On March 27, 1845, Ward Smith made a land petition as a yeoman of Winchester Twp., Dundas County. In 1833, he had settled on the west half of Lot 16, Con. 5, a Clergy Reserve in the township. A correction of the survey lines had reduced the size of the lot and he wished to purchase it at its reduced value. The petition was recommended. It was noted that Samuel Smith had requested the other half of the lot (U537). I am looking for Ward's family history. Would he have been the same Ward Smith who was living along the western shore of Lake Ontario from at least 1812 to 1828? I am not related but researching militia documents during this time period.