12/16/2009 at 11:55 PM
According to legend, Nancy Ward had accompanied her warrior husband, King Fisher, to the battle of Taliwa to drive the Creeks out of northern Georgia. When he was killed, she picked up his gun and joined the fighting. It is said her bravery caused a turning point in the battle for the outnumbered Cherokees.
Upon returning to her tribe, she was given the title of Ghighau or Most Honored Woman which was considered a lifetime distinction bestowed for valorous merit. Still only a teenager, she sat with the Peace Chief and War chief in the "holy area" near the ceremonial fire during the State Council meetings. She also was the last Chief Woman of the Cherokee Female Council. She died in 1822 as is buried near Benton, TN.
Nancy Married 2 men. With the first she had 2 kids...Ka-ti & Hi-s-ki-ti-hi. With the second she had one...Elizabeth Ward.
Her second husband Bryan or Bryant Ward (Irish) also had a kid(s) from a previous lady. One of them came here (from Ireland) & basically started your line hefbro.
Bryan or Bryant Ward's son John married Catherine McDaniel (1/2 Cherokee). This is where you come from hefbro.
John & Catherine had:
James & Sarah Redding Ward had:
George & Lucy Mayes Ward had:
Sabrina Ward Arthur
Samuel & Ester Davis Ward had:
Samuel Ward Jr.
Samuel & Sallie Earwood Ward had:
Bryan/Bryant & Temperance Stansel Ward had:
Charles Jackson & Mary (Polly) E. Henslee Ward had:
Charles Jackson & Ruth Ward had:
Elizabeth Jane Ward McIntosh
Charles Jackson & Annie Ward Had:
Catherine Ward Sims
I'll be back with more.