1LT George Washington Ward

1LT George Washington Ward

Sampson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 10 Nov 1884 (aged 52)
Wallace, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Teachey, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 158963511 · View Source
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George W. Ward was a farmer, teacher and surveyor with deep family roots in eastern North Carolina. He was also a soldier, serving as an officer in the 31st Regiment North Carolina Militia between 1852 and 1861 and the Third North Carolina State Troops during the Civil War.

George Washington Ward was born Aug. 12, 1832 to Alfred (1790-1869) and Elizabeth Robinson Ward (1793-1874). He was one of eight children in a family descended from some some of the earliest English settlers in the region .

He had a distinguished record in the armed forces of the Confederate States of America. According to records available in the National Archives, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1861 and was promoted to first lieutenant in 1862. He was wounded at the battle of Sharpsburg in 1862, wounded again at the battle of Payne's Farm in 1863, and wounded a third time at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House in 1864. He was named to the North Carolina Roll of Honor for meritorious military service in 1863.

He survived the war, returned to his childhood home in the Rockfish community of Duplin County (near present-day Wallace, N.C), and married Mary Priscilla Alderman in 1867.

George and Mary Ward had eight children: Mary Vance (Ward) Taylor (1868-1920), Daniel Patterson Ward (1869-1938), Myra Elizabeth (Ward) Faulkner (1871-1943), Albert James Ward (1873-1957), William Alfred Graham Ward (1875-1927), George Robert Ward (1877-1942), Preston Cummings Ward (1879-1906), and Livingston DeRosset Ward (1882-1928).

He died accidentally in 1884 while fighting a local forest fire.

Here is a photo of George and Mary's shared headstone http://duplin.lostsoulsgenealogy.com/cemetery/
alfredwardcempics.htm. The cemetery was originally surveyed by Lillian & Pearl Houston February 2008 and resurveyed December 2011.

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  • Maintained by: Bruce Howe Vail
  • Originally Created by: Robin Knowles Miner
  • Added: 6 Mar 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 158963511
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT George Washington Ward (12 Aug 1832–10 Nov 1884), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158963511, citing Alfred Ward Cemetery, Teachey, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Bruce Howe Vail (contributor 49331551) .