David McCormack Ward David McCormack Ward  ‎(I1)‎
Given Names: David McCormack
Surname: Ward

Gender: MaleMale
      

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.
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 17 April 1840 40 29 Loutre Township, Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.


Note: Further information attesting to David\'s birthdate are his headstone with the birthdate - 17 April 1840, and the 10 census records listed in the NOTES section below. The 1880 census is particularly strong source for his birth year as David was the enumerator for his area and enumerated his own family. The township and county name were derived from the census records. - Ellen Jane 21 May 2008
Marriage Ellen Jane Hendrix - 6 August 1863 ‎(Age 23)‎ Naples, Morgan County, Illinois U.S.A.

Death 24 July 1908 ‎(Age 68)‎ Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A.


Hide Details Note: Alternate place of death - Cass County, Missouri

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Web: Cass County, Missouri, Obituary Index, 1870-2011 ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Obituaries. Cass County Historical Society. ­http­://­casscountyhistoricalsociety­.­com­/?­page_id­=­149­: accessed 26 January 2012.

Ellen Jane

Burial 27 July 1908 ‎(3 days after death)‎ Block 4 Lot 174
Cemetery: Elmwood Cemetery
Address:
4900 Truman Road
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri U.S.A. 64127

Last Change 15 April 2014 - 08:36:58 - by: Ellen Jane
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Parents Family  (F2)
Charles Rice "Uncle Charley" Ward
1799 - 1882
Jane McCormack
1810 - 1865
Nancy Crozier Ward
1828 - 1876
Lucy Ann Ward
1830 - 1917
Martha Elizabeth Ward
1831 - 1836
Rev. John Milton Ward
1833 - 1893
Charles William Ward
1835 - 1853
James Robert Ward
1837 - 1839
David McCormack Ward
1840 - 1908
Margaret Jane Ward
1843 - 1845
Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Ward
1845 - 1920
Mary Eugenia Ward
1847 - 1865
Montezuma Ward
1850 - 1856
George Wallace Ward
1854 - 1859

Immediate Family  (F3)
Ellen Jane Hendrix
1844 - 1926
Claude Allison Ward
1864 - 1923
Charles Eugene Ward
1866 - 1867
Lynn Ellard Ward
1868 - 1940
Nellie Elizabeth Ward
1870 - 1939
Private
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Private
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Private
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Private
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Howard Earle Ward
1882 - 1938
Private
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Elmer Forrest Ward
1886 - 1888
Private
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Notes

Note
David McCormack Ward was raised in Williamsburg and Mexico, Missouri. Family lore was that he had served in the Civil War with Gen Sterling Price's Missouri Army. We have been unable to prove this belief as there are numerous official US Army records of him being involved in horse stealing in the northeast Missouri area. That region of the State had been declared under Martial Law due to the strong loyalties to the South and the general unrest. David's father's smithy on the square in Mexico, Missouri was burned down by the Federal Army during the War as were other buildings in the city. He and Ellen Jane Hendrix, who was then 19, ran away to Naples, Illinois where they were married on August 6, 1863. One wonders how they traveled the eighty or ninety miles across the Mississippi River to Naples, Illinois apparently without encountering difficulty with military authority during wartime. That would make a great story in itself.

David had previously been charged as involved in stealiing horses for the Confederacy and spent a short time in prison as Provost Marshal records in Missouri show. He made a sworn statement that he had not been involved and apparently was released . Shortly after their marriage in 1863, they moved west to the Cass County area southeast of Kansas City Missouri and in 1864, Ellen Jane gave birth to her first born son whom they named Claude. A second son, Charles. was born in the Kansas City, Kansas area in May of 1866 after the close of the Civil War. In October of 1868, a third son, Lynn, was born after Charles had died in infancy the year before. The 1870 Census for Wyandotte County, Kansas shows David and Ellen Jane living with Claude and Lynn ages 6 and 2.

As a young man David worked for the U.S. Bureau of Animal Husbandry as an Inspector at the Kansas City Stockyards. He loved animals and was said by all to really " have a way with them". He lived on a farm in Harrisonville, Missouri sometime around 1896-1897. His oldest son Claude, was married by then and also lived in the Harrisonville area. My father, Maurice Vernon Gray Ward, was only 7 or 8 years old and each day rode his Great Dane dog to school and back. Having grown up on a farm David knew the job to be done but when he tried farming he discovered he was not good at it. He did know stock and loved horses. He even tried racing some of his horses but didn't have the money to breed them properly. His wife Ellen Jane , always said he made the mistake of betting on his own horses!

Around the turn of the century, David moved the family into the northeast section of Kansas City, Missouri where he was able to rent a farm at the end of St. John Avenue and continue raising horses. Within a couple of years when David realized the farm would not support his family, they moved back to the Kansas City, Kansas area where he was employed as Deputy Sheriff of Wyandotte County. In later years he became a claims agent for the Metropolitan Street Railway Co. As a minor Republican politician in Wyandotte County, he was appointed Assistant Postmaster of Old Wyandotte City.

