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Re: Wards / Indian Connection pre 1800's
Posted by: Susan Reynolds (ID *****5608) Date: March 28, 2004 at 00:32:55
In Reply to: Re: Wards / Indian Connection pre 1800's by Lesley Daley of 16676

It's always hard to know on these stories. There ARE Cherokee Wards and there may be Wards among the other Nations as well, although I haven't personally researched any of them. Below is an abstract I did on one of the Cherokee Ward families. Although this family was primarily in AL (Cherokee Nation East), TN (Cherokee Nation East), Indian Territory (Cherokee Nation West, now OK) and GA (also Cherokee Nation East), they had ties all over the southeast. The Cherokee ranged far and wide. NC and GA are the places we most associate with them before the Trail of Tears, but they lived in and roamed VA and KY early on and settled in AR in the early 1800's.

One other aspect that often enters into it is this: In many cases the white traders (English, Scots, Scotch-Irish, even French) had white families at home and Native families afield. Many times both families knew about each other. This was the case with Sequoyah's family and with Nancy Ward's family. Nancy Ward's step son is the progenitor of the line below. He was white, but married into the Cherokee like his father.

Have a look at www.nancyward.com for her descendants.

I have left the author’s information intact in the following abstract. If she left a first name blank, it has been noted as Unknown even if we know the name. I have also left blood degrees intact as they were printed. This research is not mine, merely an abstraction from the book, so I can’t verify that it is absolutely accurate. However, one of the authors actually lived many of the events in the book and had access to all of her families’ records so this should be a fairly accurate accounting. It is certainly a good springboard for further study.

Abstracted from Springplace: Moravian Mission and the Ward Family of the Cherokee Nation. Muriel H. Wright and Clara A. Ward, Co-operative Publishing Co., Guthrie, OK, copyright 1940, pages 81-86

Genealogy of the Lowry Family of the Cherokee Nation:

Oo-lu-tsa (She’s come) a fullblood Cherokee woman was the mother of:
Che-kaw-nah-ler (Forget me not)
Nancy

First Generation
George Lowry, a Scotsman, married Nancy and they had the following children:
2-1 Captain John Lowry m. Betsy Shorey
2-2 Major George Lowry m. Lucy Benge
2-3       Jane Lowry m. Taluntiski
2-4       Sallie Lowry m. Staydt (Rope)
2-5       Betsy Lowry m. John Sevier
2-6       Nelly Lowry m. Edmond Fallen
2-7       Akey Lowry m. Unknown Burnes


Second Generation:
Major George Lowry m. Lucy Benge and they had the following children:
3-1       James Lowry m. Betsy McLemore
3-2       George Lowry m. Betsy Baldridge
3-3       Susan Lowry m. Andrew Ross
3-4       Lydia Lowry m. Milo Hoyt
3-5       Rachel Lowry m. 1st David Brown, 2nd Nelson Orr
3-6       John Lowry died young
3-7       Anderson Lowry m. Mary Nave
3-8       Arch Lowry m. Delia Baldridge
3-9       Washington Lowry m. Nancy Guest, daughter of Sequoyah

Notes for Major George Lowry:
Born 1770 (page 59) at Tahskeegee on the Tennessee River (page 62)
Died 20 October 1852, 82 years old (page 60)
Cherokee Name: Agi li meaning “He is rising”, contraction of Agin-Agi li an Old Cherokee name meaning “Rising Fawn”
Rank of Major attained in War of 1812 (page 63)
Town chief of Willstown, Cherokee Nation East (in Eastern AL) until about 1820, a hereditary position under the old form of government. (page 59)
Assistant principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. (page 59)
Religion: Presbyterian/Congregationalist (page 59)

From this point on, the author only followed the line that connected into the Missionary Wards, which are descendants of Nancy Ward’s step-son John “Jack” Ward who married Catherine “Katie” McDaniel, half-blood daughter of Scotsman Unknown McDaniel and Granny Hopper a full blood Cherokee woman.

