John P. Ward

Generation No. 4

5. JOHN PICKERING*4 WARD (JONAS*3, RICHARD*2, RICHARD1) was born 05 Apr 1830 in Green Co, IL34, and died 10 Mar 1898 in St. Louis, MO35. He married EMELINE*A. DAVIS 14 Nov 1855 in Alton, Madison, IL36,37, daughter of THOMAS* DAVIS and SARAH?. She was born Sep 1834 in Alton, IL???? or ME or NC38,39, and died 27 Dec 1901 in Eureka, Humboldt Co, CA40.

1830: born Greene Co., Illinois

1840 CENSUS: Jonas WARD, Carrollton Pct, Green Co, IL
1 female under 4,
1 male 10 to 15, 1 female 5 to 10
3 males 15 to 20, 1 female 20 to 30
1 male 40 to 50 1 female 30 to 40

1850 CENSUS: Macoupin, Green Co, IL
WARD, Jonas 50 m Eng farmer, 6750
Hester 40 f KY
--> John P 20 m IL fa
Julia 16 f IL
Alice 11 f

1855 November 14: Married in Alton, Madison Co., ILL

1860 CENSUS: Virden, Macoupin Co, IL; Series: M653 Roll: 206 Page: 137
1010/960 WARD, John 30 Farmer 2500 280 IL
Emma 25 ME
Julia 3 IL
Sarah 2 IL
David, Sarah 61 NH

Company "G" 122nd Illinois Infantry
Name Rank Residence Date of
Muster Comment
WARD, John P. Corporal Virden 4 Sep 1862 Mustered out July 15, 1865

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Database of Illinois' Civil War Veterans

Have in my possession copies of the pension and military record of John P Ward. To wit:

Company Muster Roll, 122 ILL:
1862 Aug 13: Joined for duty and enrolled at Virden, ILL for 3 years
1862 Sept 4: Mustered in
1862 Dec 2: Missing in action. Taken prisoner at the capture of Trenton, Tenn
1862 Dec 20: Paroled prisoner at Trenton, Tenn
1863 March - August: absent from muster. Now at Benton, Barracks , MO
1863 Sept: Present at muster
1864 Mar: On daily duty, clerk at Military Prison, Cairo ILL
1865 July 15: Mustered out at Mobile, Ala, age 32. Corp. Bounty paid $25.00. due $75.

1868: William John WARD born, Virden twp, Macoupin Co, Illinois

1870 CENSUS: Virden, Macoupin Co, IL 10 Jul 1870; Series: M593 Roll: 250 Page: 100
543/514 WARD, John P. 40, Nursery, IL 7000, 300
Emma, 36, keeping house, Maine
Julia J, 13, at home, IL
Sarah, 12, at home, IL
William J, 1, IL

1880 CENSUS: Place: Virden, Macoupin, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254232 National Archives Film T9-0232 Page 378C
Relation Sex Marr R Age Birthplace
John P. WARD Self M M W 50 IL FA: Yorkshire England MO: KY
Emeline A. WARD Wife F M W 45 ME Housekeeper Fa: CAN Mo: NH
Julia J. WARD Dau F S W 23 IL Teacher Music Fa: IL Mo: ME
Sarah H. WARD Dau F S W 21 IL Fa: IL Mo: ME
William J. WARD Son M S W 11 IL Fa: IL Mo: ME
Edwin D. WARD Son M S W 8 IL Fa: IL Mo: ME

1888: moved to Berryville, [ Arkansas?]

1898 March 10: Died
from death certificate: John p. Ward, age 66, occupation, farmer;
place of birth: Illinois
place of death: St Vincent's Institusion, St. Louis, Co, MO
date of death: 10 Mar 1898
cause of death: Congestion of Brain
burial: Eureka Springs Cemetery

Contributed 09 Sep 2020 by Scotty Ward I'd be interested in learning anything more about his life and associations in that county, if possible.

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