James Ward, Deliah Freeman, Silvia Ward, Penelope Hunter, Elizabeth Jones, James Jones, & James Delke

Sally’s great-great Grandparents:

James Ward 1770 – 1843 | parents
& 1790 Deliah Freeman 1771 – 1821 | parents
& 1823 Silvia Ward 1780 – 1829 | parents
& 1829 Penelope Hunter ? – 1832 | parents

& 1832 Elizabeth Jones 1791 – 1876 | parents
& 1809 James Howell Jones 1781 -1831 | parents
& 1846 Rev. James Delke 1793 – 1862 | parents
of near Powellsville, Bertie County, North Carolina


Mrs Elizabeth Jones Ward 18411791-1876 James Ward 1841 1770-1843 picture is on silver mirror

James Ward and Elizabeth Jones were married 13 December 1832.
James Ward was born 5 Feb 1770, the son of Thomas Ward and his wife Pheraby Hill, near Powellsville in Bertie Co, NC.
James Ward married first on 27 February 1790, Delilah Freeman, daughter of John Freeman.
Deliah Freeman Ward died 14 May 1821.
James Ward married second on 20 May 1823, Silva Ward, the widow of his brother Joshua Ward and the daughter of another James Ward.
Silva Ward Ward Ward died 28 May 1829.
Thirdly, James Ward married on 22 Nov 1829 Penelope Hunter, daughter of Timothy.
Penelope Hunter Ward died 22 April 1832.
James Ward married Elizabeth Jones Jones on 13 December 1832.
Recorded in James Ward’s Bible now in the possession of Michael Moore.
James Ward was a Deacon of Colerain (Wiccacon) Baptist Church.
He was a Justice of the Peace for Bertie County.
He purchased “Maple Lawn” from his brother-in-law James Sidney Jones III when Jones moved to Alabama (formerly the overseer’s home.
Jones had rebuilt it in 1828 as a home for his mother, his sisters and himself.) ward-4 ward-3
18th century Ward Home near Powellsville, NC ca 1970
photos by James Moore
After the home of Augustus Bass and wife Celia Brittain burned in 1857 the Moores traded them the Ward place with the house for property joining our Farm Maple Lawn that my father called the Bass field.
John and Ann Moore were already living in their mansion in Murfreesboro. Elizabeth and James Delk moved out to Maple Lawn about that time.
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James Ward’s Gravestone Ward Cemetery
[when I last visited the site, the stone evidently has fallen forward into the grave.- Sally]

Elizabeth Jones, daughter of James Sidney Jones II and his wife Ann (Nancy) Walton, was born 16 October 1791 at the Jones’ Hole in Hertford Co NC.
She married 4 Oct. 1809 her cousin James Howell Jones (1781-1831).
Howell Jones was Hertford County’s Clerk & Master in Equity from 1806 until his death in 1831. They built a home (the Bazemore) in 1825.
Howell Jones’s first wife Nancy Duer is in the Duer graveyard in Winton NC, she died January 1808.
Elizabeth Jones Jones married James Ward on 13 December 1832.
James Ward died 27 February 1843.
In December 1846, she married the Rev. James Delke (1793-1862).
(He’s who cut the trees on the front lawn so his sweet-potato patch could get enough sun.) He died in 1862. His grave is in Murfreesboro, NC beside his first wife.
[although my father erected a stone for him at the Jones’ Hole.]
After her daughter Ann’s home burned in 1866 at Murfreesboro, Ann, her husband Major John W Moore and family made their home with Elizabeth at Maple Lawn. Elizabeth Delke died 1 October 1876.

Children of James Ward and Delilah Freeman:
1. Christian[a] Ward 12 Dec 1790 – 15 April 1853 age 63
married 21 Mar 1807 Isaac Norfleet 1780 – 11 Oct 1844 age 64
he had married 1st 15 Jan 1806 in Hertford Co, NC Mary Scull

2. Dr. John Freeman Ward 13 Sep 1792 – 22 Feb 1834 age 41 yrs 5 mos 9 days
married 1st Dec 11, 1817, Mary E Phillips of Orange Co, she died ca 1827
married 2nd May 25, 1828, Silva Spivey, she died 26 June 1832
3. Thomas Ward 12 Jun 1794 – 12 Dec 1794

Child of James Ward and Elizabeth Jones:
1. Ann James Ward 30 Jun 1834 – 16 March 1901
married 28 Sept 1853 John Wheeler Moore 23 Oct 1833- 6 Dec 1906

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Ann’s baby mug that Uncle Jack had converted to a covered cream pitcher

Children of Howell Jones and Elizabeth Jones:
1. James Adolphus Jones 24 Oct 1810 – 20 Aug 1887
married 1st ca 1834 in Mobile AL America Wade ca 1815 – 1859/64
(She is the daughter of Reuben Wade [d. 1838 Jefferson Co, AL] and Lucy Martin, who married 30 Jan 1804 in Franklin Co, VA Deb. Rayfield)

married 2nd 2 March 1865 Martha Virginia Sossaman 1837 – 1911
2. Helen Jones born ca 1813 – died young ca 1818
3. Howell Morgan Jones 6 Aug 1819 – 15 July 1865
married 3 Feb 1842 Mary Henrietta Thomas 1824 – 1897

