Dr. H. B. Ward biography

DR. H. B. WARD, a rising physician and surgeon of Cuba, Ala., and still in the very prime of life, was born in what is now Hale county, Ala., in 1852. His parents, Solomon and Ann (Hall) Ward, were natives of North Carolina, born respectively in 1810 and 1821, came to Alabama when young, were reared in Hale county, and in 1837 settled in Sumter county, where Solomon died in 1874. The father of Solomon was Solomon, son of Enoch Ward, a colonel in the Revolutionary war, and for his services in that heroic struggle, received a large grant of land, located where Nashville, Tenn, now stands. By birth, he was a Scotchman. James Hall, the maternal grandfather of the doctor, came from North Carolina to Alabama, when a young man, followed farming as a vocation, and died in 1835. The wife of Solomon Ward is still living, the mother of ten children, three of whom died in infancy: Davis S., a merchant, served as a Confederate soldier throughout the late war. He first married Miss Tommie Holmes, deceased. He afterward married Miss Mollie Hall; Fannie, wife of Capt. J. H. Holmes; James W., a druggist who married Miss Hattie Rew; Dr. Henry B.; Charlie, deceased, also a merchant, was married to Miss Fannie May; Lizzie married to R. Y. Rew; Annie married to W. E. McGowen, a merchant of Cuba. Dr. Ward was reared on a farm in Sumter county. In 1878, he graduated from the Medical college of Alabama, at Mobile. His first year’s practice was had at Intercourse; since then it has been at Cuba, where he has also been a merchant, and where he has large farming interests. He is one of the counselors of the State Medical association, once served as president of the county Medical society, and was the first mayor of Cuba, Ala., and is recognized equally by his professional brethren, and the public, as an able and reliable physician. In 1877, the doctor married Miss Laura Dean, a native of Sumter county, and daughter of Nathan Dean, deceased. This lady died in 1883, and in 1886, the doctor chose as his second spouse, Miss Mollie Davis, a daughter of Thomas Davis, of Warrior, Ala., deceased. She was born in Linden, Clarke county, Ala., and graduated from Judson institute, at Marion, in 1885. The family are highly esteemed, and move in the best society of Sumter county.

Source: [Anonymous], Memorial Record of Alabama: A Concise Account of the State’s Political, Military, Professional and Industrial Progress, Together with the Personal Memoirs of Many of Its People (Madison, Wis.: Brant & Fuller, 1893), pp. 936-937.