When James Word was born on 5 February 1820, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, John W Word, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Simmons, was 23. He married Cordelia Amanda Green in 1859, in Cleveland, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Red Land, Pike, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Redland Township, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died on 10 October 1887, at the age of 67, and was buried in McCoy Cemetery, New Edinburg, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States.
Perhaps an Americanized form of Dutch Van der Woord, a habitational name from any of the places called Woord or Woerd.
English: variant of Worth .