David was highly thought of by one and all who met him or knew him. His family and children respected and loved him. He was sensitive, loving and considerate with his wife and they wrote many love letters and poems to each other, even after they were married. His grandson, David Lawrence, inherited their book of letters from his mother, Nellie Ward Lobdell. The book now is in the possession of Jared Lobdell of Pennsylvania, grandson of Nellie Lobdell. In 1988 David Lawrence had their handwriting samples analyzed by a professional who was able to determine many things about the personality and nature of the individuals.

David was nearly 6' tall and weighed approximately 175 pounds. He had a gentle nature and a calm manner about him but he was restless and lacked persistence. -William E. Ward

Note
CIVIL WAR

Sometime between 1861 and 1862 David M Ward was arrested and placed in prison. We do not know the reason at this time. Following the statement are summaries of further documents that pertain to David\'s involvement in the Civil War and will be ordered and transcribed for the family files. -Jane 12 January 2009


D. M. Ward Sworn Statement
Union Provost Martial, Audrain, Missouri, ?-11-1862, Roll Number F1277
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BEGIN STATEMENT


D. M. Ward age 22, resident of
Audrain County - Says I was sick
in the months Sept & Oct, taken Sick
about first ‎(Oct)‎ Sept & recov,d about the
last of Oct - was arrested on 28th Oct.
I have been at home most of
the Summer, have been out very
little - I did not associate with
Joe Inlow after I got out of prison
except when he forced himself on
me - He would come to see me
& I could not shake him off
although I tried to - The night
that Joe Inlow was last taken
he was at my father\'s ‎(I was sick)‎
‎(about 8 o,clock &)‎ in the evening
& Started away about 8 O, clock, I
thought to go home - I don\'t know
what horse he rode - There was a
man at our house, I don\'t know
Who the man was, he told me if Joe
Inlow came to my house to tell
him that there was a mare ‎(belonging)‎
hitched back of the cot & to tell
Joe Inlow to deliver it to Ben
Cauthorn - I was quite unwell
& paid no attention to ‎(what he said)‎ him only
noticed what he said in reference to
the mare.

END PAGE 1 BEGIN PAGE 2

I did not take ‎(_____thy s)‎ mule )
knowing it to be his - that it was
a government mule - I caught
it up & rode it only a few days
‎(& then)‎ it got away from me
As to Campbell\'s Adams & ‎(Dearings?)‎
horses I know nothing about
I was with Inlow & Graham
in Callaway - they had ‎(their?)‎
horses - Graham traded or sold
the Dun to a man by the name
of Smith - Son of W H Smith -
I did not claim the horses nor
aid them in selling them - I
did not leave Mexico with these
boys - Met with them at Port land - I was at an Uncle\'s
house near Portland -
There was a horse at my father’s house
that I traded with Bob Graham
for - ____ - It turned out that
this horse belonged to a man
who traded him to Graham for
a stolen horse ‎(so he said)‎ - The owner came for
the stolen horse & got it & the horse
that I had was taken from by Capt
Paf__ & I was not supposed to have redress
unless by civil process.

D. M. Ward
Subscribed & Sworn to
before me this 11th 1862

‎(Jefferson ?)‎ Roman

END STATEMENT

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Following are summary\'s of records on file with the Missouri State Archives that pertain to David\'s involvement in the Civil War

Ward, D.M.
Mexico, Audrain County
?-11-1862
Reel Number F1277
\"Sworn statement that he was sick most of the summer; did not associate with Joe Inlow after prison except when he forced himself on him; did not trade or aid in selling any horses\"

Graham, Robert
Mexico, Audrain County
05-28-1862
Reel Number F 1330
\"Letter from Emeline Graham, regarding her son Robert. Says Robert was arrested and the Major who arrested him says he wants to hang him. Asks that her son receive a fair trial.\"

Cauthorn, Alfred
Mexico, Audrain County
09-17-1862
Reel Number F 1140
\"Statement of Cauthorn, merchant, that his son\'s horse was stolen from his stable. States that he heard that Joseph Inlow ‎(?)‎ was taken prisoner on a filly like the one he lost. Wants the horse back.

Ellis, J. J.; Pledge, John A.; Tincher, Hugh; Craig, Carter T.; Swinney, Marshal; Craig, Samuel
Mexico, Audrain County
09-19-1862
Reel Number F 1588
Report of examination of prisoners. Members of Price\'s army. 32 prisoners of war and 10 deserters.

Ballard, A. G.; Jones, Martillus; Beaver, William; Hawkins, W. G.; Crump, Robert; Flemming, David
Mexico, Audrain County
09-20-1862
Reel Number F 1588
Report of prisoners. Charges include communication with bushwhackers and Cobb\'s Camp.