Step children of James Ward — [Bible of James Ward]
Children of Silva Ward and Joshua Ward:
1. Martha F. Ward 6 March 1798 –
married ca 1821 William Etheridge d Jan 1837 Bertie Co NC [ his 2nd wife ]
2. James Ward 5 Feb 1800 – 9 Jan 1823
?married Mary Russell [dau of Mary Freeman & James V. Russell,
granddaughter of Hardy Freeman & Senith Hunter (Carl Freeman)
3. Thomas Ward 3 Dec 1803 – 9 Oct 1806
4. Thomas Jefferson Ward 4 March 1807 –
5. Benjamin Ward 27 July 1811 –
6. Mary Pharaby Ward 27 May 1813 – 24 July 1850 Union Parish LA
married in NC 27 Aug 1835 Iredell S Jordan 22 Jan 1806 – 23 Apr 1844 Dallas Co AL son of James and Mary Jordan
married 2nd Union Par LA 13 Feb 1849 George Everett 1797 – 1855
7. Susanna Ward 29 March 1816 –
married Dallas Co AL 1 Dec 1844 Edmond D King 4 Jan 1832

From T.J.C. Ward, Sumner Co, TN to James Ward, Pitch Landing, Hertford Co, NC “Dear Father . . . I received your letter some few days passed and perused the contents with astonishment to learn that Brother had gone to New York to learn the tailor’s trade. . .if he wants to be a mechanic come to this country and go with me to the South and be a machine maker. . .he can learn that as quick again as the tailoring business. . .” Abstract by Ransom McBride in the NCGSJ – Feb. 85. p.37

Step children of Elizabeth Jones —
Children of James Delke and Susan Bats Kerr nee Holloway:

1. Susan J Delke ca 1819 Surry Co VA – bef 1893 Murfreesboro NC
married Francis Nolley, a tailor in Murfreesboro, NC
(He was a brother of Rev. Geo. W Nolley,
a distinguished Methodist divine in Virginia Conference)

2. James A Delke 14 Sept 1821 Surry Co VA – 26 Nov 1893 Conway SC DSP
educator

Grandchildren:

Children of Christian Ward 1790-1853 & Isaac Norfleet 1780 – 5 Nov 1844


Dr. John Freeman Ward 1792 – 1834 | his parents
& 1817 Mary E Phillips | her parents
& 1828 Silva Spivey d. 1832 | her parents
of Bertie Co NC & Tarboro NC of Madison Co TN


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


1792, 13 Sept — John Freeman Ward was born, the son of James Ward and wife Deliah Freeman
1817, 11 Dec – Dr John F Ward married Mary E Phillips of Orange Co
1819, 25 April – daughter Margaret Ward is born.
1821, 14 May – his mother Deliah Freeman Ward dies
1822, Feb 7th — writing from Tarboro — a statement about small pox vaccination – he had been sent the actual disease “matter” instead of the vaccination “matter” – but correct matter was obtained and all had been vaccinated with that….appeared in the Edenton Gazette that day.
1827 — a letter for him was as the post office in Windsor NC
1828, 25 May – Dr. John F Ward married 2nd Silva Spivey
1829, 26 March – son DeWitt Ward is born
1829, 19 June — son DeWitt Ward dies.
1831, 29 July – daughter Laura Ward is born
1832, 26 June – wife Silva Spivey Ward dies.
1834, 22 Feb – Dr. John Freeman Ward dies in Madison Co TN [T F P 21 Mar 1834]
1835, 26 Feb – daughter Margaret Ward marries James Weddell
1843, 27 Feb his father James Ward died
1844, 29 Jan daughter Laura died in Salem, aged about 13 years. [T P 10 Feb 1844]

Child of Dr. John F Ward 1792 – 1834 & Mary E Phillips:
1. Margaret Ward 25 April 1819 NC – 18 Feb 1881 Richmond VA
married 26 Feb 1835 at Tarboro James Weddell
19 Mar 1807 Scotland – 13 Mar 1865 Warren Co NC
naturalized 1842
son of Archibald Weddell and Henrietta Laurie of East Calder, Scotland
lived in Tarboro NC 1850 census
– in 1860 family living in Petersburg VA – he is a merchant

a. John Archibald Weddell 23 July 1838 Tarboro – 1 May 1863
married Laura Baker MacNair
dau of Edmund MacNair of Edgecombe Co
per g grandson Hugh Stephenson
b. Rev. Alexander Watson Weddell 20 May 1841 Tarboro – 6 Dec 1883 VA
1870 census says Rector P E Church
– 1880 says minister

married Granville NC 24 Jan 1866 Penelope Margaret Wright
29 Feb 1840 – 9 Jan 1901
i. James Wright Weddell 1868 –
ii. Margaret Ward Weddell 1868 –
iii. Penelope Wright Weddell 1871 –
married St George Mason Anderson
1. Penelope Weddell Anderson
married Frederick B McBribe
iv. William Sparrow Weddell 1874 –
married Elizabeth Fletcher Parrish
v. Alexander Wilborne Weddell 6 Apr 1876 – 1 Jan 1948
married NYC 31 May 1923 Virginia Atkinson Chase
20 Dec 1874 MO – 1 Jan 1948 NYC
vi. Elizabeth Wright Weddell 1878 –
c. Virginius Lorrain Weddell 31 Jan 1843 Tarboro – 23 July 1862

Children of Dr. John F Ward & Silva Spivey:
1. DeWitt Ward 26 March 1829 – 19 June 1829
2. Laura Ward 29 July 1831 – 29 Jan 1844 at Salem

One thought on “James Ward, Deliah Freeman, Silvia Ward, Penelope Hunter, Elizabeth Jones, James Jones, & James Delke”

  1. Looking for the Parents of Mary Ann Ward born 1827 believed to be born in Edgecombe County NC. Married to Guilford Mooew born 1824 d-1895 son of Elijah Moore Jr 1792-1863 son of Elijah Moore 1750-1833 son of James Moore 1729-1789 believed to be born in Bertie County, NC –Also wondering if my moores are related to your Moore’s I belong to Ancestry.com and one of my trees is Lancaster-Lancaster

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