Joshua John Ward
|Joshua John Ward|
November 24, 1800|
Brookgreen Plantation Georgetown County
|Died||February 27, 1853
Brookgreen Plantation Georgetown County, S.C.
|Occupation||Rice farmer, plantation owner, slaveholder|
|Known for||America's largest slaveholder.|
Ward was the largest slaveholder in the United States during his lifetime.
Ward was born November 24, 1800, at Brookgreen Plantation, South Carolina. He was married March 14, 1825, in South Carolina to Joanna Douglas Hasell, and died February 27, 1853, at Brookgreen Plantation. His father was Joshua Ward and his mother was Elizabeth Cook.
- The Sixteen Largest American Slaveholders from 1860 Slave Census Schedules, Transcribed by Tom Blake, April to July 2001, (updated October, 2001 and December 2004 – now actually includes 19 holders)
- Boundaries and Opportunities: Comparing Slave Family Formation in the Antebellum South, Damian Alan Pargas, Journal of Family History 2008; 33; 316, doi:10.1177/0363199008318919
- Joshua John Ward / Joanna Douglas Hasell
William H. Gist
|Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina