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Ward Family

Posted: 9 Aug 2011 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for information on the Ward family line. The information I have goes back to my great great-grandfather Sam Ward who I believe was born in Mississippi about 1845. The census all lists him as black but from what I’m told, and looking at his photo, it’s clear that he had very fair skin and would have been considered Mulatto because his father was white of either English or Irish decent. He was married to Rhoda Annie born of Mississippi about 1866. Not sure of Rhoda’s surname but she went by her first and middle name on census forms. I believe they had 5-7 children including James, John, David, Sarah or Sophie, Robert, and Virginia all born 1871-1878 in Alabama. James S. Ward was my great-grandfather who married Emma. No surname for Emma. They were parents to Lola Mae, Virgil, Sammie, Ora, Gertrude and Fred all born about 1890-1900 in Texas. According to census records Emma must have past because it later shows James married to Mary A. and had kids Estella, Alice, Sledge, Cleo and Longo(Sango) born from 1909-1919 all in Texas. Not sure on surname of Mary A. Lola Mae Ward was my grandmother who went on to marry N.L. Lewis. I have listed pictures that were given to me as a child. Any information would be helpful.

Re: Ward Family

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 3:48AM GMT
Classification: Query

I am not related.

Genealogical Data - LDS website which includes Texas death records 1890 - 1976, Alabama marriages, deaths, Texas marriages including Cooke County.
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0

Ora Burrus colored female died in Abilene, Taylor Co Texas 23 March 1924 was married says she was born in Mississippi 28 Nov 1895 father was Jas S Ward born Alabama and mother listed as Emma Ward born in Mississippi.

1900 Cooke Co TX
James W Ward black male born March 1871 Alabama married 7 yrs father born MS mother AL
Emma H Ward May 1866 AL bore 5 children 4 living
Ora J Ward Nov 1894 MS dtr
Samuel O Ward March 1896 TX
Fredie L Ward Apr 1897 TX
Lora M Ward March 1899 TX

Irene Ward Jay race listed as ED born Pilot Point Texas, (Denton Co) 05 Apr 1916 died in Abilene 19 Dec 1936 married father James S Ward born "Fayett" Co AL mother Mary Sledge born AL

Name: Mary Elizabeth Jay
Date of Birth: 21 Aug 1935
Gender: Female
Birth County: Taylor
Mother's name: Irene Ward
Roll Number: 1935_0004

1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Cooke, Texas; Roll: T624_1542; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0055; Image: 331; FHL Number: 1375555.
James S Ward 41 AL AL AL 2nd marriage 3 yrs abt 1907
Mary A Ward 23 AL 1st marriage ONE CHILD
Ora J Ward 15 MS
Sammy O Ward 14 TX
Fred L Ward 13 TX
Lora M Ward 11 TX
Virgil G Ward 9 TX 1901
Ira E Ward 8 TX dtr 1902
Alice A Ward 1 4/12 TX mother was Mary A. . . .Ward's lived on Pilot Point and Bloomfield road.

John Ward black male born Alabama about 1862 died 03 Apr 1912 in Gainesville, Cooke Co TX buried in Pilot Point Texas parents Sam Ward and Rhoda McConnell stated as being born in Alabama on death record. He was married.

1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Cooke, Texas; Roll: T625_1790; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 39; Image: 333.
James Ward 49
Virgil Ward 19
Lanie Ward 21
Ora Ward 17
Allice Ward 12
Estella Ward 10
Longo Ward 6 - Lonzo/Alonzo
Cleo Ward 5 dtr
Irine Ward 4
Sledge Ward 11 mos

1920;Census Place: Pilot Point, Denton, Texas; Roll: T625_1795; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 58; Image: 991.
Waco Burrus 27 born TX father TN mother TX
Ora Burrus 26 1894 MISSISSIPPI father AL mother MS black female
Vera L Burrus 2 7/12
Weldon/Welton C Burrus 1 4/12 12 Sept 1919 Pilot Point died in Dallas 30 Aug 1964 minister buried Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth son of Waco Burrus

Waco Burrus born Feb 1892 TX listed in JP 2 east of T & P Railway and south of Denton/Weston Rd Denton Co 1900 census son of Jeff Burrus born TN and Rebecca born TX. Waco died in Dallas 31 Oct 1948 had remarried and divorced son of Jeff Burrus and Rebecca Tucker born in "McKinley" Texas he was buried in Fort Worth.

