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Submitted by: Pat Ward (Nonasgirls@aol.com")
Benjamin Ward came to Marion County before 1880. He either died or left before 1890. I believe that he might have gone to Indian Territory. His family continued living in Marion County: Amanda Ward Estes and Elizabeth Ward Hutchison and through his grandson Jonathan "Ben" Ward who married Bertha Jones, daughter of W. R. Jones.
Generation No. 1
1. BENJAMIN B.1 WARD was born Abt. 1820 in Tennessee, and died Aft. 1885. He married (1) SUSAN WARD Abt. 1842 in Tennessee. She was born Abt. 1821 in North Carolina, and died Bef. 1882 in Marion Co, Arkansas.(1) He married (2) ELIZABETH 1882 in Marion Co, Arkansas. Marriage listed in bible of Rev. William Henry Wood. (4)
Children of BENJAMIN WARD and SUSAN WARD are:
i. BARBERY2 WARD, b. 1839, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1880, Prentiss Co, MS; m. ABNER J. PACE, January 1861, Alcorn Co, MS. (11) Marriage records Alcorn Co, MS
ii. MARY WARD, b. 1845.
iii. SARAH WARD, b. 1847.
iv. ELIZABETH WARD, b. 1850, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1900, Unknown; m. JAMES B. HUTCHISON, Marion Co, Arkansas.
2. v. JOSEPH B. WARD, b. 1853, Mississippi; d. 1897, Marion County, Arkansas.
vi. AMANDA WARD, b. 1855, Alcorn Co, Mississippi; m. THOMAS GIDEON ESTES, 1880, Marion Co, (4) Arkansas. Marriage performed by Rev. William Henry Wood on January 1, 1880.; b. Arkanas.
vii. EVANGLINE WARD, b. 1857.
viii. ZODELLAH WARD, b. 1860.
ix. LILIAN F. WARD, b. 1865, Alcorn Co, Mississippi; m. S.B. SCALF, 1882, Marion Co, Arkansas.(4)
Generation No. 2
2. JOSEPH B.2 WARD (BENJAMIN B.1) was born 1853 in Mississippi, and died 1897 in Marion County, Arkansas. (3) He married (10) MARY C. CRUM November 09, 1873 in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. (8) She was born March 1854 in Edgar County, Illinois, and died 1933 in Marion County, Arkansas. (2)
Children of JOSEPH WARD and MARY CRUM are:
3. i. JONATHON BENJAMIN3 WARD, b. January 1875, Marion County, Arkansas; d. Boone County, Arkansas.
ii. ZORA F. WARD, b. November 1877.
iii. MARGARET L. WARD, b. February 02, 1884, Marion County, Arkansas; m. MENARD G. STOOKEY, April 21, 1906, Flippin, Marion County, Arkansas.
iv. FLOYD WARD, b. May 1888.
v. JESSE WARD, b. May 1889, Marion County, Arkansas; d. Aft. 1937, Marion County, Arkansas; m. ISAAC ABRAHAM LACK, Abt. 1910, Marion County, Arkansas; b. March 15, 1879, Buffalo, Marion County, Arkansas; d. December 25, 1937, Baxter County Hospital, Cotter, Arkansas.
4. vi. EARL H. WARD, b. October 15, 1891, Marion County, Arkansas; d. November 30, 1967, Republic, Greene County, Missouri.
vii. LOUIS S. WARD, b. February 1896, Buffalo, Marion County, Arkansas; m. NEULL BLADE, Missouri; b. Missouri.
Generation No. 3
3. JONATHON BENJAMIN3 WARD (JOSEPH B.2, BENJAMIN B.1) was born January 1875 in Marion County, Arkansas, and died in Boone County, Arkansas.(2) He married BERTHA JONES August 18, 1906 in Flippin, Marion County, Arkansas. She was born in Marion County, Arkansas.(9)
Child of JONATHON WARD and BERTHA JONES is:
i. MARY DELL4 WARD, b. Abt. 1910.
4. EARL H.3 WARD (JOSEPH B.2, BENJAMIN B.1) was born October 15, 1891 in Marion County, Arkansas, and died November 30, 1967 in Republic, Greene County, Missouri. (7) He married EDITH DOREHENA TILLEY December 13, 1914 in Marion County, Arkansas, daughter of THOMAS TILLEY and SARAH SUTTERFIELD. She was born August 16, 1899 in Marion County, Arkansas, and died July 03, 1974 in Los Angeles, California.I
Child of EARL WARD and EDITH TILLEY is:
5. i. THOMAS WOODROW WILSON4 WARD, b. November 24, 1915, Marion County, Arkansas; d. November 10, 1986, Marion County, Arkansas. (6)
Generation No. 4
5. THOMAS WOODROW WILSON4 WARD (EARL H.3, JOSEPH B.2, BENJAMIN B.1) was born November 24, 1915 in Marion County, Arkansas, and died November 10, 1986 in Marion County, Arkansas. He married FYRNE IRENE FLORIDA (FLAHERTY) December 09, 1939 in Quartzsite, Arizona, daughter of HARVEY (FLAHERTY) and MARIA NIEMI
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1- Information found in 1860 & 1870 Census for Tishomingo and Alcorn Co, MS
2- Information found 1880 census Marion Co, Arkansas
3- Information found Mountain Echo, Obit of Joseph B. Ward Feb 1897
4- Information found bible of Rev. William Henry Wood - 1880-1882
5- Information found land records of Marion Co.. 1885
6-Information found marriage records of Marion Co. courthouse
7-Information found Greene County Death records.
8- Information found Jaspar County marriage records & records of Family History Center
9- Information found Mountain Echo 1906, marriage announcement. Obit of J.R. Jones
10- Information on Mary Charlotta Crum found in 1860 Edgar Co, IN census
Death certificate of daughter Jesse Ward.
11. Alcorn MS marriage records
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