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Larry Ward (#46495530)
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Bio Photo I am a proud descendant of the noted Ward family of the Cherokee Nation through John and Katy McDaniel Ward and their son Charles Jackson and his wife Mary Elvira Henslee Ward. Charles Jackson emigrated along with brothers, Bryant, George and Samuel, sister Susie to the Cherokee Nation West in 1834, along with his two other wives and families from information contained in Lt. Harris Journal. Susie who married William England buried at Cadron Creek Settlement near Mennifee, Arkansas dying there of illness on their trip westward. At some latter time Charles and Mary Elvira returned back East. My g-grandfather Charles Rufus ward was born about 1840 at Murphy, Cherokee County, N. Carolina. He enlisted in the 5th Tenn. Mtd Infantry USA in Bradley County, Tennessee. Upon discharge he moved to Maury County, Tennessee and married 1st Catherine Ray and 2nd Margaret Elizabeth James. Charles Rufus lived in Flint District, Cherokee Indian Territory from about 1871 to 1880. He moved back to Maury County and later into Hardin County Tennessee where my grandfather Rufas Cecil Ward was born and had a son named Jamie Ross Ward who is my father. Several Ward descendants and related families have begun a website on Facebook. There are many descendants who are here also. We have many photos, newpaper articles, obits, census, pictures and historcial documents here relating to the John and Katy McDaniel Ward family.
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Marcia Hall
RE: Gold Rush Cherokees
Hi, So many of us stem from Ludovic Grant and his Cherokee wife and Sister of Raven Moytoy. I have a large tree on with histories. I have done the Union and Confed Cherokee etc. I have McDaniel/Ward on my tree as most Old settlers/Treaty Party married each other and a few married Ross supporters. I am a direct descendant of Chief Richard Fields, John Schrimsher/Mary Hughes and John Vann. Calaveras County has the best newsletter. There was an article on Sole Traders-state law that women could own their own businesses and 3 of the names were Nancy Ann Blythe Bean, Delilah Fields Scroggins and Eliza McCoy. I can email you the PDF of Schrimsher Cousins that my father and uncle completed. I have my father's extensive library and records. He is now 95 living in Oroville CA. Cousin Pat Meschling descended from Moses Fields, put together a lot of Find A Grave's info. She lives in Oregon.
Dad knew O.B. Campbell,the local historian in Vinita and wrote, with a cousin, some articles for the Vinita newspaper. I am a volunteer at the Gene Autry Western History museum in L.A.- fits my background. Currently we have Floral Journeys- Native Am beadwork- Martha Berry opened the exhibit-She brought back Cherokee traditional beading. We also have Route 66 and next is Civil War. I am baskets8 Hall Family Tree on Ancestry.
Added by Marcia Hall on Dec 13, 2014 6:20 PM
Norma McGee
Smythe David Richardson
Will you please transfer this record to me. He is my great-uncle.

Added by Norma McGee on Oct 20, 2014 12:48 PM
Wes T.
GHORMLEY at Oak Grove Cemetery EDITS
In case you were wondering, the source on those edits I have put in (mainly plot numbers) -- is the book "Our People And Where They Rest: A Visit to 104 Old Cemeteries in Eastern Oklahoma," James W. Tyner, Maxine Tyner and Alice Tyner Timmons, American Indian Institute, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 1970-1985, (Library of Congress No. QE99-C5-T97) There wasn't a place for me to put that in the edit form.
Hope everything looked in order.

Thanks for all your help! Best wishes.
Added by Wes T. on Jan 29, 2014 8:41 PM
Irving L Davey
Johnson Pathkiller b.1858
The above Pathkiller did not die in the year 1977 nor is he buried in the G.A.R in Miami,OK
Irving Crawford Davey
Added by Irving L Davey on Dec 27, 2013 11:23 AM
Thanks for all the hard work
It was really awesome to find the lineage back after my great great grandparents John Wesley Holland and Mary Elvira Ward. i now have many faces to go with the stories that my grandparents told me.

Added by Merlot on Nov 23, 2013 1:50 AM
Hi Larry, thanks for getting back with me on this search for Avery Pickens and his family. Since sending you the message about them, Betty's burial site was located with the assist of a relative of her Austin family so I sent a message to one of the descendants researching the family. Of note, Betty's 1947 death certificate is not listed on the Tennessee Death Index for that year, very odd, it makes me wonder if she lived in another state at the time of her death. The obituary located listed no specifics or surviving family or what year her husband, Avery passed away. So the search continues. Warmly, Helen
Added by Helen on Oct 08, 2013 4:53 AM
Austin query
Hi Larry, I see that you created a memorial for Cynthia Rebecca Lard Austin and uploaded some census & awesome photo images of her and several children. I am researching her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" who married Avery Pickens on 30 Nov 1886 and bore several children. I last see her in the 1940 census as "Bettie", widowed, living with her son Owen, her daughter-in-law Evelyn and granddaughter Cynthia ~ noted in the Hardin,TN area. Do you know anything about her death information or that of Avery? I have been to the Archives Library in Nashville and have not found either one in the various databases. I'd love to connect with you regarding this family history. How are you related to them? Avery was the sibling to my GGG-Grandfather, John William Gabriel Pickens (1832-1899). Thanks and have a great day! Helen
Added by Helen on Sep 25, 2013 7:58 PM
Nora Mae Ball Smith
Thank You Larry
I have know some Wards and well no wonder I have found some on my own lines what great way to share information and add to the family trees... Thank You for Sharing, Nora Mae (Ball) Smith
Added by Nora Mae Ball Smith on Aug 29, 2013 3:11 AM
RE: Ruby Boatman Richardson Cem. Waterloo, Alabama
Thank you very much, Larry.
Added by Barb on Aug 19, 2013 10:13 PM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: Perdue
I am sorry, I do not see any info for her. If you would like a transfer, please use the edit tab and add you contributor number. Thank you!
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Apr 08, 2013 10:53 AM
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