Jane Ward

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Ward was born on 16 January 1836, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Henry Ward, was 28 and her mother, Angelica Beauchamp, was 19. She married Johnathan Courson Freeland on 11 November 1855, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bosanquet, Lambton, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 6 January 1916, in Watertown Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Watertown Township Cemetery, Fostoria, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johnathan Courson Freeland
1833–1890
Jane Ward
1836–1916
Marriage: 11 November 1855
Walter B Freeland
1858–1917
Homer Freeland
1860–1940
Albert Freeland
1862–1936
George Freeland
1865–1946
Jessie Freeland
1868–1904
Ida May Freeland
1871–
Charles H Freeland
1874–1945
Milo B Freeland
1878–1959

Sources (39)

  • Jane Freeland, "Ontario Census, 1861"
  • Jane Ward Freeland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Freeland in entry for Milo B Freeland, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

World Events (8)

1837

Michigan is the 26th state.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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