You are correct,I should never post with notes in front for my viewing.
James M. Ward ,Born about 1830 , first born to Absalom and Polly Ward.
James married Elizabeth Bennight about 1857 in Arkansas , they had following children:
William Absalom Ward , B. 1857 Hempstead Ark. D. Jan.26,1886 , in McCrury Community Red River, Texas. He married Celia McCrury 1880. William and wife are listed in 1880 Fannin Co. Tx. ,Precinct 6; Enumerated 9th day of June 1880;Family # 154 William age 25B.Ark.; Sealy Mc(this is way it is written on census) age 19 B.Tex.. NOTE: Family # 151 Elizabeth Bennight Widowed age 48 B. MO; James Ward age 22 (son) B. Ark. ; Peter(aka James Wesley) son age 15 B TX.; John W. Ward (son) age 10 Born TX.; and Robert Ward (son) age 5, Bi. Tex.
After William A. Ward died Celia married Robert Forrester, Celia died Bogota, Red River Texas Aug. 10 1943.
Sarah Delilah Ann Ward B. 1864, parents James M. and Elizabeth Bennight Ward. Married John W. McCrury I (son of Edie Ward McCrury and John McCrury). Sarah Delilah Ann McCrury Ward Died March 1, 1893, and John McCrury her husband died Fe. 22, 1893,both are buried in Red River Texas. They died of flu(?). I am assuming all these Wards are cousins. Now question? Who are parents of Edie Ward? I believe she was born in Ark. , was Absalom Ward brother to her Father, or Uncle to Absalom Ward?. It is said Edie took in her two nephews Ben Blanton and Sam Ward and they were half brothers, Ben was the oldest. John Ward was brother to Edie, there is never mentioned who their parents, these Wards were in Texas before 1840. I find Absalom Ward in 1880 Census Hamilton Tx. married to a lady named Jane .They have a Granddaughter with them last name McGlothlin, Jane and Absalom have been married 3yrs. in census I think, going on memory. Thank you for answering. and maybe someone can answer the question...WHO WAS EDIE WARDS PARENTS? Maybe through them we can find parents of Absalom Ward. (or confirm what we know)