Willingham, Deloney; Graham, D. C.; Beltz, J. T.
Mexico, Audrain County
09-21-1862
Reel Number F 1588
Report of prisoners. 32 prisoners plus 13 deserters from 10th Regiment Missouri State Militia.

Pledge, John A. ; Tincher, Hugh ; Craig, Carter ; Ellis, John J. ; Craig, Samuel ; Galbreath, James ; Smith, Jonathan ; Lilou, Joseph D. ; McKinney, J. A. ; Douglas, John ; Hager, E ; Bozarth, J. K. ; McFarland, D. ; Donaldson, Soloman ; Gastaneu, John
Mexico, Audrain County
09-21-1862
Reel Number F 1588
Report of prisoners. 32 prisoners plus 13 deserters from 10th Regiment Missouri State Militia.

Graham, D. C.; Galbreath, James; McKinney, J. A.; Willingham, Daloney; Sexton, George L.; Bugg, William C.; Atkinson, Samuel; Betz, J. Willis, Gideon; Willis, S. T.; McFarland, William M.; Smith, Johnson
Mexico, Audrain County
09-23-1862
Reel Number F 1588
List of prisoners sent to St. Louis by General Merrill.

Ballard, A. G.; Jones, Martillus; Beaver, William; Hawkins, W. G.; Crump, Robert; Fleming, David; Halliburton, J. W.; Jesse, Isham T.; McCracken, Otho; Reed, A.; Swinney, Marshal; Willis, Gideon; Willis, S.; Atkinson, Samuel; Bugg, William C.; Sexton, G.
Mexico, Audrain County
09-21-1862
Reel Number F 1588
Report of prisoners. 32 prisoners plus 13 deserters from 10th Regiment Missouri State Militia. Sexton escaped State University prison in Columbia through hole in floor then joined Price\'s army as chaplain. Men from Porter\'s gang.


Donaldson, Sol; Vanzant, H. C.; Majors, Elliott; McManara, E.; Lowry, William; Haydon, J. C.; Powell, B. F.; Thompson, J. W.; Standiford, Ben; Wells, A. H.; Pinnell, Jonathan; Wisdom, F. W.; Wisdom, Thomas; Jones, Mart; Beavers, William; & others
Mexico, Audrain County
11-03-1862
Reel Number F 1590
List of 34 cases with commentary, gives names of prisoners; also notes on other miscellany

Lowry, William; Hayden, Jonathan S.; McManus, Edward; Bradley, James; Wells, A. H.; Davidson, Benjamin; Barley, John; Powell, Alfred; Lawrence, G. B.; Smith, W. H.; Laird, H.; Cartwell, J.; Thompson, J. W.; Crump, W. W.; Carter, Robert; & others
Mexico, Audrain County
11-06-1862
Reel Number F 1590
Orders from headquarters of N. E. District of Missouri regarding disposition of prisoners; orders sent to Mexico, MO

Wisdom, Thomas; Wisdom, F. W.; Pinnell, Jonathan; Mansfield, William; Crawford, Abel; White, B. F.; Norman, Dudley
Mexico, Audrain County
11-07-1862
Reel Number F 1590
Letter listing men to be sent to prison in St. Louis; gives names and home county; men from Audrain and Monroe counties

Powell, B. F.; Hayden, J. C.; Lowry, William; Wells, A. H.; Patton, John; Bratton, J. D.; Standiford, Ben; Hawkins, W. G.; Buckman, B. S.; Harrison, B. F.; Crawford, Abel; Wisdom, F. W.; Pinnelll, Jonathan; Wisdom, Thomas; Mansfield, William; & others
Mexico, Audrain County
11-08-1862
Reel Number F 1590
Letter sent to Macon; lists 32 prisoners, states what is to be done with them; gives details on certain individuals

Bradley, James; Bratton, J. D.; Patton, John; Powell, B. F.; Barley, John; Carter, P.; Carter, Robert; Carter, James; West, J. J.; Brown, J. N.
Mexico, Audrain County
11-10-1862
Reel Number F 1590
Orders from headquarters of N. E. District of Missouri regarding disposition of prisoners; orders sent to Mexico, MO

Donaldson, Sol; Vanzant, H. C.; Majors, E.; McManama, E.; Hayden, J. S.; Lowry, William; Thompson, J. W.; Wells, A. H.; Davidson, B. B.; Barley, John; Laird, Hez; Ward, D. M.; Cartmell, J.; Logsten, S. E.; Brown, James M.; Allen, Joseph M.; & others
Mexico, Audrain County
12-01-1862
Reel Number F 1591
Letter sent to Warrenton; notes about prisoners held in Mexico, MO


Wisdom, Fielding W.; Poor, Henry H.
Mexico, Audrain County
03-30-1863
Reel Number F 1594
Information on when Wildam was released from Alton Prison and on what conditions. Poor still imprisoned at Alton Prison.