Waco, 2nd wife Ellen, Vera and Welton lived in Fort Worth in 1930.

Fred Ward gave date of birth as 20 April 1898 WW I draft registration 12 Sept 1918 living in Celina, Collin County negro male farming for R L Lovelady listed Mrs. Emma Ward of Pilot Point, Denton County nearest relative.

Date of Birth: 20 Nov 1926
Gender: Male
Birth County: Taylor
Father's name: N L Lewis
Mother's name: Lola Ward
Roll Number: 1926_0004

Name: Velma Lora Lewis
Date of Birth: 23 Jan 1930
Gender: Female
Birth County: Taylor
Father's name: N L Lewis
Mother's name: Lora Ward
Roll Number: 1930_0005

Date of Birth: 2 May 1931
Gender: Male
Birth County: Taylor
Father's name: N L Lewis
Mother's name: Lora Ward
Roll Number: 1931_0005

1930; Census Place: Abilene, Taylor, Texas; Roll: 2399; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 652.0.
Nathaniel L Lewis age listed as 90 born TX parents MS was "SIXTY" when he married real estate dealer
Lora Lewis 30 TX father AL mother born Mississippi
Leagne Lewis 17 son TX
Sung Lewis 15 son TX
Nathanial Lewis 7 TX
Leapter Lewis 3 TX
Troy Lewis 2 TX
Velma Lewis 2/12 TX

Nathan L Lewis died in Abilene 19 July 1937 age listed as being 88 born in Madisonville Texas colored male married to Lola Lewis son of Abraham Lewis and Lucy Lewis of Virginia buried in Abilene.

Good Luck in your continuing work on your family. - Paula

Re: Ward Family

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 5:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much. Great information to add to my search.

Re: Ward Family

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 7:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
i found this on familysearch.com


1880 Census
Name: Sam Ward
Residence: Camp Smith, Colbert, Alabama
Birthdate: 1845
Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Annie Ward
Spouse's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): Black
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 35 years
Occupation: Farmer

Name: Annie Ward
Residence: Camp Smith, Colbert, Alabama
Birthdate: 1845
Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Relationship to Head: Wife
Spouse's Name: Sam Ward
Spouse's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): Black
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 35 years
Occupation: Keeping House

Name: Virginia Ward
Residence: Camp Smith, Colbert, Alabama
Birthdate: 1871
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Relationship to Head: Daughter
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Sam Ward
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Name: Annie Ward
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): Black
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 9 years

Name: John Ward
Residence: Camp Smith, Colbert, Alabama
Birthdate: 1875
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Relationship to Head: Son
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Sam Ward
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Name: Annie Ward
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): Black
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 5 years

Name: Robert Ward
Residence: Camp Smith, Colbert, Alabama
Birthdate: 1876
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Relationship to Head: Son
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Sam Ward
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Name: Annie Ward
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): Black
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 4 years

Name: Sarah Ward
Residence: Camp Smith, Colbert, Alabama
Birthdate: 1877
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Relationship to Head: Daughter
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Sam Ward
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Name: Annie Ward
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): Black
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 3 years

Name: David Ward
Residence: Camp Smith, Colbert, Alabama
Birthdate: 1878
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Relationship to Head: Son
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Sam Ward
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Name: Annie Ward
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): Black
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 2 years

Name: Mary Ward
Residence: Camp Smith, Colbert, Alabama
Birthdate: 1880
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Relationship to Head: Other
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): Black
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 5 months




Re: Ward Family

Posted: 24 Jul 2012 2:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello I'm currently helping my wife find her ancestors. Her side is Ward from Virgil Ward. Do the pictures you have give a clue to who is really who?

Re: Ward Family

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 6:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Im Jamin Ward was wanting a little information on my family. My great great grandfather is James Ward...my great grandfather is Virgil Ward.

Re: Ward Family

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 6:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Im Jamin Ward was wanting a little information on my family. My great great grandfather is James Ward...my great grandfather is Virgil Ward.
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