., AL. where he appears on the 1860 and 1870 census records. He mar sisters, (1) SUSAN and (2) EMILY CARTER JONES, daughters of ALLEN JONES and MARY JANE MOODY. Ch by Susan were JOHN ALLEN b 1854 and SUSAN J. b 1857. Ch by Emily were LEANDER BURKE b 1854; daughters M. F. b 1860, E. C. b 1863, C. A. b 1865, son R. F. b 1866 and dau SARAH b 1869, all born in Dale Co., AL. He is listed on the 1885 Florida Census of Santa Rosa Co. as a waggoner. Son John A. was murdered. Son Leander B. mar MAGGIE H. MITCHELL. David's Bible shows his signature as David A Ward. He served as a soldier in the Confederate States Army. He served as a Justice of the Peace at one time.
Celia Barnhill


Looking for information on ALBERT CAUSEY WARD and his wife SUSAN Le BROWN. Their son CLARENCE CALVIN WARD (1913-1972) was born in Alamance Co., NC. He mar WILMA REBERTA CREPPS in 1936. Wilma was born in Charlotte, NC.
Paul Timon
9371 Southshore Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646


Searching for information on Ward families living in Stirling, Scotland prior to 1860, especially HUGH, WILLIAM and ARCHIBALD.
Isabel Jackson
17 Westley Ave.
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear, England NE26 4NW

b. England

Searching for ancestors of ROBERT WARD and his wife ELIZABETH (mnuk) who lived in Manchester, England in the early 1800's. Their son WILLIAM Sr. was born in Manchester abt 1836. William mar SARAH HEYWOOD (ca 1839) in Manchester and migrated to New Zealand. Their son WILLIAM Jr. was b 1864 in Newton, Auckland, New Zealand and d 20 Feb, 1944. He mar CAROLINE HANNAH POOK (d 1925). They had a son WILLIAM JAMES (28 Jan 1902 in North Albertland, New Zealand; d 8 Sep 1974 in Auckland, NZ)(my grandfather).
Delwyn McKenzie

abt 1797 Md. to In.

Looking for info on DANIEL WARD's father, WILLIAM WARD. Daniel appears on Indiana census records as b abt 1797 in Maryland. An old family story handed down by my great great aunt said that William was wealthy and lost his holdings, then "lent out" his son Daniel. Daniel traveled north to Indiana; he was my ggg grandfather. All old relatives say this family came from Virginia. There appear to be a lot of possible William's.
Jonathan Shafer
726 20th Rd.
Tippecanoe, IN 46570


Looking for ancestors of SAMUEL CHARLES WARD, b. Ga. ca 1875-80. He mar DESSIE (Odessa ?) RHINEHART, also b Ga. He was known as Charlie. He had several brothers and sisters: MILES (or Mills), HENRY, LULA and others. He was a builder and later lived and died in Chattanooga, Tn. He and Dessie had 8 ch: MARTIN, VIRGIL, GEORGE, SAMUEL, DANIEL, CATHERINE, CHARLIE and CLARENCE ("Jack"). He was my grandfather.
Marlene Ward Georgiou


I am looking for any info on my father, HERBERT CLAUDE WARD. I am Laura Jean Ward, his daughter. He was b 8 Sep 1932, 33 or 34, in Michigan. He retired from the US Navy and later worked for the Civil Service, from which he also retired. He was the father of 5 ch: MARY JO, THERESE, LAURA, CHARLES and JANIE. He had a brother, AUSTIN and sister, DEDE (Delores). The last address I had of him was somewhere in Idaho. I have not seen him in 13 years and I am desperately trying to find out if he is still alive and if so, where he is and how he is faring. My mother died a couple years ago. When I last saw him, he was leaving Hawaii (where I live) and promised to write but never did. We heard he was sick several years ago but were unable to find him. We also heard he attended his mother's funeral in Michigan abt 2 or 3 yrs ago. I would love to get info on my father's family.
Laura J. Ward
P.O. Box 811
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745


Looking for info on the Ward families of Jamestown, Va. Our branch migrated west sometime in the early 1800's. Any info would be appreciated.
Pat Ward
852 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411


