Carolyn Bozeman John "Jack" Ward was a white trader of Scotch-Irish descent often called Trader Jack. John Ward III (John Ward, Jr.) and three of his brothers (Joshua, Daniel and Benjamin) drove cattle to market from Berkeley County, South Carolina to Mobile, Pensacola and New Orleans to sell to the Spanish. On one of these treks they stopped on the Alabama-Georgia border to corral their cattle. John met an Indian maiden, Nancy Elizabeth Knight. Some researchers believe Nancy was the step-daughter of Jackson Night, the blacksmith for the Creek Indians, being a full blood Creek Indian and that her mother was a full blood Indian. Her mother could have been Polly Colbert, daughter of Chief Colbert of the Chicksaw Indians and her first husband, Willian Moniac. According to some, her Indian name was Nahoga or No-Hem. Jackson Knight lived at Old Ft. Mitchell on the Chattahoochee River just below where Columbus, Georgia now stands. Later, John Ward III, returned to the corral and married Nahoga Moniac (Nancy Elizabeth Knight), about 1775-1777. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: Nahoga Moniac Gender: Female Spouse Name: Jack Ward After 1779 the family moved to Bon Secour, Alabama near Mobile. In 1807, they settled near Pascagoula. Later, in Montgomery Co., Alabama, he was granted land at the top of Mobile Bay. A Spanish grant dated 1803 stated he had lived on the Bon Secour River for 10 years and was the father of a large family. He was a veteran of the American Revolution. There is a certain deed on the Ward property that proves some of the children born to the couple. Three children, John, Daniel and Ann are proven by the untranslated Catholic records in Mobile (Spanish). Those records also list John's wife as Elizabeth Knight and one of the records is said to list John born in Virginia and Elizabeth born in North Carolina. They, in addition to Benjamin, Patrick, Tarleton, and Henry are proven in the deeds of 1867 involving John M. Ladd. Betty Perkins believes there are 9 additional possible children: Tolbert, Nathan, Jackson, William, Susan, Elizabeth, Polly, Peggy and Dorack. John "Jack" Ward's Indian war name was White Cloud. He was killed in the Creek Indian War of 1814-1815 leading a band of friendly Creek Indians. The family traveled extensively as he was a fur and cattle trader. They had 14 children, born in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, according to the Creek tribal office in Whigham, Ga., they have no history on who his parents were or when he came into the states. John "Jack" Ward III was born in Virginia according to his daughter, Nancy Ana Ward's baptismal record found in the Catholic Archives in Mobile, Alabama. William Childress of Virginia was a 1st cousin to John Ward III. The list of names were found in the Mobile Genealogy Library by Hilda Gulili Callaway Dietz when she was researching the Ward Famiy.
May 20, 2010 · posted to the surname Ward