SQUIRE GARD, farmer, section 6, Barton Township, was born in Union Co., Ind., Jan. 26, 1825, and is a son of Benjamin and Eliza (Adams) Gard, both of whom were natives of Pennsylvania and resided there for a considerable number of years. They removed to Indiana, where the father died in 1841 and the mother in 1863.
Mr. Gard was the sixth child of 14 born to his parents, and spent his childhood and youth on his father's farm, obtaining a fair degree of education at the common schools. On first starting in life he went to Ohio and engaged as a farm assistant with a man named William Lybrook, and after the termination of his engagement with him rented a farm, which he managed one year. He next went into farm service by the year. during the time, he wa married (1848) to Margaret M., daughter of Samuel and Mary (Yeryan) Feather. The former was born in Pennsylvania, the latter i Tennessee. Mrs. Gard was born in Union Co., Ind., July 30, 1829. The family circle includes six children: Samuel, John, Mary E., Martha E., Daniel and Phebe.
Mr. Gard carried on the pursuit of agriculture about 20 years in Ohio and Indiana, and in 1868 entered a homestead claim of 80 acres of land, where he has since pursued his calling, and now has 40 acres of land fairly improved and under cultivation. Mr. Gard unites with the Republican party in his political action.