I have a Sarah Ward born ca 1764, NC, who married Claudius Carteret (Cartrette, Cartrett, Cartwright), b. 1774. They lived in Columbus County, NC, as well as Bladen and Robeson. I have contacted members of the Ward family of Columbus County, NC and it appears Sarah was not of the Ward family of Columbus County. Claudius Carteret and Sarah Ward were my g. g. g. g. grandparents. Their daughter Lucy Ann Carteret married Curtis M. Spivey. Their son, Ephraim married Nancy Spivey, a first cousin to Curtis.