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Son of John Ward and Anne Chiles. Born on or around 1745 in Virginia. Possibly Albemarle County. Married Mildred Adams daughter of Robert Adams and Penelope Lynch Adams. Was living in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1808
Robert Adams Ward born around 1773 m. Elizabeth “Betsy” Terrell daughter of Captain Charles Lynch and Sally Lynch Terrell. Moved to North Carolina
John Ward born November 5, 1775 m. Tabitha Hubbard Walden on November 20, 1805 daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Hubbard Walden and granddaughter of Richard and Candance Hubbard Walden. She was bron on December 24, 1780. Died May 15, 1866. John Ward died August 2, 1858.
Sally Ward m. Samuel Smith of the pocket on May 21, 1792. Samuel was the son of John and Elizabeth Hopkins Smith. Samuel died at “Clifton” Bedford County, Virginia on February 19, 1845.
Mildred Ward b. August 20, 1789 m. Dr. Lynch Dillard, son of Benjamin and Ann Ward Dillard. She died on Jamuary 5, 1824. Dr. Lynch Dillard’s mother was Ann Ward. She was Mildred Ward’s aunt. Ann and William Ward were brother and sister.
Below is where I found reference to William Ward:
1.Nominated Lieutenant for the Pittsylvania County Militia 1775. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Volume XIX page 307.Also references From copy in deed book 4. Contributed by Mrs. N.E. Clement, Chatham, Va. Military records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1767-1783 Taken from judgment Books 1,2, and and Deed Book 4. Page 4
2. June 15, 1789 Pittsylvania County, Virginia At a court Held for Pittsylvania County. The 15th day of June, 1789, Beverley Shelton, Gent., is recommended as a fit person to execute the office of a Captain in the militia in the County aforesaid, in the room of Gabriel Shelton, who has resigned; Vincent Shelton, Lieutenant, and Charles Linns, Ensign, William Ward as Captain, Henry Ward, Ensign, Samuel Calland, Lieutenant in Captain Lodowick Tuggles’ Company. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts Volume IV page 646.
3. Son of John Ward and Ann Chiles Ward. Married Mildred Adams daughter of Robert Adams and Penelope Lynch Adams. From Tithables of Pittsylvania County, 1767, Contributed by Mrs. N.E. Clement, Chatham, Va. Page 304; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol XXIV page 180.
4. Ordered that justices of peace should administer the oaths of allegiance to the several companies of militia and others in Pittsylvania County. William Ward appointed . Military Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1767-1783. Taken from judgment books 1,2 and Deed Book 4. Page 5
5. 1777 Oaths of Allegiance of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Listed as taking oath and was a list taker. The Magazine of Va Genealogy, V 23 transcribed by Marian Dodson Chiarito.
6. On November 16, 1779, William Ward, Gent., was appointed to furnish Mrs. Atkins with such necessaries as she might be in immediate want of (page 281). William Ward , Gent., was allowed 55pounds 14 pence for provisions founds for Mrs. Atkinson (page 322). September 18, 1781,William Ward, Gent., was appointed Captain of the Militia in the room of Joshua Abston, who had resigned (page 381) February 19, 1782 William Ward, Gent., is appointed to take a list of the enumerated articles liable to tax agreeable to an Act of Assembly in his own company of Militia (page 393). July 16, 1782, William Ward, Gent., produced a commission and took the oath as Captain of County Militia (page 410). Military Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1767-1783. Taken from judgment books 1,2 and Deed Book 4. Page 5, 13, 16, 21,22, 23
7. Executor of Robert Adams estate. 1794 served papers on William Ward for debts due to the Commonwealth due from Robert Adams Campell County Sheriff. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts Volume VII page 147
8. Commissioners of the Peace for Pittsylvania County June 15, 1795. William Ward. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts Volume VIII page 278.
9. Sheriff of Pittsylvania County during the Trial of Watt, a slave, the property of Isaac Coles, of Halifax County, for murder. August 30, 1792. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts Volume VI page 47.
10. William Ward. Officer, County Militia; Committee of Safety; Patriot. From page 163 An Intimate History of The American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia by Frances Hallam Hurt.
11. November 6, 1788 William Ward was named as a trustee along with others in Pittsylvania County to establish a town called Cooksburg on land owned by Harmon Cook. The town never materialized. Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia by William Waller Hening Volume XII page 659.
12. Early Sheriffs of Pittsylvania County. William Ward Sheriff 1792. The History of Pittsylvania County,Virginia by Maude Carter Clement page 286.