From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 382, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana.
"JOSEPH W. STEWART, County Sheriff, was born November 3, 1839, in Henry County, Kentucky, and is one of twelve children, only three of whom are yet living, born to HIRAM and LUCY (CHILTON) STEWART, both natives of Kentucky, and of Scotch and English descent. JOHN STEWART, the father of HIRAM, was a soldier in the War of 1812. HIRAM and his family came to Indiana in 1845, and located in Tippecanoe County, just across the line from Prairie Township, this county (White County). In November, 1847, MRS. STEWART died of consumption; in 1850, HIRAM and his family moved into this county, engaged in farming, and here died in July, 1866. JOSEPH W. STEWART was reared to farming, and principally in Indiana. He was married, February 5, 1863, to MISS MARY A. GWIN, daughter of CAPTAIN GEORGE H. GWIN, of Prairie Township, and to this union has been born one child - ADDIE. MR. STEWART continued farming in Prairie Township, where he yet owns 120 acres, until his election to the office of Sheriff in 1882, when he moved to Monticello. He is a Democrat, and both he and wife are members of the Free-Will Baptist Church."