THe names seem to be the same!I have my ggrandfather married to Amanda J. Hood.She was his second wife.JFW's first wife was Isabelle Lack.They had 2children Hillary Lack Ward and Harmon Ward.Harmon is the husband of Viola Pendarvis, from my records which are just what aunts and uncles have been able to recount,
John F. Ward was born in 1842 , the 1910 census list NC as the birthplace.Another record show TN as the birthplace.He died Aug. 10, 1898.Married Isabelle Lack, born 1847.They had 2 sons Hillary (b. 1879) and Harmon, who is 4 years older than Hillary. My brother has found the marriage record of JFW and Amanda J. Hood in Jones County , MS. They were married on Sept. 30 1887.
There is also a nephew of JFW named William Ward that seems to have lost in the shuffle! My dad Eugene William Ward lived in Anguilla, his dad Hillary Lack Ward is buried there. He died nov. 12, 1927.Married Louie Mabel Henry.
Hope this is helpful.And I will keep digging!Thanks for contacting. Cornelia W. Jones