I was going over some publications and especially the book Richmond, William and Terrell, Timothy Colonial Virginians. This book has many of the Terrell Lynch Ward ancestors, their children, grandchildren and it will help in understanding about who is who.
I listed seven grave markers in my last blog. They were:
1. Mary Elizabeth Ward
2. William Patrick Ward
3. Jas. Dearing Ward
4. William and Susan Rierson
5. Robert Chalmers Ward
6. Chas. Henry Ward
7.. Susan Lynch DearingWard. The above six grave markers are all Susan L.D. Ward's children.
To help show the Lynch Ward connection, the following information should help.
Let's begin with the seventh grave marker Susan Lynch Dearing. She was the daughter of James Griffin Dearing and Mary Anna Lynch Dearing. She was born March 6, 1838 died September 27, 1892. She married Robert Henry Ward the son of Charles Terrell Ward and Martha K. Henry Ward on April 3, 1861.
She was educated at Lynchburg at Buckingham Institute, and at Mrs. Pegram's in Richmond, Virginia. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. She lived in Rockingham Courthouse in North Carolina from the year 1866 to 1869. She then returned to Campbell County and lived at the house called Otterbourne.
They had the following children:
Mary Elizabeth Ward (Gravemarker #1) She never married. She died from an operation on July 11, 1901. Ms. Mary Ward was educated at Randolph Macon Women's College.
William Patrick Ward (Gravemarker #2) Born November 16, 1877; killed by a train November 5, 1903. He was educated at Randolph Macon Academy. Never married.
Jas. Dearing Ward (Gravemarker #3) Born October 24, 1864; died December 22, 1888 of tuberculosis; graduate of Virginia Military Institute where he won the Jackson Hope Medal. The Jackson Hope Medal was established in 1876 and is awarded to the most academically distinguished cadet in each graduating class. He was never married.
Susan Virginia Ward Rierson (Gravemarker #4) born April 30, 1876 died April 24, 1928. She was educated at Hollins College. She married William Covington Rierson on July 25, 1903. They had no children.
Robert Chalmers Ward (Gravemarker #5) born November 12, 1866 Died on February 20, 1884 of tuberculosis. He was educated at Bethel Academy. He was not married.
Charles Henry Ward (Gravemarker #6) born December 12, 1868; died July 22, 1889 of tuberculosis. He was never married.
I have not gone through all the gravemarkers yet, but here are the names of the rest of her children
Charles Lynch Ward
Anselm Lynch Ward
Below is the gravestone of Susan Lynch Dearing's husband Robert Henry Ward. He was born March 13, 1831. Died October 21, 1891. I am not sure about this last date. In Richmond Terrell, Colonial Virginians book, it says that Susan went to North Carolina in 1861 after her marriage. It doesn't say the death of her husband. So is this the polite way to say that they were no living together.
Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches Embracing the History of Campbell County, Virginia, 1782-1926
OUR QUAKER FRIENDS OF YE OLDEN TIME; BEING IN PART A TRANSCRIPT OF THE MINUTE BOOKS OF CEDAR CREEK MEETING, HANOVER COUNTY, AND THE SOUTH RIVER MEETING, CAMPBELL COUNTY, VA (1905)