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1750 - 1850

 


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John Ward
1770 - 1813
John Ward was born about 1770 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1813 somewhere in Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 43 years old.

We do not know for sure the name of James B. Ward's father.
Over the years much controversy has emerged over the father of James B. Ward. The 'Monroe Letter', indicated that James B. was Indian and Irish.

It is believed the parents of James B. Ward were John (or Jack) Ward and his Tuskegee Creek Indian wife, Nahoga Moniac. He went by the name of "Trader Jack" and "White Cloud." This is the same John Ward that died in 1813 at Ft. Mitchell, AL, and become the first to be buried there. One account says John Ward lived in or around Baldwin County, Georgia for several years before 1812. He was a spy for the army during the War of 1812 and he served at Fort Manning that same year as an interpreter. He died at the breastworks on Uchee Creek in late 1813. This John Ward was the son of a Tuskegee Indian woman. He was born in Georgia, as was his father. In 1783 John was carried into the Creek Nation by his father, leaving his mother and twin brother behind in Georgia. His father died on this trip and John was raised by Daniel McDonald (alias McGillivray).

Recent research has revealed that Nathan and Elizabeth (from Spartanburg, SC) could have been the parents of James B. Ward. Their children are believed to be: Solomon, Samuel, Nathan, John and James B. (their youngest). The children and their mother moved to Wilkerson, GA by 1820. By 1850 their children had moved to Dale, AL.

Other research indicates that Nathan’s father was Francis Ward who came out of Ireland.

There are limited documents on people living in Indian tribal towns during the early 1800s. One indisputable fact is the descendants of this Ward are later found living in areas populated by half-breeds and full-blood Indians who escaped relocation (i.e., "Safe Towns"). This fact tends to support the Tuskegee Indian relationship instead of the South Carolina migration.

