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About Charles Rufus Ward
Dawes Rejected # 1003. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Cleveland, Tennessee during the Civil War. He served in the 5th Tenn. Mtd, Infantry, was wounded at Spring Place, Georgia in Oct. 1864. After his mustering out at Nashville in 1865 he went to Maury County, Tennessee.
From the Book: THESE ARE BIOGRAPHIES OF FAMILIES WITH CONNECTIONS FROM WHITE & CLEBURNE CO., AR
CHARLES RUFAS WARD One of the greatest blessings that can accrue in a communtiy is to be blessed with the old fashioned kind of families that have been successful in rearing a large family of well developed, healthy children. Families these days have dwindled in size, until it is a relief to a thorough old fashioned, liberty & loving, American citizen to meet up with such a family as that of Mr. Charles Rufas WARD, a brief family history of which follows: Charles Rufas WARD was bom in Cherokee Co., NC, July 27th, 1840, and will consequently be 67 years old his next birthday. He was raised on a farm in that state until he was 18 years of age, when being of a patriotic disposition and aiding with the Union cause, he enlisted in Co. F. of the 5th Regiment, TN Mounted Infantry, Col. S. B. BOYD commanding. He served throughout the entire war, and was mustered out at its close, in 1865, with honor to himself and to the company & regiment he had bom arms with. While not in any of the few great battles noted for numbers, he was in numerous smaller engagements, which were most bitterly contested, such as Spring Creek, GA, and Fishers Creek, TN. Mr. WARD was married July 14th, 1878, to Miss Margaret Elizabeth JAMES, at Columbia, TN. To them have been bom IO children, as follows: Auba Scaile, bom July 30th, 1897; Berry De Lone, bom February 5th, 1895; Charles Lawson, bom July 4th, 1893; Rufus Cecil, bom January 25th, 1892; George Henry, bom Dec. 24th, 1889; Byrum Smith, bom Dec. 13th, 1888; Wam Beaufort, bom Dec. 13,1886; Maggie Elizabeth, bom Dec. 23rd, 1884; Emma Dale, bom June 11, 1882, and James Tell, bom April I I th, 1880. All the children are now living except Emma Dale, who died when 3 years@ 3 months & 17 days of age, and Maggie Elizabeth, who died when only 6 days of age. This leaves 7 boys & I girl, (Miss Zuba Sealile), all living and all at home with their parents south of Pleasant Plains; all the children have so far remained unmarried. Mrs. Ward is a farmer, and after his marriage resided at Columbia, TN, for about 12 years; from there he moved to Hardin Co., TN, residing there about 14 years, and from there to White Co., AR, where he & his family have since resided. (from The Pioneer, Vol. V, Maddox, White Co., AR, Apr., 1907, No. 4)
Charles Rufas Ward was born at Murphy N. Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Cleveland, Tennessee during the Civil War. He served in the 5th Tenn. Mtd, Infantry, was wounded at Spring Place, Georgia in Oct. 1864. After his mustering out at Nashville in 1865 he went to Maury County, Tennessee.
Charles Rufus Ward's Timeline
July 27, 1841
Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
November 21, 1871
April 11, 1880
June 11, 1882
December 23, 1884
December 13, 1886