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Charles Edward Ward

Male 1928 - 1946  (18 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Charles Edward Ward was born on 14 May 1928 in Jenkins, Letcher, Kentucky (son of William Harrison Ward and Sarah N. White); died on 16 Jun 1946 in Letcher, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Harrison Ward was born about 1902 in Pulaski, Kentucky (son of Thompson Ward and Naomi "Oma" White).

    Notes:

    1930 census gives him as "motorman in coal mine".

    According to a descendant, "After four kids, including my grandfather, he went out one day for cigarettes and never returned. The family story is that he went and started another family. I'm pretty sure the second family was with his first cousin Sarah N. White."

    William married Sarah N. White after Oct 1927. Sarah (daughter of Alfred Franklin White and Mary Jane Freeman) was born on 8 Oct 1899 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 8 Jul 1988 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah N. WhiteSarah N. White was born on 8 Oct 1899 in Whitley County, Kentucky (daughter of Alfred Franklin White and Mary Jane Freeman); died on 8 Jul 1988 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio.

    Notes:

    From the notes of Jeannette (White) Hayden: "Sarah b. 1899 ran off and married a Mayfield very young. One son: Paul (Mayfield) who called himself Paul White. A good fellow. He was raised by her parents and died in a car accident. He married June _____. [Their children were] Joyce b. 1940; Robt. b. 1944; Randy b. 1949; P. Gibb b. 1954; Carol b. 1957, died 1973 (car accident).

    "Then she married a Ward. [Their children were] Billy Ward; Charles Ward; Edna Mae Ward; Francis Ward."

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    The death records referenced here for Sarah N. White (Ohio deaths index; Social Security deaths index) are for a "Sarah N. Miller". Did she marry a third time, to a Miller? (We have no death date for her second husband, a Ward whom we believe to have been William Harrison Ward.) The Ohio deaths index gives her birth date as "1900" and the place as "Tennessee", but the Social Security death record (which gives the same SSN as the Ohio record) gives a birth date of 8 Oct 1899, matching our other records. The Social Security death record also notes that her SSN was issued in "Minnesota (Before 1951)."

    PNH's mother Jeannette (White) Hayden notes that she and her family visited Sarah N. White in 1945 "in an awful mining town," presumably Jackhorn, Letcher, Kentucky, where she is recorded as living at the time of her son Charles's death in 1946. "Bill Ward" is also recorded as alive and living with her at that time, so if she went to Minnesota "before 1951" it has to have been after 16 June 1946. If our Sarah N. White is the Sarah N. Miller recorded in the death records referenced here, perhaps this 1946-1951 period is when he died and she married her hypothesized third husband named Miller.

    Jeannette Hayden's notes, written in the mid-1980s, report Sarah N. as "in a nursing home in Southern Ohio." This does correlate with the Ohio death report, which says that Sarah N. Miller died in a long-term care facility in Dayton.

    The Ohio report also gives her as "widowed", which means that none of her two or three husbands can have lived past 8 July 1988.

    Children:
    1. Billy Ward
    2. 1. Charles Edward Ward was born on 14 May 1928 in Jenkins, Letcher, Kentucky; died on 16 Jun 1946 in Letcher, Kentucky.
    3. Edna Mae Ward was born about 1930.
    4. Francis Ward was born about 1933.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thompson Ward was born on 7 Nov 1860 in Pulaski, Kentucky (son of Thompson Ivy Ward and Rebecca Williamson); died about 1905 in Pulaski, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    From "familywest" on ancestry.com: "Thompson died due to a fight with Naomi when she was pregnant w/Ernest; son Charles shot him in the stomach and he died 3 days later."

    Thompson married Naomi "Oma" White in 1887 in Wayne, Kentucky. Naomi (daughter of Jasper Newton "Newt" White and Susan Parker) was born in Nov 1869 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 30 Sep 1955 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Naomi "Oma" White was born in Nov 1869 in Whitley County, Kentucky (daughter of Jasper Newton "Newt" White and Susan Parker); died on 30 Sep 1955 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 7 Nov 1869, Bell County, Kentucky

    Children:
    1. Charles S. Ward was born on 31 May 1887 in Kentucky; died on 2 Aug 1938 in Harlan, Kentucky.
    2. Mabel M. Ward was born in Jul 1890 in Kentucky.
    3. Guy Paul Ward was born on 2 Sep 1892 in Kentucky; died on 18 Feb 1958 in Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky.
    4. Desdie M. Ward was born in May 1895 in Kentucky.
    5. Verda Vaughn Ward was born on 17 Aug 1896 in Kentucky; died on 29 Aug 1990 in Arkansas.
    6. 2. William Harrison Ward was born about 1902 in Pulaski, Kentucky.
    7. Ernest Ward was born in 1905 in Kentucky.

