Joshua Ward

Brief Life History of Joshua

When Joshua Ward was born on 14 December 1827, in Township 7 Murrels Inlet and Waverly Mills, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States, his father, Joshua John Ward, was 27 and his mother, Joanna Douglass Hasell, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Elizabeth Ryan Mortimer. He lived in All Saints Parish, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 December 1867, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pawleys Island, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Ward
Elizabeth Ryan Mortimer
Joshua John Ward
Elizabeth Ryan Ward
Florence Ward
Samuel Mortimer Ward Sr.
Joanna Hasell Ward

Sources (15)

  • Joshua Ward, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joshua Ward - Published information: birth-name: Joshua Ward
  • Joshua Ward, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (5)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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