Wednesday, July 6, 2011

JOHN WARD 1626-1708

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791 Walnut Street
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Tombstone, Centre Street Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts



East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Massachusetts

John Ward, died July 1, 1708, 82 years
Plot 110
Birth: 1626
Death: July 8, 1708
Deacon John Ward was born in 1626 at England. He was the son of Deacon William Ward. Deacon John Ward was a turner and a farmer. He became a freeman in 1649 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In 1650 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, John married Hannah Jackson, daughter of Edward Jackson and Frances (?). After their marriage, they settled in Hannah's home town of Cambridge in that part which became Newton. The house he built was later fortified as a garrison-house during the Indian Wars, though it was never attacked. It was raised in 1821. Deacon John Ward served in 1660 at Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Constable. He served on 27 August 1679 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the first Board of Selectman, serving again in 1684, 1693, and 1695 to 1697. He served in 1686 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the committee, which negotiated with Cambridge on the terms of separation. Deacon John Ward served in 1688 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the committee to prevent Widow Susanna Clements from becoming a charge on the town. He served between 1688 and 1689 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He served in 1693 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the committee to represent the town of Newton in a suit brought by Captain Thomas Prentice. In 1696 Deacon John Ward was one of the men who perambulated the Newton-Roxbury line. He served in 1698 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Tithingman. He died on Sunday, 8 July 1708 at Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 82 years.

Burial: Newton Cemetery and Crematory, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
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John Ward
Deacon John Ward was born in 1626 in England. He was the son of Deacon William Ward. Deacon John Ward immigrated with Deacon William Ward and Elizabeth unknown, his parents, about 1638 to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Deacon John Ward was a turner and a farmer. He became a freeman in 1649 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In 1650 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, John married Hannah Jackson, daughter of Edward Jackson and Frances unknown. After their marriage, they settled in Hannah's home town of Cambridge in that part which became Newton. He built his house on the southeast part of the village on a tract of 45 acres belonging to his father-in-law and later deeded to him. The house he built was later fortified as a garrison-house during the Indian Wars, though it was never attacked. It was raised in 1821. Deacon John Ward served in 1660 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Constable. He served on 27 August 1679 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the first Board of Selectman, serving again in 1684, 1693, and 1695 to 1697. He served in 1686 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the committee, which negotiated with Cambridge on the terms of separation. On 6 April 1686 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Deacon John Ward was mentioned in the will of Deacon William Ward. Deacon John Ward served in 1688 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the committee to prevent Widow Susanna Clements from becoming a charge on the town. He was reimbursed by the town for the expense of removing Abigail Parker from the town in 1688. He served between 1688 and 1689 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He served in 1693 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a member of the committee to represent the town of Newton in a suit brought by Captain Thomas Prentice. In 1696 Deacon John Ward was one of the men who perambulated the Newton-Roxbury line. He served in 1698 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Tithingman. He deeded land in 1701 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, to his sons by gift. He left a will on 2 February 1708 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He died on Sunday, 8 July 1708 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 82 years. He was buried in the Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in grave #110.2 ChartsAncestry of Robert Roy

Children of Deacon John Ward and Hannah Jackson
Hannah Ward+ (1650 - b 1687)
John Ward (26 January 1653 - 5 June 1654)
Rebecca Ward (15 June 1655 - 28 August 1735)
John Ward+ (8 March 1658 - 5 June 1727)
Elizabeth Ward+ (18 June 1660 - 17 August 1691)
Deborah Ward+ (19 July 1662 - a 1706)
William Ward+ (19 November 1664 - 23 January 1752)
Deacon Richard Ward+ (15 November 1666 - 27 March 1739)
Mercy Ward (27 January 1668 - 4 June 1685)
Edward Ward+ (13 March 1671 - January 1749)
Eleazer Ward+ (26 February 1672 - 18 January 1751)
Jonathan Ward+ (22 April 1674 - 16 July 1723)
Joseph Ward+ (15 November 1677 - 26 October 1742)

Citations Paige, Lucius R. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register. 1877. Reprint Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986. Ritter, Priscilla R. and Thelma Fleishman. Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779 A Biographical Directory. Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1982. Ward, Andrew Henshaw. History of the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts From Its Settlement in 1717 to 1829, with Other Matter Relating thereto Not Before Published, Including an Extensive Family Register. 1847. Reprint Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989. Hudson, Alfred Sereno. The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts 1638-1889. 1889. Reprint Sudbury, Massachusetts: The Sudbury Press, 1968. Martyn, Charles. The William Ward Genealogy - The History of the Descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Massachusetts 1638-1925. New York: Artemas Ward, 1925. Greenwood, Frederick. Greenwood Genealogies, 1154-1914. New York: The Lyons Genealogical Company, 1914. Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800. 1854. Reprint Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1987. Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Ward Family: Descendants of William Ward. Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1851. Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register - Supplement and Index. 1930. Reprint Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986. Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1905. 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 and Son, 1862. 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). Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts. 1900. Reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981. Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice. Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858. Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston. 1860. Reprint Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1978.
found on ancestry.com

history http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr02/rr02_165.html#P17569
John was one of the first selectmen when Newton was set off from Cambridge. He was freeman 1685, representative 1689 and several years afterwards. From The William Ward Genealogy,191 about John: "Upon his marriage he settled in Newton, the home of his wife's parents, building a house in the southeasterly part of the village upon a tract of forty-five acres belonging to his father-in-law and subsequently deeded to him by the latter. He had learned the trade of turner and combined its practise with farming, in time increasing his holdings to several hundred acres. When Newton became a separate township in 1679, he was elected to its first board of selectmen and as its first representative in the General Court, being several times reelected to both posts. He was also a deacon of its first church. "In 1701 he disposed of his real estate, which lay mostly in one body, by deeds of gift to his sons. The quantity of the land given to each was about one hundred acres. "The house that John Ward built for his bride, was later fortified as a 'garrison-house' during times of Indian alarms. It was taken down in 1821, after having sheltered seven generations of Wards."
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LIFE
Elected to Newton's first board of selectman; representative to General Court, Deacon
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