Taken from: History of Daviess County, Kentucky, 1883

Walter Ward, son of John and Mary (McKinney) Ward, was born in Jessamine County, Kentucky, March 9, 1810 and when eighteen months old his parents came to Daviess County and settled on the present Ward farm. There was a family of twelve children, all of whom grew to maturity, but only two now living. His father was born January 20, 1757 and died October 10, 1847. His mother was born September 13, 1768 and died September 1, 1857. April 16, 1839, Walter Ward married Rachel Ann Porter Helm, daughter of John Helm, who was born in Shelby County, January 23, 1817 and came to Daviess County in 1838. They have no children. Mr. Ward has 402½ acres of land in Daviess County.