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. 
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.
The 1880 census shows the family in the Ceredo District (lying on the West side of Twelve Pole Creek), Wayne County, West Virginia.
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.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Mary: