William Rice Ward  ‎(I409)‎
Given Names: William Rice
Surname: Ward

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 14 December 1798 33 31 Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Death: before 5 April 1887 ‎(Age 88)‎ Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 14 December 1798 33 31 Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.


Note: The original obituary states Wm. was born Dec 14, 1792. He would have been 94 at time of death. In the correction obituary the reporter states Wm. in earlier years gave a date of 1794 but then says he was 94. The age of 94 would have been correct for 1792 ‎(which is the date the reporter used in the original article)‎. Wm.’s children said family records stated a birth of 1789, ‎(which would have made him 97)‎ but they say he was in his 99th year. All of the above dates place him as having been born before the June 1, 1797 marriage of his parents John and Lucy Ward. Nellie has him born circa 1798, she would have received this information from family members as well. Perhaps the date was transposed 1789 instead of 1798. For now we will list the date as what Nellie had in her notes until further evidence can be found. This places him born about 1 year and 6 months after his parents marriage and 11 months before his brother Charles's birth. -Jane
Occupation between 1817 and 1819 ‎(Age 18)‎ Worked in a blacksmith shop ‎(position unknown)‎ Boonville, Callaway County, Missouri

Residence between 1817 and 1819 ‎(Age 18)‎ Boonville, Callaway County, Missouri


Note: William told "The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo" reporter, "...that in 1818, at what is now Boonville, there were only two or three shanties, the whole country being populated by Indians, all of whom were friendly with the whites..."
Politics 1819 ‎(Age 20)‎ Voted in Boonville, Missouri


Hide Details Note: William stated to the reporter of "The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo" that he was a staunch Democrat but would have voted for Lincoln in 1864 if he had not been ill. He goes on to say that at that time there was only one person in the area that had voted for Lincoln at that time and that fellow was mobbed by a crowd. ‎(It would not surprise me if quite a few democrats during this turbulent period in Missouri were "ill" while the polls were open. Many democrats were mobbed at the polls and/or were not allowed to vote, due to a clause in the "Oath of Allegiance" that so many were forced to take. -Jane)‎
William later voted for Hayes and Garfield.

Occupation between 1819 and 1840 ‎(Age 20)‎ Carpenter Boone County, Missouri


Hide Details Note: "Mr. Ward built the first paper mill in this section of the country, it being located at Rock Creek bridge, five miles from where the city of Columbia now stands‎(1887)‎. It was owned by Messrs. Lamm and Kaiser and was finished by Mr. Ward in September, but burned during the winter of 1838."
- The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo

Residence between 1819 and 1840 ‎(Age 20)‎ 8 miles west of Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Marriage Mary "Polly" Reavis - 31 March 1835 ‎(Age 36)‎ Boone County, Missouri, U.S.A.


Note: On the transcription of the Boone County marriage records Mary's last name appears as "Revis"
Occupation between 1840 and 1865 ‎(Age 41)‎ Farmer Saline, Pettis and Bates County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Residence between 1840 and 1846 ‎(Age 41)‎ 3 miles from Sedalia, Brownsville, Saline County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Residence between 1846 and 1863 ‎(Age 47)‎ Pettis County


Note: Bought a farm near that owned by Col. Houston at Houstonia. This farm would be where they were living when his wife died in 1858.
Residence between 1863 and 1865 ‎(Age 64)‎ Bates County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Residence between 1865 and 1870 ‎(Age 66)‎ Johnson County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Residence between 1870 and 1887 ‎(Age 71)‎ Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Personal Habits


Hide Details Note: "He was an inveterate chewer of tobacco having chewed for nearly seventy-five years. Intoxicating liquors he partook of only sparingly and he had been heard to say that he was never under the influence but once in his life."
-The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo


Death before 5 April 1887 - 2:40AM ‎(Age 88)‎ Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Cause of death: Failing health for several weeks before his death

Note: Died at the residence of his son-in law David Blocher.
Religion Universalist