Lindsay, John E.; Ward, David
Monroe County
Date ?
Reel Number F 1607
“Statement of his 2-3 week service in Rebel Army with Capt. Holt and enlistment in Saline County; information regarding David Ward alias David Anderson; trip made by Lindsay, Northcutt, Bo James and Anderson to Illinois”

Uggell, William B.; Ward, David
Audrain County
01-14-1865
Reel Number F 1607
Information regarding David Ward alias David Anderson, Childs and Lindsay, document is illegible

Haynes, William L.; Ward, David
Audrain County
01-20-1865
Reel Number F 1607
Information regarding David Ward, alias David Anderson, Childs and Lindsay, document is illegible


Graham, Robert
Mexico, Audrain County
06-13-1865
Reel Number F 1330
\"Letter from John Clark introducing Emaline Graham, Robert\'s mother. Letter difficult to decipher, but refers to Robert\'s good character and the influences that he was under.\"

Graham, Robert
Mexico, Audrain County
06-13-1865
Reel Number F 1330
\"Letter from W. D. Campbell written to Gov. Fletcher asking for the release of Graham. Graham was associating with Joseph Inlow and David Ward, whom he thinks were main operators in stealing horses.\"

Graham, Robert
Mexico, Audrain County
06-20-1865
Reel Number F 1330
\"Letter from J. Adams to Gov. Fletcher that he thinks Inlow and Ward stole his mare, not Graham.\"

Graham, Robert
Callaway County
06-24-1865
Reel Number F1330
\"Letter from George W. Kemp to President Lincoln asking that Graham be pardoned. States that when his mare was stolen, Graham was 25-30 miles away, making it impossible for him to have stolen it.\"

Graham, Robert
Mexico, Audrain County
06-25-1865
Reel Number F 1330
\"Letter written on behalf of Graham. Writer thinks Graham was a tool in the hands of Inlow and Ward. Writer thinks Inlow and Ward stole his horse, not Graham, as Graham was not in the area.\"

Note
CENSUS
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1840 United States Federal Census - Loutre Township, Audrain County, Missouri, sheet No. 4, 12th person from the top of the page, enumerated by James Jackson

Head of Household - Chas. R. Ward
Males 40 to 50 years of age - 1 ‎(Charles Rice Ward)‎
Males 5 to 10 years of age - 1 ‎(John Milton)‎
Males 0 to 5 years of age - 2 ‎(Charles William and David McCormack)‎
Females 20 to 30 years of age - 1 ‎(Jane McCormack Ward)‎
Females 10 to 15 years of age - 1 ‎(Nancy Crozier)‎
Females 5 to 10 years of age - 1 ‎( Lucy Ann)‎
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1844 Missouri State Census - Auxvasse Township, Callaway County, Missouri, page 98, 3rd person from the bottom.

Head of Family - C. R. Ward
MALES
under 10 - 1 ‎(David M.)‎
10 and under 18 - 2 ‎(John M. and Charles W.)‎
21 and under 45 - 1 ‎(Charles R.)‎
FEMALES
under 10 - 1 ‎(Margaret)‎
10 and under 18 - 2 ‎(Nancy and Lucy)‎
21 and under 45 - 1 ‎(Jane)‎
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1850 United States Federal Census, District 4, Audrain County, Missouri, USA, pages 154; lines 38 through 41 and 155; lines 1 through 8, dwelling number 7, family number 8 and 9, enumerated 8 August 1850 by W.P.Harrison

page 154, lines 38 through 41, dwelling 7, family 8
Name - Charles R. Ward, 50 male, place of birth - Virginia, occupation - blacksmith, value of real estate owned $300.00
Name – Jane Ward, 38 female, place of birth - Pennsylvania
Name – John Ward, 16 male, place of birth - Missouri, occupation - none, attended school within the year
Name - Charles W. Ward, 14 male, place of birth - Missouri. attended school within the year

Page 155, lines 1 through 5, dwelling 7, family 8
Name - David M. Ward, 8 male, place of birth - Missouri, attended school within the year
Name – Elizabeth Ward, 6 female, place of birth - Missouri
Name - Mary E. Ward, 4 female, place of birth - Missouri
Name - M. Ward, 4 months male, place of birth - Missouri
Name - Robert Sally, 20 male, place of birth - Missouri, occupation - blacksmith

Page 155, lines 6 through 8, dwelling 7, family 9
Name – R S Pearson, 23 male, place of birth – North Carolina, occupation – farmer, value of real estate owned $0
Name – Lucy A. Pearson, 20 female, place of birth – Missouri
Name – Charles Pearson, 1 male, place of birth – Missouri
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1856 Missouri State Census, Township 51, Audrain County, Missouri, USA, 3rd from the top of the page.

