Did Thomas Ward Fight in the Revolutionary War? [Genealogy]

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Did Thomas Ward Fight in the Revolutionary War? [Genealogy] –

The progenitor of the many Wards discussed below was Mr. Thomas Ward who may have fought in the Revolutionary War. I cannot definitively determine if he served as a soldier. Based on some of the notations on photos, the family seemed to believe their forefather fought in the Revolution. E. Tucker states otherwise. Perhaps a reader who belongs to this line will be able to provide confirmation of his service.

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Did Thomas Ward Fight in the Revolutionary War? [Genealogy] - Thomas Ward of Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana #genealogy #familytree #ancestor #oldphotos #IndianaHistory

 


 

For an explanation of how these photos came into my possession, please see my prior post Rescued Photo Album – Ward and Pettyjohn Families of Randolph County, Indiana.  Before posting any additional portraits, I wanted to post a family tree.  When I look at a family album, I always want to know how the subjects are connected.  Since this family is not my own family, I did a bit of research in E. Tucker’s History of Randolph County, Indiana 1872 to connect the dots.

The tree I compiled is as follows:

Descendants of Thomas Ward

Generation No. 1

1. Thomas1 Ward1.

Notes for Thomas Ward:
According to E. Tucker’s Randolph County, Indiana 1882 (hereafter referred to as Tucker) p 327, this Thomas Ward lived in North Carolina during the time of the Revolutionary War. Although both sides tried to force him into military service, he did not fight because he was a Quaker. But his brother was an American Colonial. This information conflicts with information I have read in other places stating that this Thomas Ward fought in the Revolution.

Children of Thomas Ward are:
+ 2 i. Joel2 Ward.
3 ii. Sarah Ward2.

Notes for Sarah Ward:
According to Tucker p 327 – eldest daughter and the only one of the eight children who did not come to Randolph County, IN.

+ 4 iii. Joab Ward, died in 1874.
+ 5 iv. Mary Ward.
+ 6 v. Margery Ward.
7 vi. Nancy Ward2.
8 vii. Lydia Ward2.
9 viii. Elizabeth Ward2. She married Burkett Pierce2.

Generation No. 2

2. Joel2 Ward (Thomas1)2. He married Martha Starbuck3.

Notes for Joel Ward:
eldest son – Tucker p 327

Child of Joel Ward and Martha Starbuck is:
10 i.Rosa3 Ward3. She married Jesse M. Addington3.

4. Joab2 Ward (Thomas1)4 died in 18745. He married Amy Graves6 18137. She was born Abt. 1798 in NC7, and died 1864 in age 667.

More About Joab Ward:
Burial: White River Friends, Randolph Co, IN

More About Amy Graves:
Burial: White River Friends, Randolph Co, IN7

Children of Joab Ward and Amy Graves are:
11 i. William3 Ward7, born Abt. 1814.
12 ii. Mary Ward7, born Abt. 1816. She married John Sumption7.
+ 13 iii. Margery Ward, born Abt. 1820.
14 iv. Sarah Ward7, born Abt. 1822.
+ 15 v. Berilla Ward, born Abt. 1824.
+ 16 vi. Eleanor Ward, born Abt. 1826.
17 vii. Edith Ward8, born 18299. She married John Moffitt10.
18 viii. Harriet Ward10, born Abt. 1830. She married William Thompson11 August 19, 1852 in Randolph Co, IN11.
19 ix. Susannah Ward12, born Abt. 1832.
20 x. David Ward12, born Abt. 1834.
21 xi. Joel Ward12, born Abt. 1836.
22 xii. Lydia Ward13, born Abt. 1838. She married Marion Way13.
+ 23 xiii. Joab Jr. Ward, born Abt. 1840.
24 xiv. Infant Ward14, died in stillborn14.
25 xv. Hon. Thomas Ward15, born January 09, 1819 in OH16. He married (1) Susan Lykins17. He married (2) Jane Swayne17. He married (3) Laurinda Osborn17. He married (4) Sarah Eleanor Tharp18 September 22, 1840 in Henry Co, IN18.

5. Mary2 Ward (Thomas1)19. She married Joseph Moffatt19.

Notes for Mary Ward:
second daughter – Tucker p 327

Child of Mary Ward and Joseph Moffatt is:
26 i. Zimri3 Moffatt19.

