I just came across your post. I possibly have soemthing of interest. I am just starting out on this line and am not positive it is the same line. But, perhaps with your info and mine maybe we can make a connection.
I am researching the Reed line. Cora Reed b. 1897, her dad John H. Reed, his parents James Reed and Nancy Ward. Nancy's parents are Jordan & Hannah Ward m. 1798 in Bertie, NC. The 1800 census shows him in Pitt Co. NC.
I had seen other places that this was the line but I do not have confirmation. I know Jordan Ward left NC and moved to Tenn. He was there by 1840. He then moved to Texas between 1850 & 1860. He died before the 1870 census.
Hope this helps.