1 - Male under 10 ‎(Would be George Wallace, 2)‎
1 - Male of 10 and under 18 ‎( Would be David M.,16)‎
1 - Male 45 years and upward ‎(Would be Charles, 57)‎
2 - Females of 10 and under 18 ‎(Would be Elizabeth Jane, 11 & Mary Eugenia, 9)‎
1 - Female 45 years and upwards ‎(Would be Jane, 46)‎
6 - Number of free whites that can read and write

We had assumed Jane could not read or write because on an earlier document she had signed with an X. Perhaps somewhere between 1827 and 1856 she learned. Or this could be an error on the enumerators part as is the case with Mary Eugenia's age. She was 9 not 10.
Between the 1850 and 1856 census records we can see one of the male children seems to be missing this would be Montezuma. On the 1850 census we have John Milton we know he left for California in 1850. David M. who is accounted for in both census's. Charles William who died in 1853 at age 17. George Wallace was born in 1854 and we have an 1859 diary of John Milton's which shows he received word of George Wallaces death in November of 1859. George died in October. It took a month for the letter to catch up to John Milton a traveling preacher in California. So this leaves the missing male as Montezuma. He is listed on the 1850 census as 4 months old. Elizabeth Jane said he had died 1 June 1857. She must have the year of his death incorrect. I have changed his date of death to "before 1857." This date covers that he may have died in 1856 before the census was taken and after his birth in 1850. -Jane 13 May 2008
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1860 United States Federal Census, The City of Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri Page 111, Lines 9 through 13, dwelling number 899, family number 873, enumerated 19 July 1860, by J. Jackson

Name - C. R. Ward, 60 male, place of birth - Virginia, occupation - Blacksmith, Value of Real Estate $1500., value of personal estate $1800.
Name - Jane Ward, 49 female, place of birth - Pennsylvania, occupation - housekeeper
Name - David Ward, 20 male, place of birth - Missouri, occupation - Printing
Name - E. J. Ward, 15 female, place of birth - Missouri, occupation - Student Sem.
Name - M. E. Ward, 13 female, place of birth - Missouri, occupation - Student Sem.
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1870 United States Federal Census, Ward 2, Wyandotte City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, Page 4, Line 6, Dwelling 25, Family Number 27, enumerated 10 June, 1870 by Emmett ‎(Ryan?)‎

Name - David M. Ward, 30 male white, place of birth - Missouri, occupation - store clerk, value of personal estate - $200.00
Name - Ellen Ward, 25 female white, place of birth - Missouri, occupation - keeping house
Name - Claud A., 6 male white, place of birth - Missouri
Name - Lynn, 2 male white, place of birth - Kansas
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1875 Kansas State Census, Wyandotte City Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas, page 23, lines 12 through 18, enumerated by G. W. Bishop

Name - D. M. Ward, 35 white male, place of birth - Missouri, where from - Missouri, occupation - Deputy Marshall, value of real estate - 0, value of personal property - $200.00
Name - Ellen, 30 white female, place of birth - Missouri, where from - Missouri
Name - Claude Ward, 11 white male, place of birth - Missouri, where from - Missouri, occupation - pupil
Name - Lynn Ward, 6 white male, place of birth - Kansas, where from - ‎(blank)‎, occupation - pupil
Name - Nellie Ward, 4 white female, place of birth - Kansas, where from - ‎(blank)‎
Name - Raymond, 2 white male, place of birth - Kansas, where from - ‎(blank)‎
Name - ‎(_____?)‎, 1 month white female, place of birth - Kansas, where from - ‎(blank)‎ ‎(This would be Mary Etta "Mamie" Ward)‎
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1880 United States Federal Census, 3rd Ward, Wyandotte County, Kansas, page 20, lines 7 through 15, dwelling number 633, family number 204, enumerated 7 June 1880 by D. M. Ward

Name - D. M. Ward, white male, age 40, head of household, married, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - Kentucky, mother's birthplace - Pennsylvania, occupation - real estate dealer
Name - Ellen J., white female, age 34, wife, married, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - North Carolina, mother's birthplace - Kentucky, occupation - keeps house
Name - Claude Ward, white male, age 15, son, single, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - Missouri, mother's birthplace - Missouri, occupation - machinist
Name - Lynn Ward, white male, age 11, son, single, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - Missouri, mother's birthplace - Missouri, occupation - at home
Name - Nellie Ward, white female, age 9, daughter, single, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - Missouri, mother's birthplace - Missouri, occupation - at home
Name - Raymond Ward, white male, age 6, son, single, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - Missouri, mother's birthplace - Missouri, occupation - at home
Name - Mamie Ward, white female, age 5, daughter, single, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - Missouri, mother's birthplace - Missouri, occupation - at home
Name - David Ward, white male, age 3, son, single, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - Missouri, mother's birthplace - Missouri, occupation - at home
Name - Vinnie Ward, white female, age 1, daughter, single, birthplace - Missouri, father's birthplace - Missouri, mother's birthplace - Missouri, occupation - at home

David M. Ward was the enumerator for the 1880 US Federal Census, 3rd Ward, Wyandotte Kansas.
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1885 Kansas State Census, Ward 3, Wyandotte County, Kansas, page 31 and 32, Lines 5 - 14, Dwelling 76, Family number 79.

