HEZEKIAH HOARD is the eldest of ten in the family of Hezekiah and Lodema (Babcock) Hoard, natives of New York. The elder Hoard was a soldier in the war of 1812; he moved to Geauga County, Ohio, in 1832, thence to this county in the fall of 1835, where he died at the home of the subject in December, 1869, his wife having died three years before at the same place. The subject was born in Stephentown, N.Y., March 14, 1807; he removed to Geauga County, Ohio, where he bought a farm, sold it in 1835, and came to Lima Township, this county, where he farmed on shares until 1838, when he came to this township and invested in eighty acres of unimproved land; he yet lives on this farm, having added sixty acres more and largely improved it. Mr. Hoard was married January 1, 1832, to Rhoda Ingraham, a native of New York; she died November 9, 1838. Of two children born to them, one (Myron) is yet living. February 28, 1841, Mr. Hoard was married to Miss Ann Wilcox, who was born December 19, 1814, and is one of four children born to William and Nancy (Cain) Wilcox, natives of Connecticut. Mr. and Mrs. Hoard are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and have had six children, three of whom are living -Mary, now Mrs. Randolph; William and George.
History of La Grange County Indiana, F.A. Battey & Co., 1882