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John Jackson Ward 

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James Benjamin Ward
1796 - 1861

Elizabeth English
1798 - 12/25/1888
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John Jackson Ward
2/16/1827 - 8/12/1901
John Jackson Ward was born on February 16, 1827 in Dale County, Alabama and died on August 12, 1901 in Malvern, Geneva Co., Alabama. He lived to be 74 years old.

Married 1843 to Susan Elizabeth Wynn (born 2/23/1825 in GA died 12/6/1896 in AL). Children:
  1. James J. (1846),
  2. John J. Jr. (1850),
  3. William Josiah (1853 -1908),
  4. Tircy/Teresy (1853),
  5. Eliza F. (1854),
  6. Benjamin (1855),
  7. Thomas J. (1856),
  8. Rabecca (1858),
  9. Sarah M.(1860), &
  10. Rhoda (1862).
Records
Census8/31/1860 AL (Dale County) 33 yrs old 
family #1226: John J. Ward (age 39), wife, Susan(35),Mary J.(15),James J. (14),Susan E. (13)Nancy E.(12),John J.(10)William J.(9),Tiercy E.(8),Louisa F.(7),Franklin J.(5), Thomas J.(3) & Rebecca A. (2). John states value of estate $500 and personal $470. John & Susan where born in GA. the children in AL. 
Military1/1/1861 AL  33 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Ward.  John J. Ward is mustered into Company A of the 33rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry (Confederate). He is a Private throughout his military career. FILM NUMBER: M374 roll 46. [date is unknown] 
Census8/30/1870 AL (Geneva County) 43 yrs old 
Recorded first as family #6 and then renumbered to #515: John J. Ward (age 49), Susan (age 45), James J. (age 22), John J. Jr. (20), William J. (19), Tircy (17, female), Eliza F. (16), Benjamin (15), Thomas J. (12), Rabecca (12), Sarah M. (10) Rody (8, female). All were born in AL except the parents who were born in Georgia. The oldest son states his occupation as farm laborer and the remaining children are attending school. John J. Sr. states his occupation as farmer and estimates the value of his real estate to be $1, 000 and personal estate to be $828. Susan cannot write. 
Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1870: Geneva County was created two years prior to this census on December 26, 1868 from Coffee, Dale, and Henry Counties. It is located near the Choctawhatchee River.. The Freedmen's Bureau, formed after the Civil War, managed this land until they were abolished in 1868 by the US Congress. They were committed to the supervision and management of all abandoned lands and the control of all subjects relating to refugees and freedmen. Members of this group harassed settlers by taking bribes and acquired lands they were to protect during the time leading up to their disbandment. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Graveyard/Tombstone8/12/1901 Pilgrims Rest , Malvern AL (Geneva County) 74 yrs old 
John Jackson Ward - 2/16/1827 to 8/12/1901
Wife: Susan Elizabeth Ward -2/23/1825 to 12/6/1896
Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. 
Other12/10/1955 AL  54 yrs after death 
Allice Thomley says she knew John Jackson Ward to the be the son of James B. (Jim Bear) Ward and Elizabeth (English) Ward. She knew the family of John Jackson Ward and his wife, Susan Wynn Ward. She knows their children were Elizabeth (Purvis), Katherin (Kate Byrd), Nettie (Skipper), Sallie (Wright), Rebecca, Ellen (Singletary), Liza (Bonds), Teresy (Horn), Mary Jane (Skipper), John, Joe, Jeff, Jasper, Franklin Jackson (Frank), and Sterling. 
Other1/14/1956 FL (Geneva County) 55 yrs after death 
Charoles O. Silcox knew John J. Ward who is known as John Jackson Ward and he knew his wife, Susan Ward He also knows that they lived together for many years in Geneva County, Alabama as husband and wife and they had fifteen children who lived to be of age and their names are as follows:
Mary J. Ward, James J. Ward, Susan E. Ward, Nancy E. Ward, William J. Ward, Tiercy E. Ward, Louisa F. Ward, Franklin J. Ward, Thomas J. Ward, Rebecca A. Ward, Sarah M. Ward, Rody Ward, Sterling Ward and Annette Ward, and John J. Ward.
He knows that John J. Ward was known as the oldest son of James B. Ward and his wife Elizabeth English Ward and that Elizabeth English Ward was a full-blooded Creek Indian. He knows John J. Ward or John Jackson Ward was a half Indian and the son of the Full-blooded Indian and was recognized by all of the people of the Community as being that. Of his own personal knowledge, he knows Elizabeth English Ward as a full-blooded Creek Indian. He also says he will be ninety years of age February 22, 1956 and he is not related by blood or marriage to James B. Ward and Elizabeth English Ward. 
Other12/28/1956 AL  55 yrs after death 
Thomas Henry Peel, of Geneva County, Slocomb, Alabama, says he is 86 years old. He knew Elizabeth English Ward, widow of James B. Ward, and her two sons, John Jackson and Monroe Ward and her daughter, Mary Ward, who married James W. Davis. Elizabeth English Ward lived with her daughter, Mary Ward Davis in her later years and died there. He knew Elizabeth English Ward for several years and she was known by all to be a full blooded Creek Indian. James W. Davis was my nearest neighbor, lived only two miles away. He is not related by blood or marriage to Elizabeth English Ward or any of her descendants. Nor is he related by blood or marriage to any of the Davis family. 
Other3/12/1957 AL  56 yrs after death 
Mrs. Alice Thomley, age 98, says she knew John J. Ward (also known as John Jackson Ward) and she knew his wife, Susan Ward. They lived together for many years in Geneva County, AL. As husband and wife they had fifteen children who lived to be of age. Their names were: Mary J. Ward, James J. Ward, Susan E. Ward, Nancy E. Ward, William J. Ward, Tiercy E. Ward, Louisa F. Ward, Franklin J. Ward, Thomas J. Ward, Rebecca A. Ward, Sarah H. Ward, Rody Ward, Sterling Ward, Annette Ward and John J. Ward.
She knew John J. Ward was the oldest son of James B. Ward and his wife Elizabeth English Ward and that Elizabeth English was a full-blooded Creek Indian. She knew John J. Ward (or John Jackson Ward) was half-Indian and the son of the full-blooded Indian and was recognized by all in the community to be that. She further says she is not related to Elizabeth English or any of her descendants. 

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8 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
10 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
13 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
23 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
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3 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
12 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
17 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
26 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
29 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
32 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
38 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
42 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
50 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
52 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
62 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
68 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
70 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
73 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
73 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
74 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
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1 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
7 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
34 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
35 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
55 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
58 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
AgeDateEvent
3 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
8 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
10 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
13 1840 Oregon Trail is established
15 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
28 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
33 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
35 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
36 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
38 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
41 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
48 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
49 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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6 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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