I am searching for info on my father, WILLIAM DEAN WARD. I know very little of him. He and my mother were married only a few months when he left. He was wanted by the FBI. He supposedly was born about 9 Dec 1936 and was from Ft. Worth, TX. I was born in 1968. I would appreciate any help from anyone who might know any details about William Dean and help me learn more about my family.
Michael Ward


Looking for info on HUGH WARD, b abt 1841, possibly Copiah Co., MS, d in the 1870's. He mar SUSAN ANN FORD in Copiah Co. 15 Sep 1864. Susan was b in AL, probably Sumter Co., dau of Dr. WILLIAM GARDNER FORD of SC and AL and MARY ANN, of Fayette, Jefferson Co., MS. I am trying to learn who Hugh's parents and ancestors were.
Fred B. Johnson
21 Pebble Beach Circle
Madison, WI 53717

1791 - 185?

I am searching for info on JAMES WARD, b 1791 in SC and d 1854-1860 in DeKalb Co., AL. and his wife, MALINDA, b 1799 in either NC or SC, who d after 1865 in DeKalb Co. Their ch were: MARTHA A. (mar BETHEL CRUMP); ANDREW J. (mar MARY A.); JAMES G. (mar TRACY CLAYTON); LEWIS P. (mar LOUISA HAMMACK); ISAAC G. (mar CAROLINE JACK); MARY CATHERINE (mar 1 ROBERT COLLINS and 2 WILLIAM HAMMACK). Will appreciate any help.
Sonya Smith
16708 Canoe Cove
Marino Valley, CA 92551


Looking for info on parents of OTA HOPKINS WARD Sr., b abt 1800 in VA. He mar SUSANNAH GOBBLE in Claiborne Co., TN abt 1827. He lived much of his life in Washington Co., VA. His tombstone refers to him as Colonel, though I have not found when, where or in what military branch he served. Ota was involved in helping bring railroads to Washington Co. He d in 1877 (?) and is buried in Hunt Co., TX. Ota and Susannah had 10 ch: a male; MARTHA, OTA JR., EMILY, MARY, AMANDA, JULIA, MARGARET, SUSANNAH and WILLIAM, my gg grandfather. I have not been able to learn who his parents were and would appreciate any help.
Scott Ward
35450 Wildwood Canyon Rd.
Yucaipa, CA 92399

of Arkansas

Looking for info and ancestors on CHARLES A. WARD and his wife JENNY SMITH from Fort Smith, AR. And their son, CHARLES WELBY WARD. Charles Welby was mar to BEULAH TAY WILLS of Columbia, SC who died in 1950. Charles died in 1955. Both are buried in Charlotte, NC. Any help will be appreciated.
Ward Bursley
606 Asheton Way
Simpsonville, SC 29681

1900 Arkansas

I am looking for information on my grandfather's family. WALTER B. WARD was born 1900 in Cabot, AR. His father died and his mother was blind; he and his siblings were taken to a Little Rock orphanage in early 1900's. He had a brother or nephew named HURSEL (Hershell ?) WARD who lived in DeQueen AR in late 1950's. Walter died in 1966. Any leads would be appreciated.
Lanette Davis
10660 CR 577
Blue Ridge, TX 75424

Atlanta, Texas

I am looking for info on my gg grandfather JEFF DAVIS ("Dave") WARD, probably born early to mid 1800's. He mar MARY JANE ("Mollie") BETTS. I do not know dates of birth, death nor marriage. I am only one in my family who has searched for him as far as I know. They were buried in Antioch Cemetery, Atlanta, TX but there are no markers. I believe he may have come from TN but not sure. They lived most of their lives in Atlanta, TX from what I have heard. I do not have the money to do great searches and am new at this. Any info would greatly be appreciated.
Tonya Ward Comer

of Oklahoma

Looking for Information on JOHN EMMA WARD. She married JAMES OSCAR ("Jim S.") SCOTT. Ch of John Emma and James: CHARLEY D. SCOTT (15 Dec. 1922 Tom, McCurtain Co. OK), WILMA (d 1914), THELMA, WOODROW, ADDA MAE and BILLY PAT (died as small child). Sisters of John Emma Ward: Mag, mar a MILLS, Ethel, mar a PARK and WINNIE WEATHERS who mar JOSEPH LELAND HUNKAPILLAR (1901 - 19 Dec. 1998). Emma Ward's father was different than Winnie's. Thanks.
Tina Wright-Nunnellee


