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The WARD - HAIRE Home Page

Updated December 3, 2002

William S. Ward
138 Country View Circle
Pottsboro, TX 75076-9082
United States
spencer_4488@msn.com

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In the Deep South, the WARD family is found in several principal localities. Mine originated in an unknown North Carolina county in 1809 with the birth of great grandfather, William WARD. In the mid 1830s, he migrated to Alabama, married Elizabeth WILSON or NOLAN (?) and farmed for a decade. Nine children were born to this union: Jacob Jefferson, Moses, Noah Webster, Lorenzo Dow, Sarah Margaret, Nancy Ann, William Howard, John Jasper and John A., all of which lived to adulthood.
William and the family removed to Lafayette County, MS about 1847 and bought a farm in the Dallas Community, often disputed as being in Pontotoc County. There William H., John J. and John A. Ward were born, and Elizabeth died around 1857. William later married Elizabeth HICKEY, a woman twice widowed (BAKER & GOLDEN), with 3 minor children of her own. To this union were born Sidney Forrest (1865) and Reuben Lee WARD (1867), my grandfather. The family members were staunch Methodists.

Reuben Lee WARD married Sallie HENDRICKS, who died in childbirth of their son, Forrest Hickey WARD, born Aug. 1888. Later, Reuben married Nancy Jane PASS in Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS in 1889. Their first offspring was a set of twins, Ella and Lena, then followed William H., Hubert M., Georgia Virginia, Myrtle Inez, Walter, James, Robert, Lucille, Ruth and finally, my father, Edward Cara in Aug. 1909.

Families closely allied with my line of the WARDs include HAIRE, PASS, DAVENPORT, JEWETT, CROFFORD, HICKEY, BAKER, GOLDEN, HARRIS, SPEARS, LEWIS (TN),REDWINE, JENKINS,SNELL (IA/TN), WHALEN (TN) and PAYNE. Several American Revolutionary War and Civil War veterans are documented in these lines.

I am desparately seeking the siblings and parents of William WARD of NC and have lots of information to share on allied families.

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  • Descendants of William WARD of NC (918 KB)
    William Ward, born ca 1809 in NC, married Elizabeth Wilson then moved to Fayette Co., AL where he farmed for a decade. From there the family moved to Lafayette then Yalobusha Co., MS where many of the family live today.
 

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