Elizabeth Rebecca Ward
|About Elizabeth Rebecca Ward|
Elizabeth Rebecca Ward was born about 1836 in Dale County, Alabama and died about 1858 in Dale County, Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 22 years old.
Elizabeth Rebecca Ward
1836 - 1858
Rebecca Ward married Rufus Purvis (a brother to the two Purvis sisters, Lydia & Holland, who marry Rebecca's brothers). The actual date of their marriage is unknown. If she married him before his first child was born in 1850, then she would have been about 14 years old. However, there is a 4 year age gap between Rufus's first child, Mary Jane Purvis (1850-1871) and his second child, George Washington Purvis (1854-1930). Rebecca may have been Rufus's second wife and the mother of only two of his children: George Washington Purvis (1854-1930) and Rufus Jackson Purvis, Jr. (1858-1860). By 1860, her husband is married to Adeline (who is 19 years old).
|Census||6/1/1840 ||AL (Dale County) ||4 yrs old |
|page 31 -Line 17: The family of James Ward is described as consisting of one male under five-year-old, two between 5-9 yrs old, one between 10-14, two males between 15-19, and one male between 40-50 yrs old. Two females under 5 years old, one between 10-14, and one between 30-40 years old.|
(possibly the brother of Tersey)Line 18: The family of J.L.B McCrone is recorded with two males under five-year-old, and one male between 20-30 yrs old, one female under five, one female between 20-30 years old..
Line 20: The family of Hugh Davis is recorded with one male under five-year-old, two between 5-9 yrs old, one between 10-14, two males between 15-19, and one male between 30-40 yrs old. one female between 10-14, one female between 15-20 and one between 30-40 years old. Hugh is the brother of Thomas Allen Davis.
|Census||10/24/1850 ||AL (Dale County) ||14 yrs old |
|family#145: James B. Ward (age 54, farmer, born in SC), Elizabeth (age 52, born in GA), William J. (20, farmer, born in AL), Benjamin F. (16, farmer, AL), Elizabeth (14, AL), Mary (12, AL), Monroe (5, AL), Ann Elliott (12, race is recorded as "b" [choices were white, black or Indian], born in AL). |
|Other||6/1/1955 ||AL ||97 yrs after death |
|Copy of notarized document from Alabama State Archives verifying the photos of Mary Ward Davis, Elizabeth Rebecca Ward, and Susan Elizabeth Ward. |
|Other||11/12/1955 ||FL (Bay County) ||97 yrs after death |
|Sarah Emma Ward Hendrix says that she is 87 years of age and personally knew Elizabeth English Ward, wife of James B. Ward. Elizabeth English Ward was a Creek Indian. She says on oath that she is personally acquainted with Jesse Joe Ward of Bruce in Walton County, Florida, and she personally knows that Jesse Joe Ward is the grandson of Elizabeth English Ward.|
She further says she is acquainted with Elizabeth Rebecca Ward of Freeport, Florida, in Walton County and Lyda Apseybeth Ward Hayes of Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Elizabeth Rebecca Ward and Lyda Apseybeth Ward Hayes are the sisters of Jesse Joe Ward, and all of the above named are the grandchildren of Elizabeth English Ward.
|Other||11/17/1955 ||FL ||97 yrs after death |
|C.A. Faulk says he is 85 years old and personally knows Elizabeth English Ward, wife of James B. Ward. Elizabeth English Ward was a Creek Indian. He was personally acquainted with Jesse Joe Ward of Bruce in Walton County, Fl. He also knows Jesse Joe Ward is the grandson of Elizabeth English Ward.|
He further says he is acquainted with Elizabeth Rebecca Ward of Freeport, FL, in Walton County and Lyda Apseybeth Ward Hayes of Pensacola, FL, Escambia County. Elizabeth Rebecca Ward and Lyda Apseybeth Ward Hayes are the sisters of Jesse Joe Ward. All of them are grandchildren of Elizabeth English Ward.
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Elizabeth, her family, and friends. For example, Elizabeth is 1 years old when The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
||Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
The 1850 Federal Census reveals the
Free black population=2,265;
Cotton production in bales=564,429;
Corn production in bushels=28,754,048;
Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
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