About James Oard
Listed as a son of William Oard, Sr., More Marylanders to Kentucky, by Henry C. Peden, Willow Bend Books, 65 East Main Street, Westminster, MD, 1998.
James purchased 80 acres of land in Parke County, IN June 6, 1832. US Land records, State Archives, Indianapolis, Indiana; James Oard of Parke County Indiana has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Crawfordsville according to the provision of the act of Congress of the 24th of April 1820; Sale - Cash Entry; E1/2 NW1/4 Section 25 in Twp 16 North Range 7 West. 80 acres; 6 Jun 1832. Parke Co., IN.
LOCATION: Witnessed the disposition of land to Andrew Mitchell from William Oard. Land in Parke County, Indiana, SE Corner of W1/2 SW1/4 Section 30, Township 16 Range 6 West. Signed as witness of this sale of land
1850 US Census, Town of Laporte, Laporte County, Indiana; 9 Aug 1850; Federal Archives; Page 261; Salt Lake Family History Library Film # 0442935.(1850) James Oard, 44, w, m, carpenter, #350 real estate value, KY; Eliza, wife, 42, w, f, KY; Nancy Jane, 15, f, w, IN; James Cooper, 3, m, w, IN.