Third Generation:
Lydia Lowry m. Dr. Milo Hoyt, son of Rev. Ard Hoyt and they had the following children:
4-1       Dolly Eunice Hoyt m. Rev. Nelson Chamberlain
4-2       Anna Hoyt m. Rev. Hamilton Balentine
4-3       Hinman Booth Hoyt m. 1st Ruth Buffington, 2nd Elizabeth Candy
4-4       Sarah Hoyt m. Richard Hunter
4-5       Lucy L. Hoyt m. Monroe Keys
4-6       Esther Hoyt m. Rev. James Ward
4-7       Milo Ard Hoyt m. Harriet Fulsom Washburn
4-8       George Hoyt, said to have died in Kansas

Notes for Lydia Lowry:
Born about 1803: “Lydia was sixteen years old when she joined the Presbyterian Church and was baptized at Brainerd on Januar 31, 1819.” (page 63)
Wrote first hymn by a Cherokee (page 63)
Married February 1820

Notes for Dr. Milo Hoyt:
Milo Hoyt was the teacher that established the mission school at Willstown In April of 1820. (page 63)
Became a physician and served in the Union Brigade, Colonel William A. Phillips, commanding, early in the Civil War (page 63-64)
Parents: Rev. Ard Hoyt, pastor of Presbyterian Church of Wilkesbarre, PA who volunteered for work among the Cherokee in 1817, arriving at Brainerd in 1818. Rev. Hoyt was born 23 October 1770 at Danbury, CT, died Willstown 18 February 1828. Esther Booth Hoyt born 18 January 1774 at Southbury, CT, died after retirement from mission service in 1834. Page 64

Fourth Generation:
Esther Hoyt m. Rev. James Ward and they had the following children:
5-1       Darius E. Ward m. 1st Sarah Ritter, 2nd Mary (Hester) Murphy
5-2       Lydia Ann Ward m. William C. Chamberlain
5-3       Clara Alice Ward
William W. Ward m. Roxanna Sterner

Notes for Esther Hoyt:
Born 18 March 1826 at Willstown. (page 64)
Died 12 January 1864, of pneumonia, at West Salem, IL where she had taken her five children and her niece Florence for safe haven. (page 74)
Taught at Park Hill Mission under superintendent Rev. Samuel A. Worcester as a young woman. (page 64)
Married James Ward, Jr., 9 February 1854. (page 64)
Religion: Presbyterian, converted to Moravian in April 1858. (page 64-65)
Appointed with husband to missionary service at New Springplace in 1858. (page 65)
Picture page 64a

Fifth Generation:
Darius E. Ward m. 1st Sarah C. Ritter and they had the following children:
6-1       Minnie E. Ward m. Boone Gray
6-2       J. Herbert Ward m. Hettie Fowler
6-3       James D. Ward m. 1st Grace Hill, 2nd Sadie Turk
6-4       Leslie O. Ward died young, 4 years
6-5       Clara E. Ward died young, 7 months
6-6       Hinman H. Ward died at age 20years
6-7       Sydney R. Ward died at age 24 years
6-8       Gertrude I. Ward m. Claud Johnson
6-9       R. Lee Ward died as an infant
6-10       Ruth E. Ward m. Harry Ghan
6-11       Sarah Ruby Ward m. Omer Brown

Darius E. Ward m. 2nd Mary (Hester) Murphy and they had the following children:
6-12       Martha A. Ward m. John Hartness
6-13       Rebecca L. Ward died young, 2 years

Notes for Darius E. Ward:
Born 23 November 1854 at Beattie’s Priarie (page 75)
Died 22 June 1930 at Collinsville, Tulsa County, OK (page 76)
Cherokee name Kee-too-wha-gi
After mother’s death lived with Rev Tietz and Rev Haymand in West Salem, IL
(page 75)
Married 20 November 1875 to Sarah Caroline Ritter, moved to Vinita, IT 1876 where he was a builder and contractor. Moved to Tahlequah 1884 and took over J.W. Stapler’s hardware business (page 75-76)
Appointed building inspector for Cherokee Nation in 1887 (page 75)
Wife Sarah died 29 February 1896 and he remarried 9 August 1897 to Mrs. Mary Murphy nee Hester (page 76)
Education: Five years at Nazareth Hall, the Moravian boys’ school at Nazareth, PA. Further education 4 ½ years apprenticeship to William Wolp and Co. as a cabinetmaker and received instruction in house building in Philadelphia. (page 75)
Religion: Moravian (page 76)
Other: Member Knights of Pythias, secretary of “Old Settlers Commissioners”, elected member of Cherokee Board of Education in 1900, county commissioner of Cherokee County in 1910. (page 76)
Picture page 76a