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Census1/1/1790 SC (Spartanburg County) 20 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Ward.  On page 7: The family of Nathan Ward consists of one free white male more than 16 years old, 4 males under 16 years old, 4 free white females and no other free white persons or slaves. 
Additional information about Spartanburg County, SC around 1790: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Land Deed1/1/1797 GA (Washington County) 27 yrs old 
John Ward received a grant of 195 acres in Washington County,GA 
Census1/1/1800 Salem SC (Sumter County) 30 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Ward.  page 968 -John Ward - two Males - Under 10, one Male - 16 thru 25, one Male - 26 thru 44, two Females - Under 10, one Female - 16 thru 25. 
Census1/1/1800 SC (Spartanburg County) 30 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Ward.  On page 11: The family of Nathan Ward consists of 3 free white males under 10 years old, 2 between the ages of 10-15, 2 between the ages of 16-25, and 1 who is 45 years old or older. One free white female is between 16-25 and the other is 45 years old or older.  
Land Deed3/3/1817 AL  4 yrs after death 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Ward.  The widow and heirs of Jack Ward are listed on the claims entered in pursuance of an act of Congress passed March 3, 1817 entitled 'An act making provision for the location of the lands reserved by the first article of the treaty of August 9, 1814, between the United States and the Creek Nation, to certain chiefs and warriors of that Nation, and for other purposes.' No land was awarded. 
Census1/1/1832 AL  19 yrs after death 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Ward.  1832 Creek Nation, Alabama census: Lists family #63 as being John Ward, a member of the Tuskegee tribal town. His household consists of one male, three females, and no slaves. MacIntosh and McGillivray family members are listed on the same page.  Source:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~texlance/1832census/tuskeega.htm
Land Deed4/7/1838 AL  25 yrs after death 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Ward.  The Widow and heirs of Jack Ward are granted land in Alabama. 
Land Deed5/29/1840 Office of Indian Affairs AL  27 yrs after death 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Ward.  John Ward, one of the Creek Tribe of Indians by virtue of a Treaty between the U.S. and said Creek Tribe of Indians made the 24th day of March 1832 became entitled to lands in the south half of Section thirty in Township Sixteen of Range County four East in the Tallapoosa Land District, Alabama, containing 380 acres. In 1840, this land was sold to J. G. Watson. 
Other1/1/1859 AL  46 yrs after death 
Woodward's Reminiscenses of the Creek, or Muscogee Indians, published in 1859, talks about Countryman John Ward. He says Ward's wife was related to Daniel McDonald, who was more generally known as Daniel McGillivray. John's father took him on a trip into the Creek Nation when he was a child and died, leaving John to be raised by Daniel. John's father may have been from GA as someone in the story who knew both the GA Wards and John, said they looked similar and were probably related. The GA Ward was contacted and made a trip into the Creek Nation. Upon his arrival they realized they were twin brothers. John died the day after his brother arrived. He left one son, also named John, who was raised by the Indians. John Jr. sold his land to Col. George Taylor. Ben Ward is also mentioned.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during John Ward's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of John, his family, and friends. For example, John is 3 years old when Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
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32 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL and southern border of AL.
33 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
35 1805 Indian cessions opened up large portions of western (Choctaw) and northern (Chickasaw and Cherokee) Alabama to white settlers.
41 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
42 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
43 1813 Two battles begin the Creek Indian War: (1) Fort Mims Massacre - Fort Mims is attacked on August 13 by the Red Sticks while the inhabitants are eating their noon meal. The massacre brings an immediate response from the whites and soldiers are recruited from Tennessee, Georgia and other territories, and (2) The Battle of Holy Ground on December 1813.
43 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave AL and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
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3 1773 Debts the Creeks and Cherokee owe to Georgians are assumed by the state in payment for the land. This includes a small portion of North Georgia.
12 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
14 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
15 1785 Burbon County formed.
16 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
18 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
19 1789 December 21 - Governor Telfair signs first Yazoo Act selling 20,000,000 acres of and for $207,000 or about one cent per acre to. The Yazoo Companies attempted to pay in worthless paper money and Georgia refuses to transfer the land. The Virginia Yazoo, headed by Patrick Henry, even had the unmitigated gall to attempt to pay in worthless Georgia paper money. The South Carolina Yazoo Company sues Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel delivery but the suit fails when Georgia is able to obtain ratification of the eleventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution on February 7, 1795.
20 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
20 1790 Alexander McGillivray, a mixed-blood of the Upper Creek Nation cedes the Altamaha lands to the Oconee. This treaty -- Treaty of New York -- is signed by President George Washington.
23 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
24 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
25 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
31 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
32 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
33 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
37 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
38 1808 Pulaski County created.
39 1809 Twiggs County formed.
41 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
41 1811 Madison County created.
42 1812 Emanual County formed.
42 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
43 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
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7 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
13 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
15 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
23 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
29 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
30 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
37 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
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5 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
6 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
30 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
41 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
42 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
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3 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
4 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
5 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
6 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
8 1778 Alliance between United States and France
17 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
23 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
24 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
28 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
33 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
34 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
35 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
36 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
41 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
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9 1779 Spain declares war on England
10 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
13 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
17 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
18 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
19 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
22 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
23 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
25 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
26 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
27 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
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Nahoga Moniac
Born about 1770 and died about 1863
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The Children of John Ward

John Ward
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1794 and died somewhere in Alabama about 1825. He was about 31 years old.

Some believed him to be John Grady Ward and he is believed to be the son of John Ward and brother of James B. Ward. Over the years much controversy has emerged over this family and the mystery continu...
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James Benjamin Ward
Born somewhere in South Carolina about 1796 and died in Dale County, Alabama about 1861. He was about 65 years old.

The 'Monroe Letter' says James was part Irish and Creek Indian (Tuskegee). However, this has not been completely proven and much controversy exists about his parents. The fact that he and his wife a...
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Samuel Ward
Born in an unknown place about 1800 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1850. He was about 50 years old.

He is believed to be the son of John Ward and brother of James B. Ward. Over the years much controversy has emerged over this family and the mystery continues. ...
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Soloman Ward
Born in an unknown place about 1800 and died somewhere in Georgia about 1850. He was about 50 years old.

He is believed to be the son of John Ward and brother of James B. Ward. Over the years much controversy has emerged over this family and the mystery continues. ...
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