Obidiah Ward

Male Abt 1632 - 1718  (~ 86 years)


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  • Born Abt 1632  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Immigration Abt 1638  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7
    William Ward arrived in Boston, probably in the Spring, with his children: John, Joanna, Obadiah, Richard, and Deborah.  
    Residence 1653  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    He settled in Sudbury, where he was assigned land. 
    Land 1657  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was granted land. 
    History 1661  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He was one of three men contracted to erect the frame for the minister's house. 
    Occupation 6 Apr 1664  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He was a lawyer, or at least is so appears, as it was he who bought the case against Thomas Rice for non payment of assessments. 
    Married 28 Nov 1667  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6, 8
    Mary ______. She died on Sunday 22 August 1706 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Alice Ward (1668-____)
    2. William Ward (1670-1731)
    3. Obadiah Ward (1672-1752)
    4. Bethiah Ward (1674-1674)
    5. Mary Ward (1676-____)
    6. Jane Ward (1677-____)
    7. Edmund Ward (1679-____)
    8. Sarah Ward (1681-____)
    9. Richard Ward (1683-____)
    10. Elizabeth Ward (1685-1730)
    11. Hannah Ward (1688-1740)
    12. Eleazer Ward (1689-____)
    13. Prudence Ward 
    Offices Held 9 May 1689  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He was appointed the Delegate to the Council for Safety of the People and Conservation of the Peace and served again on 22 May and 5 June 1689. 
    Offices Held 1690 to 1691  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    He was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court for Marlborough. This was the period between the removal of Governor Andros and the new Royal Charter. 
    Died 5 Jan 1718  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6, 9
    Complier's Note 1851  [6
    Ward (1851) gives him a second marriage to Joanna Mixer in error. 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I14765 
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2019 

    Father William Ward,   b. Abt 1603, Yorkshire or Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1687, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Family ID F604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1632 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - William Ward arrived in Boston, probably in the Spring, with his children: John, Joanna, Obadiah, Richard, and Deborah. - Abt 1638 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - He settled in Sudbury, where he was assigned land. - 1653 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - He was granted land. - 1657 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - He was one of three men contracted to erect the frame for the minister's house. - 1661 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was a lawyer, or at least is so appears, as it was he who bought the case against Thomas Rice for non payment of assessments. - 6 Apr 1664 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Mary ______. She died on Sunday 22 August 1706 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Alice Ward (1668-____) 2. William Ward (1670-1731) 3. Obadiah Ward (1672-1752) 4. Bethiah Ward (1674-1674) 5. Mary Ward (1676-____) 6. Jane Ward (1677-____) 7. Edmund Ward (1679-____) 8. Sarah Ward (1681-____) 9. Richard Ward (1683-____) 10. Elizabeth Ward (1685-1730) 11. Hannah Ward (1688-1740) 12. Eleazer Ward (1689-____) 13. Prudence Ward - 28 Nov 1667 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was appointed the Delegate to the Council for Safety of the People and Conservation of the Peace and served again on 22 May and 5 June 1689. - 9 May 1689 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffices Held - He was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court for Marlborough. This was the period between the removal of Governor Andros and the new Royal Charter. - 1690 to 1691 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1718 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Paige, Lucius R. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register , (Boston: H. O. Houghton and Company, 1877).

    2. [S953] Hudson, Alfred Sereno. The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts 1638-1889, Reprint of 1889 edition, (Sudbury, Massachusetts: The Sudbury Press, 1968).

    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. [S952] Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts from its First Settlement in 1657 to 1861 with a Brief Sketch of the Town of Northborough, (Boston: T.R. Marvin & Son, 1862).

    5. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

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

    7. [S956] Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register, volume IV, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1862).

    8. [S1075] Bailey, Frederic W. Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 - Worcester County, (New Haven, Connecticut: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1914).

    9. [S955] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. History of the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts From Its Settlement in 1717 to 1829, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1847).



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