Martha A Ward

19 January 1842–
Wayne, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha A

When Martha A Ward was born on 19 January 1842, in Wayne, Virginia, United States, her father, Harrison Ward, was 26 and her mother, Mary Ann Christian, was 21. She married Hiram Fuller in 1866, in Wayne, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Trouts Hill, Wayne, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Butler District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States in 1880.

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Hiram Fuller
Martha A Ward
Marriage: 1866
Oliver Fuller
Thomas J. Fuller
Elnora Fuller
John Wesley Fuller
Rebecca Fuller
Luly Fuller

Spouse and Children

    Hiram Fuller



Wayne, West Virginia, United States


    Oliver Fuller


    Thomas J. Fuller


    Elnora Fuller


    John Wesley Fuller


    Rebecca Fuller


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 33

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Martha A Ward in household of Harrison Ward, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Fuller in household of Hiram Fuller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha A. Fuller in entry for Luly Fuller, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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