Alot of people have posted trees on Ancestry.com listing Thomas J. & Elizabeth (Greer) Ward as the parents of Andrew "Andy" Ward born 9 Jun 1847 died 6 Sep 1909 Okl. Andrew married Hannah (Wood).
In the 1850 Benton Co. census Thomas & Elizabeth (Greer) Ward doesn't have a son named Andrew born ca. 1847 in their household.
Living close to Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Greer) in the 1850 census is William Ward born ca. 1798 S.C. a widower? with several children, the youngest being an Andy Ward born ca. 1846 Tn. William Ward isn't found in the 1860 census so I assume he had died between the 1850 and 60 census.
In the 1860 census Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Greer) Ward now has an Andrew Ward born ca. 1847 living in their home.
I believe this Andrew "Andy" Ward born ca. 1847 living with Thomas J. & Elizabeth (Ward) in the 1860 census is really the son of William Ward found in the 1850 census. Andrew shows up in 1870 Christian Co., Mo., 1880 Hamilton Co., Tx. and 1900 Pottawatomie Co., Okl.
In Thomas J. Ward's probate papers there isn't a mention of a son named Andrew.
Does anyone have info. on this William Ward born ca. 1798 S.C., children: Elizabeth 1825 N.C. (dau. or second wife?), Susan 1828 Tn., Martha 19, Rebecca 1834, Sarah 1836, Thomas 1838, Eliza 1842, Wm. 1844, Andy 1846.
Does anyone have any proof, thoughts or comments on the above?? Would love to hear them if you do.
Patricia in Illinois