Susan Ward

Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 29. 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 Johnson, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years 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
William Peter Stapleton
Amanda M. Stapleton

Spouse and Children

    Isaac Stapleton



5 September 1856
Johnson, Kentucky, United States


    Matilda J. Stapleton


    William Peter Stapleton


    Amanda M. Stapleton


    Francis M. Stapleton


Parents and Siblings



    Sarah Ann Ward



    Mary "Polly" Ward


    Matilda Ward


    Adam Isaac Ward


+9 More Children

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

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)

  • Susen Stopleton in household of Isaac Stopleton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Stapleton in household of Isaac Stapleton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan Ward in household of Hezekiah Ward, "United States Census, 1850"

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