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The Ward family has been in the Beech Mountain area since the Revolutionary War era, and had kept many of their traditions throughout the years. Traditions in the family consist of musicians and musical instrument makers, painters, clothing makers, and more.
The subject of many ballads in Appalachia center upon the demise of women. The author draws conclusions from interviews with Western ballad singers and by studying New World ballads.