From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
Danforth C. Ward was born in Huron County, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1825, son of Isaac and Phoebe (Beebe) Ward. His father died when he was quite small, and his mother afterward married again. In 1837 he accompanied his mother and step-father to Steuben County, Ind. In 1843 they located on the farm where his mother still lives. He cut his foot and was obliged to walk with crutches, being unable to do any farm work for some time. He was married in 1846 to Abigail M. Cady, daughter of David and Mary McMaster, natives of Vermont and Connecticut, and among the first settlers of Jamestown Township. Mr. and Mrs. Ward have had a family of nine children, but four of whom are living -- Charles, Truman, Rhoda R. and Granville. Mr. Ward is an upright, honorable business man, and has won the esteem of all with whom he has had any dealing. He takes an active interest in all that pertains to the promotion of the welfare of the county.
Submitted by Kim Davoli