Nancy Beach

28 February 1766–1805 (Age 38)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Beach was born on 28 February 1766, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Beach Jr., was 37 and her mother, Rachel Strong, was 36. She married Jonathan Ward on 12 August 1782, in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died in 1805, at the age of 39.

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Jonathan Ward
1760–1878
Nancy Beach
1766–1805
Marriage: 12 August 1782
Nancy Ward
1783–1859
Elizabeth Ward
1785–
Rachel Ward
1787–1867
Phebe Ward
1789–1865
Jonathan Ward
1801–1876

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 August 1782
Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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World Events (8)

1776

Age 10

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

Age 10

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Middle English beche, Old English bece, a byform of bæce. Compare Bach 3.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle English beche ‘beech tree’ (Old English bēce).3 Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Bisch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Beech, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nancy Beech, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Nancy in entry for Rachel Ward, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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