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From: "Brenda Green" <>
Subject: Re: [PAWAYNE] Edward Ward
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 14:11:24 -0400
Thank you for your help. I did visit the historical society and came up
with nothing. I did manage to get a copy of a marriage license docket that
made no reference to a father Edward however i later requested a certified
copy from the Commonwealth of PA and it was there that the notation was
made..I can scan a copy if it helps. I thank you so much for your help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann O'Hara" <>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [PAWAYNE] Edward Ward
> I realize the following doesn't answer your main question, but from
> at the census I've come to the following conclusions:
> 1. The name of the grandfather is Thomas "Hurd," as it's spelled in the
> 1860 and 1870 census. I didn't check 1850. He was born in England, which
> makes it fairly easy to track him through the years. Thomas, his wife
> Hannah (Dony) and several of the Ward children (Hattie, Elsie and Thomas)
> are buried in the Darling Cemetery in Cherry Ridge Township.
> 2. Comparing the Hurd children in 1860, 1870 and 1880 shows that when
> Hattie Ward (12 in 1880) was born, only one Hurd daughter was not living
> with her parents - Elizabeth Hurd, who was 13 in 1860.
> 3. A search of the 1870 census for "Elizabeth Ward" finds only one -
> living with Albert Ward in Preston Twp. with their two children, Hattie
> Elsie. Thus it appears that the prents of the Ward children were Albert
> Elizabeth Hurd Ward.
> The 1860 census shows Ann (age 74) and Maria (24) Hurd. I'd guess these
> were Thomas's mother and sister, giving us the name of Edward Ward's
> maternal grandmother.
> I presume your trips to Wayne County included time at the Wayne County
> Historical Society and you already whether or not there are obituaries for
> any of these people, but I'll double check when I'm down there tomorrow.
> I'll also take another look at the marriage license to see if I can
> the "Edward Ward" reference. I also presume that you looked at the various
> Alberty references in family files, etc., since that surname is more
> prominent in the county than Ward or Hurd.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brenda Green" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 9:15 AM
> Subject: [PAWAYNE] Edward Ward
>>I am researching and hit my brick wall with Edward WARD. He was born in
>>Cherry Ridge and was raised in Texas Township in Wayne County. He was
>>around 1876 in Cherry Ridge. He married Maud Jessie ALBERTY in 1901. I
>>have found a record of that. They together owned property located at
>>Carley Brook Rd. in the township of Oregon, Wayne Cty, PA. I have deed
>>abstracts. It is my belief that Edward may have been raised in the
>>household of Thomas HERD. He appears on the 1880 census with Thomas and
>>his family and is listed as the grandson. In 1900 he is listed by himself
>>but still in Texas Township. I cannot locate a death date for him and
>>search records have been futile. In 1944 he was still living in Oregon
>>in 1949 when his daughter passed away he is not surviving. I tried to do
>>search for these years in between but no hits. On the marriage record,
>>dated 1901 It states that consent of parent or guardian of minor was
>>Edward Ward, father. The Edward I am seekin!
>> g was 25 years old at the time he was married and his wife Maude was 28.
>> I cannot find either Edward. Any ideas or help of any nature is greatly
>> appreciated. I was in Wayne County several times in the last 2 years but
>> live in NY so I cannot do another trip until spring. Thanks
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