My Ward matches with the Thomas Ward (Asbell) from Bertie Co. He is the Bernard Ward from Ballinger, Texas listed on the DNA from Family Tree Project. I have him back one more geneation being born from a Thomas Ward from San Saba where he got a land grant. This Thomas Ward is related to the William Ward who died at the Goliad Massacre 1836, he had a brother by the name of Thomas. The documentation below takes these brothers to Livingston, Alabama. I have yet to make a connection there.
THE TEXAS STATE GAZETTE 20 April 1850 page 6 colum 1
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CAPPEL HILL COLLEGE
Sec 2. There shall be thirteen Trustees, whose duty it shall be to take charge of the interest of the instruction, any five of whom shall constitute a quorum to do business.
Sec 3. James McReynolds, Matthias Ward, A.H. Kattumer, Allen Urgueimrt, Gen. Record, Thomas Rogers, Pickney Hill, John Ware, Charles Lewis, William C. Lee, M. Wood, D.L. Rowe and William C. Batt shall be the first board of trustees.
Matthias “Ward was also one of the original trustees of Chappell Hill College in 1850. Also an H. Ward was appointed in 1837 as a commissioner in the partition of lands belonging to the heirs of James Lynch in Washington County. A certain Thomas Ward was living in the town of Livingston, Alabama in 1837, who was a brother of William Ward of the Georgia battalion that was at Goliad under his command. Many people form Livingston (Sumpter County) Alabama settled in what is now Grimes and what was at one time part of Washington County.
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