  3. 6.  Alfred Franklin WhiteAlfred Franklin White was born on 14 Apr 1880 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky (son of Jasper Newton "Newt" White and Rutha Parker); died on 6 Sep 1952 in Dayhoit, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 Apr 1880, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Kentucky death records give his birthdate as 22 Apr; his tombstone says 14 Apr.

    Records from Joan Van Syckle list his burial place as "Detheridge Cemetery", but note this, from Jeanette Hayden: "This informal hillside cemetery is listed as Detherage Cemetery, Knox County, near Kayjay, Kentucky. The road it is on is listed on Google as Deatheridge Cemetery Rd."

    Alfred married Mary Jane Freeman on 4 Jan 1899 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of John Freeman and Teresa "Tacy" Allen) was born on 27 Feb 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 22 Oct 1932 in Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Jane Freeman was born on 27 Feb 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky (daughter of John Freeman and Teresa "Tacy" Allen); died on 22 Oct 1932 in Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Some researchers say she was born in Elk Valley, Tennessee. The record of her marriage says she was born in Whitley County, Kentucky. She was a nurse.

    Notes:

    A family story has it that they eloped and married in Tennessee, where the age to marry without parental consent was (allegedly) lower. But the actual record of their marriage shows this to be untrue. They were married by the Rev. Henry Patrick in Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky, on 4 Jan 1899. The record includes two laid-in notes handwritten on small pieces of ruled paper. One reads "Jan the 4. 1899. We have no objection to Alfred White and Mary Freeman a mering [sic]. John Freeman, Stase Freeman". The other is substantially illegible, but it's clearly signed "J. N. White".

    Children:
    1. Edward Finley White died on 17 Dec 1906 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    2. 3. Sarah N. White was born on 8 Oct 1899 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 8 Jul 1988 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio.
    3. Ernest White was born about 1902 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 26 Jun 1902 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    4. Everett Luke White was born on 15 Mar 1905 in Goldbug, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 5 Dec 1967 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Ingham, Michigan.
    5. Jerome "Jerry" White was born on 28 Oct 1907; died on 3 Feb 1934; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.
    6. Jesse White was born in Apr 1910 in Kentucky; died on 1 Apr 1916 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    7. Bessie Elizabeth White was born in Apr 1910 in Kentucky; died on 9 Mar 1936 in Redbud, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bud Hill Cemetery, Redbud, Harlan, Kentucky.
    8. Ruth White was born on 21 Nov 1912 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 29 Oct 2000; was buried in Briarfield Cemetery, Orlando, Rockcastle, Kentucky.
    9. Robert Lawrence White was born on 5 Mar 1915 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 11 Apr 1965 in Warren County, Kentucky; was buried in Briarfield Cemetery, Orlando, Rockcastle, Kentucky.
    10. Mary Edna "Ted" White was born on 15 Apr 1917 in Harlan County, Kentucky; died on 16 Dec 2007 in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky; was buried in Sergent Cemetery, Harlan County, Kentucky.
    11. Myra Jean White was born on 1 Oct 1919 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 8 Apr 1994 in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, Harlan, Kentucky.
    12. Mary White was born on 22 Oct 1932.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thompson Ivy Ward was born about 1816 in North Carolina; died on 14 Mar 1863 in Milliken's Bend, Louisiana.

    Notes:

    20 Aug 1861, mustered into 3rd (later renamed 7th) Regiment Kentucky Infantry, Company I. Recorded as "present" in the company muster rolls of 30 Apr and 31 Aug 1862.

    Died in Lousiana of smallpox.

