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Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 2 Feb 2013 2:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
Can someone tell me what Ward Number or Enumeration District Ward's Mill was in for the 1880 Census. The map shows Ward's Mill on what is now called "Par Rd 65" and also called "John Kelly Rd".

Thank you very much!
Jim Williams

Re: Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 3:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Feb 2013 3:40AM GMT
1880 census is set up as Wards, ED 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th wards each ward has a ED # 010 ward etc etc Not townships.
not large wards one was 48 pages others 1-2-4 pages etc.

Who are you looking for or you just want info on Wards Mill (townname) ?

Parish Road 65/John Kelly Rd Junction City, starts at Beaver Creek and goes southwest

Wards Mill (historical) Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA.
Latitude: 32.98694 : Longitude: -92.73944 : Elevation: 200 ft
http://www.placenames.com/us/p548735

History: Claiborne Parish History, Claiborne Parish, LA
http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/claiborne/history/parish/cl...
Source: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago & Nashville, 1890
Submitted for the LAGenWeb Archives by: Gwen Moran-Hernandez
Date: Feb. 2000
Forest Grove was founded a few miles west of Lisbon, by Frank Taylor
and others, such as Dr. Scaife, Milton Barnett. Prior to 1850,
Contractor John C. Blackman built a Methodist church-house near Maj.
Dyer's house, six miles east of Homer. This building was moved to
Arizona in 1866. Scottsville stood north of Forest Grove, on the banks
of the Corni, and flourished for years at the supposed head of
navigation of that stream. But navigation never came. Yet such men
as Maj. Browning, Dr. Bush, Thomas Hart and the Stanleys gave it life
and vigor for years. Dawson Lodge No. 138, A. F. & A. M., was
organized here at an early date, and ceased in 1873. Colquitt, Gordon,
Haynesville, Summerfield, Homer, Arizona, Tulip, Aycock, Blackburn,
Cane Ridge, Dykesville, Holly Springs, Langston, Millerton and WARD's
MILL are the center of the old settlement of the parish as now
constituted. Terryville was the name given to an old center existing
before the war. In 1854 a Masonic lodge, No. 127, was organized there.
This ceased to exist in 1861. At Holly Springs another lodge (No. 211)
was chartered in 1870, and continued work until 1879, while Flat Lick,
where one of the earliest church organizations took place, claimed a
Masonic lodge from 1868 to 1883.
GOOD LUCK IN YOUR SEARCH

Re: Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 6:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your helpful reply. Someone lived at Ward's Mill in 1880, surname unknown at present, where my grandfather was living when he married in 1888. They may be a clue to finding his parents, possible maternal ancestors.

Is there a way to narrow down which ward or Enumeration District Ward's Mill would have been in for the 1880 Census?

Again, thanks for your help.

Jim

Re: Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 7:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wards Mill is the name of the town, I looked at some of the pages and looked for any Mill type jobs, / logs or any type of saw mill occupation
Do you have a Surname name or first name of this person, you can narrow it down
go to SEARCH:
census
click on 1880 census free index
to your right a box opens
it asks what state
county / parish
then below it i believe it says township
when you click it you will see the different {wards},
there are about 10 with 1 names town Haynesville (village of)
There were not a lot of people in each wards
there are about 30=50 names per sheet in each ward.
I woud be glad to help if you give me first name /or surname/sex/ age group etc.
How much info do you have on your gfather/spouse that might help in searching for this other person, a relative, neighbor that might help ID your gg parents.

Re: Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 6:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for trying to help me. This was a shot in the dark. My grandfather, William L. Williams, was on the 1880 Census in Union Parish as a "boarder" with a Mabry family. He may be related to them. In 1888 he was married and the marriage license gave his address as "Ward's Mill, Claiborne Pr". I have combed the area for any Williams who could be his dad but thought that he may have been living with some of his mother's relatives. I have no maiden name for her as yet. I have seen in other states old maps showing the Ward districts and had hoped that such a map for Claiborne may exist showing the district for Ward's Mill.

It was worth a try and I really appreciate your desire to help me.

Best regards,

Jim Williams

Re: Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 10:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
There are ward maps online for Claiborne Parish at

http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/claiborne/maps.htm

Re: Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 17 Feb 2013 12:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Jerry,

Thank you. It seems that Ward's Mill was in Ward 9. Thanks for the extra effort to help.

Jim

Re: Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 17 Feb 2013 1:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
What you need is a topographical map of Clairborne Parish.
I shows every creek, bayou, river, road etc. Check with your library to see if they have maps for that area. Since Ward 9 is just below Junction
highway John Kelly Rd & Par rd 65. If your trying to locate Ward's Mill.
I have one for the lower Louisiana coast line where I do research.

Re: Ward's Mill, Claiborne Parish, LA 1880 Census

Posted: 17 Feb 2013 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Jerry, will try the map from the library.

:-)

Jim
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