George Welton Ward

12 September 1814–18 August 1882 (Age 67)
Leiston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Welton

When George Welton Ward was born on 12 September 1814, in Leiston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ward, was 28 and his mother, Susannah Welton, was 24. He married Ann Trulock on 24 January 1842, in Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1851 and lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 18 August 1882, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Welton Ward
Ann Trulock
Marriage: 24 January 1842
William Ward
George Ward
Richard Trulock Ward
Alfred Ward
Moroni Ward
John Joseph Ward
Ann Elizabeth Ward
Charles Robert Ward

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1842Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 18
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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

    Life Sketch of George Welton Ward, Ann Trulock and Mary Hankinson

    George Welton Ward was born September 12, 1814, in the village of Leiston of Suffolk, England, the third of 13 children born to John Ward and Susannah Welton. His father was a farmer and Samuel Ward, …

    Sources (59)

    • George Ward in household of John Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • George Welton Ward in entry for Hyrum Hankerson Ward, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Geo Wadd, "United States Census, 1860"

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