William Ward

Brief Life History of William

When William Ward was born in 1832, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Ward Sr, was 51 and his mother, Holly Mangum, was 50. He lived in Smith, Tennessee, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

John Ward Sr
1781–1847
Holly Mangum
1783–1855
Nathan Ward
1803–1866
Avan Ward
1804–1855
Louisa Ward
1806–
Nancy Ward
1809–1896
Fielding Ward
1818–1888
Sterling Ward
1818–1888
Salena Ward
1821–1892
John Ward Jr
1822–
Mary Ann Ward
1824–1890
Meredith Gilbert Ward
1824–1871
William Ward
1832–
James Ward
1835–

Sources (1)

  • William Warde in household of Nathan Warde, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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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