Lydia Ann Ward m. William Chamberlain and they had the following children:
6-14       Edith Chamberlain, died as an infant
6-15       Flora Chamberlain, died age 18 of phthisis (page 76)
6-16       Clara Chamberlain m. H. Alvis Cardwell of Maypearl, TX

Notes for Lydia Ann Ward:
Born 1 August 1856 (page 76)
Died 26 July 1882 (page 77)
After mother’s death lived with the Rev Herman Tieze’s (sic) family in West Salem, IL until age 10. (page 76)
Married 10 September 1875 to William Clifford Chamberlain, lived in Vinitaa, IT (page 76)
Education: Moravian Seminary, Bethlehem, PA. (page 76)


Clara Alice Ward did not marry

Notes for Clara Alice Ward:
Born September 1859, baptized by Rev. Gilbert Bishop as a three weeks old infant on
9 October 1859 at New Springplace Mission, IT (page 77)
Died after 1939 (page 78)
Professional nurse. Earned her RN at Bellevue Hospital New York, NY (page 82)
Picture page 78a

William West Ward m. Roxanna Sterner and they had the following children:
6-17       Herman Henry Ward

Notes for William West Ward:
Born 12 May 1872 at New Springplace, Cherokee Nation West, IT, twin to Henry Julius Ward (page 77)
Died after publication date 1940 (page 77 – still living)
After mother’s death, cared for by the Moravian Church (page 77)
Married Roxanna Sterner of Bethlehem, PA (page 77)
Education: Nazareth Hall, Bethlehem, PA (sic) (page 77)

Henry Julius Ward m. Emma Luckenbach. No children listed.

Notes for Henry Julius Ward:
Born 12 May 1872 at New Springplace, Cherokee Nation West, IT, twin to William West Ward (page 77)
Died 24 November 1933 at Enid, OK (page 77)
After mother’s death, cared for by the Moravian Church (page 77)
Married Emma Luchenbach of Bethlehem, PA (page 77)
Education: Nazareth Hall, Bethlehem, PA (sic) (page 77)


Sixth Generation:
Minnie E. Ward m. Boone Gray and they had the following children:
7-1       Barto Gray b. 17 April 1898
7-2       Clara Lucille Gray b. 9 May 1903
7-3       Sonora Irene Gray b. 4 August 1906

J. Herbert Ward m. Hettie Fowler and they had the following children:
7-4       George Herbert Ward b. 14 October 1904
7-5       Clara Dott Ward b. 28 September 1906
7-6       Blanche J. Ward b. 6 March 1908
7-7       Esther V. Ward b. 11 April 1911
7-8       Violet Margaretta Ward b. 2 March 1913

James D. Ward m. 1st Oma Grace Hill and they had the following children:
7-9       Doratha Ludema Ward b. 14 February 1906
7-10       Florence Oma Grace Ward b. 23 October 1908

James D. Ward m. 2nd Sadie Turk and they had the following children:
7-11       James Cornelius Ward b. 9 July 1912
7-12       Bernard Owen Ward b. 16 October 1913

Gertrude Irene Ward m. Claud Johnson and they had the following children:
7-13       Ruth Illa Johnson b. 29 August 1908
7-14       Ross Mayes Johnson died young, 3 ½ years
7-15       Nina Marie Johnson b. 14 October 1913

Ruth Edna Ward m. Harry Ghan and they had the following children:
7-16       Harold F. Ghan b. 20 June 1911
7-17       James H. Ghan b. 23 July 1913

Sarah Ruby Ward m. Omar (sic) Brown and they had the following children:
7-18       Ruby Catherine Brown b. 9 October 1914

Martha A. Ward m. John Hartness . No children listed.

