Andrew Jackson Ward was born 16 mar 1833 in Illinois to unknown parents.
He first appears on 1870 census in Johnson County Illinois, having married Mary Jane Taylor 2 nov 1855. They do not appear on 1860 Census.
The family is on the 1880 Census in Williamson County which borders on Johnson.
AJ, as he was known, died before the 1900 Census, 30 jan 1899 in Pine, Ripley, Missouri.
We have a picture of his headstone
Found no record of AJ on 1850 census. They were farmers and owned land in Williamson in 1857.
Moved from Illinois to Ripley Missouri 1880-1899
There were 9 children in the family and we have a lot of information on them
We would welcome any information on this family that would help to extend the pedigree for AJ and his wife Mary Ann. We have her parents, but nothing beyond.