Name - David M Ward, 45 male white married, birthplace - Missouri, where from - Missouri, occupation - Deputy ‎(C.?)‎ M.
Name - Ellen J., 40 female white, birthplace - Missouri, where from - Missouri, occupation - housekeeper‎(crossed through)‎
Name - Linn, 16 male white single, birthplace - Kansas, where from - Kansas
Name - Nellie, 14 female white single, birthplace - Kansas, where from -Kansas
Name - Raymond, 12 male white single, birthplace - Kansas, where from - Kansas
Name - Mamie, 10 female white single, birthplace - Kansas, where from - Kansas
Name - David, 7 male white single, birthplace - Kansas, where from - Kansas
Name - Vinnie, 5 female white single, birthplace - Kansas, where from - Kansas
Name - Howard, 3 male white single, birthplace - Kansas, where from - Kansas
Name - Vera, 1 female white single, birthplace - Kansas, where from - Kansas

‎(Claude Allison no longer lives at home)‎
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1900 United States Federal Census , Armstrong Avenue, Ward 4, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, Page 3, Line 90 through 98, Dwelling number 1436, Family number 65 and 66, enumerated on 2 June 1900 by Joseph Taggert.

Dwelling number 1436, family number 65
Name - David M. Ward, head of family, white male, birthdate - April 1840, age 60, married 36 years, place of birth - Missouri, father's place of birth - South Carolina, mother's place of birth - South Carolina, occupation - Claims Agent St. R.R. for 4 years, can read, write, and speak English, rents home, house.
Name - Ellen Ward, wife, white female, birthdate - December 1844, age 55, married - 36 years, children birthed - 12, children still living -10, place of birth - Missouri, father's place of birth - Kentucky, mother's place of birth - Kentucky, can read, write, and speak English
Name - David M Ward, son, white male, birthdate - April 1877, age 20, single, place of birth - Kansas, father's place of birth - Missouri, mother's place of birth - Missouri, occupation - boilermaker for 0 years, can read, write, and speak English
Name - Howard Ward, son, white male, birthdate - April 1882, age 18, single, place of birth - Kansas, father's place of birth - Missouri, mother's place of birth - Missouri, occupation - boilermaker for 0 years, can read, write, and speak English
Name - Vera Ward, daughter, white female, January 1884, age 16, single, place of birth - Kansas, father's place of birth - Missouri, mother's place of birth - Missouri, at school, can read, write, and speak English
Name - Maurice Ward, son, white male, birthdate - May 1889, age 11, single, place of birth - Kansas, father's place of birth - Missouri, mother's place of birth - Missouri, at school, can read, write, and speak English

Dwelling number 1436, family number 66
Name - Orrin B. Ocker, head of family, white male, birthdate - October 1872, age 27, married - 5 years, place of birth - Ohio, father's place of birth - Pennsylvania, mother's place of birth - Pennsylvania, occupation - telegraph operator for 0 years, can read, write, and speak English, rents home, house.
Name - Mamie E. Ocker, wife, white female, birthdate - April 1875, age 25, married - 5 years, children birthed - 1, children still living -1, place of birth - Kansas, father's place of birth - Missouri, mother's place of birth - Missouri, can read, write, and speak English
Name - Earl Ocker, son, white male, birthdate - February 1896, age 4, single, place of birth - Missouri, father's place of birth - Ohio, mother's place of birth - Kansas
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1905 Kansas State Census, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA, page 14, lines 15 through 18, dwelling number 81, family number 99, enumeration began 1st day of March 1905.

Name – D M Ward, age 65, male white, place of birth – Missouri, migrated from? – Missouri, occupation – Claim Agent, unemployed 1 month.
Name – Ellen Ward, age 60, female white, place of birth – Missouri, migrated from? – Missouri
Name – Howard Ward – 23 male white, place of birth – Kansas, migrated from – Kansas, occupation – Boiler maker
Name – Morris Ward, age 16, male white, place of birth – Kansas
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Note
ORGANIZATIONS

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Free Mason and Order of the Eastern Star
On the shared headstone of David and Ellen Jane Ward in the upper left corner above David's name is a Masonic Symbol. On the upper right hand side above Ellen Jane's name is the symbol for the Order of the Eastern Star.