The author had these broken out with the Ward line separate from the rest. I have kept this separation, but only for convenience sake.

Continuation of the Fourth Generation:
Dolly Eunice Hoyt m. Rev Nelson Chamberlain and they had the following children:
5-4       Beacher Chamberlain
5-5       William Chamberlain
5-6       Edward Chamberlain
5-7       Abbie Chamberlain
5-8       Arthur Chamberlain
5-9       Robert Chamberlain

Lucy L. Hoyt m. Monroe Keys and they had the following children:
5-10       Mary Eunice Keys m. Hamilton Balentine, Jr.
5-11       Lydia Emma Keys m. Charles J. Taylor
5-12       Fannie Keys m. James A. Leforce
5-13       Sarah Ann Keys m. Samuel J. Leforce
5-14       Lizzie Keys m. Oren S. Athey
5-15       Monroe A. Keys m. Unknown
5-16       Lucy Keys m. John Miles

Anna Hoyt m. Rev. Hamilton Balentine and they had the following children
5-17       William Balentine m. 1st Fannie Keys, 2nd Unknown Johnson
5-18       Hamilton Balentine m. Mary E. Keys
5-19       Jonathan Balentine m. Lizzie Foreman

Hinman Booth Hoyt m. 1st Ruth Ann Buffington and they had the following children:
5-20       Florence Ellen Hoyt m. 1st Joel Cowan McSpadden, 2nd A.L. Lyons
(Author Wright’s note: Joel Cowan was the son of Rev. T.K.B. and Elizabeth Green McSpadden)

Hinman Booth Hoyt m. 2nd Elizabeth Candy. No children listed.

Notes for Hinman Booth Hoyt:
Died before 11 November 1863 when his daughter was went to live with Esther Hoyt
Ward at Fayetteville, AR (page 74)
Became a physician. His sister’s letter dated 11 November 1863 refers to him as Dr.
Hinman Hoyt (page 74)

Continuation of the Fifth Generation:
Florence Ellen Hoyt m. 1st Joel Cowan McSpadden and they had the following children:
6-18       Thomas Booth McSpadden m. 1st Rhoda Caulk, 2nd Ona Baines
6-19       Ella Bailey McSpadden m. Harry L. Morrison
6-20       Elizabeth Peach McSpadden m. J. Bartly Milam
6-21       Maude Hoyt McSpadden m. Woodley Gail Phillips
6-22       Forrest Kavanaugh McSpadden, d. 12 October 1904
6-23       Theodore Raymond McSpadden m. Buelah Thomason
6-24       Oscar Lyle McSpadden, d. September 1939 m. 1st Georgia Craig, 2nd Irene Sloan

Florence Ellen Hoyt m. 2nd A.L. Lyons. No further information listed.

Notes for Florence Ellen Hoyt:
Lived with Hester Hoyt Ward in Fayetteville, AR by 11 November 1863 (page 74)
Lived with Hester Hoyt Ward in West Salem, IL until Hester’s death in January 1864
(page 74-75)

Continuation of the Sixth Generation:
Thomas Booth McSpadden m. Rhoda Caulk and they had the following children:
7-19       Harriet Haskell McSpadden m. Robert Buttermore

Thomas Booth McSpadden m. Ona Baines and they had the following children:
7-20       Opal McSpadden m. Odell Hampton
7-21       Harold Booth McSpadden m. Louise Draeger
7-22       Louise McSpadden
7-23       Lyle Jesse McSpadden
7-24       Katherine McSpadden
7-25       Robert McSpadden
7-26       Billie McSpadden
7-27       Jack McSpadden

Ella Bailey McSpadden married Harry L. Morrison. No children listed.

