Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010 Grave Matters Ward Cemetery off of Mansion Bridge Rd

Henry Ward
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography page 180
Henry Ward  son of John Ward and Ann Chiles Ward born April 5, 1751 Died April 12, 1823
Married Martha Barbour

Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches by Ruth Hairston Early page 527/528

Major Henry Ward, a commissary during the Revolution was active in providing for the American troops and was also issuing commissary to the Catawba Indians from February 21st till April 20, 1780.  It is probable that these were the Indians who occupied the Camps and whose friendship Henry Ward gained by acts of kindness to them.  After his death they came back to make him a call and were distressed to learn that their friend had passed away.  In remembrance of his service to them they performed certain religious ceremonies to obtain by favorable sign the assurance that Ward has passed to the happy hunting grounds; this was effected by knocking heads together till the blood flowed from their nostrils and was caught in straws which they then held to the sun to discover if light showed through, thus indicating that he had reached the desired goal,-the perception of a favorble sign gave them much satisfaction.
Henry Ward received from his father, the land adjoining the ferry on the south side of Staunton river, land and the home place on the north side of Staunton and Otter Rivers and Cheese creek, the mill and tract on Old Woman's creek, the tract on the south side of the Staunton purchased of Henry Chiles and known as Jack's Place.
Children of Henry Ward:
Matilda Callaway, born 1800, m Thomas Tunstall Adams of Pittsylvania County; -
Lucinda Dillard, born 1801, m. 1823 Dr. John Biddle Rutledge of Maryland, their daughter Martha Henry married James Carter, whose daughter, Maud, married Nathaniel E. Clement, a member of the House of Delegates from Pittsylvania County, who served two terms, also served as a state senator.
Juliana born 1808, married John Wheeler Rutledge and moved to Maryland
Henrietta, born 1810, married 1828 Dr. William J. McIiheniny of Baltimore; moved to St. Louis
William, born 1814, moved to Missouri
Robert A, born 1817
Edwin Jeremiah born 1821 moved to Arkansas

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