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There was a James Ward in Wilkes Co., NC .... A Long Hunter associated with Daniel Boone. Many descendants of the Long Hunters migrated to Pulaski Co., KY.
See James Ward mentioned in Road Order:
: The earliest mention of Matthew Sparks in the Wilkes County Court Records is dated June 3, 1778--he was among a group of men appointed to lay out a road. This record reads as follows: Ordered by the Court that Rowland Judd, John Robins Jur, John Tyrah, William Owen Jur, John Shepperd, Nethaniel Judd, Barnet Owen, John Baker , Matthew Sparks, Andrew Baker Jur, Thomas Calloway, Robert Blake, Zacariah Wells, Abel Pennington, James Ward and James Lewis or any 12 of them be a Jury to lay out a Road the best and most Convenient way from the Deep fourd on Reddies River to Benajah Penington's mill and make Report there of to the next Court.
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