Fred Ward

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Ward in 2002, photo by

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 verified/documented.

Fred is married to Marie-France. He has a son with his former wife Silvia.

Fred’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Carroll Ward (the son of Reubin/Reuben Houston Ward and Sallie Harriet Dickson). Joseph was born in Perry, Tennessee. 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/Bertia 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/Orell Flemister (the son of John Matthew Flemister and Georgia Morgan Henderson). Aubie was born in Jasper, Georgia. John was the son of Melissa Lee Jeffries. Georgia was the daughter of Samuel E. Henderson and Susan Francis Davis.

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) –

Death record of Fred’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Carroll Ward –

Genealogy of Fred’s maternal great-grandfather, John Matthew Flemister (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    I thought he was part Irish and Cherokee lol…

    Hi follers could you investigate about these 2 actors who claim native ancestry:

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