Nothing in genealogy is written in stone. Unless of course it’s a headstone and even those at times have been proven wrong.

This is an ongoing research site for our Ward family and its kindred surnames. Some items are still un-sourced and considered at a best guess stage. On these pages you will find a great deal of work that has primary, secondary and tertiary sources and you will find information yet to be sourced. We have entered many of the more promising unconfirmed items for research purposes in hopes that you the reader might have or know of information concerning them and be willing to share. We have located quite a few transcriptions. Unless we have listed where the original document is housed or we have obtained the document and uploaded it to our media section the transcription itself is to be used for furthering research, not as a confirmed source, the original document should be found and the transcription proofed. All unconfirmed items are being researched, studied and evaluated; it is an ongoing effort, with accuracy the goal.

We would be glad to hear and answer all questions, comments, corrections and new information. Check back often for changes and additions. -Jane, 21 May 2008

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Working Pedigree Surnames for the Ward Family

Ward - Murray - Hendrix - McCormack - Bourn - Button - Lawrence - Rice - West - DeJarnett - McKinney - Claibourne - Holman - Davis - Chastain - Meachum - Martin - LeCaze - Talliafero - Debnam - Coop - Briant - Lombard - Soblet - Jennings - Poupart - Gerard - D Orleans

Ward Family Historians and Notable Contributors

Ellen Jane \"Jane\" - Current Family Historian

William E. Ward (1924 - 2013) - Family Historian

Nellie Elizabeth Ward Lobdell (1870 - 1939) - Family Historian

Mary Gladys Murray Ward (1896 - 1994) - Contributor

Elizabeth Jane Ward Orr (1845 - ? ) - Contributor

Christine - Contributor

Cheryl - Contributor

Beverly - Contributor


My greatest thanks to the following groups of people without whom I might never have been able to get as far as I have in this endeavor.

To William E. Ward who through his manuscript Family History of William E. Ward and a bazillion emails opened my eyes to just how large and extraordinary our family was and is and for trusting and encouraging me to continue with the research.

To my grandmother, Mary Gladys Murray Ward, who gave me a lifetime of family stories to share with my children.

To my husband and children, who with great love have patiently listened to and read all of my “exciting finds” and tolerated my countless hours searching on the computer.

To all in our family who have given us the opportunity to walk with them through their memories. These “memory walks” were essential to discovering new paths to familial research.

To our ancestors who in their daily living left the threads that our family historians, contributors, and story tellers have collected and woven into this Kindred Tapestry.

