I just saw the name Ward and I remembered I saw that name some where. An ancestor of mine was a Archibald D. McGuire. On the 1860 Kentucky Census for Owsley County (Proctor) a Rebecca Ward is listed as part of the house hold. What makes it very curious she is 65 years old and is M (Mullato) and is listed as a domestic servant. Archibald had a number of slaves and yet Rebecca lived in his house hold. I wonder if she might have been American Indian? In 1870 Archibald passed away and I never found her again. A relative said she was buried as Hannah and was in the Mcguire cemetery. If you wish to reply my e-mail address has changed and it is now firstname.lastname@example.org
It is all a passing thought, but some things just point right at you.