JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
BIOGRAPHIES

Joseph V. WARD


Joseph V. WARD, farmer, P.O. Mount Vernon, is a native of Lawrence
County, Ohio, and was born April 7, 1832. His father, William WARD
(deceased) was a native of Maryland and came to this county with his family
in 1844. Our subject attended the old fashioned subscription school, taught
in a log cabin with split pole seats, puncheon floor, a log out for a window
and a stick and clay chimney. He was married, November 4, 1852, to Nancy
HALES, a daughter of Thomas HALES. They had seven children born
to them, of whom five are living, viz. 


Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera



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