Elijah Barney Ward

29 March 1813–10 April 1865 (Age 52)
Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah Barney

When Elijah Barney Ward was born on 29 March 1813, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, his father, Elijah Ward, was 26 and his mother, Malinda, was 22. He married Sally about 1845, in Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1859. He died on 10 April 1865, in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Barney Ward
Marriage: about 1845
Mary Polly Ward
Louisa Jane Ward

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1845Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 11
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 17
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Lines from Highway 89

    Over the years, some remarkable historical figures traversed the area associated with today's U.S. Highway 89. None, however, had likely seen as much of the early west, were already settled in the int …

    Sources (8)

    • Elijah Warde, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Barney Ward in entry for Polly Ward Williams, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961"
    • 1850 U S Census

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