My name is Jason Bunge and I am a descendent of Jeremiah Ward and Rachel Cowan. Their daughter Martha Jane Ward married John Ferguson and their daughter Frona Ferguson married William Andrew Jackson. William and Frona’s Jackson’s son was John Richard and he married Olive Almeda Dayhoff, who were my grandparents. Their daughter Sharon Lynn Jackson is my mother. Most of the above people are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mechanicsville, IA, except Rachel, who moved her family to Missouri after her husband Jeremiah passed away in the 1860s. I believe I found her to be buried in Brethren Cemetery in Shelby County, MO. I plan to try to visit that cemetery this summer as I live in Missouri now and I have hunting property near that cemetery.
Do you have information about Rachel’s parents or Jeremiah Ward?
Thanks in advance. You can reach me direct via email at firstname.lastname@example.org