WARD, Valentine Rufus

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  • Name WARD, Valentine Rufus  
    Born 1808 to 1812  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 1840  Estill Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 (presumably sons William and Allen)
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 (suggests Valentine and Lockey had an older son who does not appear in the 1850 census)
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 (Valentine)
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 (presumably wife Lockey)
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1 (Lockey)
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 5
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5 (i.e they did not have slaves)
    • Two Bertons, wife Lockey's surname, Isaac and Willam also appear on this census page. Relation to Lockey unknown.
    Census: 1840 U.S. - Estill Co., KY Roll: 109; Page: 68; Family History Library Film: 0007825
    Census: 1840 U.S. - Estill Co., KY Roll: 109; Page: 68; Family History Library Film: 0007825
    CENSUS 25 Sept 1850  Estill Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Occupation: Farmer
      Age implies birth year of 1812
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Estill Co., KY Roll: 198; Page: 89a
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Estill Co., KY Roll: 198; Page: 89a
    CENSUS 4 Jun 1860  Division 1, Madison Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Occupation: Wagoner
      Value of estate: $200
      Age imples birth year of 1808
    Census: 1860 U.S. - 1st Division, Madison Co., KY Page: 324; Family History Library Film: 803384
    Census: 1860 U.S. - 1st Division, Madison Co., KY Page: 324; Family History Library Film: 803384
    Division 1 is believed to be just west of Waco, KY. The census lists the Division 1 post office as Elleston. The community of Elliston is just west of Waco. The Elliston post office operated from about 1847 to 1861 and possibly from 1866 to 1869 covering the timeframe of this census.
    CENSUS 27 Jul 1870  Elliston, Madison, Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Last name erroneously listed as Wark
      Age implies birth year closer to 1812
      Occupation: Farmer
      Value of Estate: $300
      Who are John and Emanuel Ward? Not listed with Valentine's household in previous censuses. Listed as farm laborers in this census.
      Also living with family is May Richardson age 7. Relation?
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Elliston, Madison Co., KY Roll: M593_484; Page: 96B; Image: 198; Family History Library Film: 545983
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Elliston, Madison Co., KY Roll: M593_484; Page: 96B; Image: 198; Family History Library Film: 545983
    CENSUS 2 Jun 1880  Richmond, Madison Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Age suggests birth year of 1810.
      Occupation: Wagoner
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Richmond, Madison Co., KY Roll: 431; Page: 349C; Enumeration District: 071
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Richmond, Madison Co., KY Roll: 431; Page: 349C; Enumeration District: 071
    Person ID I895  Main
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 

    Family BERTON, Lockey H.?,   b. 1813 to 1814, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Mar 1832  Lawrence Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Marriage License: 27 Feb 1832
      Marriage Date: 1 Mar 1832
      Officiating: Bucks M Howard
    Marriage Record: Rufus V and Lockey Burton Ward 1832
    Marriage Record: Rufus V and Lockey Burton Ward 1832
    Children 
     1. WARD, Possible eldest son,   b. Before 1835
     2. WARD, William Harvey,   b. Abt 1836, Mill Seat, Estill Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1852, Mill Seat, Estill Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)  [Birth]
    +3. WARD, Allen,   b. 30 Sep 1840, Donerail, Estill Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1931, 300 Sherman Ave., Lexington, Fayette Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [Birth]
     4. WARD, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1843, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. WARD, Emily,   b. Abt 1846, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. WARD, Mary,   b. Abt 1849, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. WARD, John,   b. Mar 1852, Mill Seat, Estill Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sept 1852, Mill Seat, Estill Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [Birth]
     8. WARD, Thomas,   b. 8 Aug 1853, Twin Creek, Estill Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S462] Census: 1850 U.S. - Estill Co., KY, (National Archives), Roll: 198; Page: 89a (Reliability: 2), 25 Sep 1850.

    2. [S463] Census: 1860 U.S. - 1st Division, Madison Co., KY, (National Archives), Page: 324; Family History Library Film: 803384 (Reliability: 2), 4 Jun 1860.

    3. [S464] Census: 1840 U.S. - Estill Co., KY, (National Archives), Roll: 109; Page: 68; Family History Library Film: 0007825 (Reliability: 2), 1840.

    4. [S262] Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records, (Ancestry.com), Roll: 198; Page: 89a (Reliability: 2), 25 Sep 1850.

    5. [S273] Census: 1870 U.S. - Elliston, Madison Co., KY, (Ancestry.com), Roll: M593_484; Page: 96B; Family History Library Film: 545983 (Reliability: 2), 27 Jul 1870.

    6. [S272] Census: 1880 U.S. - Richmond, Madison Co., KY, (Ancestry.com), Roll: 431; Page: 349C; Enumeration District: 071 (Reliability: 2), 2 Jun 1880.

    7. [S465] Marriage Record: Rufus V Ward and Lockey Burton 1832, (Lawrence Co., IN Court Clerk), 410 (Reliability: 2), 1 Mar 1832.