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Ancestors of Bonnie Patricia Hackney

Generation No. 7


      64. William Hackney, born Abt. 1753; died 1822. He was the son of 128. Joseph Hackney, Sr. and 129. Sarah Hightower. He married 65. Ailsey Stewart 1779.

      65. Ailsey Stewart, born Abt. 1756 in Chatham County, North Carolina; died 1807. She was the daughter of 130. Charles Stewart and 131. Elizabeth Anne.
     
Children of William Hackney and Ailsey Stewart are:
  32 i.   Joseph Hackney, born Abt. 1780 in Chatham County, NC; died Bet. June - November 1853 in Chatham County, NC; married Sarah Stewart Ward Abt. 1806.
  ii.   John Hackney, born Abt. 1783 in Chatham County, NC; died April 13, 1826 in Chatham County, NC; married Mary George May 14, 1805.
  iii.   Mary Hackney, born Abt. 1780 in Chatham County, NC; died Bef. 1850; married Mark Williams 1795; born Abt. 1770 in North Carolina; died Aft. 1850 in Probably Carter County, Tennessee.
  More About Mark Williams:
Occupation: Collier

  iv.   Sally Hackney, born in Chatham County, NC; died in Chatham County, NC; married Ambrose Bullard; born 1792 in North Carolina; died 1860 in Chatham County, NC.
  v.   Happy Hackney, born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in Chatham County, NC; died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Probably Chatham County, NC; married Robert Bright; died Bef. 1840 in Probably Chatham County, NC.
  Notes for Happy Hackney:
1840 census of Chatham County, North Carolina.

  Notes for Robert Bright:
Mentioned as one of the purchasers in the sale of the estate of Abner Gunter, deceased, on March 21, 1823.

  vi.   Fanny Hackney, born in Chatham County, NC; married William Henderson.
  vii.   Rachel Hackney, born Abt. 1790 in Chatham County, NC; married John Henry Burke; born Abt. 1785; died Abt. 1870 in Chatham County, NC.
  viii.   Elizabeth Hackney, born in Chatham County, NC; died Bef. 1822 in Chatham County, NC; married Charles Marsh; died Bef. 1835.


      66. Robert Ward, born 1753 in Green Level, Wake County, North Carolina; died 1833 in Chatham County, NC. He married 67. Martha Patsy Stewart Abt. 1770.

      67. Martha Patsy Stewart, born Abt. 1755. She was the daughter of 134. Spencer Stewart.

Notes for Robert Ward:
Information identifying Robert Ward as the father of Sarah Stewart Ward Hackney was obtained from a notebook in the genealogy section of the public library in Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina. Robert Ward married Martha Patsy Stewart. They had a daughter named Sarah. Robert Ward named Sarah Hackney in his will in 1833. Another item in the research notebook states that Robert Ward's daughter Sarah married _______ Hackney. Sarah Stewart Ward Hackney, wife of Joseph Hackney, named her only son Robert and a daughter,      Martha.      

Listed on the 1790 Chatham County, North Carolina census. Is this the same Robert Ward (1753-1833) who first married Martha Patsy Stewart, daughter of Spencer Stewart and granddaughter of James Stewart? That Robert was known to have been married at least 2 times and had thirteen children including a daughter named Mary. This Mary was said to have married a Saunders or Sanders. Notes obtained from a genealogical research notebook by a Mr. Broughton at the public library in Siler City, North Carolina names Robert Ward, Sr.'s children, including Mary Sanders. If Robert Ward (1753-1833) and Robert Ward, Sr. are the same person, he was married to Joseph Hackney, Sr.'s daughter Elizabeth Hackney as well as to Spencer Stewart's daughter Martha Patsy Stewart. In his will, Joseph Hackney named Robert Ward as his son-in-law; daughter Elizabeth had already died.
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The following notes on the Ward family were obtained from a notebook in the genealogical section of the Siler City Public Library. The article is unsigned and the author is unknown. If anyone knows the author of these notes, I would be very happy to give them the credit that is their due. Many thanks to the unknown author:

"The earliest record [of Wards in Chatham County] was in the will of Robert Ward recorded in 1833 in the Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina. The site of his home is not known, but he left land to his son, Hiram, and his home place was one mile from the spot where the old Ward (Dr. Edward) home now stands.

