Rebecca C. Ward

3 September 1834–1884 (Age 49)
Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rebecca C.

When Rebecca C. Ward was born on 3 September 1834, in Henry, Indiana, United States, her father, Elijah Ward, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Smith Austin, was 33. She married Joseph Franklin Brewer on 31 December 1863, in Grant, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fairmount Township, Grant, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Fairmount, Fairmount Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died in 1884, at the age of 50, and was buried in Musick Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Franklin Brewer
Rebecca C. Ward
Marriage: 31 December 1863
Charles Austin Brewer
Permelia J. Brewer
Lewis F Brewer

Spouse and Children

31 December 1863
Grant, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Ward


    Elizabeth Smith Austin




    Louisa Ward


    Lewis I. Ward


    Samuel F Ward


    Francis T Ward


    Sarah Ward


+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 2

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 17

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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)

  • Rebecca C Ward in household of Eliza Ward, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca C Ward in household of Elijah Ward, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebeca Brewer in household of B F Brewer, "United States Census, 1880"

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