Sarah Ann Ward

19 September 1824–21 January 1908 (Age 83)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann Ward was born on 19 September 1824, in South Carolina, United States as the daughter of Samuel Ward and Walden. She married William M Johnson on 3 July 1845. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 11 Betts, Sanford, Alabama, United States in 1870 and Election Precinct 18 Ridge, Lamar, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 21 January 1908, in Lamar, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Vernon, Lamar, Alabama, United States.

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William M Johnson
Sarah Ann Ward
Marriage: 3 July 1845
Harriet Adeline Johnson
Mary Jane Johnson
Emley Henrietta Johnson
Francis Marion Johnson
Nancy Cordelia Johnson
John James Johnson
Sarah W Johnson
Samuel Grant Johnson

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  • Marriage
    3 July 1845
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital
    Age 2
    In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Middle English ward ‘watchman, guard’ (Old English weard, used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).English: occupational name from Middle English warde ‘armed guard’ (Old English weard ‘watching, guarding’), with the same meaning as 1 above.Irish: shortened 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.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Sarah A Johnson in household of Wm Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Ann Ward in entry for John James Johnson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • Sarah Johnson in household of William Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"

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