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Jethro Ward and Family

Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 2.7
MARCUM Project Version 851
May 23, 1999

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First Generation

1. Jethro1 Ward (#4557) was born in North Carolina 15 Sept 1835. Jethro died 29 June 1918 at age 82. His remains were interred at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in McDowell Co, NC.(1)

He married twice. He married Mary (Ward) 12 Dec 1866 in Rutherford Co, NC. (Mary (Ward) is #1693.) Mary was born 17 April 1844 in North Carolina. It has been proven that Mary Arrowood, daughter of Benjamin W. Arrowood, was not this Mary, but rather the wife of John William Canipe.

Mary died 2 Feb 1881 at age 36. Her remains were interred at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in McDowell Co, NC.(2) He married Sarah E. Radford before 1883. (Sarah E. Radford is #6349.) Sarah was born 11 March 1854 in North Carolina. Sarah died 7 April 1924 at age 70. Her remains were interred at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in McDowell Co, NC.(3)

In the Census of 1870, Jethro was listed as a head of household in McDowell Co, NC.(4) In the 1880 Census, Jethro was listed as a head of household 11 June 1880 in McDowell Co, NC.(5) In the 1900 Census, Jethro was listed as a head of household 9 June 1900 in McDowell Co. NC.(6)

Jethro Ward and Mary (Ward) had the following children:

Jethro Ward and Sarah E. Radford had the following children:

Notes and References

1. Ronald W. Arrowood ( email to Ralph D. Clark, 7 May 1998, Mary Arrowood. Gravestones of Jethro Ward and wives. Gravestone: J. Ward b. Sept 15 1835, d. Jun 28 1918 (hereafter cited as Ron Arrowood, 5/7/98, Mary Arrowood).
2. Ibid., Gravestone: Mary Ward b. Apr 17 1844, d. Feb 2 1881.
3. Ibid., Gravestone: Sallie Ward b. Mar 11 1854, d. Apr 7 1924.
4. Jethro Ward, 1870 US Census, McDowell Co. NC (Jamestown Twp No. 5, Dysartsville P.O.), P.616B L.18 H&F.26, NA Film Series M-593, Roll 1147, National Archives, Washington, DC: Jethro Ward 26 Farm labr col.19; Mary 22 Keeping house; William 2, John 6/12; everybody b.NC (hereafter cited as 1870 census, P.616B L.18, McDowell Co. NC).
5. Jethrew Ward, 1880 US Census, McDowell Co. NC (Jamestown Twp), ED.137 P.6 L.48, NA Film Series T-9, Roll 970, National Archives, Washington, DC: Ward Jethrew 46 Farming; Mary M 36 House keeping col.22,23; William D son 13 col.23, [P.7 L.1] John A son 12 col.22,23, both boys Farm laborer, Julia E dau 9, Sophia A dau 7, Marcus M son 5, Thomas L son 2, last 4 ch. At home; everybody b.NC f,m.b.NC (hereafter cited as 1880 census, ED.137 P.6 L.48, McDowell Co. NC).
6. Jethro Ward, 1900 US Census, McDowell Co. NC (Bracketts Twp), ED.114 S.4 L.93 H&F.84, NA Film Series T-623, Roll 1204, National Archives, Washington, DC: Ward Jethro - - 60 m.17 Farmer YYY OFF 61; Sarah E wife Mar 1854-46 m.17 8/8 YNY; Tomas L son Oct 1878-21 sgl Farm laborer NNY, Burgis W son Feb 1883-17, Obediah son Mar 1884-16, Hesikia son Mar 1884-16, Martha M dau June 1887-12, James M son Apr 1889-11, previous 5 ch. At school 0NNY, [S.5A L.1] Ward Ella dau Feb 1891-9, Benjamin F June 1893-6, Pary C son Apr 1895-5, Fanny dau Feb 1898-2; Marcus M son July 1876-23 m.0 Farm Laborer YYY; everbody b.NC f,m.b.NC except Lena W dau in law May 1877-23 m.0 b.NC fb.NC mb.SC YYY (hereafter cited as 1900 census, ED.114 S.4 L.93, McDowell Co. NC).
7. Ibid.
8. Ibid.
9. Ron Arrowood, 5/7/98, Mary Arrowood, Gravestone: Luther Ward [note by R.W.A. "may be the William L. Ward"] b. Jun 29 1881 [note by R.W.A. "could be a missprint?"], d. Nov 2 1881, s/o J. & M. Ward [note by R.W.A. "M.- Mary?"].
10. Katy Lyon to Ralph D. Clark, letter dated March 14, 1998 at Ventura, CA. Original in possession of the author (1998). (hereafter cited as Lyon, 3/14/98, Letter re: Jethro Ward).
11. Ibid.
12. Ibid.



(Ward), Lena W. (marriage to Marcus M. Ward) (i6359), b.1877-
(Ward), Mary (marriage to Jethro Ward) (i1693), b.1844-d.1881


Causby, Cora (marriage to James Melger Ward) (i6360)


Radford, Sarah E. (marriage to Jethro Ward) (i6349), b.1854-d.1924


Ward, Benjamin F. (i6356), b.1893-
Ward, Burgis W. (i6350), b.1883-
Ward, Ella (i6355), b.1891-
Ward, Fanny (i6358), b.1898-
Ward, Hesikiah (i6352), b.1884-
Ward, James Melger (i6354), b.1889-d.1966
Ward, Jethro (i4557), b.1835-d.1918
Ward, John A. (i6344), b.1870-
Ward, Julia E. (i6345), b.1871-
Ward, Luther (i6849), b.1881-d.1881
Ward, Marcus M. (i6347), b.1876-
Ward, Martha M. (i6353), b.1887-
Ward, Obediah (i6351), b.1884-
Ward, Pary C. (i6357), b.1895-
Ward, Sophia A. (i6346), b.1873-
Ward, Thomas L. (i6348), b.1878-
Ward, William D. (i6343), b.1868-

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