Samuel Ward

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Ward was born on 22 July 1778, in Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Enoch Ward, was 29 and his mother, Mary Carter, was 19. He married Sara Read on 3 April 1804, in Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 29 April 1854, in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Brownington Village, Brownington, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ward
1778–1854
Sara Read
1780–1836
Marriage: 3 April 1804
Nathan Ward
1804–1860
Mary Ward
1806–
Laura Ward
1808–
Joseph Reed Ward
1811–1840
Clenton Ward
1813–1813
George Whitfield Ward
1816–1895
John Milton Ward
1820–1838
Sarah A WARD
1821–1909
James Otis Ward
1827–1863

Sources (15)

  • Saml Ward, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Warde, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Samuel Ward, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Middle English ward ‘watchman, guard’ (Old English weard, used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).

English: occupational name from Middle English warde ‘armed guard’ (Old English weard ‘watching, guarding’), with the same meaning as 1 above.

Irish: shortened 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.

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

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