Amos Ward

8 February 1761–18 November 1836 (Age 75)
Chatham, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Ward was born on 8 February 1761, in Chatham, Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Ward, was 26 and his mother, Phebe Parkhurst, was 24. He married Susanna Easton in November 1786. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 18 November 1836, in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Laurel IOOF Cemetery, Madisonville, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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Amos Ward
Susanna Easton
Marriage: November 1786
Nancy Ward
John Ferris Ward
Lewis Ward
Susann Wood Ward

Spouse and Children

November 1786


    Nancy Ward


    John Ferris Ward


    Lewis Ward


    Susann Wood Ward


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World Events (8)


Age 14

"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 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 20

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: 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)

  • Ward, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Amos Ward, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage
  • Joseph Ward

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