Jane WARD

Father: William WARD
Mother: Jane CLEVELAND


                   _William WARD _____
 _William WARD ___|
|                 |_Hanna BRIGHAM ____
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|--Jane WARD 
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|                  _Samuel CLEVELAND _
|_Jane CLEVELAND _|
                  |_Jane KEYES _______

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Jasher Taylor WARD

Father: Jonathan WARD
Mother: Susannah TAYLOR


                    _Kerley WARD ______
 _Jonathan WARD ___|
|                  |_Catherine GRAHAM _
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|--Jasher Taylor WARD 
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|                   ___________________
|_Susannah TAYLOR _|
                   |___________________

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During his last 25 years he was bedridden. He had 6 children.

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Jessie WARD

Father: Kerley WARD
Mother: Catherine GRAHAM


                     _Hezekiah WARD __
 _Kerley WARD ______|
|                   |_Hannah BELLOWS _
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|--Jessie WARD 
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|                    _John GRAHAM ____
|_Catherine GRAHAM _|
                    |_Jane THOMPSON __

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He had seven children.

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Joanna WARD

Father: William WARD
Mother: _____ * UNKNOWN


                    __
 _William WARD ____|
|                  |__
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|--Joanna WARD 
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|                   __
|______ * UNKNOWN _|
                   |__

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WWG #3.

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John WARD

Father: William WARD
Mother: _____ * UNKNOWN


                    __
 _William WARD ____|
|                  |__
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|--John WARD 
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|                   __
|______ * UNKNOWN _|
                   |__

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WWG #2. Check Cambridge, MA, for marriage verification.

Upon his marriage he settled in Newton, the home of his wife's parents,
building a house in the southeasterly part of the village upon a tract of
forty-five acres belonging to his father-in-law and subsequently deeded to him
by the latter. He had learned the trade of turner and combined its practise with
farming, in time increasing his holdings to several hundred acres. When Newton
became a separate township in 1679, he was elected to its first board of
selectmen and as its first representative in the General Court, being several
times re-elected to both posts. He was also a deacon of its first church.
In 1701 he disposed of his real estate, which lay mostly in one body, by
deeds of gift to his sons. The quantity of the land given to each was about one
hundred acres.
The house that John Ward built for his bride, was later fortified as a
"garrison-house" during times of Indian alarms. It was taken down in 1821, after
having sheltered seven generations of Wards.

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John Graham WARD

Father: Kerley WARD
Mother: Catherine GRAHAM


                     _Hezekiah WARD __
 _Kerley WARD ______|
|                   |_Hannah BELLOWS _
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|--John Graham WARD 
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|                    _John GRAHAM ____
|_Catherine GRAHAM _|
                    |_Jane THOMPSON __

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He had two children.

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John King WARD

Father: Jonathan WARD
Mother: Electra KING


                  _Jonathan WARD ___
 _Jonathan WARD _|
|                |_Susannah TAYLOR _
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|--John King WARD 
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|                 _John KING _______
|_Electra KING __|
                 |_Electa SHATTUCK _

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Jonathan WARD

Father: Hezekiah WARD
Mother: Hannah BELLOWS


                   _Hezekiah WARD __
 _Hezekiah WARD __|
|                 |_Abigail PERRY __
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|--Jonathan WARD 
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|                  _John BELLOWS ___
|_Hannah BELLOWS _|
                  |_Sarah THOMPSON _

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Jonathan WARD

Father: Hezekiah WARD
Mother: Abigail PERRY


                  _William WARD ___
 _Hezekiah WARD _|
|                |_Jane CLEVELAND _
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|--Jonathan WARD 
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|                 _________________
|_Abigail PERRY _|
                 |_________________

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He was all his married life a resident of Southborough and many years a
magistrate.
His military record also was one to be proud of. In 1762 he was
commissioned captain of the Southborough company of Artemas Ward's regiment of
Worcester and Middlesex militia. In 1775, at the outbreak of the Revolution, he
was lieutenant-colonel of the same regiment as reorganized under the direction
of the Provincial Congress, and on the Lexington and Concord alarm he marched at
Cambridge with several of its companies. After his arrival his right to the post
of lieutenant-colonel was disputed by Joseph Henshaw, who (also with the rank of
lieutenant-colonel) had brought down the minute-men of the regiment, but the
Provincial Congress decided in Ward's favor. Upon the organization of
Massachusetts field regiments to continue the siege of Boston, He became
colonel.
During the morning of the day of the "Battle of Bunker Hill," his regiment
was one of those retained at Cambridge to guard the American center. Shortly
after noon it was moved to Lechmere's Point to meet any attempt of the English
generals to attack the center by way of Willis Creek. Later, when the English
movements rendered such an attack improbable, he was ordered to the Charlestown
Peninsula to reinforce the American troops at "Bunker Hill"(Breed's Hill).
Washburn's "History of Leicester, Mass.," and A. H. Ward's "History of
Shrewsbury, Mass.," have the story of the halting of Jonathan Ward's regiment on
the mainland side of Charlestown Neck by a horseman who declared (Washburn's
"Leicester") "that orders had been sent that no more troops should go into
action." Part of the regiment, nevertheless, in defiance of the order, marched
across the Neck toward the battlefield in time to help cover the retreat from
the redoubt, and Colonel Ward went with them. According to tradition the
horseman referred to was Dr. Benjamin Church, then high in patriot council but
later convicted of treasonable correspondence with the enemy, but other
circumstances make this identification improbable.
On the formation of the Continental Army, Jonathan Ward was commissioned
colonel of the 32nd Regiment and the following year (1776) of the 21st Regiment.

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Jonathan WARD

Father: William WARD
Mother: Jane CLEVELAND


                   _William WARD _____
 _William WARD ___|
|                 |_Hanna BRIGHAM ____
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|--Jonathan WARD 
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|                  _Samuel CLEVELAND _
|_Jane CLEVELAND _|
                  |_Jane KEYES _______

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Unmarried.

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