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William WARD
Elizabeth Emeline HAWKS
Sarah Letitia EDWARDS
Husband:  William WARD
Birth:  Mar 1844, VA in either Grayson Co., VA, or Carroll Co., VA
Death apparently:  1920-30, Clintwood Dist., Dickenson Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  William WARD
Mother:  Nancy A. CARRICO

William has middle initial "J" in the 1880 and 1910 censuses, but middle initial "M" in the 1900 census.  Secondary sources say his middle name is "Martin."  Considering these inconsistencies, I'm not giving William a middle name or initial.

Marriage-1:  26 Apr 1863, Surry Co., NC
Wife-1:  Elizabeth Emeline HAWKS
Birth:  1834/5 or 1841/2 [some say 1838], Carroll Co., VA
Death apparently:  1880-90, Fancy Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Solomon HAWKS
Mother:  Nancy GARDNER
Marriage-2:  20 Nov 1890, Wise Co., VA
Wife-2:  Sarah Letitia / Lutitia / Leticia EDWARDS
Birth:  Mar 1851, VA either in Grayson Co., VA, or Wise Co., VA
Death apparently:  1920-30, Clintwood Dist., Dickenson Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John D. EDWARDS
Mother:  Catherine B. ROBERTSON
Children with Elizabeth Emeline HAWKS born in Fancy Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA:
1.  Mary J. WARD, b. 1864/5; m. Mr. BATES; issue: William N. BATES, b. Jun 1889, VA
2.  James C. WARD, b. 1867/8; d. by 1880
Child with Sarah Letitia EDWARDS born in Lipps Dist., Wise Co., VA:
3.  (Child) WARD; died young
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Sources (n.b., Surry Co., NC, is just across the state line from Carroll Co., VA):

1a.  North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 (compiled from state and county records, online at Ancestry.com):
William Ward Elizabeth E Hawks 26 Apr 1863 Surry Co. NC State Archives

1b.  Wise County, Virginia, Marriages (online at the Wise County VAGenWeb site):
Bride & Groom Father Mother Date
Ward, William
Edwards, Lutitia
William Ward
John Edwards
Nancy Ward
Catherine Edwards
11/20/1890

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 39):  Fancy Gap P.O., Fancy Gap Twp., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M593_1639, p. 403B, PN Two, 13/13, enumerated 5 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
Ward William 25 M W Farmer 150 150 Virginia
____ Emeline 28 F W Keeping House     Virginia
____ Mary J  5 F W       Virginia
____ James C  2 M W       Virginia
Hawks Nancy 60 F W House Keeper     Virginia
Nancy is Emeline's mother. Listed next to Emeline's married brother, Calvin HAWKS.

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 41):  Fancy Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll T9_1360, p. 15D, PN 29, SD 5, ED 17, enumerated 22 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 14 22 23 24 25 26
281 282 Ward Wm J W M 42     / Farmer 2     Va Va Va
    ____ Elizabeth E W F 45 Wife   / Keeping house       Va Va Va
    ____ Mary J W F 14 Dau /       / / Va Va Va

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #66 of 74):  Lipps Dist., Wise Co., VA, Roll T623_1732, p. 103A, SN 33, SD 9, ED 126, enumerated 18 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
613 636 Ward William M Head W M Mar 1844 56 M 10     VA VA VA Farmer 0 Y Y Y O F F 81
    ____ Sarah L Wife W F Mar 1851 49 M 10 1 0 VA VA VA     Y Y Y        
    Bates William N GSon W M Jun 1889 10 S       VA VA VA     Y Y Y        
If William has a grandson, it could only be the child of his daughter, Mary.  Plus two boarders surnamed RICHARDSON whom I have not extracted (young male laborers).

6.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 48):  Clintwood Magisterial Dist., Dickenson Co., VA, Roll T624_1626, b. 111A, SN 5A, SD 9, ED 13, enumerated 15 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 26 27 28 29
7 8 Ward William J Head M W 60 M2 17     VA VA VA Eng Farmer General Farmer OA N N O F F 7
    ____ Sarah L Wife F W 55 M1 17 0 0 VA VA VA Eng None     Y N        
    Edwards Jane S-in-Law F W 53 S       VA VA VA Eng None     N N        

7.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 16):  Clintwood Magisterial Dist., Dickenson Co., VA, Roll T625_1887 (Book 1), p. 21A, SN 11A, SD 9, ED 20, enumerated 28 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26
X 64 64 Ward William Head R M W 75 M N N VA VA VA Y None
      ____ Sarah Lt Wife   F W 60 M N N VA NC VA Y None
      Edwards Mary S-in-Law   F W 57 S N N VA NC VA Y None

8.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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