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Deacon Thomas Harris Ward

Deacon Thomas Harris Ward

Male 1814 - 1891  (77 years)

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  • Name Thomas Harris Ward 
    Title Deacon 
    Born 28 Mar 1814  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Birth Record of Thomas H. Ward
    Birth Record of Thomas H. Ward
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1835  Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1855  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1860  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1865  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1870  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 1880  North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died 5 Jul 1891  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16
    Cause: neuralgia of the heart or apoplexy 
    • He died very suddenly on Sunday afternoon. His obituary states that he "was suddenly attachked by neuralgia of the heart, though he had suffered with catarrh of the stomach for a few weeks." The obituary also states, "He was a man of strong convictions, devoted to his family, friends and the religion he espoused, being a member and deacon of the Congregational Church for many years."
    Death Record of Thomas H. Ward
    Death Record of Thomas H. Ward
    Buried 8 Jul 1891  Jones Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 16
    • "The funeral was held at the house Wednesday Rev. Mr. Judson officiating with prayer by Mr. Gorman. The text was selected by Mr. Ward in his youth, from the dying words of Christ "Father into thy hands, I commend my spirit." It was excellently discoursed on. Singing was rendered by Mrs. Richardson and Miss. Blodgett, while the flowers were numerous and beautiful, comprising wreaths and a pillow of lillies and maiden-hair ferns enclosing a cross of pansies. The bearers were the sons and grandson; also Mr. Williams had charge." - His obituary
    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.
    Person ID I613  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 11 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  [1, 5, 17, 18
    Family ID F421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 27 Oct 1835  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 19, 20, 21
    • They were married by the Rev. Mr. Shaw.
    Children 
     1. Marcus Harris Ward,   b. 24 Nov 1836, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1864, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
     2. West Allen Ward,   b. 20 Jul 1838, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1922, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     3. Laura Jane Ward,   b. 22 Jan 1842, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1927, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     4. Julia Eliza Ward,   b. 10 Aug 1844, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1928, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     5. Nancy Cheney Ward,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1864, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)  [Birth]
     6. Nelson Cheney Ward,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1850, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [Birth]
     7. Maria Wheelock Ward,   b. 30 Nov 1847, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1873, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [Birth]
     8. Wales N. Ward,   b. 29 Sep 1849, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1940, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
     9. Esther Finette Ward,   b. 15 Sep 1851, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1913, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
     10. Roxy M. Ward,   b. 31 Mar 1854, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1888, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
     11. Everett Daniel Ward,   b. 16 Nov 1857, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1920, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Mar 1814 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Oct 1835 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He and his family, were living with his brother, Levi - 1850 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 41 - 1855 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 46 - 1860 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 51 - 1865 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 56 - 1870 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 60 - 1880 - North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: neuralgia of the heart or apoplexy - 5 Jul 1891 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Jul 1891 - Jones Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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    Deacon Thomas Harris Ward
    Deacon Thomas Harris Ward
    (1774-1861)

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

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

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

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

    6. [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).

    7. [S188] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Birth Record of Thomas H. Ward

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

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

    10. [S191] 1860 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (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

    11. [S275] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts, State Census, 1865 , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014).

    12. [S192] 1870 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_615; Page: 353B; Image: 334926; Family History Library Film: 552114

    13. [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: 178C; Enumeration District: 257; Image: 0357

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

    15. [S190] Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Death Record of Thomas H. Ward

    16. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 11020102

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

    18. [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).

    19. [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).

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

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