Parents of James Ace Ward, born 1798

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Hello to all "Wiki-treer"s!

I am looking for help finding the parents of my GGGGF James Ace Ward (Ward-6226). It is said that he might be Thomas Ward, but, I have no proof of this. The James Ace Ward Family is from the Columbus County area of North Carolina. His Wife is Mary Frances Faulk Ward(Faulk-114).

Thank you for any help you can provide!


Michael Ward (Ward-6220)
WikiTree profile: Jim Ward
in Genealogy Help by Michael Ward G2G4 (4.6k points)

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An Ancestral File submission has James Ace Ward' parents as Thomas Ward, Jr. born about 1770 in NC. His mother is Mary Cartrette, born before April 11, 1796. James Ace Ward's paternal grandfather would be Thomas Ward, Sr. who was born in 1730 and died in 1810. Thomas Ward, Sr. married Amelia "Millie" Hathaway who was born before 11 April, 1796.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
selected by Michael Ward
Wow! Thanks! I will check into this. Do you have a wiki tree profile that you got this from?
No, I found the Ancestal File by going to  , then I entered the information that you provided and did a search. Sometimes they have ancestral files at the bottom of the page. They are submitted by people who have an ancestral tree. The entries are not checked for authenticiy as far as I know, so they could have errors. In this case, it was all I found the pertained to answering your question, so I went with it.
Ok! Thanks again!
I am sorry to be so difficult. I tried to find this "ancestral file" I entered my search info and couldn't find it. Could you, or someone give me a URL, or better instruction? Thanks.
These are from This time, I found more which I will also show as an answer.

The two files about should be checked for accuracy.
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Didn't find his parents but found Mary Faulk's ancestors - and they had a slew of children in addition to Lorenzo, many of whom you can find additional details on,  such as marriage and death records, a few examples are below.  From some records James birth is 1787-1788?


FAULK, PHILLIP    DAR Ancestor #: A039267






Service Source: HAUN, NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL XI, PART X, P 1330


Residence:  County: BLADEN CO - State: NORTH CAROLINA                       


The Said William Calvin Ward was the child of  Search All: Ward

James Ward born on 1 - Mar - 1788 at NC died at Columbus Co NC on 30 - Oct - 1889 and his ( 1st ) wife

Mary W Faulk born on 2 - Feb - 1811 at NC died at Columbus Co NC on 4 - Nov - 1867 married on (a) - - 1832

The Said Mary W Faulk was the child of  John H Faulk born on - - at _______________ died at Columbus Co NC on (p) 30 - Dec - 1831 and his ( 1st ) wife Priscilla born on - - at _______________died at Columbus Co NC on (p) 4 - Oct - 1846 married on - -

The Said John H Faulk was the child of  Phillip Faulk born on (c) - - 1760 at Edgecombe Co NC died at Columbus Co NC on (a) - Feb - 1825 and his ( 1st ) wife Mary Hinnart born on - - at _______________died at _______________ on - - married on - -


North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930

John Staford Ward

death  15 Jan 1918  Columbus, NC

Male : White Married

age at death: 88y 2m 13d

birth  02 Nov 1829  Columbus Co, N.C.

father: James Ward  birthplace: Brunswick Co, N.C.

mother: Mary Faulk birthplace: Columbus Co., N.C.

occupation: Farming

cemetery: T(?K)onyduval Cemetery

burial date: 17 Jan 1918

Informant Jno J Ward, Old Dock, NC

William Calvin Ward

death  25 Aug 1923 Lees, Columbus, NC

Male  White Married

age at death: 65y 8m 11d

birth date: 14 Dec 1857 birthplace: Columbus Co., N.C.

spouse: Addie Ward

father: James Ward  birthplace: N.C.

mother: Mary Faulk  birthplace: N.C.

occupation: Farming

burial place: Lees Township

burial date: 26 Aug 1923

Informant Ace Ward,  Nakima, NC


U S Census, 1850  Columbus county, Columbus, NC

 James Ward M 53 NC

 Mary Ward  F 39 NC

 Priscilla Ward F 23 NC

 Frances M Ward F 22 NC

 John S Ward M 20 NC

 James Ward M 18 NC

 Mary Ward F 16 NC

 Asa Ward M 14 NC

 Delilah Ward F 11 NC

 Sarah A Ward F 10 NC

 Rachel Ward F 8 NC

 Elizabeth Ward F 6 NC

 Eliza P Ward F 3 NC

 Lorenzo F Ward M 1 NC


North Carolina, Marriages

groom Lorenzo Ward

bride's name: Frances E. Gore

marriage  03 Sep 1874  Columbus, NC

groom's father's name: James Ward

groom's mother's name: Mary Ward

bride's father's name: Aaron Gore

bride's mother's name: Mary Gore


U S Census, 1870  Lees, Columbus, NC

James Ward  M 72y NC

 James Ward M 38y NC

 Mary Ward F 36y NC

 Sarah Ward F 30y NC

 Rachel Ward F 28y NC

 Rebecca Ward F 26y NC

 Eliza Ward F 22y NC

 Lorenza Ward M 19y NC

 Julia Ward F 16y NC

 William Ward M 11y NC

 Henry Hickman M 9y NC





by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (892k points)
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Ancestral Files on this family are found here: 3)

There are a couple of them, individual file URLS below as well as a few other links on the above page.   The first one has quite a few references and sources such as Deeds  that might be very helpful in your search.

1)  Citing This Record

2)  Citing This Record


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (892k points)
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James Ace Ward   Photo of Tombstone

Birth:  Mar. 4, 1798
Columbus County
North Carolina, USA
Death:  Oct. 30, 1888
Columbus County
North Carolina, USA
Son of Thomas Ward & Mary Sutton.
Son:William Calvin Ward
Grandson: William Brice Ward
Great Grandaughter: Shirley Ann Ward-Cumbee
Ward Cemetery 
Columbus County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Bobby Cumbee
Record added: May 10, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 69651024
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
Thanks for all this info. I have all this updated (I think), but, now I need the parents of Thomas Ward Sr. I have hit a dead end on this. There is some info on Familysearch, but, I can't get any sources. I am trying to get to Wards from outside the US, but can't find a connection. Thanks.

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