WARD Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
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|HOWE, Julia Ward [1819-1901] – American author, philanthropist, reformer WARD744 4C4|
|WARD, Andrew [1597-1560] – American colonial immigrant ::> CT: Stamford founders (1641) ::> WARD1 11GGFa|
|WARD, David [1822-1900] – American timber baron WARD435 6C6|
WARD, Eber Brock
[1811-1875] – American shipbuilder & timber baron
Shipping magnate, ironmonger
[1725-1776] – American colonial leader
He was born in Newport, R. I., May 27, 1725; son of Richard and Mary (Tillinghast) Ward; grandson of Thomas Ward and of John Tillinghast and great-grandson of John Ward who emigrated from Gloucester, England, in 1661 and settled at Newport, R. L, where he died in April, 1698. Samuel was graduated from Cambridge college, England, in 1743; was married in 1745, to Anna, daughter of Simon and Deborah (Greene) Ray of Block Island, and settled in Westerly, R.I. He was a representative in the state legislature for several years; chief-justice of the colony, 1761-62, and was elected governor in 1762, serving successive re-elections in 1765 and 1766. He was one of the founders of Rhode Island college, and a trustee, 1764-76; refused to enforce the Stamp Act, and took a decided stand against the agressions of England; was chosen as colleague with Stephen Hopkins as a delegate from Rhode Island to the Continental congress, 1774-76, and was chairman of the committee that reported in favor of appointing Col. George Washington as general of the American army. He died of smallpox at Philadelphia, Pa., and was buried in the churchyard of the first Baptist church in Philadelphia, where a monument was erected to his memory by the Rhode Island legislature, and in 1860 his remains were removed to Newport, R.I. The date of his death is March 25, 1776. BDNA
[1756-1832] – American Revolutionary soldier, merchant
Son of ¤Samuel Ward [1725-1776], he served in the Revolutionary forces. He helped to found the New York mercantile firm of Samuel Ward & Brother, and was elected (1786) a delegate to the Annapolis Convention, and after moving (1804) to Rhode Island, represented that state at the Hartford Convention (1814).
[1786-1839] – American banker
He was b. at Newport, R. I., May 1, 1786; in 1790 removed to N. Y.; at 14 he became a clerk in the banking house of which he was afterwards the head; 1808 he was taken into partnership with Nathaniel Prime, and the firm of Prime, Ward & King became widely known as enterprising bankers; in 1828 he lent an active hand in behalf of the N. Y. Hist. Soc., and in 1830 to the founding of the N. Y. University, and at a later day entered warmly into various temperance, mission, tract and other beneficent movements; in the commercial crisis of 1836-7, he was particularly active in supporting the commercial credit of the city, in 1838 he aided in founding the Bank of Commerce, of which he was afterward president; d. Nov. 27, 1839. [Griswold's Biog. Annual 1841, 266; Hunt's Lives of Am. Merchants, i, 295.]
[1814-1884] – American statesman, lobbyist and author
He was born in New York city, Jan. 27, 1814; son of ¤Samuel Ward [1786-1839] and Julia Cutler; grandson of ¤Col. Samuel Ward [1756-1832] and Phoebe Greene, and of Benjamin Clarke and Sarah (Mitchell) Cutler; great-grandson of ¤Gov. Samuel Ward [1725-75] and Anne Ray and of ?Gov. William Greene and Catharine Ray, and a descendant (maternally) from John Demermaker, who came from Holland to Massachusetts and changed his name to Cutler. His father was a founder of the University of the City of New York, and treasurer of its council, 1831-39, and president of the City Temperance society.
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