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Mary J. (Thacker) Ward (1851 - 1930)

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Mary J. Ward formerly Thacker
Born in Wayne County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Wayne County, West Virginiamap
[children unknown]
Died in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Dec 2017
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Mary J. Thacker was born in in Wayne County, West Virginia a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Thacker. In 1860 she was 8 years old and resided with her parents in Wayne County. [1]

Mary J. Thacker(age 18, born Wayne County, Virginia the daughter of Daniel & May Thacker) on 21 April 1870 in Wayne County, West Virginia married Leander Ward (age 20, born Wayne County, Virginia the son of H. & ~ Ward). The marriage ceremony was performed by R.A. Billups.[2]

The 1880 census shows the family in the Ceredo District (lying on the West side of Twelve Pole Creek), Wayne County, West Virginia.[3]

Leander Ward 28 head, b VA "works on farm"
Mary J. Ward 28 wife, b VA
Mary E. Ward 7 dau, b WV
Alsina Ward 2 son, b WV

Mary Jane Ward died on 30 May 1930 in Cabell County, West Virginia. She was the wife of Leander Ward and daughter of Daniel Thacker and Betty Cyrus.[4]


  • Mary Elizabeth Ward 1871–1951
  • Sidney Ward 1877–
  • Alexander Ward 1878–
  • Lee Ward 1887–1891
  • Nolda Ward 1913–1963


  1. "United States Census, 1860", (, Daniel Thacker, 1860.
    Daniel Thacker M 46 Virginia
    Elizabeth Thacker F 38 Virginia
    Jeremiah Thacker M 18 Virginia
    Wade Thacker M 17 Virginia
    William Thacker M 15 Virginia
    Minerva Thacker F 13 Virginia
    Collumbia Thacker F 11 Virginia
    Mary J Thacker F 8 Virginia
    Mahala F Thacker F 5 Virginia
    Daniel S Thacker M 2 Virginia
  2. West Virginia Archives & History. West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Wayne County, West Virginia Marriages. [1]
  3. US Census 1880; Ceredo, Wayne, West Virginia; Roll: 1415; Family History Film: 1255415; Page: 318D; Enumeration District: 144
  4. "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," (, Mary Jane Ward, 30 May 1930; citing Cabell, West Virginia, County Records, 6109, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,953,607.

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