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Edward Ward

Male 1744 - 1817  (73 years)


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  • Name Edward Ward 
    Born 12 Jan 1743/44  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Married To 9 Mar 1769  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Desire Whitney, the daughter of Jonas and Sarah (Perry) Whitney. She was born on 31 October 1749 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She and Edward Ward filed marriage intentions on 18 February 1769 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. She died on Tuesday 23 June 1778 in Warwick, now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Desire's gravestone inscription in North Orange Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, reads:
    Mrs. Desiah,
    wife of Mr. Edward Ward
    d. 23 June, 1778
    . 26

    Issue:
    1. Amos Ward (1769-1840)
    2. Sarah Ward (1771-____)
    3. Molly Ward (1773-____) 
    Moved To After 1772  Warwick now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    His name appears on a jury list in Newton in 1772. He did soon build a home in what is now North Orange. 
    Married To 26 Nov 1778  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 13, 14
    Dorothy "Dolly" Twichell. She was born about 1759. She died either on Tuesday 8 February 1842 or she died on 8 February 1843 in Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Dorothy's gravestone inscription in North Orange Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, reads:
    Dorothy,
    wife of Edward Ward
    d Feb. 8, 1842
    . 83

    Issue:
    1. Sally Ward (1780-1830)
    2. Nathan Ward (1782-1865)
    3. Dolly Ward (1785-1831)
    4. Susannah Ward (1787-1824)
    5. Rhoda Ward (1788-1789)
    6. Jonas Ward (1790-____)
    7. Royal Ward (1792-1873)
    8. Edward Ward (1797-____) 
    Office Held 1788  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    He was a Selectman. 
    Census 1790  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    History 1798  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The following notice appears in the town records: "Taken up in my encloser a black cow with a white face 7 or 8 years old. Edward Ward, March 22, 1798.
    Died 2 Sep 1817  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 9, 16
    Buried North Orange Cemetery, North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Mr. Edward Ward
      d 2 Sept. 1817
      . 73

    Person ID I14803  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2018 

    Father Timothy Ward,   b. 17 Mar 1714, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1757, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret Woodward,   b. 14 Jan 1715, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1761, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Nov 1741  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Family ID F608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1743/44 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Desire Whitney, the daughter of Jonas and Sarah (Perry) Whitney. She was born on 31 October 1749 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She and Edward Ward filed marriage intentions on 18 February 1769 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. She died on Tuesday 23 June 1778 in Warwick, now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Desire's gravestone inscription in North Orange Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, reads:
    Mrs. Desiah, wife of Mr. Edward Ward d. 23 June, 1778 . 26
    Issue: 1. Amos Ward (1769-1840) 2. Sarah Ward (1771-____) 3. Molly Ward (1773-____) - 9 Mar 1769 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsMoved To - His name appears on a jury list in Newton in 1772. He did soon build a home in what is now North Orange. - After 1772 - Warwick now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Dorothy "Dolly" Twichell. She was born about 1759. She died either on Tuesday 8 February 1842 or she died on 8 February 1843 in Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Dorothy's gravestone inscription in North Orange Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, reads:
    Dorothy, wife of Edward Ward d Feb. 8, 1842 . 83
    Issue: 1. Sally Ward (1780-1830) 2. Nathan Ward (1782-1865) 3. Dolly Ward (1785-1831) 4. Susannah Ward (1787-1824) 5. Rhoda Ward (1788-1789) 6. Jonas Ward (1790-____) 7. Royal Ward (1792-1873) 8. Edward Ward (1797-____) - 26 Nov 1778 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a Selectman. - 1788 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - The following notice appears in the town records: "Taken up in my encloser a black cow with a white face 7 or 8 years old. Edward Ward, March 22, 1798." - 1798 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Sep 1817 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Orange Cemetery, North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [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).

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

    4. [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).

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

    6. [S962] Baldwin, Thomas W. Vital Records of Natick, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 , (Boston: Stanhope Press, 1910).

    7. [S974] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume 1 - Births , (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911).

    8. [S975] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume 2 Marriages and Deaths, (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911).

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

    10. [S960] Hanson, Robert Brand. The Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts. volume 1: Births and Baptisms, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

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    12. [S466] Ward, Martha E. History of North Orange, Massachusetts, (Orange, Massachusetts: North Orange Reunion Association & Enterprise and Journal, 1924).

    13. [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).

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

    15. [S849] 1790 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010).

    16. [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).