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Elizabeth Rebecca Ward 

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James Benjamin Ward
1796 - 1861

Elizabeth English
1798 - 12/25/1888
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Elizabeth Rebecca Ward
1836 - 1920
Elizabeth Rebecca Ward was born about 1836 in Dale County, Alabama and died about 1920 in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 84 years old.

Believed to have been the second wife of Rufus Jackson Purvis (11/15/1824-1913) born in GA and died in AL. Marriage was in Dale, AL. He was the son of Chelsey Purvis (1800, Dooly GA - 1866, Geneva, AL) and Lydia Wright (1800 SC - 1885 Geneva, AL).
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Census10/24/1850 AL (Dale County) 14 yrs old 
family#145: James B. Ward (age 54, farmer, born in SC), Elizabeth (age 52, born in GA), William J. (20, farmer, born in AL), Benjamin F. (16, farmer, AL), Elizabeth (14, AL), Mary (12, AL), Monroe (5, AL), Ann Elliott (12, race is recorded as "b" [choices were white, black or Indian], born in AL). 
Other11/12/1955 FL (Bay County) 35 yrs after death 
Sarah Emma Ward Heridix says that she is 87 years of age and personally knew Elizabeth English Ward, wife of James B. Ward. Elizabeth English Ward was a Creek Indian. She says on oath that she is personally acquainted with Jesse Joe Ward of Bruce in Walton County, Florida, and she personally knows that Jesse Joe Ward is the grandson of Elizabeth English Ward.
She further says she is acquainted with Elizabeth Rebecca Ward of Freeport, Florida, in Walton County and Lyda Apseybeth Ward Hayes of Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Elizabeth Rebecca Ward and Lyda Apseybeth Ward Hayes are the sisters of Jesse Joe Ward, and all of the above named are the grandchildren of Elizabeth English Ward. 
Other11/17/1955 FL  35 yrs after death 
C.A. Faulk says he is 85 years old and personally knows Elizabeth English Ward, wife of James B. Ward. Elizabeth English Ward was a Creek Indian. He was personally acquainted with Jesse Joe Ward of Bruce in Walton County, Fl. He also knows Jesse Joe Ward is the grandson of Elizabeth English Ward.
He further says he is acquainted with Elizabeth Rebecca Ward of Freeport, FL, in Walton County and Lyda Apseybeth Ward Hayes of Pensacola, FL, Escambia County. Elizabeth Rebecca Ward and Lyda Apseybeth Ward Hayes are the sisters of Jesse Joe Ward. All of them are grandchildren of Elizabeth English Ward.  

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1 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
4 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.
14 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 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
8 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
17 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
20 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
23 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
29 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
33 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
41 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
43 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
53 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
59 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
61 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
64 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.
64 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
65 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
66 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
67 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
68 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
70 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
70 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
70 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
76 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
77 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
78 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
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25 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
26 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
46 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
49 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
72 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
76 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
77 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
81 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
83 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
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1 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
4 1840 Oregon Trail is established
6 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
19 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
24 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
26 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
27 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
29 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
32 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
39 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
40 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
73 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
74 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
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73 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
78 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
81 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
83 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
84 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.


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