Any information regarding this James Jordan Ward s/o John Ward?

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Supposedly the father of my g/g/g Grandfather Henry John Ward, h/o Penelope Baker Ward.  I've found quite  a bit on Henry and Penelope and their children (even newspaper articles) but nothing to point me to WHICH John and James Jordan as ancestors.  

Son Henry was born in June 11, 1785 in Mississipp and died/ is buried in Weakley Co., Tenn. 

WikiTree profile: James Ward
in Genealogy Help by Diane Tavegia G2G Crew (980 points)
Recently noticed Hannah is too young to be Henry's mother and am now second guessing this line.  Anyone?

Found this online and though it is dated 1999 it may be helpful in sorting Jordan Ward.


From: John Poole <>
Subject: Jordan Ward--Issac A. Ward
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 08:28:55 +0000

Among the Wards in Henderson Co., TN in 1850 was a Jordan Ward 79, NC;
his wife was Hannah 67, NC;
Children were Margaret 27, Elizabeth 25, Nancy W., 23, Harmon 21. All
children born in TN.

Jordan Ward is listed on the Henderson Co., TN census also in 1830 and
1840. In 1840 living near him are a Thomas Ward, Sr. and a Thomas Ward,
Jr. Further away was listed my distant grandfather, Issac A. Ward b.
1804. By 1850 the Thomas Wards and Issac Ward were gone from Henderson

There was a Jordan P. Ward who received bounty lands in Jack Co., TX in
1874 for service in the Texas War for Independence. Does anyone know
who he was?

There was a Jordan J. Ward and his three sons, John J., James J., and
Jordan J., who lived near the Burkham Community in Red River Co., TX
probably before Texas' statehood. Does anyone know who they are?

Last question: John A. Ward was born in White Co., TN and was living in
Independence Co., Ark when he joined the CSA. He lived near Sulfur
Rock. In 1893 he moved to TX and later lived in a Confederate Home in
Austin, TX. A son was Joe Ward living in Mart, TX. Does anyone connect
to this man who was a witness to a pension application for Issac A.
Ward, Jr., the son of my distant grandfather.

Hoping some of you good folks in this Ward group can help me find where
my Issac A. Ward fits in.

John Poole

2 Answers

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Has any male in your direct line done the family tree dna test?
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  Jordan is my husband, they are all from West Virginia.  I have a Ward in my family, but is related through Marriage and I haven't gone back that far.  They all lived in Brooklyn.  Baker is a family name.  It goes back to early 1800 but they lived in Maine. 

  There was a story though my grandmother told me that Baker wasn't our real name.  That he and a Confederate soldier switched names and deserted.  Not sure if this is helpful or even true.  Good luck with your search.  Oh we are on 23&me  My dad, my mom and my sister.  I'm going to do Ancestry.


by Diane Jordan G2G Crew (400 points)

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