1850 Census: Frederick Ward in Gilmer County, GA

Proximity of North Carolina to Gilmer County, GA

I recently analyzed the 1850 census enumeration for my 4th great-grandparents, Frederick and Keziah Ward.  In 1850, they lived in Gilmer County, Georgia, but they would have been in North Carolina in 1840.  I’m hoping that by identifying their neighbors in 1850, I can use that information to confirm their location in 1840, since some […]

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Prince Beaver

Prince Beaver

Prince Beaver was my grandmother’s brother-in-law.  He married her sister, Ellaree Ward. I’m not sure what’s going on with the hat and the bandana over tie in this picture.  There is a picture of my grandfather that is the same size, shape, and coloring as this photo and Papa is wearing a cowboy hat and […]

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – yDNA from a Maternal Line

Ward Johnson Genealogy

Randy Seaver’s challenge this week is to: Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandfather’s patrilineal line who could take a Y-DNA test. Answer these questions: 1) What was your mother’s father’s name? 2) What is your mother’s father’s patrilineal line? That is, his father’s father’s father’s … back to the […]