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7. John WARD22 was born about 1638 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.15,23 He died in 1683 at the age of 45.

John's Inventory was presented 22 Feb 1683/4. At that time his children and their ages were: John 18, Andrew 16, Esther 14, Mary 11, William 9, Samuel 4, and a child unborn [no further record on this unborn child]. Administration was granted to the widow. The order of distribution mentions that the eldest son had 10£ by the will of his grandmother [Hester Ward - apparently her 9# gift had accumulated interest]. William Harris, father of the widow, and Mr. Hamlin, were appointed to assist the widow.

Mary married a second time to Josiah Gilbert of Wethersfield.

Administration was granted on the estate of Mary Gilbert of Middletown on 4 Mar 1728/9 to her son William Ward. Daughters Esther Cornwell of Middletown and Mary Percival of Haddam testified.

John WARD and Mary HARRIS were married on 18 April 1664 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Mary HARRIS, daughter of William HARRIS, was born on 1 March 1645/6 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.14

John WARD and Mary HARRIS had the following children:

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John WARD14 was born on 15 November 1665 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He died in 1709 at the age of 44.

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Andrew WARD24 was born on 1 December 1667 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He died in 1728/9 at the age of 62 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

Andrew returned, 1698, from Boston to Middletown, insane. He was cared for by his brothers William and Samuel at great cost and trouble. On 21 Jan 1730/31, Mrs. Elizabeth Ward, widow of Samuel, appeared at Court along with William in connection with Andrew's estate.

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Esther WARD24 was born on 15 December 1669 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. She died on 13 July 1734 at the age of 64 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

Esther married William Cornwell, 22 Jan 1692.

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iv.

Mary WARD24 was born in August 1672 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

Mary had a first marriage, groom is unknown. She married (2) James Percival, Sr. of Haddam. The Andrew Ward Genealogy states that she married a Benjamin Cornwell and was bearing children when she was over sixty - this is an obvious error.

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William WARD24 was born on 30 June 1674 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He died on 6 April 1745 at the age of 70 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

William married Abigail Collins, 9 Jul 1702. He was referred to as Sgt. William Ward.

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Samuel WARD24 was born on 12 October 1679 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He died on 25 June 1715 at the age of 35 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

The date of birth was actually Samuel's baptism.

The inventory of his estate is dated 26 Jul 1715.

Samuel married Elizabeth Adkins, daughter of Josiah, on 10 Aug 1710.