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Deacon Nehemiah Ward

Male 1751 - 1831  (79 years)


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  • Name Nehemiah Ward 
    Title Deacon 
    Born 19 May 1751  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Moved To 1774  Athol, now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    History 1 Jan 1781  [7
    On 1 January 1781, in Benjamin Mayo's house, a committee met, which agreed to build a meeting house, more close to them. At the meeting were Benjamin Mayo; Nathan Goddard; Nehemiah Ward, serving as clerk; John Stow; Edward Ward; and Ebenezer Foskett. To this document they added the words, "Moreover, the subscribers do covenant, promise and agree that the said Meeting House is build and intended for a Congregational Church and Society to worship in; nevertheless, we do hereby covenant, promise and agree that whenever there shall be a Town, District or Parish set off by the General Court in this place then the said House shall be free for all the inhabitants thereof to hold all their legal, Town, District, or Parish meetings in." From this meeting house grew the Town of Orange, Massachusetts. The Meeting House was dedicated 31 March 1782 . Orange remained a "District" until 1810 because the Massachusetts General Court wanted to limit membership.
     
    North Orange Church founded by Nehemiah Ward
    North Orange Church founded by Nehemiah Ward
    Census 1790  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Office Held 1794 to 1796  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    He was a Selectman. 
    Died 18 Jan 1831  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 9
    Person ID I610  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 27 Jul 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, 6, 9
    Family ID F608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Whitney,   b. 26 Feb 1741, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1824, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1773  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10
    • Sarah was the sister of Desire, who married Nehemiah's brother, Edward.
    • Pierce (1895) gives the marriage date as 1775.
    Children 
    +1. 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)  [Birth]
     2. Hannah Ward,   b. 15 Jul 1776, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1850, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
     3. Desire Ward,   b. 13 Jul 1779, Athol, now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1859, Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     4. Nehemiah Ward,   b. 6 Jul 1783, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1787, Athol, now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [Birth]
     5. Nehemiah Ward,   b. 2 Jan 1788, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 May 1751 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1773 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1774 - Athol, now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a Selectman. - 1794 to 1796 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 1831 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S665] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1905).

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

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

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

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

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

    9. [S456] Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, (Boston: Stacy and Richardson, 1854).

    10. [S972] Pierce, Frederick Clifton. The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came From London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635 , (Chicago: Press of W. B. Conkey Company, 1895).