Major John Ward the person and patriot and father.
We have learned the following:
I gleaned this information from the book Frontiers Along the Upper Roanoke River by Clement.
He acquired many acres of land in Virginia making him a wealthy man. He married into a fine family. One of the first families of Virginia. (Anne Chiles) The Chiles family.
His wife died young after having five sons and two daughters. The daughters, Anne and Agatha were twins. He later married a prominent Campbell County widow, Mrs. Sarah Clark Lynch. They had no children.
For a while they lived near Anne’s brother probably Paul Chiles. His home was called Riverview in Halifax county.
He was a vestryman. According to the above book, in the Halifax County Court Minute book 2 page 504, there is recorded the following words. Oath of a vestryman of the Church of England.
I, John Ward, do subscribe to be conformable to the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of Englands as by Law Directed.
He built a mill, surveyed and helped build roads.
He was the Captain of the County Militia and took oaths. Halifax County Book 2 page 467.
In 1778, he was a member of the Committee of Safety for Bedford County and was recommended for the office of major in the county militia and was shortly approved for that office.
He built his home The Mansion for his wife Ann Chiles Ward, but she died before she could move in. This property was located in Bedford County which would later be Campbell County.
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