The Ward name first appears in my family history when Major JOHN WARD mar my gggg aunt NANCY BOWEN (1761-1791). I have found a listing for only one dau, LEVISA (ED note: this is a common misconstruction of the name LOUISA). The next in my family is my gg grandfather, ARCHIBALD THOMPSON WARD, b 2 Mar 1832 in Tazewell Co., VA., d 6 Jan 1903 at Ward Cove, Tazewell Co. He m REBECCA CECIL THOMPSON 10 Jul 1853. Their son Rev. JOHN BLAIR (18 Dec 1857 - 22 Apr 1923) mar SALLIE GEORGE McCALL 9 Jul 1879. Their dau MARY BLAIR ("Babe") WARD FRAZIER is my grandmother.
Jeannie Frazier
2411 Middlefield Rd., #18
Redwood City, CA 94062

1852 - 1927

Seeking info on WILLIAM ALFRED WARD, b 15 Nov 1852 in VA., d 27 Sep 1927 in Lee Co., VA. Mar EMILY JANE LEGG (26 Mar 1856 Lee Co. - 16 Jul 1942 Hawkins Co., TN.). Their ch were SUSAN F., RUSSEL W.,OLLIE SAMANTHA, SARAH ELIZABETH, WILLIAM PATTON, LUTHER, JOHN BUTLER, CHARLES SHERMAN, MAGGIE VENICE, MYRTLE LEE and HUGH EDWARD, all born between 1873 and 1897.
J. A. McDonald


I am looking for info on Wards in Lawrence Co, MS, starting with WILLIAM WARD; his son was CADE WARD b. 1807 in GA mar AMELIA MULLINS (b 1818 in GA); they had 8 ch: WILLIAM (1836); PARALEE (1838); EDWARD (1841); CHARLES (1843); MARTHA (1846) mar WILLIAM LAMBERT; AUGUSTUS PERRY (1849) mar THANEY ANN LAMBERT THOMAS (1853); CADE McDONALD (1855) married SARAH ANGELINE BALLARD. If anyone has info on this family of Wards I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks
A. Jones Ward


Am looking for information on my mother's birth mother MARTHA WARD, born in late 1800's; she mar ? BARKER in ?. Martha and Barker had a dau NANCY BARKER, born in 1900's. Martha's husband died in the flu epidemic of 1917 and when she gave birth to JESSIE LOUISE BARKER on 31 Jan 1918 in Albany, GA, she gave her up for adoption to JOSEPH C. and ANNIE HAFER WHIPPLE of Quitman, GA. The adoption was arranged for by a woman in Valdosta, GA. Nancy may have gone to school at Valdosta State College in the 1930s. Martha worked in Washington, D.C. for the government during WWII. Jessie Louise's birth was not registered in Albany so no info is on record there. Our family would like information on Martha's family for medical history purposes. I have a son with autism, and before my daughter reaches childbearing age, I would like to know if there is any incidence of this in my family or if this is just a one-time thing. Thank you for your help.
Susan A. Penn
Hartselle, AL 35640

1855 Henry Co., AL. to FL.

My sister-in-law has been trying for years to get information on her grandfather, JOSEPH J. WARD who came to Central Florida from Henry Co., AL. abt the 1870's. He was b Henry Co. Dec 1855. He left Alabama when he was 21 (about 1876) for Central Florida. He was interviewed abt 1939 and he said he left home so he could get out of picking cotton. At the age of 84 years (at time of the interview), he said he never returned to Alabama. We have never been able to identify his parents. We made a trip to Henry Co. in 1994 and went through census records but were unable to find him. We were told by some older family members (not confirmed) he had lived with two "old maid" aunts when he was young, possibly he and a brother. We thought maybe his father had died in the War for Southern Independence (1861-65) and that was the reason they were orphaned--this is just speculation though. He married twice, first to NANCY BARBER ( they had no ch) 2nd to LAURA ALDERMAN they had 5 ch: JOSEPH, HENRY, WILLIAM, HAZEL and GWENDOLYN. Any info you could share would be greatly appreciated.
Pam Thompson


I am looking for GROVER WARD, my biological father, who I have never met. I know he was from South Carolina; born in 1927 or 1928. Any information that you can provide would be appreciated.
Mike Latimer

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