Sophia Ward

10 August 1762–24 September 1849 (Age 87)
Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Ward was born on 10 August 1762, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Beriah Ward, was 37 and her mother, Hannah Stowe, was 36. She married William Raymond on 16 November 1782. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 September 1849, in Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Raymond
1756–1834
Sophia Ward
1762–1849
Marriage: 16 November 1782
William Raymond
1783–
Lydia Raymond
1786–1838
Daniel Raymond
1789–1838
Stephen Raymond
1791–
Polley Raymond
1793–1830
Franklin Raymond
1796–1867
Sullivan Raymond
1798–
Artemas Raymond
1801–1868
Joseph Stillman Raymond
1804–1804
Joseph Stillman Raymond
1805–1823

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 November 1782
children

(10)

    William Raymond

    Male1783–Male

    Female1786–1838Female

    Daniel Raymond

    Male1789–1838Male

    Stephen Raymond

    Male1791–Male

    Female1793–1830Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 14

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

Age 14

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 24

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Sophia Raymond in entry for Artemas Raymond, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Sophia Ward, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sophia Ward, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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