Zillah Ward and Thomas W. Jewell were married 166 years ago – October 7, 1846 – in Rushville, Illinois. Zillah was the daughter of Aaron Ward. Thomas was the son of Ebenezer Jewell and Patience Quimby. Thomas and Zillah had 9 children: Thomas T., Lucinda Amanda, Julia Miranda, Charles T., John C., Ebenezer Ward, Enoch Sumner, Elmer E. and Parkhurst Jewell. The family moved to Fillmore County, Nebraska.