Joshua John Ward (1800 - 1853) MP

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Birthplace: Brookgreen Plantation, Georgetown, Georgetown, SC, USA
Death: Died in Georgetown, Georgetown, SC, USA
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About Joshua John Ward

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35254281

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_John_Ward

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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookgreen_Plantation

Career

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

Family history

Ward was born November 24, 1800, at Brookgreen Plantation, South Carolina. He was married March 14, 1825, in South Carolina to Joanna Douglas Hasell, and died February 27, 1853, at Brookgreen Plantation. His father was Joshua Ward and his mother was Elizabeth Cook.

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Col. Joshua John Ward, Slaver's Timeline

1800
November 24, 1800
Georgetown, Georgetown, SC, USA
1826
April 19, 1826
Age 25
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1827
December 14, 1827
Age 27
Brookgreen, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
1830
January 15, 1830
Age 29
Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
1831
May 1, 1831
Age 30
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1833
August 9, 1833
Age 32
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1835
September 18, 1835
Age 34
Waccamaw, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
1837
December 19, 1837
Age 37
Brookgreen, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
1841
January 23, 1841
Age 40
Brookgreen, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
1844
February 16, 1844
Age 43
Waccamaw, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States