6. Margery2 Ward (Thomas1)19. She married Elias Kiser19.

Children of Margery Ward and Elias Kiser are:
27 i. Thomas W.3 Kiser19. He married (1) Susannah Way20. He married (2) Anna Rebecca Weaver20. He married (3) Alice M. Allen20.
28 ii. Henry P. Kiser21. He married Louisa C Dana22.

Generation No. 3

13. Margery3 Ward (Joab2, Thomas1)23 was born Abt. 1820. She married Arthur McKew24.

Child of Margery Ward and Arthur McKew is:
29 i. Melissa E.4 McKew24. She married W. F. Studebaker24.

15. Berilla3 Ward (Joab2, Thomas1)25 was born Abt. 1824. She married Robert H. Sumption26.

Children of Berilla Ward and Robert Sumption are:
30 i. Josephine4 Sumption26. She married Al Tyrrel26.
31 ii. David W. Sumption26.
32 iii. Albert O. Sumption26.
33 iv. William Sumption26.

16. Eleanor3 Ward (Joab2, Thomas1)27 was born Abt. 1826. She married Washington Pettyjohn, son of Nide Pettyjohn and Elizabeth Tharp.

Children of Eleanor Ward and Washington Pettyjohn are:
+ 34 i. Elizabeth “Lizzie”4 Pettyjohn.
35 ii. Lot Pettyjohn28.
36 iii. Dan Pettyjohn29.
37 iv. Jay Pettyjohn30.
38 v. Ella Pettyjohn30.
+ 39 vi. Asa Pettyjohn.
40 vii. Grace Pettyjohn30, born 186431. She married Leander Firestone Artman32; born 186233.

23. Joab Jr.3 Ward (Joab2, Thomas1)34 was born Abt. 1840. He married (1) Ann Webb35. He married (2) Ruth Resur35.

Children of Joab Ward and Ann Webb are:
41 i. Della4 Ward35.
42 ii. Grant Ward35.

Child of Joab Ward and Ruth Resur is:
43 i. Kit Carson4 Ward35.

Generation No. 4

34. Elizabeth “Lizzie”4 Pettyjohn (Eleanor3 Ward, Joab2, Thomas1)36. She married ? Boyer36.

Child of Elizabeth Pettyjohn and ? Boyer is:
44 i. Madge5 Boyer36. She married John Denton36.

39. Asa4 Pettyjohn (Eleanor3 Ward, Joab2, Thomas1)

Child of Asa Pettyjohn is:
45 i. Mildred5 Pettyjohn36. She married ? Nickey36.

Endnotes

1. Pettyjohn Photo Album.
2. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 327.
3. “Athon-Hammer Genealogy 2004” by Bobbie Athon @ worldconnect.rootsweb.com.
4. Pettyjohn Photo Album.
5. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 327.
6. Pettyjohn Photo Album.
7. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 410.
8. Pettyjohn Photo Album.
9. Pettyjohn Photo Album, Edith Moffit age 75 photo, front of photo has photographers signature and ’04, assuming this is 1904, it makes Edith born in 1829.
10. Pettyjohn Photo Album.
11. http://www.rootsweb.com/~inrandol/RCM/marriages.htm.
12. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 410.
13. Pettyjohn Photo Album.
14. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 410.
15. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 327.
16. “The Family of Michael Duane Callahan” by Michael Callahan @ worldconnect.rootsweb.com.
17. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 327.
18. “The Family of Michael Duane Callahan” by Michael Callahan @ worldconnect.rootsweb.com.
19. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 327.
20. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 351.
21. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 327.
22. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 351.
23. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 410.
24. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 409.
25. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 410.
26. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 414.
27. Pettyjohn Photo Album.
28. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 410.
29. Pettyjohn Photo Album.
30. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 410.
31. “The Family of Michael Duane Callahan” by Michael Callahan @ worldconnect.rootsweb.com.
32. Bill Davis @ WorldConnect.
33. “The Family of Michael Duane Callahan” by Michael Callahan @ worldconnect.rootsweb.com.
34. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 410.
35. Randolph County, Indiana 1882 by E. Tucker, 414.
36. Pettyjohn Photo Album.

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ward

Here are photos of a Thomas Ward and a Mrs. T. Ward.  The notes on the first photo indicate that this IS NOT the Thomas Ward who may have fought in the Revolutionary War, but rather, a grandson.  This could possibly be the son of Joab Ward and Amy Graves listed above with several wives.  A note on the second photo identifies this lady as Mrs. T. Ward.  Assuming the T. stands for Thomas, I wonder which or the many Mrs. Thomas Wards this would be???


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