Susan Ward

Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Susan

When Susan Ward was born in 1839, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, her father, Hezekiah "Kyle" Ward, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Bowen, was 31. She married Isaac Stapleton on 5 September 1856, in Johnson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 6 Sycamore, Johnson, Kentucky, United States in 1880.

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Isaac Stapleton
Susan Ward
Marriage: 5 September 1856
Matilda J. Stapleton
Francis M. Stapleton
about 1866–
William Peter Stapleton
Amanda M. Stapleton

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  • Marriage
    5 September 1856Johnson, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · 8th Most Populated State
    Age 11
    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 31
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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 (9)

    • Susan Stapleton in household of Isaac Stapleton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Susanah Ward, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Susen Stopleton in household of Isaac Stopleton, "United States Census, 1860"

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