William W. Ward
b. 20 December 1832, d. 28 October 1898
- William W. Ward was born on 20 December 1832 in Georgia.
- He married Mary Ann Hays, daughter of Benjamin W. Hays and Nancy Willoughby, on 28 March 1854 in Chambers County, Alabama, with Hiram Barrow, MG, officiating. Bondsman was Isaac Williams..
- William W. Ward became a widower at the between 1857 and 1860 death of his wife Mary Ann Hays.
- He married Partha E. Gilbert, daughter of T. J. Gilbert and Levina Thorp, circa 1860.
- William W. Ward and Partha E. Gilbert appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Spearsville PO, Union Parish, Louisiana.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- William W. Ward and Partha E. Gilbert appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Wadeville PO, Navarro County, Texas. Other members of the household included William J. Ward, Carrie Arlina Ward, Fannie Blanche Ward and Sebastian Gilbert Ward.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- William W. Ward and Partha E. Gilbert appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Navarro County, Texas. Other members of the household included Sebastian Gilbert Ward, Fannie Blanche Ward, William J. Ward, Carrie Arlina Ward, Lou Anna Ward and Levina Thorp. Also in the household were two grist mill laborers and a cook.
- William W. Ward died on 28 October 1898 at age 65.
- His wife Partha E. Gilbert became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Richland Cemetery, Richland, Navarro County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 20 November 1925 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: The State of Texas, County of Navarro.
Be It Remembered. That the Board of Commissioners of the town of Richland, Texas, met in regular session on the 9th day of November, A. D. 1925, with John P. McCrary, Mayor, and W. C. Pearce and G. J. Elkins, Commissioners, present, when and where the following resolution was offered and unanimously adopted:
Sebastian Gilbert Ward was born at Homer, State of Louisiana, on August 31, 1862, and came with his parents to Texas in 1870, settling at Old Cade, in Navarro county. He died in the town of Richland, on the 12th day of October, A. D. 1925 [sic], aged 63 years, he grew to manhood's estate in the vicinity of Cade, and on Nov. 21, 1883, wedded Miss Amantha Y. Stevenson. To this union there were born the following children, who with his widow, Mrs. Amantha Y. Ward, survive him: E. C. Ward, R. C. Ward, and Mrs. Elva I. Gilbert, Streetman, Texas; S. G. Ward, Corsicana, Texas; Mrs. Nellie L. Swink, W. B. Ward and Mrs. Cassie Abington, Richland, Texas, and Mrs. Pansy Richardson of Cisco, Texas. . . .
- Research Note: Were William W. Ward and Jeremiah B. Ward brothers? Jeremiah had a grandson James Olen Ward, and William had grandson Olen and a great grandson James Olen Ward.
- Research Note: Might William W. Ward and William Ward have been the same person?
- Last Edited: 9 May 2017