Ward Ancestors

It's been difficult to discover the parents of John Ward and Mary McKinney. There are two Ward's living in Fayette County, Virginia in 1788 who are shown as tax payers - Benjamin Ward and William Ward. John Ward is married in Fayette County, Virginia so I assume either Benjamin or William could possibly be his father. I'm leaning towards William as it's a name that comes down in the family and I haven't discovered any family members named Benjamin. Making this even more difficult is the fact that the 1790 and 1800 census for Virginia and Kentucky were either lost or destroyed so I can't check those records for Ward families living in Virginia or Kentucky.

There is a John McKenny shown as a tax payer in Fayette County, Virginia in 1788. He could possibly be the father of Mary "Polly" McKinney.

Fayette County, Virginia became Fayette County, Kentucky in 1792 and Jessamine County, Kentucky was formed from Fayette County in 1798 so in all likelihood William Ward and John McKenny are the two men I'm searching for. Still, this is just speculation and I'm looking for a little more evidence.

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Generation No. 1

JOHN WARD was born January 20, 1757 in Virginia and died October 10, 1847 in Daviess County, Kentucky. He married MARY "POLLY" McKINNEY October 2, 1788 in Fayette County, Virginia. She was born September 13, 1768 in South Carolina and died September 1, 1857 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Children of JOHN WARD and MARY "POLLY" MCKINNEY are:

  1. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1785 - 1794
  2. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1785 - 1794
  3. WILLIAM WARD, b. 1796
  4. SUSAN WARD, b. January 15, 1800, Jessamine County, Kentucky; d. May 3, 1837, Daviess County, Kentucky
  5. MARY WARD, b. about 1808, Jessamine County, Kentucky; m. CREED BURTON
  6. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1810 - 1815
  7. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1800 - 1810
  8. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1800 - 1810
  9. WALTER WARD, b. March 9, 1810, Jessamine County, Kentucky; d. after 1883
  10. MIRIAM WARD, b. November 7, 1813, Daviess County, Kentucky; d. July 3, 1877, Daviess County, Kentucky
  11. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1810 - 1820
  12. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1810 - 1820

Generation No. 2

SUSAN WARD (JOHN WARD1) was born January 15, 1800 in Jessamine County, Kentucky and died May 3, 1837 in Daviess County, Kentucky. She married JAMES A. BURTON January 11, 1827 in Ohio County, Kentucky. He was born February 8, 1801 in Boyle County, Kentucky and died December 23, 1888 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Notes for SUSAN WARD
James A. Burton married Susan's sister, Miriam after Susan died.

Children of SUSAN WARD and JAMES A. BURTON are:

  1. JOSEPH A. BURTON, b. December 11, 1827
  2. MARY M. BURTON, b. May 25, 1829; d. January 13, 1915
  3. JOHN B. BURTON, b. December 6, 1830; d. October 1, 1911
  4. JANE B. BURTON, October 6, 1833; d. June 3, 1903
  5. MIRIAM L. BURTON, March 6, 1835
  6. SUSAN J. BURTON, April 15, 1837

MARY WARD (JOHN WARD1) was born about 1808 in Jessamine County, Kentucky and died unknown. She married CREED BURTON in 1834, son of BASSETT BURTON and MARY "POLLY" CARTER. He was born January 30, 1809 in Ohio County, Kentucky and died September 27, 1898 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Children of CREED BURTON and MARY WARD are:

  1. HELEN P. BURTON, b. 1836, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. MARCELLA BURTON, b. 1837, Daviess County, Kentucky
  3. HENRY CLAY BURTON, b. 1838, Daviess County, Kentucky
  4. CAMILLA C. BURTON, b. 1839, Daviess County, Kentucky
  5. DEWITT C. BURTON, b. 1841, Daviess County, Kentucky
  6. JURETTA V. BURTON, b. 1842, Daviess County, Kentucky
  7. THEODORE C. BURTON, b. 1844, Daviess County, Kentucky
  8. JOHN B. BURTON, b. 1847, Daviess County, Kentucky
  9. MARY J. BURTON, b. 1850, Daviess County, Kentucky
  10. E.W. BURTON, b. 1851, Daviess County, Kentucky

WILLIAM WARD (JOHN WARD1) was born 1796 in Kentucky and died after 1870 in Mount Erie, Wayne County, Illinois. He married MARIA. She was born 1809 in Kentucky and died after 1870 in Wayne County, Illinois.