    Thompson married Rebecca Williamson on 14 Jul 1856 in Pulaski, Kentucky. Rebecca was born on 10 Mar 1836 in Harlan, Kentucky; died on 16 Aug 1904 in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky; was buried in Massey Cemetery, Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Rebecca Williamson was born on 10 Mar 1836 in Harlan, Kentucky; died on 16 Aug 1904 in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky; was buried in Massey Cemetery, Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. 4. Thompson Ward was born on 7 Nov 1860 in Pulaski, Kentucky; died about 1905 in Pulaski, Kentucky.

  3. 10.  Jasper Newton "Newt" White was born in Jun 1848 in Whitley County, Kentucky (son of Nicholas White and Nancy Anne Sumner); died in 1909 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Jun 1848, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com says that sometime soon after 1870, "my gr-grandfather John [Freeman] went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley." Of interest since both John Freeman and Jasper Newton White are among PNH's direct ancestors as well (great-great grandfathers, in his case).

    Relationships between Jasper Newton White and John Freeman:

    GG-grandfather Jasper Newton White (1848-1909):
    * employed GG-grandfather John Freeman (1850-1931) as manager of his lumber mill
    * married, as his third wife, Mary Ann Freeman (1855-1928), sister of John Freeman
    * Jasper Newton White's son by his second wife, G-grandfather Alfred Franklin White (1880-1952), married John Freeman's daughter, G-grandmother Mary Jane Freeman (1880-1932)

    Jasper married Susan Parker on 19 Sep 1867 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Susan (daughter of William Henderson Parker and Sarah "Sally" Patrick) died in 1879 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Susan Parker (daughter of William Henderson Parker and Sarah "Sally" Patrick); died in 1879 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Died of dyspepsia; attending physician Parker (relative?).

    Children:
    1. 5. Naomi "Oma" White was born in Nov 1869 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 30 Sep 1955 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    2. Nancy "Nannie" White was born on 27 Oct 1871 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in Mar 1944 in Scott County, Tennessee.
    3. Sarah White was born on 15 Jul 1875 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 27 Dec 1952 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    4. Ruth White was born on 27 Feb 1878 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 29 Nov 1963; was buried in Briar Creek Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

  5. 12.  Jasper Newton "Newt" White was born in Jun 1848 in Whitley County, Kentucky (son of Nicholas White and Nancy Anne Sumner); died in 1909 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Jun 1848, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com says that sometime soon after 1870, "my gr-grandfather John [Freeman] went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley." Of interest since both John Freeman and Jasper Newton White are among PNH's direct ancestors as well (great-great grandfathers, in his case).

    Relationships between Jasper Newton White and John Freeman:

    GG-grandfather Jasper Newton White (1848-1909):
    * employed GG-grandfather John Freeman (1850-1931) as manager of his lumber mill
    * married, as his third wife, Mary Ann Freeman (1855-1928), sister of John Freeman
    * Jasper Newton White's son by his second wife, G-grandfather Alfred Franklin White (1880-1952), married John Freeman's daughter, G-grandmother Mary Jane Freeman (1880-1932)

    Jasper married Rutha Parker on 29 Jan 1880 in Scott County, Tennessee. Rutha (daughter of William Henderson Parker and Sarah "Sally" Patrick) was born on 19 Dec 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died about 1895 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Rutha Parker was born on 19 Dec 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky (daughter of William Henderson Parker and Sarah "Sally" Patrick); died about 1895 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Identical twin of Sarah Parker.

    "Rutha died young, about 1895, or possibly earlier, whereupon her identical twin, Sarah, came to stay with the children for a while. Nancy Jonckheere says that the children were very distraught when Sarah left, because it was like losing their mother again." [Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment]

    Children:
    1. 6. Alfred Franklin White was born on 14 Apr 1880 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 6 Sep 1952 in Dayhoit, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.

  7. 14.  John FreemanJohn Freeman was born on 6 Jun 1850 in Kentucky (son of Joel Terrill Freeman and Mary Sego); died on 18 Jan 1931 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 May 1841
    • Alternate death: 18 Jan 1928

    Notes:

    The birth and death dates of 18 May 1841 and 18 Jan 1931 are on his tombstone at Wofford, but this stone was erected well after his death; it was the opinion of both Joan Van Syckle and Nancy Jonckheere that both of these dates are wrong. Nonetheless, notwithstanding the sources that have him dying in 1928, he was recorded as alive and living with his family in the 1930 census, so we're going with the presumption that the death date on his tombstone is more correct than not.

