Heman WARD1 (1789-1854) is descended from the early American colonist William WARD1 (1603-1687) who came to America in c. 1639 and was a founder of both Sudbury and Marlboro, MA. Descendants of William1 include Artemas WARD the first Commander-in-Chief of the American Revolution and Susan B. Anthony, women's suffragette. Attempts to trace William's ancestry back to England have been inconclusive.
William1 married his first wife Elizabeth PHILLIPUS1 (1603-1632) in 1624 in Clerkenwell, London and had 3 children - John2 Turner (1626-1708), Joanna (1628-1718), Obadiah (1632-1718). He married his second wife Elizabeth STORY HALL2 (1613-1700) in 1634 and children Richard (1635-1666), Deborah (1637-1697) and HANNAH (1638-1717) were born in England. Sometime before 1639 the family sailed for the New World. William1 & Elizabeth2 had 7 more children, all born in Massachusetts.
As mentioned, William WARD1 was instrumental in the organization of both Sudbury and Marlborough, MA. He became a freeman in 1643, represented Sudbury in the General Court in 1644 and was Chairman of the Selectmen in 1660 when Marlborough was founded. He and Elizabeth are buried in Springhill Cemetery in Marlborough where a stone memorial was erected in 1924 in their honor.
info re: the Ward Family of Marlborough, MA
William Ward Story
In 1650 William's son John2 Turner WARD (1626-1708) married Hannah JACKSON (1631-1704) the daughter of Edward & Frances JACKSON, of Newton, MA. The couple settled in Newton on a 45-acre lot deeded to John by his father-in-law and subsequently had 12 children. John2 was on the 1st Board of Selectman for Newton when it became a separate township in 1679, was 1st Representative to the General Court and Deacon of the 1st Church. His home was built and used as a garrison prior to and during King Phillips' War. John and Hanah are buried in Old East Parish Burying Ground.
John2 and Hannah had a son named William2 (1664-1752) who married Abigail SPRING (1667-1742) the daughter of Lt. John & Hannah BARSHAM SPRING 12 Dec 1689 in Watertown, MA. Hannah BARSHAM was the daughter of William (1603-1684) and Annabel Bland BARSHAM (1615-1683). William BARSHAM was born in Norfolk, England, came to America on the Winthrop Fleet in 1630 and settled in Watertown, MA which at that time had about 100 residents. Abigail SPRING's line can be traced all the way back to Sir Hugh Le DESPENCER who died in the Battle of Evesham in 1265 and back even further to William Talvas Montgomery DESPENSER (1100-?) who is an ancestor of both Diana SPENCER, Princess of Wales and Sir Winston CHURCHILL. It also includes such names as Agard, Appleton, Bassett, Crane, Beauchamp, Deincourt, DONNINGTON, Durward, Fray, Kitson, Lovaine, Tiptoft, Waldegrave, Wentworth, etc.
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William2 & Abigail SPRING WARD lived in Newton, MA and had a son named John3 (1690-1747) who married Deborah White in 1712 and was a school teacher in Grafton, MA; they had the following children: Josiah (1713-1750), John Jr. (1720-1805), Mary (1718-?), Samuel (1727-?), Daniel (1732-1812), and William3 (1716-1778), the latter of whom married Mary SMITH/COLE (1721-1779) in 1742. They had 6 children, Jerusha (1748-?), Phineas (1757-?), Mary (1743-?), Lucy (1751-?), Caleb (1753-1841) and William4 (1746-1795), the latter born in Springfield, MA before the family moved to Ashford, CT where both William3 and Mary died and are buried. William4 served in the Revolutionary War from 1775-1780 and moved to Shaftsbury, VT in 1780 where he became a magistrate.
married Susanna DOOLITTLE
(1753-1819) of Dover, NY and they had 6 children born in Shaftsbury
before moving to Manlius, NY in 1793 - Susanna (1778-1831)
who married Alvan MARSH (1773-1832), the 1st lawyer in Manlius;
William5 (1791-1861) who married Luthera COBB (1784-1859)
and moved to Syracuse; Lucy (1792-1857) who married William TAYLOR
(1792-1865) a physician in Manlius and a member of the
US Congress; Erastus
(1785-1848) who married Orpha Brown (1801-?); and Heman1
who married Rebecca NASH (see WARD-LYON-NASH
Family Narrative). A daughter Laura was born in Manlius
in 1795, the year her father William died.
According to historical records for Onondaga County, NY, William WARD4 settled on Lot #97 in Manlius (southeast of Syracuse), was appointed a Justice of the Peace and erected the first grist mill in town. There are many land sales recorded in the county by the above Ward family members from 1820 to 1849 and many members of the Ward family are buried in Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery there. See History of Manlius.
- derived from information provided by Paul Nance, a descendant of William Ward5
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