Name: Duke D. "Dukey" Ward
Birth: 15 JUN 1836 in Anderson Co, Tennessee.
Death: 28 NOV 1897
Census: #47-47, 1870 United States Federal Census > Tennessee > Anderson > District 10
Reference Number: 1864
Name: Duke D. "Dukey" Ward 1
Name: Dukey Ward
Birth: 15 JUN 1836 in Anderson County, Tennessee 2
Birth: 1837 3
Death: 28 NOV 1897 in Campbell County, Tennessee 2
Event: Military BET. 1864 - 1865 Pvt, I Co, 7th Tennessee Mounted Inf an tr y, USA
Event: Military Civil War
Burial: Rains Grove Cemetery, Campbell Co., Tennessee
Residence: He lived at the mouth of Little Creek at New River, about 2 miles from where Eli Loveday Ward, Father of Duke who married Prudy, lived .
Residence: Duke lived below Hwy #116 County Bridge where it crosses New River at Little Creek
Residence: BEF. 1890 Moved to the Ridges at Caryville, Tennessee 4
Census: 1890 Jacksboro, Campbell Co., Tennessee; Veterans
Census: 1870 Anderson Co., Tennessee; Dukey Ward (age 33); Barbara (34) Wm. (13), Mike (11), Finley (9), Sarah E. (4); Eli (6), Mary E. (12 ), Ben j. (7); Louisa Tackett (15).
Census: 1880 Campbell Co., Tennessee; Dukey Ward (43), Sarah 33, Eli 16, Sarah E. 13; Mary E. 12, Prudy 8, Moses 6, Louisa 4, Sterling 1.
Census: 1900 Campbell Co., Tennessee, District 14
Event: Fact 1890 Campbell Co., Tennessee - on Veterans Schedule, page 1.
Reference Number: 26034
In the Civil Ward Pension file of Sterling Kennedy, son of Rachael Ward and Martin T. Kennedy, Sr. of Campbell County, Tennessee, are sever al affidavits pertinent to the ancestry of Rachel Ward. Among the affidavits is the statement of Milton Phillips, the son of Mary Polly Ward and John Phillips, stating that he and Sterling Kennedy are "first cousins. Our mothers are sisters." Mary Polly Ward's parents were Benjam in Ward, Jr. and Catherine Harman. There is also an affidavit from Duke Ward stating that he and Sterling Kennedy are half-brothers; this is the Duke Ward who was born in 1836. Another affidavit is from William Ward (born in 1837) stating that Sterling Kennedy "is my half-brother. Our mothers the same person ." (Researched by Paula Souffle psouffle@h ome.com)
Deposition L, Case of Sterling Kennedy, No 666415. On this Fourteenth day of October 1896, at Careyville, County of Campbell, State of Tennessee, before me, G. E. Brown, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared DUKE Ward, who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says: "I am 60 years old, a farmer, PO address Careyville, Tenn. Claimant is my half brother and I partly raised him and he lived near me until he enlisted in Co J Tenn. Mounted Infantry. I served in same company, enlisted when he did June of 1864 and bunked with him until mustered out in same tent. Lived near him from 1 to 4 miles until he moved to Roberts Mill Tenn. about 10 years ago."
"Q - What can you state about his health, what disability has he?"
"A - I don't know, he complained during the service of his heart and being short winded and was off duty a ___ of times or all of it. I think he complained of that at Knoxvville and off duty until we got to Athens. He then was off duty pretty much all the balance of spring and summer. He was out on forage for our mess. I am generally the cook myself for our mess. I don't think he has ever cooked much. No he was not so fat during the service. I suppose he weight 175 to 180 lbs during the service. yes I was with him a good deal after the war at work some and in passing in the neighborhood. We swapped worked some on farm. No I don't remember that he was ever hurt. No I never knew him to have vernerial disease. Yes I think he drank more intoxicants than was good for him, covering two to three years commencing two to three years after the war. He parted from his first wive and lost his favorite brother who was also aTennesseeen and then got his skin burned, altogheter it caused him to be a bit damaged for about a yaer. During that time I don't think he drank any but was about distracted I did not see him during that time to know his condition. That year was about 8 or 9 years ago that he had those spasms. One think I noticed while he lived near mouth of Beech Fork some years after the war, I've think long after the war, one shoulder, I think right shoulder, was as big again as the other. It was swelled tight, and I rubbed hearts relief and a misture of campher and hempertive and whiskey on it. He afterWards told me that shoulder had shrunk so that it was smaller. He never farmed m;uch more after that. Hired his work done. His occupation was that of a farmer and he had been a might hard worker. He was a neat farmer and he made a bric k. I >>>> there where he was living when he went to Robertsville. Up to that he had that swollen arm.
