Col Joshua John Ward

Col Joshua John Ward

Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA
Death 27 Feb 1853 (aged 52)
Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Pawleys Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA
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Ward was born 24 Nov 1800 at Brookgreen Plantation, South Carolina. He was married 14 Mar 1825 in South Carolina to Joanna Douglass Hasell, and died 27 Feb 1853 at Brookgreen Plantation. His father was Joshua Ward, and his mother was Elizabeth Cook.

Joshua John Ward, of Georgetown, South Carolina, was the largest American slaveholder, dubbed "the king of the rice planters".

In 1850 he held 1,092 slaves, and in 1860 his heirs (his estate) held 1,130 or 1,131 slaves.

One of his plantations, the Brookgreen Plantation, is now part of the namesake park of Brookgreen Gardens.

In addition to his rice plantations, he served as 44th lieutenant governor of South Carolina from 1850 to 1852, as a Democrat, under governor John Hugh Means.

Father of:
Penelope B. Ward 1826-1859
Joshua Ward 1827-1867
Joanna Ward b.1831
Georgeana Ward 1833-1893
Catherine Ward 1835-1862
Mayham Ward 1837-1866
Benjamin H. Ward 1840-1903
Alice R. Ward 1844-1906
Anne A. Ward 1846-1880
Margaret B. Ward 1849-1896

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