Birth Name: Freddie Joe Ward
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 30, 1942
Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, German, distant Welsh
Fred Ward is an American actor, producer, and model.
Fred is described on the internet as having Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified.
Fred’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Carroll Ward (the son of Reubin Houston Ward and Sallie Harriet Dickson). Reubin was the son of Carroll Houston Ward and Martha Ann Whitwell. Sallie was the daughter of Matthew James Dickson and Leonora/Lenora/Nora J. Mays.
Fred’s paternal grandmother was Julia Bertie Lewis (the daughter of James Wilson Lewis and Rebecca Josephine Sutton). James was the son of William Kennedy Lewis and Susan Jane Coleman. Rebecca was the daughter of James Rennick Sutton and Elizabeth Jennie Derryberry.
Fred’s maternal grandfather was Aubie Oral Flemister (the son of John Matthew Flemister and Georgia Morgan Henderson).
Fred’s maternal grandmother was Nellie Rosa Estelee Koger (the daughter of Millard Fillmore Boone Koger and Sarah “Sally” A. Newberry). Millard was the son of Tilman Koger and Frances Bertram Sarah Miller. Fred’s great-grandmother Sarah was the daughter of William Gaines Newbury and Ann Combs.
Sources: Genealogy of Fred’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Fred’s maternal great-grandfather, John Matthew Flemister (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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