Jeremiah B. Ward

b. circa 1833, d. circa 15 December 1863
  • Jeremiah B. Ward was born circa 1833 in Georgia.
  • Ignatius Ward and Sarah Pierce appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Twiggs County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Jeremiah B. Ward. Also in the household were children Elizabeth (age 18), Martha Ann (8) and Charles (4), not yet recorded. Interesting that enumerated next to the Ward family are Bennett King (age 70, born in North Carolina) and Georgia-born Alley Ward (40).
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
  • He married Mary Ann Barlow on 29 October 1857 in Wilkinson County, Georgia, with S. T. Player, JP, officiating.
  • Jeremiah B. Ward and Mary Ann Barlow appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Gordon PO, Ramah District, Wilkinson County, Georgia, enumerated not far from Jeremiah's parents.. Other members of the household included George W. Ward.
  • On 8 May 1863 (supported by an affadavit by James Stinson), Mary A. Ward stated in a deposition in Wilkinson County, Georgia, that she was the wife of Jeremiah Ward, deceased, who was a private in Captain H. R. Byington's Company (D), 57th Regiment Georgia Volunteers, commanded by Col. Wm Burkuloo, in service of the Confederate States in the present war with the United States, and that the said Jeremiah Ward entered service at Irwinton in Wilkinson County, Georgia, on or about 2 May 1862, and was honorable discharged on or about 5 July 1862, receiving a written discharge which he carried with him to Virginia, and was on 19 September 1862 was conscripted and sent to Camp Randolph and from thence started to Captain S. T. Player's Company (A), 49th Regiment Georgia Volunteers then near Winchester, Virginia, and was taken sick on the way and died at Camp Winder hospital near Richmond, on the first day of November 1862, leaving wife, present applicant, and two children, and that Mary A. Ward makes this deposition for the purpose of obtaining from the Confederate government whatever may be due the said Jeremiah Ward at the time of his death, for the pay bounty or other allowance for his service as private aforesaid.
  • Jeremiah B. Ward died circa 15 December 1863 of smallpox at Camp Winder Hospital near Richmond, Virginia.
  • Research Note: Although Samuel King Ward is identified as a son of Mary Ann Barlow Ward in the 1870, 1880 and 1910 censuses, he was born a few years after Jeremiah Ward's death in 1862. Perhaps he was the orphaned child of one of Jeremiah's brothers.
  • Research Note: Were Jeremiah B. Ward and William W. Ward brothers? Jeremiah had a grandson James Olen Ward, and William had grandson Olen and a great grandson James Olen Ward.
  • Last Edited: 9 May 2017

Family: Mary Ann Barlow b. circa 1841