Yuma County, Colorado
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Benjamin Ward was born July 9, 1847 in Union County, Indiana
In 1880 Cass County Nebraska are Ben Ward 32, Gillie Ward 28, Dora 9, Emily B 7, Hannah 5, Gracie 3, and Hoover ten months. Ben is an implement dealer
Benjamin Ward cash-claimed a quarter in 3N 47W - about three miles north of Yuma - in 1890.
CASS COUNTY NEBRASKA
RICHARD LEWIS is an old settler and prosperous farmer, owning and operating over 480 acres of land in Eight Mile Grove Precinct. His residence is located on section 32. He was born in Pennsylvania, Dec. 24, 1818. When he was five years old his parents migrated with their family to Monongalia County, W. Va., which was at that time a comparatively new country, and as a consequence the family encountered all the troubles and privations incident to the life of the pioneer. His opportunities for securing an education were limited to the subscription schools of the time, and having a natural inclination to study, he improved his opportunities to the fullest extent, and, since he hat attained to years of manhood, he has lost no opportunity of adding to his store of knowledge.
Our subject is the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth
Our subject was married April 7, 1846, to Margaret Wells, a native of West Virginia. she is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Wells. By this union there has been a family of eight children, four sons and four daughters, six of whom are living, namely: Simon, Sanford C., Gilly, Adeline, Gertrude and George. Those deceased are Rebecca and John. Simon resides in Lincoln; Sanford C. resides in Hayes County, this State; Gilly is now the wife of Benjamin Ward, and resides in Colorado; Adeline is the wife of M. L. Thomas, the editor of the Dundy County Pioneer, at Benkleman, Neb.; Gertrude is the wife of George Laverty, and resides in McCook, Neb.; George also resides in McCook.
Daughters of Benjamin Ward. - Thanks to the Ward family
One tree said Ben died October 17, 1932 in Denver.
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