James B. Ward
of South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida and Dale County, Alabama
There is a great deal of erroneous family history on the Internet about James B. Ward and his wife Elizabeth English. Most of this history pertains to Creek Indian ancestry. There is, however, no documented evidence of any Indian heritage in this family in public records from their time. That’s not to say that there might not be Indian blood in one or both of their lines – there’s just no evidence of it. There is, in fact, a great deal of public documentation from their time showing that neither James nor Elizabeth were, in any large part at least, Indian.
On the other hand, there are several pieces of 20th century “evidence” fabricated to try prove Elizabeth was “full blooded Creek” and James was half Indian.
I don’t expect anyone to take my word for any of this, though, so I have documented my research as an aid for others who are also researching this line. For a history of the events leading to the false history of James and Elizabeth that has made the rounds since the mid-1950s and for evidence of the modern day creation of the documents purporting to prove Indian heritage, read the
Because so much of the available data on James B. Ward was unreliable, I essentially started over in my search for the truth about this line. I used to have far more detail than the average visitor wanted to see but I have now condensed those papers into one document with much added research since my earlier efforts. If you want to know who James B. Ward’s actual parents were, read the evidence presented in the condensed version of the
For those who have neither the time nor inclination to read the above papers let me start by saying that James B. Ward’s father is NOT the Jack Ward who died at Ward’s Reserve in what is now Montgomery County, Alabama nor is he the John Ward who died on the breastworks on Uchee Creek in 1813. And his mother is certainly NOT Nahoga Moniac. Neither is his mother Nancy Knight, the beloved “Indian Princess.” The official government documents that prove this are cited in the research papers listed above.