Last Change 9 May 2010 - 22:02:00 - by: weward
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Parents Family  (F101)
John Ward
1765 - 1828
Lucy Rice
1767 - 1845
(Birth) William Rice Ward
1798 - 1887
Charles Rice "Uncle Charley" Ward
1799 - 1882
Matilda Ward
1801 - 1806
Nancy R. Ward
1804 - 1885

Step-Parent Family  (F153)
John Wood
- 1797
Lucy Rice
1767 - 1845
Polly Wood
1798 -
Jack Wood
1790 -
Elizabeth "Betsy" Wood
1790 - 1864

Immediate Family  (F150)
Mary "Polly" Reavis
1815 - 1858
Amandaville Ward
1836 -
Montraville Ward
1837 -
Sarepta Ward
1839 -
Caroline Ward
1840 -
Mary B. Ward
1841 -
William P. Ward
1844 -
John R. Ward
1846 -
Charles O. Ward
1848 -
Lucy E. Ward
1850 -


Notes

Note
BOOK EXCERPT

"Word. -- John Word, of England, settled in Goochland county, Va. He had two children, John and Mary. John married Lucy Rice, and settled in Kentucky in 1803. They had - William, Charles R., Matilda and Nancy. Mr. Word removed to Missouri in 1817,a nd settled in Callaway county.

William, his eldest son, married Polly Rives, who after an affliction of seven years, went entirely blind..."

Note
RESEARCH NOTES -Jane

The obituary submitted by "Cheryl" is a wonderful addition to the history. It backs up some of what we already had and raises new questions.

Other information gleaned from the "The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo" obituary:

"...had 9 children. Five girls and four boys..."

"...All of Mr. Ward's ancestors lived to a ripe old age, his grandfather dying at the age of 110 years..."


Note
LAND

As one of the heirs to his father's estate William co-signed a deed of sale in 1836.

Deed of Sale
Callaway County Real Estate Parcel 4, October 1836
Callaway County, Missouri Deed Book E pg. 149 and 150
__________________________________________________

BEGIN DEED TRANSCRIPTION
__________________________________________________


This Indenture made and entered into this 4th day of October in the year
of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty six between Lucy Ward widow
and relict of John Ward Dec’d Charles Ward and Jane his wife and William
Ward Mary his wife and Nancy Stewart of the County of Callaway and
State of Missouri of one part and Francis B. Garrett of the County and
State of or said of the other part Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of
the sum of two hundred dollars in hand paid to them paid
the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, they the said Lucy Ward
Charles Ward and Jane his wife, William Ward and Mary his wife and
Nancy Stewart, hath granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do
grant bargain and sell unto the said Francis B. Garrett the following tract
of land ‎[to wit]‎ the East half of the South East quarter of section No 2 in
township No 48 North and Range 8 West containing eighty acres situate
and lying in the County of Callaway and State of Missouri aforesaid. To have
and to hold the above described tract of land with all the privileges and
appurtenances to the said Francis B. Garrett his heirs and assigns forever,
and the said Lucy Ward Charles Ward and Jane his wife, and William Ward and
Mary his wife and Nancy Stewart do hereby for themselves their heirs & ____
and agree to warrant and forever defend the title of the foregoing described land
with the privileges and appurtenances to the said Francis B Garrett and his heirs
and assigns against the claim or claims of all persons whatsoever.
In testimony whereof they have hereunto set their hands and affixed
their seals this day and year before before written.

William R Ward ‎(seal)‎
Lucy Ward ‎(seal)‎
Nancy Stewart ‎(seal)‎
Charles R Ward ‎(seal)‎
Jane X Ward ‎(seal)‎
Mary Ward ‎(seal)‎

Signed under and
delivered in presence of
R.W. Jackson SPCC

State of Missouri
County of Callaway

__________________________________________________

END DEED TRANSCRIPTION
__________________________________________________

‎(Transcriber’s explanation)‎
Following the foregoing are three attestations to the veracity of the above document and signatures; first by R W Jackson of the Circuit Court with John Barry a Justice of the peace; second by Roger N Todd clerk; and third by Jas. Baskett, Recordin g. This transcription copied verbatim as much as possible the hand-writing on the Indenture itself, including the lack of or existence of any punctuation. Spelling was not corrected nor was capitalization added.
‎(William E. Ward)‎

Transcribed by William E. Ward 19 January 2008
Contributed by "Cheryl" to Kindred Tapestry_WARD 15 January 2008

See MEDIA section to view document.

