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Mary Wheeler Ward

Mary Wheeler Ward

Female 1810 - 1886  (75 years)

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  • Name Mary Wheeler Ward 
    Born 27 Nov 1810  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Martyn (1925) and Ward (1851) both give her birth date as 29 November 1810.
    Gender Female 
    Married To 15 Sep 1830  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Caleb Mayo, the son of Stephen and Mary (Cheney) Mayo. He was born 16 September 1808 in Orange, Massachusetts, and died 31 July 1893 in Orange, Massachusetts. He is buried next to Mary.

    Caleb was bound out, at the age of seven, to a neighboring farmer and worked for many years for his board, schooling and clothing. He became a wheelwright and ran a business in Tully for eight years before being burnt out. Caleb then ran a store in North Orange for five years. He sold the store and removed to Orange, where he ran a cabinet shop for twenty years. According to Mayo (1965) "He was a man of iron constitution, vigorous and hearty to the end of his long life. Caleb was a strong Republican and a member of the Universalist Church of North Orange." In 1880, a surprise 50th Anniversary celebration was held for Caleb and Mary at their home by their children. Their great granddaughter, Henrietta Sanger, recited a poem in their honor.

    According to his obituary, "Mr. Mayo was well known and respected for his uprightness of character, constant and faithful wherever duty called him. He was a man of remarkable physical and mental activity, possessing a kind, pleasant disposition and irrepressible perseverance for daily labor....Last Winter he had a paralytic shock that affected his throat, destroying the natural taste for food and drink and since then has taken but little solid food, living almost wholly on liquids. Aside from this he has suffered from a severe kidney trouble for many years. Four months since he met with a serious accident at the furniture shop and while he fully recovered from the wound he gradually wore out, always patient and uncomplaining."

    After Mary's death, Caleb remarried Sophia Westbrook.

    Issue:
    1. Sarah Ward G. Mayo (1833-____)
    2. Desire Goddard Mayo (1835-1856)
    3. Hannah Allen Mayo (1838-____)
    4. Henry Harrision Mayo (1840-1864)
    5. Abby Maria Whitman Mayo (1843-____)
    6. Roxy Johnson Mayo (1846-1868)
    7. David Frost Mayo (1849-1852)
    8. Daniel Frost Mayo (1849-1852) 
    Census 1855  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1860  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1870  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1880  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died 7 Jun 1886  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12, 13
    Cause: meningitis 
    Death Record of Mary W. Mayo
    Death Record of Mary W. Mayo
    Buried Tully Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 13
    Gravestone of Caleb and Mary W. Mayo
    Gravestone of Caleb and Mary W. Mayo
    Sadly the top of the stone is missing, the foot stone next to this says Caleb Mayo. However the below inscription was copied in the 1950s or 60s, by the author of the Mayo Genealogy:

    Caleb Mayo
    Died
    July 31, 1893
    . 83
    Mary W. his wife
    Passed to the spirit life
    June 5, 1886
    . 75
    Person ID I11909  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2016 

    Father Daniel Ward,   b. 11 Jul 1774, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1861, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Jones,   b. 6 Aug 1779, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1862, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Oct 1795  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 14, 15
    Family ID F421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Nov 1810 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Caleb Mayo, the son of Stephen and Mary (Cheney) Mayo. He was born 16 September 1808 in Orange, Massachusetts, and died 31 July 1893 in Orange, Massachusetts. He is buried next to Mary. Caleb was bound out, at the age of seven, to a neighboring farmer and worked for many years for his board, schooling and clothing. He became a wheelwright and ran a business in Tully for eight years before being burnt out. Caleb then ran a store in North Orange for five years. He sold the store and removed to Orange, where he ran a cabinet shop for twenty years. According to Mayo (1965) "He was a man of iron constitution, vigorous and hearty to the end of his long life. Caleb was a strong Republican and a member of the Universalist Church of North Orange." In 1880, a surprise 50th Anniversary celebration was held for Caleb and Mary at their home by their children. Their great granddaughter, Henrietta Sanger, recited a poem in their honor. According to his obituary, "Mr. Mayo was well known and respected for his uprightness of character, constant and faithful wherever duty called him. He was a man of remarkable physical and mental activity, possessing a kind, pleasant disposition and irrepressible perseverance for daily labor....Last Winter he had a paralytic shock that affected his throat, destroying the natural taste for food and drink and since then has taken but little solid food, living almost wholly on liquids. Aside from this he has suffered from a severe kidney trouble for many years. Four months since he met with a serious accident at the furniture shop and while he fully recovered from the wound he gradually wore out, always patient and uncomplaining." After Mary's death, Caleb remarried Sophia Westbrook. Issue: 1. Sarah Ward G. Mayo (1833-____) 2. Desire Goddard Mayo (1835-1856) 3. Hannah Allen Mayo (1838-____) 4. Henry Harrision Mayo (1840-1864) 5. Abby Maria Whitman Mayo (1843-____) 6. Roxy Johnson Mayo (1846-1868) 7. David Frost Mayo (1849-1852) 8. Daniel Frost Mayo (1849-1852) - 15 Sep 1830 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 45 - 1855 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 49 - 1860 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 58 - 1870 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 69 - 1880 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: meningitis - 7 Jun 1886 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tully Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S454] Mayo, Chester Garst. John Mayo of Roxbury, Massachusetts 1630-1688 A Genealogical and Biographical Record of His Descendants, (Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1965).

    2. [S458] Eldredg, Ruth DeFonda, compiler. Transcription of Early Handwritten Records of Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Volume 1, (Wheat Ridge, Colorado: Search and Reserach Publishing Corp, 2001).

    3. [S451] Martyn, Charles. The William Ward Genealogy - The History of the Descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass. 1638-1925, (New York: Artemas Ward, 1925).

    4. [S457] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Ward Family: Descendants of William Ward, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1851).

    5. [S459] Eldredg, Ruth DeFonda, compiler. Transcription of Early Handwritten Records of Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts volume 2, (Wheat Ridge, Colorado: Search and Reserach Publishing Corp, 2001).

    6. [S460] Fiske, Arthur D. Cemetery Records of Orange, Franklin Co., Mass., (Seattle, Washington: Seattle Genealogical Society, 1963).

    7. [S465] Rich, Laura J. Notebook of Newpaper Clipings and Vital Records, (Orange, Massachusetts: notebook, c1905).

    8. [S274] New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, State Census, 1855 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014).

    9. [S191] 1860 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_501; Page: 384; Image: 388; Family History Library Film: 803501

    10. [S192] 1870 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_615; Page: 329A; Image: 332973; Family History Library Film: 552114

    11. [S189] 1880 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: 533; Family History Film: 1254533; Page: 200C; Enumeration District: 257; Image: 0401

    12. [S190] Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Death Record of Mary W. Mayo

    13. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 11020903

    14. [S452] Woodward, Norma Slater. Descendants of Richard Woodward New England 1589-1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    15. [S456] Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, Reprint of 1854 Original, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1987).