Obediah WARD William T WARD Tucora Ann WARD Charles Eugene WARD Julia Elizabeth WARD Woodrow N WARD Bethia Obediah FULLER Mini tree diagram
James B WARD

James B WARD1,2,3,6,4,5

about 18241,2,3 - 11th Sep 18611,4

Life History

about 1824

Born in Georgia.1,2,3

9th Apr 1848

Married Bethia Obediah FULLER in Meriwether County, Georgia.6

about 1849

Birth of son Obediah WARD in Meriwether County, Georgia.2

about 1851

Birth of son William T WARD in Carroll County, Georgia.2,7


Birth of daughter Tucora Ann WARD in Carroll County, Georgia.2,7

2nd Jun 1855

Birth of son Charles Eugene WARD in Carroll County, Georgia.4,8,9,2,7

17th Sep 1857

Birth of daughter Julia Elizabeth WARD in Carroll County, Georgia.10,4,11,12,13,14,15,2

about Feb 1860

Birth of son Woodrow N WARD in Carroll County, Georgia.2,7

30th Jul 1861

Military: Enlisted in the Confederate Army; Pvt, Co G, 7th Ga Inf Regt CSA in Heard County, Georgia.5

11th Sep 1861

Died in Charlottesville, Virginia.1,4

Measles and pneumonia at General Hospital, Charlottesville,Va

after 11th Sep 1861

Buried in University of Virginia Confederate Cemetery, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia.4


  • In 1848, James married Bethire Fuller, according tthe name that appears to be inscribed on the original handwritten record.

    Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978
    James Ward
    Spouse Berthire Fuller
    Marriage 9 Apr 1848 Meriwether, Georgia
    Ceremony performed by Aron Sibly, JP
    Meriwether County Marriage Book, page 62

    1850 Federal Census, Meriwether County, Georgia, 29 October, p 172, Hse/Fam #1204
    James Ward 26 M Farmer $0 Real Estate Value Declared b Georgia [b abt 1824]
    Martha Ward 20 F b South Carolina [b abt 1830]
    Obadiah Ward 1 M b Georgia [b abt 1849]

    Note that James' wife in 1850 was reported as Martha, but in all later censuses she is Bethia.  Her age matches later age reprots making birth about 1832, and the actual birth date reported in the Miller and other genealogies for Bethia as 1 May 1931.  And Martha's birth place is South Carolina, the same as Bethia's.  This name Martha may be an enumerator error.

    1860 Federal Census, Carroll County, Georgia, 28 June, PO (?) Hill, District 11, page 2, Hse/Fam #11
    James B Ward 35 M Farmer $200 Real Estate $0 Personal Rptd born Georgia Cannot read or write [b abt 1825]
    Bethiah Ward 28 F born S C [b abt 1832]
    Obediah Ward 11 M born Georgia [b abt 1849]
    Wm Ward 9 M born Georgia [b abt 1851]
    T Ward 8 F born Georgia [b abt 1856]
    Charley Ward 5 M born Georgia [b abt 1857]
    Juliar [Julia] Ward 3 F born Georgia [b abt 1857]
    W N Ward 3mos M born Georgia [b abt Feb 1860]

    Bethria Obediah Fuller
    Birth 1 MAY 1831 in South Carolina
    Death 23 Feb 1906 in Cass Co, TX
    Spouse Jim (J B) Ward
    Birth May 1, 1831 in Georgia
    Death September 11, 1861 in Heard County, Georgia, Confederate Army
    --  Miller, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/13733560/person/457076126

    The Miller birth date for James is the same as Bethia's, which appears to be an entry error in that genealogy.  In 1860, James is reported as age 35, or born about 1825.  Age 26 in 1850 matches that earlier date.  The memorial for James' burial in Charlottesville, Virginia, reports this birth date of 1 May 1931, but provides no photo of a gravestone.  The Miller genealogy is further discredited by reporting James died in Heard County, Georgia.

    Confederate records indicate he was a resident of Heard County when he enlisted in the CSA army on 30 July 1861.  This may actually be the place of enlistment rather than the place of residence.

    American Civil War Soldiers
    J Ward
    Residence Heard County, Georgia
    Enlistment Date 30 Jul 1861
    Served Confederacy for Georgia

    His FAG memorial reports he died in a Charlottesville, Virginia hospital of the measles 11 September 1861.  In the 1870 census, Bethia is the head of the family.  It is unclear when they moved to Texas.  It was after the birth of W N (1860), who matches Woodrow in the 1870 census.

    James B "Jim" Ward
    Birth May 1, 1831 Georgia, USA
    Death Sep 11, 1861 Charlottesville (Charlottesville City), Virginia, USA

    Pvt.,Co.G,7th Ga.Inf.Regt.-CSA
    Enlisted 7/30/1861
    He died of measles and pneumonia at General Hospital, Charlottesville,Va

    Spouse Bethia Obediah Fuller Ward (1831 - 1906)
    William Terrel Ward (1850 - 1920)
    Tucora Ann Ward Creekmore (1853 - 1930)
    Charles Eugene Ward (1855 - 1935)
    Julia Elizabeth Ward Jenkins (1857 - 1936)
    Note: JB Ward had another son, John Harlan Woodson Ward

    Burial University of Virginia Confederate Cemetery, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA

    Maintained by Warren Roberts, Originally Created by Scott Hutchison Jul 17, 2005
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #11372098, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11372098

    We can say Bethia and the children moved after Jim's death in September 1861.  They must have moved with other families.  Cass County (called Davis County in 1870) is on the border with Louisiana, not far south of Texarkana.

    1870 Federal Census, Davis (Cass) County, Texas, 17 August, Justice Precinct 3, PO Cussetta, page 38, Hse/Fam #307
    Ward, Bethia Head 40 F W Keeping House  $300 Real Estate $100 Personal  born South Carolina
    Ward, William 19 M W born Georgia Cannot Write
    Ward, Tokorah 19 F W born Georgia
    Ward, Charlie 15 M W born Georgia Attended School During the Year
    Ward, Julia 12 F W born Georgia Cannot Read or Write
    Ward, Woodrow 10 M W born Georgia Attended School During the Year


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