Elijha Ward

7 January 1757–
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elijha

When Elijha Ward was born on 7 January 1757, in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Hezekiah Ward, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Belows, was 30. He married Lucy Newton on 27 June 1780, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Elijha Ward
1757–
Lucy Newton
1758–
Marriage: 27 June 1780
Mary Ward
1781–1842
Bette Ward
1782–
Jemima
1788–
John Davis Ward
1790–
David Fullerton Ward
1797–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 June 1780
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 19

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 31

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elisha Ward, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Elisha Ward, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Elijha Ward in entry for David Fulleston Ward, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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