Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Leonard C. Ward
History of Daviess Counties by
Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886
LEONARD C. WARD was born in Holmes County, Ohio, May 21, l835 and is a son of Jesse and Rchael (Shplor) Ward. His boyhood days were spent on the farm and in attending school. When twenty-three years old be began doing for himself, and in March, l859 he married Barbara Shutt, a native of Ohio. Born December 4, 1838, daughter of John and Susan Shutt. Mr. and Mrs. Ward became the parents of these children: Olivia, Mary E., Susan B., Harvey E., Lavina and Maggie. Mr. Ward resided in his native State two years after marriage, and in 1861 came to Daviess County, Ind. He owned 150 acres of land in Green County, Ind., which he traded for eighty-two acres in Daviess County. Two Years later he purchased part of his present farm of 250 acres. In 1864 he was drafted in Company H, Thirty-eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He was in the battle of Nashville. He received his discharge at Indianapolis, Ind., in 1865. After his return he resumed his work on the farm. He has a beautiful residence, and a good substantial barn and granaries. In politics he is a Republican, but cast his first vote for James Buchanan. He and wife are members of the United Brethren Church.
Contributed by: Michael L. Tedrow