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Marcus Harris Ward

Marcus Harris Ward

Male 1836 - 1864  (27 years)

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  • Name Marcus Harris Ward 
    Born 24 Nov 1836  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    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
    Military 3 Oct 1861  [10
    History 20 Dec 1861 
    History 16 Apr 1863  [11
    History 3 Jun 1864  Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12, 13
    Died 28 Jun 1864  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 14, 15
    Cause: As with many injured in those days, his developed into pneumonia 
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 12, 14, 15
    Gravestone of Private Marcus Harris Ward
    Gravestone of Private Marcus Harris Ward
    Person ID I11921  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2016 

    Father Thomas Harris Ward,   b. 28 Mar 1814, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1891, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Esther Kellogg Mayo,   b. 20 Mar 1814, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1895, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 Oct 1835  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 16, 17
    • They were married by the Rev. Mr. Shaw.
    Family ID F463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1836 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1850 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1855 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1860 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - On 3 June 1864, he was wounded in the breast during assault at the Battle of Cold Harbor. - 3 Jun 1864 - Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: As with many injured in those days, his developed into pneumonia - 28 Jun 1864 - Washington, District of Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Pvt. Marcus Harris Ward
    Pvt. Marcus Harris Ward
    (1836-1864)
    He sent home this drawing done in during his basic training.

    Headstones
    Gravestone of Thomas H. and Esther (Mayo) Ward
    Gravestone of Thomas H. and Esther (Mayo) Ward
    Their eldest son's name is etched on the stone as a memorial. Marcus is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

    2. [S468] Miner, Beatrice M. History of Orange 1753-1976, (Orange, Massachusetts: Orange Historical Society, 1976).

    3. [S453] Roy, Robert Alan. Extracts from the Genealogical Files of Barbara Crosby, (Orange, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1980).

    4. [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).

    5. [S470] Obituary of Thomas Harris Ward, (Athol, Massachusetts: Athol Transcript, Tuesday, 14 July 1891).

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

    7. [S192] 1870 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1850; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_317; Page: 362A; Image: 326

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

    9. [S191] 1860 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_501; Page: 374; Image: 378; Family History Library Film: 803501

    10. [S472] Adjutant-General of Massachusetts. Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers 1861-1865, (Boston: Wright & Potter, 1870).

    11. [S473] Denny, J. Waldo. Wearing the Blue in the Twenty-Fifth Mass. Volunteer Infantry with Burnside's Coast Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Putnam & Davis, 1879).

    12. [S469] Crosby, Barbara. The Ward Family of 11 Children, (Orange, Massachusetts: manuscript, circa 1950).

    13. [S474] Killed and Captured of the Twenty-Fifth Massachusetts Volunteers at Battle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 3rd 1864, (http://www.angelfire.com/ma2/25mass/).

    14. [S475] Stone, Margaret. Letter to Robert Roy, 1980, (Orange, Massachusetts: letter, 1980).

    15. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 11003498

    16. [S455] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Athol, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1910).

    17. [S519] Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 200).
      Marriage Record of Esther K. Mayo and Thomas H. Ward