Levi Barnes Ward

10 April 1808–29 October 1898 (Age 90)
Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Levi Barnes

When Levi Barnes Ward was born on 10 April 1808, in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Rufus Ward Sr, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Barnes, was 43. He married Mary Spencer Freeman on 6 December 1832, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Miller Township, Knox, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 29 October 1898, in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Barnes Ward
1808–1898
Mary Spencer Freeman
1815–1902
Marriage: 6 December 1832
Roxanna Ward
1833–1922
Sarah Elizabeth Ward
1842–1891
Emma Barnes Ward
1836–1924
Charles Carroll Ward
1845–1931
Dr. Freeman Ford Ward MD
1854–1933

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 December 1832
Ohio, United States
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1816

Age 8

Miller Township was organized 4 June 1816.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 24

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Levi B Ward, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Levi B Ward, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Levi B Ward, "United States Census, 1880"

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