Eliza Bell Ward

Brief Life History of Eliza Bell

When Eliza Bell Ward was born on 1 April 1884, in Georgia, United States, her father, Enoch Ward, was 40 and her mother, Dovie Ann Gaddis, was 36. She had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with William Luther Sharp. She lived in Valleytown, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Marble, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1968. She died on 13 January 1968, in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States.

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William Luther Sharp
Eliza Bell Ward
George Christopher "Tommy" Sharp
Dovie Elizabeth Sharp
Eva Marie Sharp
Maggie Laura Nola Sharp
Ethel Ruthie Ollie Vina a Sharp

Sources (17)

  • Eliza Ward in household of Enoch Ward, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eliza Sharp, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • Liza Ward in entry for Hermis Pace and Ethel Sharp, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

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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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