re: John (Jack) WARD b.1740 in Ireland, dc. 1817 in Echota area, Georgia.
In 1764, John ("Jack") WARD, a native of (.......... ?)Ireland, leaving the ship on which he had ailed to America (believed to have come with mother and brothers) , set out for the Cherokee country.
Arriving at Echota, John Ward (and his mother ?) learned that his father, Brian (Bryan) Ward, for whom he was searching, had separated from his Cherokee wife, Nancy Ward, and no longer lived in the Cherokee country. Ref: Springplace Moravian Mission West. pg.55.
Charleston, 1771. John Ward to John Stuart, Ward forwards a memorial and letter from Wilkinson and a talk from Oconostota regarding land ceded to Wilkinson. Ref: Cherokee Documents in Foreign Archives by Anderson and Lewis. -------------------------------- Robert Maxwell of Finnebrogue (d.1769). All the children of the Rt Hon. Henry Maxwell were by his second wife, Dorothea BRICE. The eldest son, Patrick Maxwell of Finnebrogue, died unmarried in 1749.
The second, Robert Maxwell of Finnebrogue, then succeeded. He m. 1741 Anne, younger daughter of Robert WARD of Strangford, Co. Down, who had died without issue. In the same year as he succeeded to Finnebrogue, 1749, Robert Maxwell married Mary, eldest daughter of William Montgomery of Greyabbey, Co. Down, by whom he also had no children. He married thirdly Anne, second daughter of the Rev. John Maxwell of Falkland, Co. Monaghan, Archdeacon of Clogher, and died in 1769, having by her had issue a son, Edward Maxwell of Finnebrogue, who died without children in 1792, two other sons who died even younger, and a daughter, Dorothea, who became the first of a number of heiresses in this complicated family history.
(Refer Adair - Brice - Maxwell - Jackson connections).