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Dixsey Ward Jr. & Elias Ward from VA to SC

Dixsey Ward Jr. & Elias Ward from VA to SC

Posted: 17 Nov 2007 3:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Can anyone help identify Dixey Ward, Sr. who lived in Prince William Co., VA and died between 1759 and 1761? He had sons Dixey Ward, Jr. and Elias Ward. Elias moved to South Carolina and had a son Dixey Ward per a military record.

"A List of Tithabels Between Seeder run and Bool run in Ditigin parish in Prince William County for: 1747." Dixey WARD, Elias WARD, Dixey WARD Junr., Charles PIGG – 4. [List of Tithables between Cedar Run and Bull Run in Dettingen Parish.]

DIXSEY WARD. South Carolina Militia. B. 14 Apr 1760 in Prince William Co., Va., son of Elias Ward. He lived near Statesburg, Sumter Co., SC, when he enlisted in the SC Militia. His father had lived in the "High Hills" on the Santee River, SC. He applied for a veteran's pension in 1832, when he was living in Fairfield Dist., SC. (Pension #S22038)

Dixey Ward, Sr. lived in Prince William Co., VA:
1759/61. [NOTE Exact date not noted.] In an attachment case of Benjamin GRIMES, Gent, plaintiff, vs. Richard GRAHAM, defendant, estate of Dixey WARD, deceased, Prince William Co., VA, Diana METCALF, a garnishee, confesses she has 5 shillings and 4 pence half penny of the defendant's estate in her hands. (Prince William Co., VA Circuit Court Archives, Order Book 1759-1761, p.324.)

Re: Dixsey Ward Jr. & Elias Ward from VA to SC

Posted: 17 Apr 2011 3:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not sure how to tie things together. In Stafford Co, 1689, Dixsey Ward Jr claimed land as heir to his father, Dixsey Ward Sr who had the land surveyed in 1673 by Samuel Wye. Ward Jr then sold the land to two gentlemen, of Charles Co MD, Ford and Dike(Dyck, sic). At court in 1693, they complained v George Calvert of Stafford Co that they had purchased the land and it was being held by force by the defendent, who plead for a postponement. Later in the same year, the charges were not found to the penalty of the plaintiffs, the land, apparently 1,344 acres, held by George Calvert.

The Calvert surname project (Calvert_genealogy Yahoo group) is working to identify how George Calvert received title to the land surveyed by Ward Sr. The land patent was never obtained by Ward.

If Dixsey Ward Jr was of age in 1689, he is unlikely but could be the gent, Dixsey Ward who died in 1761. It seems that he would be nearly 100 which is possible but more likely, I think the Dixsey Ward who dies in 1761 is Dix Ward III or a namesake of Sr, a son or cousin to Dixsey Ward Jr.

I think this would make the Rev War Pensioner of SC Dixsey Ward IV.

David -
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