Q. Did he do his own work? Ans, yes his family was small and he generally did his work or working along with his hands. At that time I lived about one mile from him and we nd and c ut his wood for him and other wise waited on him. He got up in a few days but never did much work after that. About 3 to 4 years after that maybe longer, I was logging or cutting wood ____ island to let these logs go down the island was _ __ land and I hired him to help and huirt his b ack. He complained of his back beforeh that and I noticed that it hurt him to stoop over to work. He Had to squat down. Yes it was while he lived on that farm.
He moved then some three or four years after the war. He comlained of his back ever since the war. He always said his kidneys was what hurt hi
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of October 1896 and I certify that the contents were fully made known to depoenent before signing."
Duke Ward (Signature) G. E. Brown, Special Examiner (Signature)
Mother: Rachel Ward b: ABT. 1810 in Ashe Co., NC
Marriage 1 unknown first WIFE
Marriage 2 Barbara PATTERSON b: ABT. 1823
Married: BEF. 1855
William Ward b: 1856 in Anderson Co. Tennessee
Michael D. Ward b: 15 APR 1857 in Anderson Co. Tennessee
Finley "Finn" Ward b: MAR 1860 in Anderson Co. Tennessee
Eli Ward b: 1864 in Anderson Co. Tennessee
Sarah E. Ward b: 1866 in Anderson Co. Tennessee
Mary E. Ward b: 1868 in Anderson Co. Tennessee
Benjamin Ward b: 1869 in Anderson Co. Tennessee
Marriage 3 Sarah "Sally" BROWN b: 1846
Married: 1 FEB 1871 in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee 2
Prudence "Prudey" Ward b: 26 MAY 1872 in Tennessee
Moses Ward b: MAY 1874 in Campbell Co., Tennessee
Louisa Ward b: 1876 in Campbell Co., Tennessee
Sterling Ward b: 1879 in Campbell Co., Tennessee
#169-175, 1880 United States Federal Census > Tennessee > Campbell > Beech Fork > District 120
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fathe r's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Dakely Ward Self M Male W 43 TN Farmer TN TN
Sarah Ward Wife M Female W 33 TN Keeping Hou
Eli Ward Son S Male W 16 TN Works On Farm TN TN
Sarah E. Ward Dau S Female W 13 TN At Home TN TN
Mary E. Ward Dau S Female W 12 TN At Home TN TN
Prudie Ward Dau S Female W 8 TN TN TN
Moses Ward Son S Male W 6 TN TN TN
Louisa Ward Dau S Female W 4 TN TN TN
Sterling Ward Son S Male W 1 TN TN TN
Census Place Beech Fork, Campbell, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255246
NA Film Number T9-1246
Page Number 394C
Father: Henry Loveday b: in NC
Mother: Rachael Ward b: ABT 1810 in Ashe Co., NC
Barbara Patterson b: 4 NOV 1836 in Tennessee
- William Ward b: 27 DEC 1856 in Anderson Co, Tennessee.
- Michael D Ward b: 1857 in Tennessee
- Finley Ward b: 8 MAR 1860 in Anderson Co, Tennessee.
- Sarah E. Ward b: 1867 in Tennessee
- Mary Ellen Ward b: ABT 1868 in Tennessee
- Benjamin Ward b: 1869 in Campbell Co, Tennessee
Sarah Brown b: MAR 1846 in Tennessee
1 FEB 1871
in Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee
- Prudence "Prudey" Ward b: 26 MAY 1872 in Tennessee
- Moses Ward b: 1874 in Campbell Co, Tennessee
- Louisa Ward b: 1876 in Tennessee
- Sterling Ward b: FEB 1879 in Campbell Co, Tennessee
- Martin Ward b: 30 DEC 1880 in Tennessee
- Polly Ann Ward b: 29 MAR 1885 in Tennessee
- A. Lucien Ward b: 15 MAY 1887 in Campbell Co, Tennessee