Re: Leah Sylvester - Joseph Ward Marriage 1821
I am one of Phoebe Ward's grandaughters and we have spoken before. I live in Boston.I also have the "diary of sorts" of Mary May and Phoebe. I did find a reference to Joseph, Nehemiah and Richard Ward being "among the early settlers of Freeport, ME" (approx. 1763)and find in the same volume a reference to Nehemiah Ward being a tithingman in Brunswick earlier. I am trying to trace the Wards to the Wards of Attleboro, MA who settled in Brunswick, Canada OR an as yet untraced line of Wards who came from Massachusetts. These three would have been too old to be the parent of Joseph Ward who was Cyrus's father and Orrin's grandfather born 1800. In the Freeport Census in 1850 Nehemiah b 1797 and Joseph b. 1800 live next to each other (both with twins. To complicate things, there are other WARDS in the Freeport Census that are born in Ireland.You may contact me thru e-mail [email protected] for further updates and correspondence.