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My name is Diane Moorehouse Bryant. In the following pages you find information on my WARD and MOOREHOUSE/MOORHOUSE families of Blount, Etowah, Marshall, St. Clair, and Jefferson Counties of Alabama. Any correction or additions would be more than welcome. Just Click on the link at the bottom of the page to e-mail me.

First Generation

1. Unknown WARD was born in GERMANY.

He had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Stokley Donaldson WARD was born Oct 1840 and died 9 Aug 1915.

3 M ii. Thomas P. or B. WARD was born 1841 in Alabama.

Thomas married Elizabeth LOWRY on 15 Nov 1861 in Blount County, Alabama.

4 M iii. Randolph WARD was born 1843 in Alabama.

+ 5 M iv. James K. WARD was born bet 1844/48.

Second Generation

2. Stokley Donaldson WARD (Unknown) was born1 Oct 1840 in Madison Co., AL. He died 2 9 Aug 1915 in Jefferson Co., AL ( St. Vincents Hosp.) from Myocardilas and was buried 11 Aug 1915 in Jefferson Co., AL (Enon Cemetery).

Stokley D. Ward, age 11, born AL, is enumerated on the 1850 Marshall Co., AL census, page 196A, as living in the household of Wm. S. WALKER, 34, born SC. With wife Elizabeth, age 36, born SC; Mary C., age 11, born AL; Inez? Ann, age 8, born AL; Martha June, age 6, born AL; Sarah F., age 4, born AL; Robert P., age 2, born AL; Elza? S., male, age 4/12, born AL and Tho. P. WARD, age 8, born AL (this is probably a brother to Stokley). Their is a Thomas P. WARD of the 14th AL Volunteer Infantry, that died in service, Dumfries, VA, 1862. This author think that this is the same person, as I have found no other record of him, other than on the 1850 Marshall Co., AL census, page 196A, with the Walker family.

Also, on the 1850 Marshall Co., AL census, pg. 189B, enumerated on the 11th day of Dec, their is a family living in district No. 22, Nancy I. Word, 37, b. TN, as head of HH. Also living in the HH is sons: Stokley D., 12; Thomas D., 10; Randolph, 7; James K. P., 6; all born AL. I think that this might be my WARD family. The surname could read WARD instead of WORD, as their is always mistakes in transcribing census. All of the names fit and ages are close. The mother (Nancy) much have died after the census was taken and the boys were split up and put with different family member. It is just 7 days later that the census is taked of the household of Wm S. WALKER, where Stokely and Thomas are found. This would solve the problem of the boys living in different households. At this time this is undocumented information.

Stokley D. WARD served with William S. WALKER, Captain, in the 48th AL Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. At this time, it is not documented that this is the same Wm. S. Walker that Stokley was living with in 1850 Marshall Co., AL.

Listed in the 1866 Blount County Alabama State Census is S. WARD. Living in the household is 1 male under 10, (William R.) and 1 male between 20 - 30, (Stokely, Sr.). Also living in the household are 2 females under 10, (Eliza and Nancy)and 1 female between 20 - 30, (wife - Mary "Polly"). Living next door is James WARD. Persons living in this household: 1 male between 20 - 30 and 1 female between 20 - 30. This would be James and wife Rebecca.

The 1870 Blount Co., AL Census, page 302B, enumerated as head of household, Stokley Ward (30) and wife Mary, age 25. Also, living in the household was children: E. J. (9), N. A. (5), W. R. (2), H.R. (3/12). Their was living, also in the household D. L. Staton, (age 11). D. L. Staton was most likely a relative of Stokley's Wife Mary, as her maiden name was STATON. All borned in AL.

The 1880 Blount Co., AL Census, page 393A, stated that living in the household was head of household Stokely Ward, (38) and wife, Mary (24) (this is Stokley's 2nd wife Mary M. Honea). Also in the house hold was children: Eliza J. (18), William (11), Rebeca, (Sp. Rebecca) (9), Elizabeth (8), John E. (6), Joseph H. (4), Stokley D. (3). All borned in AL. This was beat 22 Union Church area.

