Rev. John Milton Ward Rev. John Milton Ward  ‎(I20)‎
Prefix: Rev.
Given Names: John Milton
Surname: Ward

Gender: MaleMale
      

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
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 9 September 1833 33 23 Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Marriage Sara Elizabeth Webster - 26 October 1866 ‎(Age 33)‎ Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA


Note: "According to family bible written in John Milton Ward's hand writing he and Sarah were married by Rev. W. T. Lucky in Vacaville, CA Tuesday morning at "8 1/2 o'clock" Oct 23th, 1866." -"Christine"
Death 13 March 1893 ‎(Age 59)‎ Potter Valley, Mendicino County, California, USA

Burial Potter Valley, Mendicino County, California, USA
Cemetery: Potter Valley Cemetery

Last Change 24 January 2010 - 22:25:45 - 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  (F51)
Sara Elizabeth Webster
1847 - 1910
Female infant Ward
1867 - 1867
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Notes

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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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1850 United States Federal Census, Placerville and Vicinity, El Dorado County, California, USA, page 304, line 19 and 20, family number 5, enumerated 21 November 1850 by Andrew Coffinberry.

Name – John M. Ward, age 17, male, place of birth – Missouri, average product for each miner’s labor for a day - $7.00.
Name – Alexander Day, age 18, male, place of birth – Missouri, average product for each miner’s labor for a day - $7.00.

These two men are listed under the same family number. Apparently they were mining together.

In the May 17, 1850 issue of “The Fulton Telegraph” a list of 116 names was given as men who were going to the gold fields of California. Several men of our family were on that list including John Ward. These men are on the 1850 Federal Census twice. Once in Audrain and once in California. Note the enumeration dates. An article in “The Pony Express” dated May 1970 states John and his uncle arrived in California on September 9th, John’s 17th birthday.
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1860 United States Federal Census, St. Louis Boarding House, Marysville, Ward 4, Yuba County, California, USA, page 101, line 22, dwelling 911, family 1445, enumerated 14 July 1860 by ‎(?)‎ Magruder.

Name - John Ward, age 25, male, place of birth – unknown

It is interesting to note that on line 23 directly under John is a James McCormack 31 years old born in Ireland. The Pony Express states that John came to California with his uncle. We have yet to identify who that uncle may have been and McCormack is the maiden name of John's mother.

At this time I am listing this particular census record as "of interest" not that it is positively our John. -Jane
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1870 United States Federal Census, East Bear River Township, Yuba County, California, USA, page 7, lines 21 through 23, dwelling 48, family 45, enumerated 29 June 1870 by Marcus ‎(Z.or J.?)‎ Crawford

Name - J. M. Ward, age 36, male white, occupation – minister, value of personal estate - $300.00, place of birth – Missouri
Name – Sarah Ward, age 22, female white, occupation – keeps house, place of birth – Missouri
Name – Chas. Ward, age 1, male white, place of birth - California
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1880 United States Federal Census, Stony Creek Township, Colusa County, California, USA, page 1, enumerated 1 June 1880 by ‎(?Geo E.?)‎ Goodrich

Name - John M. Ward, 36 white male, place of birth - Missouri, occupation - farmer, father born in Virginia, mother born in Pennsylvania
Name - Sarah, white female ‎(32?)‎, wife, occupation - keeping house, father born in ‎(North Carolina?)‎, mother born in Tennessee
Name - Charles W., 11 white male, son, place of birth - California, occupation - at home, father born in Missouri , mother born in Missouri
Name - Edgar R., 8 white male, son, place of birth - California, father born in Missouri, mother born in Missouri
Name - John W., 4 white male, son, place of birth - California, father born in Missouri, mother born in Missouri
Name - Charles R. Ward, 80 white male, father of head of household, place of birth -Virginia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Virginia.
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Note
Research note from the family history study performed by the descendants of John Milton Ward

"Came to California in 1850. Mined for 6 years around Sacramento Ca, then studied at the Methodist College at Vacaville, CA. Taught school one year, then went ot preaching as a Southern Methodist."

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PERSONAL WRITINGS AND CORRESPONDENCE

In 1858 the 25 year old John Milton who was living in California received a letter from his 11 year old sister Mary Eugenia.



