Louisa Ward

12 March 1808–8 January 1887 (Age 78)
Cove Creek, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa

When Louisa Ward was born on 12 March 1808, in Cove Creek, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, her father, William T. Ward, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Thompson, was 34. She married William Elliott Higginbotham on 8 September 1831, in Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Eastern District, Powhatan, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 8 January 1887, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Elliott Higginbotham
Louisa Ward
Marriage: 8 September 1831
Jerome Higginbotham
Lydia Louisa Higginbotham
Son Higginbotham
Nancy Campbell Higginbotham
Simon Shelby Higginbotham
Elizabeth Letitia Higginbotham
Francis David Higginbotham Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1831Burkes Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 4
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 22
    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

    Crossing the Plains - Covered Wagons - 1864

    WILLIAM D. PRITCHETT COMPANY Mormon Wagon Train DEPARTURE - 4 June 1864 ARRIVAL - 1 September 1864 NUMBER IN COMPANY - 39 William D. Prit …

    Sources (15)

    • Louisa Higginbotham in household of William Higginbotham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Louise Ward in entry for Frank David Higginbotham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Louisa Higgenbotham in household of Wm E Higgenbotham, "United States Census, 1850"

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