On the 1900 Jefferson Co., AL Census, page 116A, enumerated as head of household Stokley Ward, (b. Oct 1840, AL, age 59) and wife Mary, (b. Dec 1856 AL; age 43). Also living in the household, ch: Joseph H. (Jul 1875; 24), Mary, (b. Sep 1880; 19), Mattie, (b. July 1886; 13), Rufus G. (b. Jun 1889; 10), Jessie L. (b. Oct 1891; 8 yrs). All in household born in AL.

1910 Marshall County, AL Census, page 200A, age 69, AL, married 2 times, 3 yrs; ENGLAND, SC; Miller; Flour Mill. Also living in the household is wife, Rachel, age 69, married 2 times 3yrs; 3 children, 3 living; AL, AL, AL.

Marshall County, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers Ward, S.E., Present Post Office address: Walnut Grove, Alabama; born 1830; first entered the service as a private in Company C., 48th Alabama.

Stokley D. Ward's obituary was in the Birmingham Age Herald on 12 Aug 1915. It stated that funeral services over the remains of Stokely D. Ward, age 74 years, who died Monday night at a local infirmary, were held at the Lige Loys's private chapel yesterday morning at 9 o-clock. Interment followed in Enon Cemetery.

Stokely Ward's death certificate: !DEATH: Alabama Center of Health Statistic; ; ; Vol 19 Certificate 332 Role 1

Stokley married (1) Mary (Polly) MATHEWS, daughter of James Washington MATHEWS SR. and Eliza E. STATON, on 10 May 1861 in Marshall Co., AL. Mary was born 15 Dec 1845 in Dykes, Floyd Co., GA. She died 15 Sep 1879 in Blount Co., AL.

They had the following children:

+ 6 F i. Eliza Jane WARD was born 15 Apr 1860 and died 28 Mar 1906 Blount County, AL.

+ 7 F ii. Nancy A. WARD was born 1 Jul 1862 and died Jan 1900.

8 M iii. William R. WARD was born 4 Jul 1864 in Blount Co., AL.

+ 9 F iv. Harriet Rebecca WARD was born 10 Jan 1866 and died 21 Nov 1903, Blount County, AL. (MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER)

10 M v. James W. WARD was born 1 Mar 1868 in Walnut Grove, Etowah, AL. He died5 before 1870.

The W in James W. Ward could stand for Washington, named after his grandfather James Washington Mathews. James may died before 1870, as he is not listed on the 1870 Blount Co., AL census in the household of his father.

11 F vi. Elizabeth WARD was born 12 Oct 1870 in Clarence, Blount AL.

12 M vii. John E. WARD was born 1874 in AL.

+ 13 M viii. Joseph H. WARD was born 30 Jan 1875 and died 18 Feb 1956.

14 M ix. Stokley D. WARD was born 16 Aug 1877 in Al.

15 M x. Melvin WARD was born 1879 in Clarence, Blount Co., AL. He died 1879 in Clarence, Blount Co., AL.

This author presumes that Melvin died at the same time as his mother, 15 September 1879.

Stokley also married (2) Mary M. HONEA, daughter of Sion HONEA and Martha 'Patsey' CORBIN, on 27 Dec 1879 in Blount Co., AL. Mary was born Dec 1856 in Blount Co., AL. She died abt 1905 in Marshall County, AL.

Mary is enumerated on the 1860 Blount Co., AL census, page 874, age 5, in the household of father (Sion Honea, age 65).

Stokley and Mary had the following children:

16 F xi. Mary WARD was born Sep 1880 in AL.

+ 17 F xii. Martha Ann (Mattie) WARD was born 6 Jul 1886.

18 M xiii. Rufus G. WARD was born Jun 1889 in AL.

Rufus lived and died in St. Clair Co., AL. This information was from Jerry Wayne WARD, (2 Jan 2001). + 19 M xiv. Jessi Lee Gordon WARD was born 12 Oct 1891 and died Dec 1973.

