The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 700, Harrison Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"G. S. WARD, native of Preble County, Ohio, was born December 2, 1821, and came with his parents to Cass County, Indiana, about 1828, and was there reared to farming. He remained at home until twenty-eight years old, when he married LOVE JANE DOUD, a native of Monroe County, New York, and born May 16, 1824. To this union there were seven children born - MARY A., JOHN M., THEODORE D., DRUIE M., SARAH S., OLIVER T., and PHEBE J. MR. WARD came to this county in company with his father in 1840; in 1849, he purchased forty acres of land, and in 1850 built a hewed-log house. He now owns 172 acres, part of which is well improved, and he is worth fully $8,000, all made through honest industry, MR. and MRS. WARD are both church members, and in politics he is a Republican. The parents of MR. WARD were SAMUEL and PHOEBE (SUTTON) WARD, both natives of New Jersey and of Irish and English extraction. They lived the greater part of their lives in this county, and died in 1855 and 1859, each aged seventy-nine years. MRS. WARD is the daughter of ANSON F. and ALICE M. (SWAZEY) DOUD, natives of New York and Maryland, and respectively of French and Scotch extraction. They came to Indiana in 1837, locating on the Indian Reserve, in Miami County, where they lived until 1855, after which they removed to Iowa and thence to Kansas, where MR. DOUD died at the age of sixty-two; his widow yet survives, at the age of eighty-two."