-Ellen Jane

This GEDCOM's Favorites  (62)
David McCormack Ward ‎(I1)‎
Birth 17 April 1840 40 29 Loutre Township, Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 24 July 1908 ‎(Age 68)‎ Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Charles Rice "Uncle Charley" Ward ‎(I15)‎
Birth 15 November 1799 34 32 near Richmond, Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Death 5 May 1882 ‎(Age 82)‎ Willows, Glenn County, California, U.S.A.
Jane McCormack ‎(I16)‎
Birth 16 July 1810 North of Ft. Pitt, Butler County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Death 19 August 1865 ‎(Age 55)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
John Ward ‎(I277)‎
Birth about 1765 Virginia
Death 27 September 1828 ‎(Age 63)‎ Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Lucy Rice ‎(I278)‎
Birth about 1767 55 53 Goochland County, Virginia
Death December 1845 ‎(Age 78)‎ Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.
James McCormack ‎(I315)‎
Birth Ireland
Death 21 November 1831 Callaway County, Missouri
Nancy Crozier ‎(I316)‎
Birth Butler County, Pennsylvania
Death before 5 October 1830 Callaway County, Missouri
John Ward ‎(I279)‎
Birth Ireland or England
Death about 1785 ? Spotsylvania, Virginia
Charles Rice ‎(I285)‎
Birth 25 November 1711 21 Goochland County, Virginia
Death 20 November 1785 ‎(Age 73)‎ Goochland County, Virginia
Mary Holman ‎(I286)‎
Birth 1714 Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Death 1802 ‎(Age 88)‎ Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.
John Holman ‎(I439)‎
Birth Yes
Death Goochland County, Virginiia
Elizabeth ""Betsy"" ‎(Unknown)‎ ‎(I440)‎
Birth Yes
Death GoochLand County, Virginia
Mary Claibourne ‎(I535)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Edward Rice Sr ‎(I536)‎
Birth 17 April 1690 34 St. Peter's, New Kent County, Virginia
Death between 1 May 1769 and 15 October 1770 ‎(Age 79)‎ Goochland County, Virginia
Thomas Rice ‎(I543)‎
Birth 1656 Shirementon, Bristol, England
Death about 1711 ‎(Age 55)‎ At Sea
Ann Marcy Hughes ‎(I544)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Ellen Jane Hendrix ‎(I28)‎
Birth 14 December 1844 40 30 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 1 August 1926 ‎(Age 81)‎ Age: 81 Years 7 Months 17 Days At her last residence. In the home of her son Maurice V. Ward - 608 East 43rd Street, Kaw Township, Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
William Hendrix ‎(I29)‎
Birth 12 August 1804 21 19 Westport, Oldham County, Kentucky, U.S.A. OR North Carolina
Death 15 December 1873 ‎(Age 69)‎ Age: 69 ‎(Obituary information)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Judith Ann Bourn ‎(I31)‎
Birth 14 June 1814 29 20 Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 March 1880 ‎(Age 65)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Rudy James Hendrix ‎(I230)‎
Birth about 1783 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania ‎(?)‎
Death between 1829 and 1850 ‎(Age 46)‎
Jemima Button ‎(I231)‎
Birth about 1785
Death Yes
Richard West Bourn ‎(I232)‎
Birth 4 May 1785 42 16 , , Virginia, U.S.A.
Death 12 March 1829 ‎(Age 43)‎ Kentucky
Mary Ann Lawrence ‎(I234)‎
Birth 30 January 1794 17 Shelby County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Death 29 June 1873 ‎(Age 79)‎ Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.
William Bourn ‎(I327)‎
Birth about 1743 35 7 Culpepper County, Virginia
Death 7 September 1818 ‎(Age 75)‎ Franklin county, Kentucky
Ann West ‎(I328)‎
Birth 26 January 1769 61 39 Virginia
Death before 1792 ‎(Age 22)‎
David Lawrence ‎(I354)‎
Birth Ireland
Death 10 November 1804 Franklin County, Kentucky
Judith Ann McKinney ‎(I355)‎
Birth about 1777 77 38 Charlotte County, Virginia
Death after 1793 ‎(Age 16)‎ Adair County, Kentucky
Charles McKinney ‎(I368)‎
Birth about 1700 Essex County, Virginia
Death 17 March 1798 ‎(Age 98)‎ Mercer County, Kentucky
Marianne Chastain ‎(I369)‎
Birth 17 May 1738 25 Manakintowne, Virginia
Death 26 October 1794 ‎(Age 56)‎ Mercer County, Kentucky
Rene Chastain ‎(I383)‎
Birth 1713 54 39 Virginia ?
Death 1786 ‎(Age 73)‎ South Carolina
Judith Genedon nee Martin ‎(I384)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Pierre Chastain ‎(I385)‎
Birth 1659 34
Death 1728 ‎(Age 69)‎ Manakintowne, Virginia
Ann Soblet ‎(I386)‎
Birth 1674
Death 1723 ‎(Age 49)‎
Estienne Chastain ‎(I387)‎
Birth 1625 26
Death Yes
Jeanne Laurent ‎(I388)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Jacques Chastain ‎(I389)‎
Birth 1599
Death Yes
Jeanne Audet ‎(I390)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Abraham Soblet Jr ‎(I391)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Susanne Briant ‎(I392)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
John Bourn ‎(I509)‎
Birth September 1707 33 On the south side of the Rappahannock River near Snow Creek, six miles from the town of Fredericksburg, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County ‎(in 1720 became Spotsylvania County)‎, Virginia
Death March 1774 ‎(Age 66)‎ Culpeper County, Virginia
Eleanor Davis ‎(I510)‎
Birth about 1736 Possibly Virginia
Death about 1812 ‎(Age 76)‎
John Bourn ‎(I511)‎
Birth On the south side of the Rappahannock River near Snow Creek, six miles from the town of Fredericksburg, St. Mary's Parish, "Old" Rappahannock County, Virginia
Death before 20 June 1721 On the south side of the Rappahannock River near Snow Creek, six miles from the town of Fredericksburg, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County ‎(in 1720 became Spotsylvania County)‎, Virginia
Elizabeth "Eliza" Johnson ‎(I512)‎
Birth between 25 July 1674 and 1687 "Old" Rappahannock County, Virginia
Death between 1721 and 1760 ‎(Age 46)‎ Essex County, Virginia
Andrew Bourn ‎(I513)‎
Birth between 1650 and 1656 15 Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Death before 2 October 1700 ‎(Age 50)‎ On the south side of the Rappahannock River near Snow Creek, six miles from the town of Fredericksburg, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia
Christian ‎(unknown)‎ ‎(I514)‎
Death between 8 August 1712 and 13 August 1713 Probably, Essex County, Virginia
Henry Johnson ‎(I515)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Mary Taliaferro ‎(I516)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Ann ‎(unknown)‎ ‎(I517)‎
Birth about 1635 Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Death 1695 ‎(Age 60)‎
‎(unknown)‎ Bourn ‎(I518)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Robert Taliaferro ‎(I519)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Marion Bennett Haie ‎(I526)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
William Debnam ‎(I521)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Frances Jennings ‎(I522)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Francis Taliaferro ‎(I525)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Edmund Jennings ‎(I524)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Bartholomew Taliaferro ‎(I527)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Jeanne Lane ‎(I528)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Bartolomeo Taliaferro ‎(I529)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Richard West ‎(I554)‎
Birth 17 October 1707
Death 4 July 1772 ‎(Age 64)‎ Kentucky?
Mary Meacham ‎(I555)‎
Birth 11 November 1729
Death December 1771 ‎(Age 42)‎
Thomas Davis ‎(I571)‎
Birth Yes
Death Yes
Susannah Wyatt ‎(I572)‎
Birth Virginia
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