20 M xv. Harry WARD died in Unknown.

Retired for the FBI.

Stokley also married (3) Rachel ??? about 1907 in Marshall Co., AL. Rachel was born6 1841 in AL.

5. James K. WARD (Unknown) was born between 1844/48 in Alabama.

James & Rebecca marriage is recorded in the Blount Co., AL Marriage Record, page 408A.

Listed on the 1870 Blount Co., AL Census, page 302B, is head of household James Ward 22m; Rebecca 20f; & J.B. 1m.

James is listed in the minutes of the Bethlehem Baptist Church (Gallant, Etowah County, Alabama) as ordained to preach in 1891. He and his wife Rebecca joined the church in 1886. They were discharged by letter in 1900.

James married7 Rebecca MATHEWS, daughter of James Washington MATHEWS SR. and Eliza E. STATON, on 5 Oct 1865 in , Blount, Alabama. Rebecca was born 28 Dec 1849 in Dykes, Floyd, Georgia.

They had the following children:

21 M i. J. B. WARD was born about 1869, Blount County, AL.

+ 22 M ii. Stokely K. WARD was born 23 Feb 1872 and died 11 Oct 1949.

23 F iii. Mary J. WARD was born 31 Jul 1874 in Clarence, Blount, Alabama.

NOTE: ; ; ; 456411, Film #: 456411, Page #: , Ordinance #:; , Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USASource Media Type: Film 24 F iv. Sarah Elizabeth WARD was born 14 Jul 1877 in Gallant, Etowah, Alabama.

Sarah Ward joined Bethlehem Baptist Church (Gallant, Etowah County, Alabama) on Oct 1893 by experience. 25 F v. Eliza E. WARD was born 7 May 1883 in Gallant, Ettawah, Alabama. She died8 1905 in Walnut Grove, Etowah, AL.

NOTE: ; ; ; 456411, Film #: 456411, Page #: , Ordinance #:; , Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USASource Media Type: Film DEATH: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R); ; Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997; Film#: 177913 Pg. 163 Ref.# 6308; , Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

26 M vi. James I. WARD was born 27 Jun 1889 in Gallant, Etowah, Alabama.

NOTE: ; ; ; 1260667, Batch #: 7934504, Sheet #: 73, Source Call #: 1260667; , Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USASource Media Type: Film

Third Generation

6. Eliza Jane WARD (Stokley Donaldson, Unknown) was born 15 Apr 1860 in Walnut Grove, Etowah, AL. She died9 28 Mar 1906 in Blount Co., AL and was buried in Wynnville Cemetery, Blount Co., AL.

Eliza Jane was married at her father's (Stokley Ward) house. It is recorded on pg. 245 of the marriage records of Blount Co., AL. Eliza married10 Henry Monroe BROOKS on 2 Sep 1880 in Clarence, Blount Co., AL. Henry was born 1847 in Blount Co., AL. He died 1917 in Blount Co., AL and was buried in Royal, Blount Co., AL (Hood Cemetery).

1910 Blount County Alabama Census, page 155A, Head, M, W, 63, Wd, AL, AL, AL, Farmer.

Taken from the 'THE HERITAGE OF BLOUNT COUNTY ALABAMA, Reunion edition 1989 BROOKSVILLE page 53 The town of Brooksville was among the first to be settled in North Alabama. Brooksville was named for Henry Brooks, son of Jacob Warren Brooks, who came to Blount County from Abbeville, South Carolina about 1818. Jacob Warren Brooks' daughter, Nancy Sophronia, married William Alldredge, son of Andrew and Leah Chaney Alldredge. Andrew Alldredge came to Blount County in 1816 and settled at the big spring near Brooksville. This was not an incorporated town until 1875.

Henry and Eliza had the following children:

27 M i. Luther BROOKS was born 8 Aug 1881 in Clarence, Blount AL.

Luther never married. 28 F ii. Gevena BROOKS was born 1883 in Clarence, Blount AL.