Elizabeth Peach McSpadden married J. Bartly Milam and they had the following children:
7-28       Hinman Stuart Milam m. Katherine Burris
7-29       Mildred E. Milam m. Phillip Viles
7-30       Mary E. Milam m. George Joseph Stevenson

Maude Hoyt McSpadden m. Woodley Gail Phillips and they had the following children:
7-31       Joel Arthur Phillips d. 13 December 1914
7-32       Donald Mortimer Phillips m. 1st Bettie Ostrander, 2nd Revelle Davis
7-33       Ross Marvin Phillips m. Laura Baker
7-34       Laurence Gail Phillips
7-35       Paul McSpadden Phillips
7-36       John Woodley Phillips

Theodore Raymond McSpadden m. Buelah Thomason and they had the following children:
7-37       Elizabeth McSpadden m. Kenneth Lieb
7-38       Ruth Ann McSpadden
7-39       Mary Nell McSpadden

Oscar Lyle McSpadden m. 1st Georgia Craig and they had the following children:
7-40       Craig McSpadden

Oscar Lyle McSpadden m. 2nd Irene Sloan and they had the following children:
7-41       Florence Ellen McSpadden

Seventh Generation:
Harriet Haskell McSpadden m. Robert Buttermore and they had the following children:
8-1 Rhoma Clair Buttermore

Opal McSpadden m. Odell Hampton. No children listed

Harold Booth (Cap) McSpadden m. Louise Draeger and they had the following children:
8-2       Larry Earl McSpadden

Hinman Stuart Milam married Katherine Burris and they had the following children:
8-3       Dian Milam
8-4       William Gynn Milam

Mildred E. Milam m. Phillip Viles and they had the following children:
8-5       Jonas Viles II

Mary E. Milam m. George Joseph Stevenson and they had the following children:
8-6       George Joseph Stevenson III

Donald Mortimer Phillips m. 1st Bettie Ostrander and they had the following children:
8-7       Donna Mae Phillips

Donald Mortimer Phillips m. 2nd Revelle Davis and they had the following children:
8-8       Donald Michael Phillips

Ross Marvin Phillips m. Laura Baker and they had the following children:
8-9       Barbara McSpadden Phillips



Genealogy of the Ward Family of the Cherokee Nation

The following information was abstracted from pages 86-89.

“Granny” Hopper, a fullblood Cherokee woman, married Unknown McDaniel, a Scotsman, and they had the following children:

Alexander McDaniel
Lewis McDaniel
Catherine “Katie” McDaniel

First Generation:
John “Jack” Ward from Ireland m. Catherine McDaniel and they had the following children:
2-1       James Ward m. 1st Sarah Redding, 2nd Lucy Hainy
2-2       George Ward
2-3       Samuel Ward
2-4       Charles Ward
2-5       Bryant Ward
2-6       Betsy Ward
2-7       Susie Ward
2-8       Nancy Lucy Ward

Second Generation:
James Ward, Sr., m. 1st Sarah Redding. She died. No children listed

James Ward, Sr., m. 2nd Lucy Hainy and they had the following children:
3-1       Catherine Ward m. Joseph Keeton
3-2       John “Jack” Ward, died no issue.
3-3       Thomas Ward m. Mary Hicks
3-4       Moses Ward m. Unknown Lear
3-5       Bryant Ward m. Martha Kinchlo
3-6       George Ward m. 1st Unknown Kinchlo, 2nd Unknown Townsend
3-7       James Ward, Jr. m. Esther Hoyt
3-8       Lucy Ward m. James Williams
3-9       Roxanna Ward m. Dan Tittle
3-10       Nancy Ward m. Cal Dean Gunter

Notes for James Ward, Sr.:
Born 22 October 1875, probably in TN (page 56)
Died 20 May 1859, Cherokee Nation West, IT (page 57)

