From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 300, Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"PHILIP F. WARD was born in Kent County, Delaware, September 27, 1815, and is the third of nine children born to WILLIAM and NANCY (PRICE) WARD, both natives of Delaware, and of English and German descent respectively. The parents of this couple, JOHN WARD and JOHN PRICE, served in the Continental army all through the Revolutionary struggle - JOHN WARD, who was in the British Army, deserting to join the Americans. WILLIAM WARD was in the war of 1812; he was a farmer, was married in Delaware, and in the fall of 1830 brought his family to Tippecanoe County, this State (Indiana); remained three years; moved to Clinton County, entered 240 acres, developed a farm, and there died in 1854, a member of the Masonic Fraternity. PHILIP F. WARD, at the age of seventeen, was apprenticed to carpentering, which he followed several years. In 1840, he entered forty acres in Clinton County, Indiana, to which he afterward added eighty acres, and developed a farm. In 1848, he sold the place, and bought 160 acres in Tippecanoe County. Resided there till 1858; then sold out, came to this township, and bought a farm of 320 acres, which he still owns. In 1875, he retired to Reynolds, where he owns a hansome property. In 1845, he married ELIZA GOLDESBERRY, who bore him five children, and died in 1857, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In June, 1858, he married SUSAN DeFord, who has borne him eleven children. Of his children, there are twelve yet living - four by his first and eight by his second marriage. MR. WARD is a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church."