Gevena died as a young child. + 29 M iii. Richard C. BROOKS was born 16 Feb 1885.

+ 30 F iv. Silvinia (Venia) BROOKS was born about 1887 and died about 1904.

31 M v. Lum BROOKS.

Lum married Anna TODD.

32 F vi. Lela R. BROOKS was born11 about 1903 in AL.

1910 Blount County Alabama Census, page 155A, daughter, F, W, 7, S, AL, AL, AL. Lela married Marvin CLANTON.

+ 33 M vii. Charles Henry BROOKS was born 10 Jul 1893 and died 3 Aug 1994.

34 F viii. Lillie (Lillia) B. BROOKS was born about 1901 in AL.

1910 Blount County Alabama Census, page 155A, daughter, F, W, 9, S, AL, AL, AL. Lillie married Grandy YOUNG.

7. Nancy A. WARD (Stokley Donaldson, Unknown) was born 1 Jul 1862 in Blount Co. AL. She died12 Jan 1900 in Winston Co., AL (Hadder Cemetery).

Nancy was married at her father's (Sotkley Ward) house, pg. 139 on the Blount Co., AL Marriage Records by G.F. Bellew. Part of the information on Nancy is from Matt Letson (2000), Nancy died giving birth to her son Newman.

Nancy married Rilley KELLEY on 28 Jun 1879 in Blount Co. AL. Rilley was born about 1861 in AL. He was buried in Morgan Co., AL (Johnson Chapel Cemetery).

They had the following children:

+ 35 M i. James David KELLEY was born 1885 and died 1970.

36 M ii. Wesley KELLEY was born 1897. was buried in Lawrence Co., AL (Smyrna Cemetery).

Wesley married Nancy Caroline LETSON.

37 M iii. Ulman KELLEY was buried in Morgan Co., AL (Johnson Chapel Cemetery).

38 F iv. Minnie KELLEY died 1955 and was buried in Lawrence Co., AL (Smyrna Cemetery).

Minnie married Odie LETSON.

39 F v. Janie KELLEY was buried in Morgan Co., AL (Johnson Chapel Cemetery).

Janie married Bud RIX.

40 M vi. Henry KELLEY.

41 M vii. William Penn KELLEY.

+ 42 M viii. Newman KELLEY was born 18 Jan 1900.

9. Harriet Rebecca WARD (Stokley Donaldson, Unknown) was born13 10 Jan 1866 in Blount Co., AL. She died 21 Nov 1903, Blount Co., AL and was buried in (Unmarked Grave) Wynnville, Blount Co., AL.

Rebecca is listed on the 1870, (page 302B), and 1880, (page 393A), Blount Co. AL census living in the HH of her father Stokely D. WARD.

Rebecca is also enumerated on the 1900 St. Clair Co., AL (page 94A) as HH, age 30, Wd, born AL, 4 children and 4 living. Also living in the HH is Isaac, son, age 11, born AL; George, son, age 8, born AL; Victoria, daughter, age 5, born AL; and Anna, daughter, age 2, born AL.

Harriet Rebecca married George MOORHOUSE on 6 Jan 1889 in Jefferson County, AL. George was born abt 1856 in England. He died14 between 1897 & 1900 in Chandler Mt., St. Clair, AL.

Family stories tell that George came to the U.S. with 2 brother's. Etoil Fowler Sission states that her mother, Anna Rebecca Moorehouse Fowler, said that her father, George Moorhouse, went back to England. Also, that he arrived in the US with his two sons John and Joe, not 2 brothers. The first knowledege of him is in Jefferson Co., AL, in 1887. Family stories tell that he worked his way over on a ship as a carpenter. He is listed in the Birmingham, AL Directories, (1888-90), occupation - carpenter, location and boards 1138 35th, Birmingham, AL, the year is 1888.

Rebecca, George's wife, is listed on the 1900 St. Clair Co., AL census, (page 94A), as a widow. So, George died before 1900 or he returned to England.

