Person:Sarah Ward (4)

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Sarah WARD
m. 11 Oct 1810
  1. William CHAPMANAbt 1811 - Aft 1850
  2. Mary Chapman1811-1817 - abt 1840
  3. Sarah CHAPMAN1815 -
  4. Chapmanabt 1816 -
  5. Nancy CHAPMANAbt 1817 - 1874
  6. John 'Sonny' Chapman, Jr.1819 - 1907
  7. James H. CHAPMAN1823 - Aft 1880
  8. Shadrack CHAPMAN1826 - 1859
  9. Meriah CHAPMANAbt 1830 -
  10. George CHAPMAN1830 - Aft 1880
  11. Luvina Chapmanabt 1831 -
  12. Lydia Chapmanabt 1835 -
  13. Paulina Chapman1838 -
  14. George CHAPMAN1840 - Aft 1880
Facts and Events
Name Sarah WARD
Gender Female
Birth[1] Abt 1791 Giles County, Virginia
Marriage 11 Oct 1810 Floyd County, Kentuckyto John CHAPMAN
Census[3][5] 1850 Lawrence County, Kentuckywife
Census 1850 Lawrence County, Kentuckywife
with John CHAPMAN
Death? 5 Aug 1876 Pike County, Kentucky
Other[2] Lawrence County, Kentucky1870 census

In the revised edition of «u»Ward a Genealogical Record of the Wards of Big Sandy«/u»«u»«/u», by Billie Edyth Ward, she starts out her chapter on Sarah Ward with the following:

Sarah Ward, older of the two reported daughters of Sarah Osborn and James Ward, was born in Viginia ca 1790. She would have been 13-14 years of age when the family came to Big Sandy. In Floyd County records is found her marriage to John Chapman 11 Oct 1810. Sarah Ward, the mother, gives her permission and is signed "Sarah Ward, Senr". An examination of the permit indicates that Silas P. Wooten, who wrote the note, signed her name. Silas Wooten was a teacher and scribe for numerous people.

John and Sarah Chapman are listed in the census of Lawrence County until the year 1880 when neither appears, indicating that both died between 1870-1880.

They lived in the area of Elk Creek which is now part of Martin County. Records show that early John Chapman owned land on Rockcastle Creek near the present site of Inez. He sold this land to James Ward according to the statements given in 1833 during the land dispute known as the 'Walcott Case'. (At this time James Ward is referred to as James Ward, Jr.)

Several of the sons and daughters of John and Sarah Chapman owned land and made their homes in the area of Big Elk and Little Elk creeks. (p. 402, rev. ed.)

References
  1. Kentucky, Pike County. 1830 U.S. Census, population schedule.
  2. Lawrence Co., KY - 1870 Census, p. 263.

    Quality: 4

  3. Kentucky, Lawrence County. 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule (2), hh# 979, Primary quality.
  4.   Kentucky, floyd County. 1820 U.S. Census, population schedule.
  5. Sarah is referred to as Salley. She is 59 years old and born in Virginia.