Third Generation:
James Ward, Jr., m. Esther Hoyt and they had the following children
4-1       Darius E. Ward
4-2       Lydia Ann Ward
4-3       Clara Alice Ward
4-4       William W. Ward
4-5       Henry J. Ward
(MY NOTES: William W. and Henry J. were twins. James Ward, Jr., was a Moravian Missionary and was murdered during the Civil War due to his beliefs and his neutral stand. Esther Hoyt Ward was left in the woods about 20 miles from their home with her children and then walked to Springplace with them and 4 months-old twins in her arms. They eventually made their way to Siloam Springs, AR where they were able to stay awhile and then to Ffayetteville, AR where Dr. Hinman Hoyt’s daughter Florence came to be with her when he was killed. Esther then made her way to West Salem, IL to find a safe home for her children and niece. She died there and the children were taken in by other Moravian families. Pages 67-74)

Notes for James Ward, Jr.:
Born 15 November 1826 (page 58)
Died 2 September 1862, murdered at New Springplace, Cherokee Nation West, IT
(page 68)
Education at Dwight Mission and Dartmouth College 1852-1853 (page 58)
Picture on page 58a
Married Esther Hoyt 9 February 1854, lived at Beattie’s Prairie nr. Caanan Mission, Cherokee Nation West, IT (page 64)
FOR THE DESCENDANCY OF THIS FAMILY SEE THE LOWRY GENEALOGY

Catherine Ward m. Joseph Keeton and they had the following children:
4-6       Lucy Keeton m. Unknown Dial
4-7       Nancy Keeton m. Unknown Dial
4-8       Patsy Keeton m. Unknown Martin

John “Jack” Ward died without issue, no marriages listed.

Thomas Ward m. Mary Hicks and they had the following children:
4-9       Rosanna Ward m. Unknown Martin
4-10       John T. Ward
4-11       Julia A. Ward m. Unknown Thompson
4-12       Barbara Ward m. Unknown Steward
4-13       James Ward
4-14       George Oscar Ward
4-15       Thomas C. Ward
4-16       Sarah C. Ward m. Unknown Robertson
4-17       Lucy Ward m. Unknown Shelly
4-18       Ellen Ward m. Unknown Bradshaw
4-19       Daniel M. Ward

Moses Ward m. Unknown Lear and they had the following children:
4-20       Thomas Ward
4-21       James M. Ward
4-22       Cal Dean Ward
4-23       Joel Ward
4-24       Josephine Ward m. Charlie Franks
4-25       Helen Ward m. Rod Perry

Bryant Ward m. Martha Kinchlo and they had the following children:
4-26       Elizabeth Ward m. Unknown Swim
4-27       Emaline Ward m. Unknown Bean
4-28       Nancy Ward m. Unknown Francis
4-29       Esther Ward
4-30       John Ward
4-31       James Ward
4-32       Jasper Ward
4-33       Cornelius Ward

George Ward m. 1st Unknown Kinchlo and they had the following children:
4-34       Elizabeth Ward m. Unknown Kelly
4-35       Lucy Ward
4-36       Alexander Ward

George Ward m, 2nd Unknown Townsend and they had the following children:
4-37       Francis Ward m. R. Hosey
4-38       Martha Ward m. Bud Thomas
4-39       Carrie Ward
4-40       John Ward
4-41       Gel Ward
4-42       James Ward

Lucy Ward m. James Williams and they had the following children:
4-43       Martha Williams m. Unknown Thompson
4-44       Nancy Williams m. George Eaton

Rosanna (sic) Ward m. Dan Tittle and they had the following children:
4-45       Permilia Tittle m A. Sager
4-46       James Tittle
4-47       Robert Tittle
4-48       Dora Tittle m. Robert Dobkins
4-49       Ellen Tittle m. Jake Heiser
4-50       Susie Tittle m. Doctor Wimer

Nancy Ward m. Cal Dean Gunter and they had the following children:
4-51       Ann Elizabeth Gunter m. G. Chandler
4-52       Lucy Gunter m. Doctor Fortner
4-53       Olevia Gunter m. Unknown Marrs
4-54       Lovina Gunter m. L. Duckworth
4-55       John Gunter
4-56       Nancy Gunter m. Unknown Alfrey
4-57       Amy Gunter m. Unknown Alfrey
4-58       Cal Dean (last name not noted, I assume Gunter)


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