Elizabeth Ward

Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ward was born in 1758, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Timothy Cooper Ward, was 23 and her mother, Jerusha Merry, was 22. She married Joseph Brittin on 28 November 1782, in Hanover Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Brittin
Elizabeth Ward
Marriage: 28 November 1782
Joseph Brittin
Samuel Brittin
Maria Brittin
Jacob Brittin
Lydia Brittin
Sarah Brittin
Eliza Brittin
William Brittin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1782Hanover Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 17
    During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
    Age 18
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 31
    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    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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    Story Highlight

    William Brittin and His Descendants

    Source: Family Records or genealogies of the first settlers of Passaic Valley and Vicinity above Chatham, with their ancestors and descendants, as far as could be ascertained in 1851. By John Littell, …

    Sources (1)

    • Elizabeth Brittin in entry for Eliza Brittin, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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