Transcription of David Farmer Ward Family Bible

Images and Family History submitted by Paul Hendricks paulmhmd@comcast.net

Transcription of images by Laverne Tornow
These two images were sent to me by Mr. Hendricks. They include only the Family Record page and a marriages page. No title page or other publication information was included.

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FAMILY RECORD

These two entries are in ink and clearly legible. The remaining entries are faded but I have done my best to decipher them in order to be as accurate as possible in the transcription.

BIRTHS

  • George W. Ward, the son of D. F. and Jane Ward, was born the 18th day of December 1840
  • James K. P. Ward, the son of D. F. and Jane Ward was born the 11th of April 1844
  • William F. Ward, the son of D. F. and Jane Ward was born the 1st of January 1846
  • Ezekial M. Ward, the son of D. F. and Jane Ward was born the 8th of May 1848

The next entry is again in a dark ink and clearly legible.

  • Mary Jane Ward, the daughter of D. F. and Jane Wardwas born the 7th of November 1850
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  • David Lewis Ward, the son of D. F. and Jane Ward was born the 20th of March 1853
  • Andrew Jackson Ward, the son of D. F. and Jane Ward was born September the 21st 1855
  • John Sutton Ward, the son of D. F. and Jane Ward was born November 12th 1857

end of birth entries

Below the scrollwork border at the bottom of the page the year 1869 is written; it appears to have been written by the same person who entered the above birth dates.

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MARRIAGES

This page has been torn in half and only the top half was sent to me.
First Column

David F.Ward the son of Ezekial and Mary Ward was married to Jane Marler the daughter of George Marler and Sely Ward on the 1st of April 1839

This is the only marriage entered on this half page.
Family History as provided by the great great grandson of David Farmer Ward and Jane Marler Ward.

Descendants of David Farmer Ward

Generation No. 1

  1. David Farmer1 Ward (Ezekiel A) was born 14 Dec 1815 in Kentucky (Source: David Ward Bible.), and died 04 Mar 1902 in Mallory, Lafayette County, Florida. He married (1) Jane Marler 01 Apr 1839 in McMinn County, Tennessee (Source: McMinn County marriage records.), daughter of George Marler and Sely? Ward?. She was born 10 Sep 1822 in Tennessee, and died Nov 1884 in Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida (Source: 1885 mortality schedule, Hamilton County, Florida.). He married (2) Mary Delany 05 Feb 1886 in Lafayette County, Florida. She was born 11 Nov 1838 (Source: tombstone.), and died 08 Aug 1913 in Dixie County, Florida (Source: tombstone).

Children of David Ward and Jane Marler are:

  2    i. George W.2 Ward, born 18 Dec 1840 in Tennessee (Source: David Ward Bible.).

  3   ii. James Knox Polk Ward, born 11 Apr 1844 in Rhea County, Tennessee (Source: David Ward Bible.); died 12 Aug 1907 in Dade City, Pasco, Florida. He married Acksa Caroline Tyre 18 Sep 1866 in Statenville, Echols, Georgia (Source: pension application.); born 29 Dec 1848 in Hamilton, Florida; died 1929 in Dade City, Pasco, Florida (Source: Florida Death Index.).

  4   iii. William Franklin Ward, born 01 Jan 1846 in Rhea County, Tennessee (Source: David Ward Bible.); died 14 Mar 1925 in Fletcher, Dixie, Florida. He married Catherine Bullard 21 Sep 1873 in Hamilton County, Florida; born 19 Nov 1855 in Alabama; died 18 Dec 1929 in Dixie County, Florida.

  5   iv. Ezekiel M. Ward, born 08 May 1848 in Rhea, Tennessee (Source: David Ward Bible.).

  6   v. Mary Jane Ward, born 17 Nov 1850 in Rhea County, Tennessee (Source: David Ward Bible.); died 23 May 1919 in Jennings, Hamilton, Florida (Source: Death Certificate.). She married William Riley Coleman Abt. 1869 in Florida (Source: 1900 Census, Hamilton County, Florida has them married 31 years. ); born 11 Apr 1847 in North Carolina (Source: Gary and Tammy Harris state 1900 Hamilton County, Florida census lists 4/1853 as birthday, but Julie Coleman has 4/11/1847. ); died 08 Jan 1908 in Florida (Source: Gary and Tammy Harris PO Box 1190 Clayton, Georgia 30525 ).

  7   vi. David Lewis Ward, born 20 Mar 1853 in Smith Crossroads, Rhea, Tennessee (Source: David Ward Bible.); died 19 Feb 1935 in Cross City, Dixie, Florida. He married Selina Ann Wisenbaker Abt. 1878; born Abt. 1853 in Georgia (Source: 1860 census, Lowndes County, Georgia.); died Bet. 1910 - 1920.

  8   vii. Andrew Jackson Ward, born 21 Sep 1855 in Rhea County, Tennessee (Source: tombstone, US Census); died 02 Sep 1925 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida. He married Missouri Arkansas Bush (Source: tombstone lists birthyear as 1861, but she is on 1860 census) 14 Jan 1885 in Hamilton County, Florida (Source: marriage certificate.); born 01 Feb 1860 in Lafayette County, Florida; died 28 Aug 1938 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida.

  9    viii. John Newton Ward (Source: David Ward Bible.), born 12 Nov 1857 in Smith Crossroads, Rhea, Tennessee.

 10   ix. Nancy Elizabeth Ward, born 29 Jun 1860 in Rhea County, Tennessee (Source: tombstone, Rock Sink Church); died 05 Mar 1937 in Lafayette County, Florida (Source: tombstone, Rock Sink Church). She married Hartwell Z. Putnal in Lafayette County, Florida; born 11 Apr 1855 (Source: tombstone.); died 11 May 1919 in Lafayette County, Florida (Source: tombstone.).

  11    x. Thomas Allen Ward, born 06 Oct 1862 in Rhea County, Tennessee; died Bet. 1917 - 1918 in Lafayette County, Florida. He married (1) Georgia Williams 22 Aug 1886 in Lafayette County, Florida. He married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Fletcher 06 Jul 1892 in Lafayette County, Florida. He married (3) Lou Emma Copeland 26 Aug 1897 in Lafayette County, Florida.