ROBERT WARD is a son of Thomas, and grandson of Stephen Ward, a native of Maryland, of English descent, who passed his youth in that State. When a young man Stephen Ward came to Washington county, and settled on a farm near Bentleyville, where he worked 'Squire Bentley's farm on shares. While living in Maryland Stephen Ward was married to Hannah Thurston, who bore him five children, none of whom are living. In political opinion the father was a Democrat. He was thrown from a load of hay, the accident resulting in his death.
Thomas Ward, son of Stephen, was born on the farm near Bentleyville, and attended the log cabin subscription schools of the neighborhood. At the age of eighteen years he came to a farm in East Pike Run township, this county, remaining there fifteen years. After locating on this place he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Williams the old wagoner on the Washington Pike. Seven children were born to their union, as follows: Mary, wife of Thomas Worley, living near Shireoaks, this county; Melinda, married to Daniel Linn, of Fayette county, Penn.; John, living at California, Penn.; Stephen; Robert; James, living at California, Penn., and Thomas, a resident of Uniontown, Penn. Stephen is deceased. The father voted with the Republican party, and in religious faith was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Ward died in 1846, and he was laid by her side May 18, 1891.
Robert Ward was born November 2, 1842, on a farm in East Bethlehem township. He married Anna Robinson, a native of East Pike Run township, February 16, 1867. She was born March 23, 1842. They have had six children, namely: Austin, Lizzie, Averel, John, Annie (deceased in infancy) and Pearl. Mr. Ward owns and reside upon eighty acres of good land, which is the fruit of his own industry. He casts his ballot with the Republican party. In church relations he is identified with the Methodist Society. Austin, his oldest son, was married to Miss Laurie B. Pepper, November 3, 1891. They have one child, Alonzo. Austin resides on a farm of forty acres in the same township.
Text taken from page 979 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed March 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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