George and Harriet Rebecca had the following children:

+ 43 M i. Isaac Wesley MOOREHOUSE was born 17 Apr 1890 and died 22 Apr 1946.

+ 44 M ii. George MOOREHOUSE was born 3 Aug 1891 and died 19 Nov 1957.

45 F iii. Victoria MOORHOUSE was born Oct 1894 in Chandler Mt., St. Clair, AL. She died aft 1900 & bef 1910 in Chandler Mt., St. Clair, AL.

Enummerated on the 1900 St. Clair, AL census, page 94A, as age 5, born Oct 1894. No further records have been found for Victory after 1900, this author presumes that she died between 1900 - 1910. + 46 F iv. Anna Rebecca MOOREHOUSE was born 9 Dec 1897 and died 10 Oct 1972.

13. Joseph H. WARD (Stokley Donaldson, Unknown) was born 30 Jan 1875 in AL. He died 18 Feb 1956 in Etowah Co., Al and was buried in Etowah Co., AL (Walnut Grove-Altoona Cemetery).

Joseph married Susan A. ???.

They had the following children:

47 F i. Hazel WARD was born 16 Nov 1913 in Gallant, Etowah, AL. She died 3 Jun 1914 in Gallant, Etowah, AL and was buried in Gallant, Etowah, AL (Bethlehen Miss. Bapt. Cemetery).

17. Martha Ann (Mattie) WARD (Stokley Donaldson, Unknown) was born 6 Jul 1886 in Alabama City, Etowah Co., AL. She died in Alabama City, Etowah Co., AL and was buried in Alabama City, Etowah Co., AL.

On the birth certificate of Mildred Pendergrass, states that her mother, Mattie WARD Pendergrass was born in Blount Co., AL. Martha married Samuel Francis PENDERGRASS, son of Samuel A. PENDERGRASS and Nicie Jane. Samuel was born Sep 1882.

Samuel Francis Pendergrass, age 17, is enumerated on the 1900 Etowah Co., AL census, page 291, as living in the HH of father (Samuel A. Pendergrass). Samuel and Martha had the following children:

+ 48 F i. Lillian Irene PENDERGRASS was born 7 Apr 1907 and died 16 Mar 1967.

49 F ii. Madalene PENDERGRASS.

Married at the home and by Rev. Thomas New. Madalene married Frank MATHEWS on 31 May 1924 in ALabama City, Etowah, AL.

50 M iii. Harry PENDERGRASS.

51 M iv. Carl PENDERGRASS.

+ 52 F v. Mary Mildred Virginia PENDERGRASS was born 14 Sep 1919.

19. Jessi Lee Gordon WARD (Stokley Donaldson, Unknown) was born 12 Oct 1891 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. He died Dec 1973 in Jefferson Co., AL and was buried in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL ( Hillview Bapt. Ch. Cem.).

Jessi married (1) Nell MCPHERSON.

They had the following children:

53 F i. Rebecca WARD.

54 F ii. Unknown WARD.

55 F iii. Blanch WARD.

56 F iv. Nell WARD.

Jessi also married (2) Margaret 'Maggie' SWINDLE. Margaret was born 25 Dec 1905 in Cullman, AL.

They had the following children:

+ 57 F v. Mary Ann (Marion Worth) WARD was born 4 Jul 1935 and died 19 Dec 1999.

58 M vi. John Karmel 'Jack' WARD.

59 F vii. Elizabeth Dean WARD was born 6 Oct 1942 in Birmingham, Jefferson, AL.

Elizabeth married ??? PRICE.

+ 60 M viii. Jerry Wayne WARD was born 10 Oct 1944.

61 M ix. Jesse Lee WARD, JR.

Here are some of my favorite websites:

The Blount County, AL Research Page (http://home.hiwaay.net/~bobwonda/index.html)
Blount County, AL Census (http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/blount/census)
The Moorehouse Family (http://www.geocities.com/bryantd35121/)


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