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Nathan Ward, Sr.

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Coal Creek, Virginia, United States
Death: 1835 (71-79)
Saddle Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Wells Ward, Sr and Rebecca Ward
Husband of Sara Naky Ward and Unknown Ward
Father of Stephen Ward; Eleanor "Nellie" Cox; Lewis Thomas Ward; Enoch Ward; ++ NSC++ Landreth Ward and 7 others
Brother of Elizabeth Margaret Blevins; Wells Ward, Jr.; Stephen Ward, Sr.; James Ward; Abigail Barton and 1 other

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Notes for Nathan Ward


Nathan Ward (1761 to 1835) of Grayson, Virginia was the son of Wells Ward (1725 to 1821) and his wife Rebecca.

The Nathan who died in 1835 and his wife Sarah lived on Saddle Creek in present-day Grayson Co and had sons Zachariah, Benjamin, Lewis, Enoch, Wells, Stephen, Nathan Jr, Landreth, and Silas. One researcher adds another William to the second set although I've seen no documentation for him. (Researcher Ginger Ballard.) Nathan Ward's last will and testiment was written 14 Mar. 1803 Grayson Co., VA; wife's name was not mentioned. In the will He left his estate to his wife, with it to pass at her death to sons Nathan and Enoch. His original tract willed to sons William and Wells. Other records show her name was Sarah.

Nathan Ward Jr married Ann Williams, Grayson Co 1809. and moved to Hawkins Co TN. where he was living 1822 when he sold his inheritance. Son Enoch moved to Rutherford Co NC, he sold out there in 1822. Sarah was living with Enoch. Wells Ward sold out 1807 and seems to have moved away. William Ward became one of the wealthiest men in the community.. A little more to the sketch, but this is all the children records name. (J P Alderman, the author) thinks there were daughters.


!REFERENCE: - 20-Aug-1806 - Persons appointed to view the grounds for a wagon road from Nathan Ward's to the new Ashe road, reported that there may be a road beneficial to the people from Nathan Ward's to Fox Creek Meeting House to the mouth of Fox Creek, to the mouth of Wilson, to Robert Parson's, Esq. thence to Patrick Kelly's and from thence to the new Ashe road.


The Eleanor Ward just mentioned was, it is said, a daughter of Nathan Ward and his wife Sareigh Dragging Canoe. Nathan Ward was born 1761/5 at Coal Creek, Grayson County, Virginia and died in 1835 in Grayson County. His wife Sareigh Dragging Canoe was born about 1765 at Turkey Knob, Alleghany County, North Carolina and died after 1850.


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Nathan Ward, Sr.'s Timeline

Coal Creek, Virginia, United States
Age 15
Grayson County, Province of Virginia
Age 19
Carroll, Grayson, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Grayson, Virginia, United States
April 13, 1793
Age 33
Buck Mountain, Grayson County, Virginia, United States
Age 34
Age 35
Age 40
Grayson, Virginia, United States
October 23, 1802
Age 42
Grayson County, Virginia, United States