Have you run across John Montgomery Ward and wife Susannah of Athens? I think Susannah was a second wife, land records & family names indicate his first wife was Frances (possibly Clark). John born abt 1793 in NC, died Jul 10, 1863 in Athens. A plat map of Athens shows John Ward owning a large lot on the corner of Main and Illinois Sts, son Wiley owned a smaller lot on the other end of the block on the corner of Main and Jackson Sts. From the probate file his children were Wiley Clark, Nancy Ann Legg, Sarah Jane Foster, John C and Emma F "Fannie" Parsons. Is there an obit for him? Who were his parents? Any verification of the first wife? This is my brick wall so would appreciate any help. Thank you!