Mexico Mo December ‎(4th/12th?)‎ 18‎(58?)‎


Mr John M Ward



My Dear Brother ,

It is
with much pleasure that I seat my self to let
you know how we all are we are all well acepting
had colds. Mothers helth is improveing. Brother
Rufus & Brother Carters family are well. Mr John
Dingle has been laid up 4 weeks with the
‎(rh?)‎matism he is now getting so he can hobl about
the house a little. I have nothing of importance
to write to you. Brother if you knowed what
an interesting little brother you would come
home he is always talking about you. I understand
in your letter that you are preaching and I
am very glad to hear of it I would like to hear
you. The cows are running through town and
I can stand in the door and see them the town
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End page 1 begin page 2
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is still improving there was a house and lot
sold ____ the other day for $ 8,000. ‎(Something scribbled out)‎
Father and Mother had their likeness taken to send
to you but Mother don't like it well
enough to send it to you. Mr Joseph
Madris/Morris? is married he married ‎(Miss May?)‎ Cauthorn
daughter of Carter Cauthorn. Mr Joseph
pearson is married to Miss ‎(daricks/daniels?)‎ Mr Ben
Hardester has got home Mother says it like
they all come go and come but you. provisions
is high and money is scarce. ‎(Pork?)‎ is selling
for $ 5 Beef ‎(scribbled out)‎ is $ 4 corn is $ 2.50 ‎(flower?)‎ is
$ 3 ___ butter 20 cts pound. Well Brother I
expect you will be tired before you get
thogh. Excuse my bad writing and spelling
so no more at present

Mary E Ward
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End page 2 begin page 3
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Mother says she has a nice turkey for
Christmas and she exspects to have all of
her children with her mind you and she
would like for you to be hear to help eat
it Miss May Dingle sends her love to you
she is still single but if you come home soon
I dont think she will be
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End letter
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Digital image contributed to Kindred Tapestry/Ward
by “Christine” 22 January 2008 via email.
The transcription was a joint effort by “Christine”,
William E. Ward and Ellen Jane completed 13 October 2008.

Note
BOOK EXCERPTS AND PASSAGES

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“Colusa County: Its History Traced from a State of Nature Through the Early Period of Settlement and Development to the Present Day with a Description of Its Resources, Statistical Tables, Etc. : Also Biographical Sketches of Pioneers and Prominent Residents”

Page 185-186
‎(1881)‎
October 5,… …The Methodist Conference sent the
following ministers to the Colusa district: James Kelsey, P. E.,
Colusa Station; J. M. Ward, Willows and Elk Creek; G. W. Humphrey, Princeton; M. C. Fields, Arbuckle; A. Adam, Maxwell; J. M.
Overton, Orland.
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Family History of William E. Ward
"John was a Methodist Preacher and democrat"
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The Pony Express, Page 4, May 1970

John Milton Ward
ON HIS 17th BIRTHDAY, 1850 he
landed at Sonoma, California ‎(from
Mexico, Missouri)‎ on the fourth anniver-
sary of the Bear Flag Party. To Mendo-
cino County he repaired, where he
worked, clearing the land and farming.
In a few short years he joined the ranks
of circuit riding preachers, carrying the
Gospel of the Lord hither and yon
throughout northern California. As far
south as Los Banos he traveled where
his son, Edgar, found employment on
farmer Hale's dairy ranch at Gustine.
Here he met Myrtle Hale, who in later
years became his wife in Salt Lake City.
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OCCUPATIONS

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1850 - Gold Miner in Placerville, California - making approximately $7.00 a day.

1850's until death - Methodist Minister

1880 - Farmer
Marriage "According to family bible written in John Milton Ward's hand writing he and Sarah were married by Rev. W. T. Lucky in Vacaville, CA Tuesday morning at "8 1/2 o'clock" Oct 23th, 1866." -"Christine"
Marriage "According to family bible written in John Milton Ward's hand writing he and Sarah were married by Rev. W. T. Lucky in Vacaville, CA Tuesday morning at "8 1/2 o'clock" Oct 23th, 1866." -"Christine"

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Rev. J. M. Ward
Sept. 9, 1833
Mar 13, 1893
Be thou faithful
unto death, and I
will give thee a
crown of life.
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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
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
Brother
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 Sara Elizabeth Webster
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
14 years
Wife
 
Sara Elizabeth Webster ‎(I165)‎
Birth 30 September 1847 St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Death 12 November 1910 ‎(Age 63)‎ On a train in or near Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA

Marriage: 26 October 1866 -- Vacaville, Solano County, California, USA
10 months
#1
Daughter (Birth)
Female infant Ward ‎(I677)‎
Birth 6 September 1867 33 19 probably in, Yolo, Yolo County, California, USA
Death 6 September 1867 Age: 1 day probably in, Yolo, Yolo County, California, USA
#2
Son
#3
Son
#4
Son
#5
Daughter


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