Note
CENSUS RECORDS

__________________________________________________
1850 United States Federal Census District 68, Pettis County, Missouri, Page 138, lines 12 through 22, dwelling number 403, enumeration number 403, 17t September 1850, by Jus. S. ‎(Brown?)‎

Page 138
Line 12: Wm R Ward, age 50, male, Farmer, value of real estate owned – 300, place of birth - Virginia
Line 13: Mary C. Ward, age 35, female, place of birth - Kentucky
Line 14: Amandaville Ward, age 14, female, place of birth – Missouri
Line 15: Montraville Ward, age 13, male, place of birth – Missouri, Attended school within the year.
Line 16: Sarepta Ward, age 11, female, place of birth – Missouri
Line 17: Caroline Ward, age 11, Female, place of birth – Missouri
Line 18: Mary B. Ward, age 9, female, place of birth - Missouri
Line 19: Wm. P. Ward, age 6 , male, place of birth - Missouri
Line 20: John R. Ward, age 4, male, place of birth - Missouri
Line 21: Charles O. Ward, age 2 , male, place of birth - Missouri
Line 22: Lucy E. Ward, age 3/12 , female, place of birth - Missouri
__________________________________________________
Birth The original obituary states Wm. was born Dec 14, 1792. He would have been 94 at time of death. In the correction obituary the reporter states Wm. in earlier years gave a date of 1794 but then says he was 94. The age of 94 would have been correct for 1792 ‎(which is the date the reporter used in the original article)‎. Wm.’s children said family records stated a birth of 1789, ‎(which would have made him 97)‎ but they say he was in his 99th year. All of the above dates place him as having been born before the June 1, 1797 marriage of his parents John and Lucy Ward. Nellie has him born circa 1798, she would have received this information from family members as well. Perhaps the date was transposed 1789 instead of 1798. For now we will list the date as what Nellie had in her notes until further evidence can be found. This places him born about 1 year and 6 months after his parents marriage and 11 months before his brother Charles's birth. -Jane
Residence William told "The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo" reporter, "...that in 1818, at what is now Boonville, there were only two or three shanties, the whole country being populated by Indians, all of whom were friendly with the whites..."
Politics William stated to the reporter of "The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo" that he was a staunch Democrat but would have voted for Lincoln in 1864 if he had not been ill. He goes on to say that at that time there was only one person in the area that had voted for Lincoln at that time and that fellow was mobbed by a crowd. ‎(It would not surprise me if quite a few democrats during this turbulent period in Missouri were "ill" while the polls were open. Many democrats were mobbed at the polls and/or were not allowed to vote, due to a clause in the "Oath of Allegiance" that so many were forced to take. -Jane)‎
William later voted for Hayes and Garfield.
Occupation "Mr. Ward built the first paper mill in this section of the country, it being located at Rock Creek bridge, five miles from where the city of Columbia now stands‎(1887)‎. It was owned by Messrs. Lamm and Kaiser and was finished by Mr. Ward in September, but burned during the winter of 1838."
- The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo
Marriage On the transcription of the Boone County marriage records Mary's last name appears as "Revis"
Marriage On the transcription of the Boone County marriage records Mary's last name appears as "Revis"
Residence Bought a farm near that owned by Col. Houston at Houstonia. This farm would be where they were living when his wife died in 1858.
Death of spouse Lived on a farm near that owned by Col. Houston at Houstonia.
Personal "He was an inveterate chewer of tobacco having chewed for nearly seventy-five years. Intoxicating liquors he partook of only sparingly and he had been heard to say that he was never under the influence but once in his life."
-The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo


Death Died at the residence of his son-in law David Blocher.

