Facts and Events
John Ward was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 767.-- (undated, appears to be abt. 23 May 1750) John Patterson, weaver, to John Ward, yeoman, 231 acres in Beverley Manor, Wm. Bev, Patrick Campbell, Wm. Sayers, So. River. Part of 1546 acres conveyed by Beverky to Pat. Campbell, 1738, and this part sold by Pat to Wm. Sayers, 1745. Teste: John Piery and Jno. Peery, the same, Elizabeth, wife of John Patterson. Teste: James Kerr, Jno. O. Peery.
- Page 289.--16th May, 1754. Same (From William Beverley) to John Ward. 246 acres in Calf Pasture on head of Grassy Lick Run; corner Wm. McCutchin's and Johnson's land; Meeting House Run; corner John Johnson.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 213.--18th February, 1761. John Ward to Joseph Waughub, £__, 246 acres in Calfpasture on head of Grassy Lick Run, top of Black Oak Hill; cor. Wm. McCutchin's and Johnson's land, Meeting House Run; cor. John Johnson's land.
Records of John Ward in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 493.--11th June, 1751. William Jackson's appraisement by Ralph Laverty, George Wilson, Archibald Elliott. Note of James Ewin, Charles Whitacre, Lofftus Poland. Cash recovered by James Lockridge; cash recovered by Adam Dickinson; by John Ward; by Robert Armstrong; by Thomas Thompson.
- Page 223.--20th May, 1752. Patrick Campbell, Sr., and Elizabeth, to Patrick Campbell, Jr., 212 acres. From Beverley to Patrick, Sr., 21st February, 1738; Wm. Thompson's line; Samuel Braford's and John Mitchel's lines; corner John Ward; corner Charles Campbell. Crossing Christian's Creek and South River. Teste: David Hay, Arthur Hamilton.
- Vol. 1 -1753-1754 (Part 1). - Inhabitants of head of South River petition that they have to keep their roads only 1/2 mile apart for space of four miles and ask that the three be reduced to one. William Smith, Samuel Steel, Robert Alexander, Robert Steel, Nathaniel Steel, George Breckenridge, Chas. Campbell, Patrick Campbell, John Broundlee, Alexander Broundlee, Hugh Fulton, Patrick Campbell, Jr., John Fulton, John Ward, Samuel Doack, John Campbell, Seth Wilson.
- Page 136.--3d December, 1754. William Smith's will--farmer. Child yet unborn; wife's young son, Thos. Steel; step-daughter, Jannet Steel; stepson, Robert Steel; stepson, Thomas Steel. Executors, Samuel Steel and wife Janet. Teste: Patt. Campbell, Wm. Steel, Robert Alexander. Proved, 17th March, 1756, by Campbell and Alexander. Executors qualify, with surety John Ward.
- Page 257.--16th August, 1758. Thomas Meek's bond (with Jno. Ward, Jacob Martin) as administrator of Moses Moore.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 18, 1761. - (463) II. Commission for private examination of Agnes, wife of John Ward.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1764 (A). - Adam Dean vs. Archibald Armstrong, Cord-winder.--Bond 18th November, 1762. Witnesses: John Ward and William Dean.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1764 (C). - Alexander McClelan, Blacksmith, of York County, Pennsylvania, vs. John Ward, of Calfpasture.--Bond, October 26th, 1758.
- Vol. 1 -MARCH 16, 1768. - (506) John Ward, Sr. (Jackson's River), exempted from levy.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (A). - Arch. Mathews vs. John Ward.--To one man's saddle, per son John.
- Page 262.--16th August, 1768 (Note: appears to be 1758). John Ward's bond (with Israel Christian, Jno. Dickinson) as administrator of Samuel Moore.
- Page 286.--15th October, 1765. John Jameson and Mary ( ), late of the County of Augusta, to Archibald Armstrong, £50. 280 acres on Jackson's River; corner land in possession of James Ewing patented to John Jamison, 26th September, 1760. Teste: Charles Teas, David Bell, John Ward.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 27, 1770. - (130) John Ward, Sr., and Jr.--no inhabitant. (Note: apparently John Ward and his family had left Augusta County prior to this date).
- Page 520.--10th June, 1772. Saml. Doack's estate appraised by John Ward, James Mitchell, James Meteer.
Information on John Ward
iii. John Ward, born 1704 in Inishowen Pennisula County Donegal Ireland; died Aft. 1760 in Augusta Virginia; married Mary Campbell; born Aft. 1705 in Ireland/Scotland.
More About John Ward:
Burial: Aft. 1760
Military service: 1745, Part of Capt. John Lockridge's company of militia