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Thomas Jefferson Ward  Jr.

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Thomas Jefferson Ward
6/8/1825 - 7/1/1919

Holland 'Polly' Purvis
1825 - 1888
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Thomas Jefferson Ward Jr.
1/25/1862 - 12/18/1901
Thomas Jefferson Ward, Jr., was born on January 25, 1862 in Dale County, Alabama and died on December 18, 1901 in Holmes County, Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 39 years old.

He married Delila Jane Crews (Feb.1873-1962)
Sumpter Kelly Ward (Oct. 1890 - 11/25/1963)- married Frances Lawhorn
Aubrey Victor Ward (1892-1962) - married Verna Hagan
Helen Ella (1897)
Emanuel (1898 - 7/28/1918)
Thomas L. (9/24/1900 - 9/6/1989)
Census6/18/1880 FL (Walton County) 18 yrs old 
Family #69: T.J. Ward (age 55), Hollan (wife, age 54), Thomas J. (son 18), Jessee B. (son, age 14), Sarah E. (daughter, age 12). T.J. was born in AL and his parents in SC. Hollan was born in GA, her father in GA and her mother in SC. The oldest child was born in AL and the rest in FL. T.J. is a farmer, Thomas J. is a laborer and Jessee is working on the family farm. The two oldest boys have been attending school. Hollan cannot read or write.

The families of W.J. & A.B. Ward, John & Emma Ward, Jack & Susan Ward, and T.F. and Wat Ward live in the same area.  
Additional information about Walton County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/27/1900 Ward Mill FL (Holmes County) 38 yrs old 
419 - Thomas Ward (age 37 -May 1863), Lily J. Ward (27 -Feb.1873), Sumpter Ward (7 - Jan. 1893), Aubey Ward (5-Feb. 1895), Ella Ward (3-May 1897), Emmanuel Ward (1 - Dec. 1898) All were born in FL, Thomas' parents were born in FL, Lily's in AL. Thomas is a farmer. They have been married seven years and have four children all are living. 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/18/1901 Bonifay FL (Holmes County) 39 yrs old 
White Water Cemetery: T. J. WARD - b. Jan 25, 1862 d. Dec 18, 1901

Bonifay Cemetery: Verna Hagan Ward b.1897 d.1936 

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2 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
3 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
3 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
8 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
20 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
21 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
22 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
3 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
7 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
15 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
17 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
27 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
33 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
35 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
38 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
38 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.
39 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
20 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
23 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
1 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
3 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
6 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
13 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
14 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

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