Catherine Barbara Herring
- Born: 9 Apr 1780, Pennsylvania
- Marriage (1): William Ward on 27 Aug 1805 in Fairfield County, Ohio
- Died: 5 Nov 1850, Fairfield County, Ohio at age 70
The 1820 census showed the couple with three sons and three daughters under 10 years of age, two sons and a daughter between 10 and 16 years of age. They were living in Amanda Twp., Fairfield County, Ohio.
The 1830 census showed them with two sons and a daughter between 10 and 15; two sons and a daughter between 15 and 20, and two daughters and a son between 20 and 30 living in their Amanda Twp. home. He was between 40 and 50 and his wife was between 50 and 60, according to the census.
In the 1840 census, he was still in Amanda Twp., Fairfield County,with his wife, two sons and a daughter.
In the 1850 census, William and Catherine Herring Ward were listed as 70 years of age with 15 year old Eliza living with them, presumed to be their youngest daughter. They were living in Amanda Twp., Fairfield County. He apparently moved to Allen County about a year after the death of Catherine on Nov. 5, 1850. He died in Allen County in 1852.
According to an Allen County Biographical history written in 1896, he was born May 26, 1780 and farmed 46 years in Fairfield County, Ohio. He originally came to Pickaway County, Ohio about 1802, then moved to Fairfield County, Ohio.
According to the "Vanity" biography of David Moyers, William gave each child 100 acres of land except for William, who was killed during the rebellion. It also had James dying of disease during the battle of Corinth. It is questionable that James died in Corinth. It was reported that he died of typhoid while at home on sick leave.
According to the history of Allen County, William first bought land in that County in 1829.
Catherine married William Ward, son of William Ward and Nancy Ann Courtney, on 27 Aug 1805 in Fairfield County, Ohio. (William Ward was born on 26 May 1782 in Pendleton County, Virginia, died on 21 Mar 1852 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.)