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Family with Parents
Father
John Ward ‎(I277)‎
Birth about 1765 Virginia
Death 27 September 1828 ‎(Age 63)‎ Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.
2 years
Mother
 
Lucy Rice ‎(I278)‎
Birth about 1767 55 53 Goochland County, Virginia
Death December 1845 ‎(Age 78)‎ Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Marriage: 1 June 1797 -- Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.
18 months
#1
(Birth)
William Rice Ward ‎(I409)‎
Birth 14 December 1798 33 31 Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Death before 5 April 1887 ‎(Age 88)‎ Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, U.S.A.
11 months
#2
Brother
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.
14 months
#3
Sister (Birth)
Matilda Ward ‎(I411)‎
Birth about 1801 36 34 Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Death about 1806 ‎(Age 5)‎ Franklin County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
3 years
#4
Sister (Birth)
Nancy R. Ward ‎(I412)‎
Birth 1 June 1804 39 37 Kentucky
Death 5 August 1885 ‎(Age 81)‎ Age: 81 y, 2 m, 4 d. Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Mother's Family with John Wood
Step-Father
John Wood ‎(I422)‎
Birth Yes
Death before 1 June 1797
Mother
Lucy Rice ‎(I278)‎
Birth about 1767 55 53 Goochland County, Virginia
Death December 1845 ‎(Age 78)‎ Callaway County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Marriage: 27 December 1785 -- Goochland County, Virginia
12 years
#1
Half-Sister (Birth)
Polly Wood ‎(I423)‎
Birth before 1798 31
Death Yes
-8 years
#2
Half-Brother (Birth)
Jack Wood ‎(I425)‎
Birth 3 March 1790 23 Virginia
Death Yes
#3
Half-Sister (Birth)
Elizabeth "Betsy" Wood ‎(I427)‎
Birth 3 March 1790 23 Virginia
Death 27 October 1864 ‎(Age 74)‎ Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, U.S.A.
Family with Mary "Polly" Reavis
William Rice Ward ‎(I409)‎
Birth 14 December 1798 33 31 Goochland County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Death before 5 April 1887 ‎(Age 88)‎ Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, U.S.A.
16 years
Wife
 
Mary "Polly" Reavis ‎(I410)‎
Birth about 1815 Kentucky
Death 1858 ‎(Age 43)‎ Pettis County, Missouri, U.S.A.

Marriage: 31 March 1835 -- Boone County, Missouri, U.S.A.
9 months
#1
Daughter (Birth)
Amandaville Ward ‎(I761)‎
Birth about 1836 37 21 Missouri, USA
Death Yes
1 year
#2
Son (Birth)
Montraville Ward ‎(I762)‎
Birth about 1837 38 22 Missouri, USA
Death Yes
2 years
#3
Daughter
Sarepta Ward ‎(I763)‎
Birth about 1839 40 24 Missouri, USA
Death Yes
1 year
#4
Daughter (Birth)
Caroline Ward ‎(I764)‎
Birth about 1840 41 25 Missouri, USA
Death Yes
1 year
#5
Daughter
Mary B. Ward ‎(I765)‎
Birth about 1841 42 26 Missouri, USA
Death Yes
3 years
#6
Son (Birth)
William P. Ward ‎(I766)‎
Birth about 1844 45 29 Missouri, USA
Death Yes
2 years
#7
Son (Birth)
John R. Ward ‎(I767)‎
Birth about 1846 47 31 Missouri, USA
Death Yes
2 years
#8
Son
Charles O. Ward ‎(I768)‎
Birth about 1848 49 33 Missouri, USA
Death Yes
2 years
#9
Daughter (Birth)
Lucy E. Ward ‎(I769)‎
Birth about 1850 51 35 Missouri, USA
Death Yes


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