‎(As of this writing)‎The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world that both men and women can join. It was established in 1850 by Rob Morris, a lawyer and educator from Boston, Massachusetts who had been an official with the Freemasons. During the era that David and Ellen Jane would have been members a rule of membership to the Order of the Eastern Star was, Members of the Order were aged 18 and older; men must have been Master Masons and women must have had specific relationships with Masons. The woman would have been the daughter, widow, wife, sister, or mother.
For David and Ellen Jane to have been members we can safely assume David was at least a Master Mason.
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Republican
Family tradition says David was a republican. This surprises me considering David's confederate involvement in the Civil War.
-Jane
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OCCUPATIONS

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1860 Printing
Per the 1860 United States Federal Census David was working in printing.
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Between 1875 AND 1885 Deputy Marshall of Wyandotte County
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1880 ‎(Age 39)‎ Real Estate Dealer
The 1880 United States Federal Census for Kansas lists David's occupation in 1880 as, Real Estate Dealer
David was the enumerator for this census.
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1893 ‎(Age 52)‎ U. S. Assistant Inspector Kansas City for the Kansas City Stockyards
The WEW manuscript states that David worked for the US Bureau of Animal Husbandry as an inspector at the Kansas City Stockyards. To back this information up we have a train pass with his name, title, location and date.
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between 1896 and 1900 ‎(Age 55-59)‎ Claims Agent Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Claims Agent for the Metropolitan Street Railway Company
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As a minor Republican politician in Wyandotte County, he was appointed Assistant Postmaster of Old Wyandotte City
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RESIDENCE

In the 1890 Kansas City, Kansas Directory David M Ward is listed at 1932 North 6th, Kansas City during 1890 & 1891

Source: Ancestry.com. Kansas City, Kansas Directory, 1890 ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Kansas City Directory, 1890. Kansas City, KS, USA: R. L. Polk Co., 1890.
Site entry 12 January 2009 -Jane

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RESEARCH NOTES - Jane

The Quest - Seeking sources for David McCormack Ward's military service with the Confederate States Army

Information thus far retrieved:
It is possible David served under General Sterling Price as Price was in charge of the Missouri State Guard ‎(CSA)‎. If he transferred from Price's command and if he fought at Vicksburg, it had to be before July 4, 1863 because on July 4, 1863 Price's army joined with Lieutenant General Holmes in an unsuccessful attack on Helena, Arkansas and on ‎(the same day)‎ July 4, 1863 the "Battle of Vicksburg" ended with a Confederate loss.
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The captured CSA that fought at Vicksburg were given amnesty and released.
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I cannot find a "Black Horse Cavalry" in New Orleans. ‎(I have not given up the search)‎ I can however find one in Virginia but the only family name I find so far lis ted with them is a Taliaferro.


Louisiana Cavalry Companies at Vicksburg:

********** Hmmmmmmmm... ***********
Denson's Company Louisiana Cavalry
During the Battle of Post of Arkansas ‎(9 January 1863 - 11 January 1863)‎, this unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Churchill's Post of Arkansas, afterwards it was assigne d to Brig. Gen. James F. Fagan's 2nd Brigade of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Division, Lt. Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes' District of Arkansas in Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department and was commanded by Capt. W.B. Denson. ‎[Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1244.]‎
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Independent Company Louisiana Cavalry
This unit was attached to the escort of Brig. Gen. William H. ‎(Red)‎ Jackson's Cavalry Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West and was command ed by Capt. J. Y. Webb & Lt. Nathaniel M. Martin. The division was ordered from the Department of Tennessee about 26 May 1863. ‎[Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1152.]‎��
Gen. Jackson's division was ordered from the Department of Tennessee about 26 May 1863 and was headquartered near Canton, MS on 4 June 1863, at Vernon, MS on 13, 18, 21 & 23 June 1863

Unidentified Companies Louisiana Cavalry
Three companies of Louisiana Cavalry were attached to Lt. Col. George Gnatt's 9th Tennessee Battalion, Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3rd Military District at Port Hudson, LA and were commanded by Capt. B. F. Bryan, Capt. John B. Cage and Capt. H. L. Daigre. These companies were not bottled up in Port Hudson and continued to operate militarily outside the fortifications. ‎[Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Rep orts, page 706.]‎

13th Battalion Louisiana Cavalry
This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. John G. Walker's Division, of Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor's District of Western Louisiana, Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department and was commanded by Col. Frank A. Bartlett. ��‎[Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1205.]‎

15th Battalion Louisiana Cavalry
This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. John G. Walker's Division, of Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor's District of Western Louisiana, Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Trans-Mississippi Department and was commanded by Col. Isaac F. Harrison. ��‎[Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1205.]‎

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Birth Further information attesting to David\'s birthdate are his headstone with the birthdate - 17 April 1840, and the 10 census records listed in the NOTES section below. The 1880 census is particularly strong source for his birth year as David was the enumerator for his area and enumerated his own family. The township and county name were derived from the census records. - Ellen Jane 21 May 2008
Death Alternate place of death - Cass County, Missouri

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Web: Cass County, Missouri, Obituary Index, 1870-2011 ‎[database on-line]‎. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Obituaries. Cass County Historical Society. ­http­://­casscountyhistoricalsociety­.­com­/?­page_id­=­149­: accessed 26 January 2012.

