Hello I am Rodney Lanier (Ward) Duderstadt My grandfather was Bert Clay Ward whos father was Vivian Lanier Ward was killed in WW2. I was adopted by Aunt and Uncle Fred and Yvonne Duderstadt. My mother was Marie Lightsy married Vivian in 1938
O have a good bit if info of the Wards.
The Peels you talked about I have listed as Charsie Ann Peel Ward daughter of Thmos Peel Milam Co, Tx Nov. 10, 1874. I have spent the last 5 years surching the Wards and Williams families history