Levina Ward

1796–1864 (Age 68)
Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Levina

When Levina Ward was born in 1796, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, her father, Joseph Ward, was 36 and her mother, Levinah Beavins, was 37. She married James Ross James Jr in 1816, in Sussex, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Plain Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Tippecanoe Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died in 1864, in Kosciusko, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Kosciusko, Indiana, United States.

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James Ross James Jr
Levina Ward
Marriage: 1816
Joseph W. James
Mary Ann James
Nancy James
Zebedee James
John M. James
William Ellsworth James
Sophia James
Elijah P. James
Rueben James
Lavina E. James
Capt Benjamin Franklin James
Catharine James

Spouse and Children

Sussex, Delaware, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Ward





    Mollie Ward


    Angeletta Ward


    Sally Ward


    Joseph Ward



World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · DuPont Gunpowder Mill Established

Age 6

in 1802, Eleuth�re Ir�n�� du Pont established the DuPont gun mill. It was the largest maker of explosive black powder. It was located along the Brandywine River near Wilmington.
1814 · Treaty of Ghent Signed

Age 18

The Treaty of Ghent was signed on 1814, ending the War of 1812. One of the signers was James Bayard of Delaware.

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)

  • Levina James in household of Ruben James, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lavina James in household of James R James, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ward in entry for Elijah P. James, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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