"The early Wards owned slaves and farmed this land. They were Baptist and helped found Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in 1824. They intermarried with other families near by - namely, Foushee, Horton, Stroud, Griffin, Hackney, Burnett, Stewart, and Snipes. Their descendants have become doctors, lawyers, college professors, teachers, writers, educators, ministers, farmers, business men, musicians, and cattle raisers. We have cause to be proud of the name.

"The name Ward means "guardian, watcher, protector, and keeper." Energetic in the duties of the everyday things of life, they have established and maintained homes of plenty and hospitality and place the main emphasis in generous and happy living rather than on vast accumulations. Vivacious and fun loving and fun making, some were witty and sarcastic and most of them loved jokes. They are determined and ready to fight for what they believe is right. They are upright in character, charitable, and neighborly."

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Robert Ward's sons Ransom and Henry are said to have moved to Alabama, where Henry died in 1841. Ransom then moved on to Carroll County, Mississippi, where he is mentioned in the book "Carroll County, Mississippi," and is said to have married Tabith Bynum.

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According to the Chatham County deed books, in 1790, Robert Ward purchased land adjoining Pokeberry Creek and the north side of Haw River. In 1791, he bought 50 acres of land from Joseph Hackney, Sr. on the south side of Haw River, beginning on the north side of the Ferry Branch.

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The following notes were taken from "The Poe Family in North Carolina"

Will Book B. page 250

Will of Robert Ward, deceased

31 March 1824

proved 1833

In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert Ward of the County of Chatham, in the state of North Carolina, being of sound mind, memory and disposition . . . to my dear beloved wife Francis, I lend the following property, during her natural life, to wit, all my lands except one hundred acres on the south end, including that spring which my son Ransom used out of, which I will to my son John; five negroes, Demby, Jenny, Mebin, Chesley, and Mary. . . Item, to my son Ransom Ward, I give and bequeath a negro boy named Isaac . . . Item, to my son Hiram Ward, I give and bequeath a negro fellow named Zadock . . . Item, to my son William Warren Ward, I give and bequeath a negro boy named Anderson . . Item, to my son Henry Ward, I give and bequeath a negro fellow named John, and that tract o land which I purchased of Elijah Fooshee, after he pays two hundred and twenty-five dollars to my Executors . . Item, to my son Edward Howard Ward, I give and bequeath a negro girl named Delia. and a negro boy named Willie, second son of Nancy. . .Item, to my son John Justice Ward, I give and bequeath a negro girl named Lucy. . . . Item, to my daughter Sally Hackney, I lend a negro girl named Nancy, two negro boys named Joe and Lewis, and the increase of said Nancy, to be equally divided between the lawful heir of my said daughter elizabeth. Item, to my daughter Martha Hatch, I lend a negro girl named Phebe, during her natural life, and at her death, the said negro and her increase to be equally divided among her lawful heirs. Item, to my daughter Anna, I lend a negro oman named Hannah, and her child named Pricy, during her natural life, and at her death, the said negroes, and their increase, to be equally divided among her lawful heirs. Item, to my daughter Franky Ward, I lend a negro girl named Lucy, and a boy named Sam, during her natural life, and at her death, the said Lucy and her increase, to be equally among her lawful heirs. I also give my said daughter Mary, a negro woman named Pricy, a negro boy named Joe, to her and her heirs forever. My further wish is that my son John, daughter Anna, daughter Franky, have each of them . . . Lastly, I appoint and nominate my dear beloved wife, my Executrix, and my son Hiram Ward, my executor, to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty-first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.

Test:

Hasten Poe

Polly (X) Fooshee

G. W. Thompson

Robert Ward

Will was proven in open court at the May term of 1833, by oath of Hasten Poe, and ordered to be recorded, with Hiram Ward qualifying as Executor.