    (We also have a 1984 letter from Nancy Jonckheere to Jeannette Hayden claiming that John Freeman's actual birth year was 1857, but we think she revised her opinion since then.)

    Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com, says that sometime soon after 1870, "my gr-grandfather John went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley." Of interest since both John Freeman and Jasper Newton White are among PNH's direct ancestors as well (great-great grandfathers, in his case).

    Relationships between John Freeman and Jasper Newton White:

    GG-grandfather John Freeman (1850-1931)
    * managed a lumber mill for GG grandfather Jasper Newton White (1848-1909)
    * Jasper Newton White married, as his third wife, Mary Ann Freeman (1855-1928), sister of John Freeman
    * John Freeman's daughter, G-grandmother Mary Jane Freeman (1880-1932) married Jasper Newton White's son by his second wife, G-grandfather Alfred Franklin White (1880-1952)

    It's also notable that John Freeman's brother William Freeman married Rachel Allen, sister of John Freeman's wife Teresa Allen. Libby Freeman Speith says that John Freeman met Teresa because he moved to Elk Valley to work for Jasper Newton White, which is entirely plausible since Teresa was born there, or in Campbell County at any rate. Possibly William Freeman also worked for Jasper Newton White, or just as possibly, he met his wife Rachel Allen through his brother's marriage to her sister Teresa Allen.

    John married Teresa "Tacy" Allen in 1876 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Teresa (daughter of John Allen and Nancy Barnes) was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee; died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Teresa "Tacy" AllenTeresa "Tacy" Allen was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee (daughter of John Allen and Nancy Barnes); died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1858
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1860, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1862, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Widely said to have been born in Elk Valley, Campbell County, Tennessee. She was almost certainly born in Campbell County, as both the 1850 and 1860 Federal censuses show that as her parents' residence.

    Her tombstone dates, transcribed by Joan Van Syckle, are 3 Jan 1857 and 15 Feb 1934. Her stone gives her name as "Tishia" Freeman. Some descendants report that she was also called "Tisha."

    According to a family group record prepared by Joan Van Syckle, "Teresa's date of birth according to [the] 1900 census is Aug 1863." The same FGR gives Teresa's parents as "Joseph Allen (? 1/1/1838 - 5/24/1910)" and "Patricia Barnes". But Teresa Allen's sister Rachel's death certificate on ancestry.com shows her parents as John Allen and Nancy Barnes, both born in Tennessee.

    Posted by user "Dolores1630" to ancestry.com:

    Teresa was variously known as, Tasia, Tacia, and Tacey on census records. My father, Teresa's grandson, told me in the late 1970s that he remembered his grandmother being called "Tasia" or "Stasia" and wondered if this was a nickname for "Anastasia" which is my oldest daughter's name. From her death records and her tombstone it appears her given name was Teresa.

    My father also remembered that Teresa was known for her herbal remedies and was always growing and preparing herbs. She would always quote from the Old Testament and loved to quote the verses about the revenge and punishment of God. "Hellfire and brimstone" verses he called them. He said he was none too pleased with this as a child as it frightened him a bit.

    Children:
    1. Martha Freeman was born in 1877; died in May 1955 in New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio; was buried in Greenmound Cemetery. New Richmond, Clermont, Ohio.
    2. 7. Mary Jane Freeman was born on 27 Feb 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 22 Oct 1932 in Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.
    3. Joseph Freeman was born on 2 Mar 1882 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 15 Jun 1967 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Caddell Cemetery, Rockholds, Whitley, Kentucky.
    4. Luther S. "Luke" Freeman was born on 1 Dec 1884 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 25 Feb 1971 in Bell County, Kentucky.
    5. Benjamin Harrison Freeman was born on 22 May 1887 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 22 Sep 1959 in Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried on 25 Sep 1959 in Mexico Cemetery, Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky.
    6. Fannie Freeman was born in Dec 1890 in Kentucky.
    7. Edward McKinley Freeman was born on 8 May 1893; died on 10 Jul 1979 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    8. Artie Mae Freeman was born on 5 Dec 1896 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 5 Jun 1970; was buried in Chitwood Cemetery, Winfield, Scott, Tennessee.