Children of WILLIAM WARD and MARIA are:

  1. JAMES M. WARD, b. 1840, Kentucky; d. in Illinois
  2. RUTH MARIA WARD, b. 1843, Kentucky
  3. GEORGE W. WARD, b. December, 1844, Kentucky (twin); d. in Illinois
  4. JOHN W. WARD, b. December, 1844, Kentucky (twin); d. in Illinois
  5. WALTER L. WARD, b. 1845, Kentucky; d. in Illinois
  6. SUSAN E. WARD, b. 1846, Kentucky

WALTER WARD (JOHN WARD1) was born March 9, 1810 in Jessamine County, Kentucky and died after 1880 in Boston, Daviess County, Kentucky. He married RACHEL A. PORTER HELM about 1842 in Kentucky. She was born 1817 in Kentucky and died after 1880 in Boston, Daviess County, Kentucky.

Child of WALTER WARD and RACHEL A. PORTER HELM is:

  1. DANIEL T. WARD, b. January 1842, Kentucky

MIRIAM WARD (JOHN WARD1) was born March 6, 1835 in Daviess County, Kentucky and died July 3, 1877 in Daviess County, Kentucky. She married JAMES A. BURTON May 8, 1849 in Daviess County, Kentucky. He was born February 8, 1801 in Boyle County, Kentucky and died December 23, 1888 in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Notes for MIRIAM WARD
Miriam's sister, Susan, was married to James A. Burton. After Susan died, Miriam married James A. Burton.

Children of MIRIAM WARD and JAMES A. BURTON are:

  1. GEORGE W. BURTON, b. October 29, 1851; d. December 4, 1927
  2. WALTER BURTON, b. February 15, 1854; d. December 1, 1882
  3. ELIZABETH A. BURTON, b. February 23, 1857

Generation No. 3

DANIEL T. WARD (WALTER WARD2) was born January, 1842 in Daviess County, Kentucky and died between 1900 - 1910. He married ELIZABETH J. HENDRIX, October 4, 1871 in Ohio County, Kentucky. She was born November, 1851 in Kentucky and died between 1900 - 1910.

Children of DANIEL T. WARD and ELIZABETH J. HENDRIX are:

  1. ANNIE B. WARD, b. September, 1872, Boston, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. WALTER/WILLIAM WARD, b. May, 1874, Boston, Daviess County, Kentucky
  3. SARAH L. WARD, b. March, 1875, Boston, Daviess County, Kentucky
  4. BIRD WARD, b. 1877, Boston, Daviess County, Kentucky
  5. JOHN C. WARD, b. February, 1880, Boston, Daviess County, Kentucky
  6. T. J. WARD, b. July, 1882, Daviess County, Kentucky
  7. EMMA J. WARD, b. February, 1884, Daviess County, Kentucky
  8. EVA L. WARD, b. November, 1885, Daviess County, Kentucky
  9. CORDIA A. WARD, b. May, 1889, Daviess County, Kentucky
  10. ROSE WARD, b. February, 1892, Daviess County, Kentucky
  11. UNKNOWN WARD

JAMES M. WARD (WILLIAM WARD2) was born 1840 in Kentucky and died before 1880 in Wayne County, Illinois. He married MARTHA A. She was born 1845 in Kentucky and died before 1880.

Child of JAMES M. WARD and MARTHA A. is:

  1. WILLIAM M. WARD, b. 1868, Wayne County, Illinois

GEORGE W. WARD (WILLIAM WARD2) was born December, 1844 in Kentucky and died between 1900 - 1910 in Richland County, Illinois. He married MARIAH. She was born 1856 in Illinois and died after 1900 in Richland County, Illinois.

Children of GEORGE W. WARD and MARIAH are:

  1. MIRTIE WARD, b. 1874, Mount Erie, Wayne County, Illinois
  2. MAUDE WARD, b. 1877, Mount Erie, Wayne County, Illinois
  3. BIRTHIE WARD, b. December 1879, Mount Erie, Wayne County, Illinois
  4. BESSIE WARD, b. September, 1886, Illinois
  5. CLAUDE WARD, b. May, 1890, Illinois

WALTER L. WARD (WILLIAM WARD2) was born 1845 in Kentucky and died between 1870 - 1880 in probably Wayne County, Illinois. He married MARY ANN. She was born 1852 in Illinois and died unknown. I'm not sure if MARY ANN survived WALTER and if she did, who she married. Therefore, I don't know if they had children or not.

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