Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Philip S. Ward
History of Daviess Counties by
Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886
PHILIP S. WARD was born in Ohio, September 2, 1830, and is one of eight children born to Jesse and Rachael (Shplor) Ward, who were of German descent, born in 1797 and 1802, respectively, in Pennsylvania. The father was a carpenter, but later in life became a farmer. They were married in their native State in l821, and moved to Ohio about 1826. At the time of his death, January 22, 1864., he owned 160 acres of land. He was married three times and was the father of twelve children. The mother died March 12, 1832. Subject attended the common schools and when twenty-one began working at the carpenter's trade and continued at that occupation about six years. January 22,1855, he married Margaret Fry, daughter of Moses and Catherine (Bash) Fry. Mrs. Ward was born in Ohio September 15, l838. To Mr. and Mrs. Ward these children were born: Jesse F., Henry W.., John A., Cora B., Charles F. and Edwin B. (twins,), and Arthur A. In 1852 Mr. Ward came to Daviess County, Ind., and entered 120 acres of land. In 1856 he sold out and bought forty acres where he now resides. In September, 1864, he was drafted in Company H, Thirty-eighth Indiana Infantry, for one year or during the war. He was in the Atlanta carnpaign, and received his discharge at Indianapolis, Ind., in July 1865. He has been an industrious farmer, and now owns 594 acres of excellent and well-improved land, besides giving his boys eighty acres. In politics he is a Republican and cast his first vote for James Buchanan.
Contributed by: Michael L. Tedrow