Title:
Texas DAR GRC report ; s1 v311 : abstracts of wills of Chatham County, North Carolina will book B, 1798-1833 / abstracted by Katherine Reynolds ; Samuel Sorrell Chapter

Author: Reynolds, Katherine
Author: Texas DAR, G.R.C.
Author: Samuel Sorrell Chapter, DAR
Publisher: 1966
Subject: Chatham Co., North Carolina - Probate records



Robert Ward
Dated: March 1, 1824
Proven: February term 1833

Wife: Francis

sons:

Ransom Ward
John Ward
Hiram Ward
William Warren Ward
Henry Ward
John Justice Ward


Daughters:

Sally Hackney
heirs of my said daughter Sally
Elizabeth Fooshe
Martha Hatch [my note: wife of Henry Hardaway Hatch..bhp]
Ann Ward
Frankey Ward
Mary Saunders

Children by now present wife...

Ex: my son Hiram Ward

Wit: Hasten Poe, JR


Title: Texas DAR GRC report ; s1 v460 : miscellaneous records of Chatham County, North Carolina / compiled Katherine Reynolds ; Samuel Sorrell Chapter

Author: Reynolds, Katherine
Author: Texas DAR, G.R.C.
Author: Samuel Sorrell Chapter, DAR
Publisher: 1976
Subject: Chatham Co., North Carolina - Records
Subject: Orange Co., North Carolina - Census records

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The following information was taken from a posting on the Ward Message board by "Debbie" on Genealogy.com:


The following are taken from the 1790 tax cenus found in North Carolina Archives.

Taken from Microcopy number T-498, Roll two.

Chatham County, Hillsborough District.

Transcribed July, 2001 by myself. Transcriber's note - tax list only lists males and females and divides by two age categories for men, and no age categories for women. I have taken liberty to note all males aside from head of household as sons, though they could be other relatives. Also, for the females, always supposing one is the wife and others are daughters, but they could be others, also.

WARD families living in 1790 listed on this tax list are:

JOB WARD, SR.
(son) under 16 years
(wife)
(dau.)

JOB WARD, JR.
(son) under 16 years
(wife)
(dau.)

ROBERT WARD
(wife)
(dau.)
(dau.)
(dau.)
(dau.)

THOMAS WARD
(son) over 16 yrs.
(son) under 16 yrs.
(son) under 16 yrs.
(wife)
(dau.)
(dau.)

HENRY WARD
(son) under 16 yrs.
(son) under 16 yrs.
(wife)
(dau.)
(dau.)

Question: Is JOB WARD, SR. the father of Job Jr., Thomas, Robert and Henry WARD?












  Notes for Martha Patsy Stewart:
A note was found at the public library in Siler City, NC from W. H. Broughton, a local researcher, now deceased, to a Mr. Emerson that "Martha (Patsy) Stewart Ward is said to be buried at hank's Chapel Christian Church, south of Hwy. 64, just west of the Haw River." If so, the grave is not marked.
     
Children of Robert Ward and Martha Stewart are:
  33 i.   Sarah Stewart Ward, born Abt. 1784; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Chatham County, NC; married Joseph Hackney Abt. 1806.
  ii.   Martha Ward, born Abt. 1790 in Wake County, North Carolina; died 1874 in Chatham County, NC; married Henry Hardaway Hatch; born Abt. 1796; died April 1867 in Chatham County, NC.
  More About Martha Ward:
Burial: Hanks Chapel Church, Pittsboro, NC

  More About Henry Hardaway Hatch:
Burial: Hanks Chapel Church, Pittsboro, NC

  iii.   Elizabeth Ward, born Abt. 1789; married Daniel Foushee November 20, 1815 in Chatham County, North Carolina; born Bet. 1780 - 1790.
  iv.   William Warren Ward, born Abt. 1780; married Elizabeth Riddle October 08, 1801 in Chatham County, North Carolina; born June 26, 1783 in Chatham County, NC.
  v.   Ransom Ward, born Bet. 1791 - 1800 in Chatham County, NC.
  vi.   Henry Ward, born 1787.
  vii.   Ann Ward, born Abt. 1802 in North Carolina; married Ambrose Eubanks; born Abt. 1802 in North Carolina.


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