I found your letter while searching for information about my Great Great Grandmother Elizabeth Akester b.1830 who married Albert M. Cross in Indiana in 1847.She is the daughter of Robert Akester and Charlotte Golden. In the 1850 census for Washington Township, where I found her listed with her husband, there are also Ward families. Are these your relatives? I have a copy if you would like it.. The letter was GREAT.I enjoy the family histories and stories and old letters very much.I thank you for sharing. Do you have any genealogy info you could share with me?