Lucy Ward (1697 - 1758) MP

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Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Cherokee Nation - East
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About Lucy Ward

After the death of his first wife, Oconostota invited Lucy Ward, a former lady-in-waiting to the Queen of England [Queen Caroline, wife of King George ll] whom he had met in 1730, to join him in Chota. They were married [about 1737] and had one daughter, Lucy Ward II.

She was the daughter of Edmund Ward. Her brother was Francis Ward and was the husband of Tame Doe. After Quatsis died, Oconastota asked her brother Francis Ward if she had married. When he learned she had not, Oconastota had Francis write to her, and sent her the funds to purchase passage to the US. Lucy accepted, and immigrated. By coming to American and living with the Indians, Lucy had a chance to be near her brother and to teach the Cherokees her religion. Tame Doe and Lucy gave birth the same cold night, both having daughters. Lucy's died, Tame Doe, Attakullakulla and the mid wife didn't want to anger or hurt Canastota's feelings, and decided to say Tame Doe's baby died. Tame Doe became more than an aunt to her and taught her the Indian beliefs. Lucy taught her daughter to read and write the English language as well as the white man's religion, which included caring for all people. This would pay off twice when she warned the settlers. Nancy found out Tame Doe was her mother, when Bryant Ward asked for his niece's hand in marriage. Attakullakulla told her to ask her mother, Tame Doe. Nancy's father Francis Ward had died in battle the previous year, 1755.

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Lucy Ward's Timeline

Age 40
Age 61
Cherokee Nation - East