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Desire Ward

Female 1779 - 1859  (80 years)


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  • Name Desire Ward 
    Born 13 Jul 1779  Athol, now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Married To 12 Oct 1800  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
    Thomas Lord Jr,, the son of Capt. Thomas and Leonard (Smith) Lord. He was born on 17 January 1780 in Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He and Desire Ward filed marriage intentions on 17 September 1800 in Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was a tavern-keeper after 1811 in Northfield. He died on Tuesday 11 June 1861 in Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Aaron Lord (1801-1825)
    2. Abby Lord (1803-1894)
    3. Thomas Chandler Lord (1805-1851)
    4. Franklin Lord (1808-____)
    5. baby girl Lord (1811-1811)
    6. Mary Angela Lord (1813-1834)
    7. baby girl Lord (1814-1814)
    8. Charlotte Sarah Lord (1816-1832)
    9. Samuel Sweetser Lord (1819-____)
    10. Joseph Lord (1824-1826) 
    • Lord (1953) gives their intentions date as 21 September 1800.
    Moved To Abt 1811  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Died 11 Dec 1859  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Person ID I14852  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2018 

    Father Nehemiah Ward,   b. 19 May 1751, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1831, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Whitney,   b. 26 Feb 1741, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1824, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Oct 1773  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
    • Sarah was the sister of Desire, who married Nehemiah's brother, Edward.
    • Pierce (1895) gives the marriage date as 1775.
    Family ID F610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jul 1779 - Athol, now Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Thomas Lord Jr,, the son of Capt. Thomas and Leonard (Smith) Lord. He was born on 17 January 1780 in Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He and Desire Ward filed marriage intentions on 17 September 1800 in Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was a tavern-keeper after 1811 in Northfield. He died on Tuesday 11 June 1861 in Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Aaron Lord (1801-1825) 2. Abby Lord (1803-1894) 3. Thomas Chandler Lord (1805-1851) 4. Franklin Lord (1808-____) 5. baby girl Lord (1811-1811) 6. Mary Angela Lord (1813-1834) 7. baby girl Lord (1814-1814) 8. Charlotte Sarah Lord (1816-1832) 9. Samuel Sweetser Lord (1819-____) 10. Joseph Lord (1824-1826) - 12 Oct 1800 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Abt 1811 - Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1859 - Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S451] Martyn, Charles. The William Ward Genealogy - The History of the Descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass. 1638-1925, (New York: Artemas Ward, 1925).

    2. [S452] Woodward, Norma Slater. Descendants of Richard Woodward New England 1589-1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    3. [S455] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Athol, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1910).

    4. [S456] Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, Reprint of 1854 Original, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1987).

    5. [S457] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Ward Family: Descendants of William Ward, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1851).

    6. [S458] Eldredg, Ruth DeFonda, compiler. Transcription of Early Handwritten Records of Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Volume 1, (Wheat Ridge, Colorado: Search and Reserach Publishing Corp, 2001).

    7. [S989] Lord, William G. History of Athol, Massachusetts , (Somerville, Massachusetts: Somerville Printing Company, 1953).

    8. [S990] Pierce, Frederick C. Field Genealogy, (Chicago: Hammond Press, 1901).

    9. [S988] Temple, Josiah H. and George Shelden. History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts for 150 Years , (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell, 1875).

    10. [S665] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1905).

    11. [S453] Roy, Robert Alan. Extracts from the Genealogical Files of Barbara Crosby, (Orange, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1980).

    12. [S972] Pierce, Frederick Clifton. The Descendants of John Whitney, Who Came From London, England, to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635 , (Chicago: Press of W. B. Conkey Company, 1895).