Ellen Jane

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David M Ward and Ellen J Hendrix WardDavid M Ward and Ellen J Hendrix Ward  ‎(M268)‎
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David McCormack Ward 1904 Mexico, MissouriDavid McCormack Ward 1904 Mexico, Missouri  ‎(M267)‎
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David McCormack Ward 1893Train PassDavid McCormack Ward 1893Train Pass  ‎(M269)‎
Type: Card


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David McCormack Ward 1886 Mexico Fair PassDavid McCormack Ward 1886 Mexico Fair Pass  ‎(M270)‎
Type: Card


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David McCormack Ward "Pioneer of Kansas" CertificateDavid McCormack Ward "Pioneer of Kansas" Certificate  ‎(M271)‎
Type: Certificate


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Lucy Ward Pearson, David M Ward, Lizzie Ward Orr 1904 Mexico, MissouriLucy Ward Pearson, David M Ward, Lizzie Ward Orr 1904 Mexico, Missouri  ‎(M289)‎
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Hide Details Note: From left to right; Lucy Ann Ward Pearson, David McCormack Ward, Elizabeth Ward Orr
Photograph taken August 1904 at Mexico, Missouri

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Family with Parents
Father
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.
11 years
Mother
 
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.

Marriage: 21 December 1826 -- Williamsburg, Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.
2 years
#1
Sister
Nancy Crozier Ward ‎(I17)‎
Birth 21 September 1828 28 18 Williamsburg, Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 30 November 1876 ‎(Age 48)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
15 months
#2
Sister
Lucy Ann Ward ‎(I18)‎
Birth 4 January 1830 30 19 Williamsburg, Callaway County, Missouri, USA
Death 5 September 1917 ‎(Age 87)‎ Age: 87 Years 8 Months 1 Days ‎(Home)‎ E. Jackson, Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri
2 years
#3
Sister
Martha Elizabeth Ward ‎(I19)‎
Birth 1 November 1831 31 21 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 20 July 1836 ‎(Age 4)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
2 years
#4
Brother
Rev. John Milton Ward ‎(I20)‎
Birth 9 September 1833 33 23 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 13 March 1893 ‎(Age 59)‎ Potter Valley, Mendicino County, California, USA
2 years
#5
Brother
Charles William Ward ‎(I21)‎
Birth 21 November 1835 36 25 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 8 November 1853 ‎(Age 17)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A
2 years
#6
Brother
James Robert Ward ‎(I22)‎
Birth 18 December 1837 38 27 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 24 January 1839 ‎(Age 13 months)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
2 years
#7
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.
3 years
#8
Sister
Margaret Jane Ward ‎(I23)‎
Birth about 1843 43 32 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 21 March 1845 ‎(Age 2)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
2 years
#9
Sister
Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Ward ‎(I24)‎
Birth 23 February 1845 45 34 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death between 1920 and 1930 ‎(Age 74)‎ Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia, U.S.A.
2 years
#10
Sister
Mary Eugenia Ward ‎(I25)‎
Birth 17 February 1847 47 36 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death January 1865 ‎(Age 17)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
3 years
#11
Brother
Montezuma Ward ‎(I26)‎
Birth 21 April 1850 50 39 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death about 1 June 1856 ‎(Age 6)‎ Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
4 years
#12
Brother
George Wallace Ward ‎(I27)‎
Birth 22 April 1854 54 43 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Death 3 October 1859 ‎(Age 5)‎
Family with Ellen Jane Hendrix
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.
5 years
Wife
 
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.

Marriage: 6 August 1863 -- Naples, Morgan County, Illinois U.S.A.
1 year
#1
Son (Birth)
Claude Allison Ward ‎(I42)‎
Birth 18 August 1864 24 19 Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri
Death 27 March 1923 ‎(Age 58)‎ Age: 55 Years 7 Months 9 Days Died in his residence, 2019 East 29th Street, Kaw Township, Jackson County, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
2 years
#2
Son (Birth)
Charles Eugene Ward ‎(I43)‎
Birth 28 May 1866 26 21 Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Death about 1867 ‎(Age 7 months)‎ Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A.
2 years
#3
Son (Birth)
Lynn Ellard Ward ‎(I44)‎
Birth 1 October 1868 28 23 Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Death after 1940 ‎(Age 71)‎ Rock Island, Illinois, U.S.A.
2 years
#4
Daughter (Birth)
Nellie Elizabeth Ward ‎(I45)‎
Birth 16 September 1870 30 25 Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Death 1939 ‎(Age 68)‎ Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
#5
Son
#6
Daughter
#7
Son
#8
Daughter
#9
Son (Birth)
Howard Earle Ward ‎(I50)‎
Birth 25 April 1882 42 37 Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Death 4 April 1938 ‎(Age 55)‎ Age: "55 Years, 11 Months, 9 Days" Leeds, ‎(Kansas City)‎, Brookine Township, Jackson County, Missouri, U.S.A.
#10
Daughter
#11
Son (Birth)
Elmer Forrest Ward ‎(I52)‎
Birth 24 February 1886 45 41 Wyandotte County, Kansas U.S.A.
Death about 1888 ‎(Age 22 months)‎ Wyandotte County, Kansas U.S.A.
#12
Son


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