Posted By:Mallory Smith
Subject:Re: John Gard and Ohio River Valley Booklet
Post Date:April 15, 2010 at 20:15:13
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SAMUEL C. GARD, farmer; P. O. Waynesville; born in Warren County Nov. 6, 1829; is a son of John and Hannah (Hisey) Gard, he a native of Hampshire Co., Va., on the Big Capon, born June 7, 1803; she was also a native of Virginia. The paternal grandparents were Samuel and Sarah (Gaudy) Gard he a native of New York State and she of Virginia; Samuel was a son of John Gard; Sarah was a daughter of David Gaudy, who was one of the early settlers of Hampshire Co., Va.; Samuel left his native State when a young man, with one of his uncles, and located in Virginia, and there was united in marriage, and resided on the place where he first located till his death; he was the father of eleven children; ten grew to maturity; two only now survive—John and Sarah, now Mrs. Pugh, living in Iowa; John was raised on his father's farm in Virginia till 23 years of age; in the fall of 1825, he emigrated to Ohio, and, after prospecting over quite a portion of Ohio and Indiana, finally stopped in Waynesville, and worked at the tanning business here and other places, and running saw-mills several years; in spring of 1833, he bought and located upon the place where he now lives, and has since resided, a period of nearly half a century; he was married, Nov. 9, 1828, to Hannah, daughter of Jacob and Millie (Amelia) (Williamson) Hisey, natives of Shenandoah Co., Va.; issue, nine children ; seven now survive—Samuel C., Joseph Daniel, John, David, Hannah S., William H. and George. Mr. Gard is now 78 years of age, and his wife is 71 years, they have traveled the journey of life together, bearing its sorrows and enjoying its pleasures, for fifty-three years. Our subject grew to manhood, brought up to farm labor, and remained with his father till about 25 years of age; he then went to Indiana, St. Joseph County, where, on March 2, 1854, he was married to Eliza Barrett, by whom he had two children —Mary H., born Nov. 26, 1855; and John Albert, born March 4, 1858; his wife died May 5, 1864; soon after his wife's death, Mr. Gard returned to Warren Co., Ohio, where he has since resided; on Nov; 29, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Cresswell, who was born in Virginia Dec. 27, 1840; by this union they have two children—Wesley E., born Dec. 3,1867; and Charles G., born April 13, 1871.

Note: John Gard was guardian for Mary Elizabeth Hisey b 8 Apr 1842, niece of Hannah Hisey, and daughter Jacob Hisey jr (d 1847) and Harriet H Winchester.

You might be able to get the booklet via the Warren co Ohio Gen. Society.