Hi Matthew, My gggrandfather was Patrick Ward. He was born in 1865 in Raferagh Carrickmacross Monaghan, Ireland. He had many brothers and sisters. He had a brother John and Edward. He also had a sister Catherine. I think there may be a connection.
Patrick was married to Alice Finnegan. They lived in Glasgow Scotland for a while where my great grandfather Bernard was born.They came to New york, and then they relacated to Yarmouth Maine.
WOuld like to trade notes. Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Liz