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11. Samuel WARD33 was born about 1648 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.17 He died on 8 January 1692/3 at the age of 45 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.28

Samuel was a Sergeant of the Fairfield Trainband and a Deputy in Fairfield.

Some have suggested his first wife was named Alice, but this is incorrect. Her given name is unknown. She was a daughter of Richard Ogden.

Samuel married second Hannah, widow of Jonathan Nichols of Stratford. She was a daughter of Mr. Anthony Howkins. Hannah married (3) to John Judson of Woodbury; she died in Woodbury on 23 Jul 1698. Her will was made the day before her death and named three Nichols children and a daughter Hannah Ward.

The date of the death shown here is the date of his estate inventory. Administration was granted the widow Hannah and son Edmund Ward. Allowance was made to the widow, 29 Mar 1692/3, for bringing up Sgt. Ward's youngest child and the other three children of her former husband Jonathan Nichols; mention was made of the eldest son, the other five sons, and one daughter. 12 Apr 1694, Edmund Ward had removed out of the Colony and Nathaniel Burr and Eliphalet Hill as overseers were instructed to proceed with the administration.

That Samuel Ward had six sons is evident from the above record. The Warde book omitted a son Andrew.

Samuel WARD and ??? OGDEN were married about 1672.34 ??? OGDEN, daughter of Richard OGDEN, died on 30 April 1691.

Samuel WARD and ??? OGDEN had the following children:

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Edmund WARD33 was born about 1673. He died in 1712 at the age of 39.

Edmund married about 1693 to Mary Hoyt, daughter of Moses Hoyt. In 1694 he was living in Fordham, New York but was in Eastchester by 1700. Seven children are recorded at Eastchester.

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Andrew WARD35 died in 1706.

From "Additions and Corrections to The Families of Old Fairfield", supplement to American Genealogist, Oct 1943.
Andrew Ward was omitted from the Warde book, but the settlement of his father's estate plainly states there were six sons - the eldest Edmund and five others. The Inventory of this Andrew's estate was taken 25 Feb 1706/7 and distribution ordered to his brothers - Edmund, Samuel, William, John and Moses.

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Sarah WARD (private).

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Samuel WARD8 died in 1731 in Baltimore, Maryland.
From "Additions and Corrections to The Families of Old Fairfield", supplement to American Genealogist, Oct 1943.
Samuel is given a death date of 1706 in the Warde book but that is an error. His brother Andrew is the one who died that year. When Andrew's estate was distributed it was ordered to his brethren Edmund, Samuel, William, John and Moses. Andrew's estate inventory was taken 25 Feb 1706/7.

As Samuel Ward, late of Fairfield, Samuel bought land in Eastchester on 6 Mar 1696/7. Samuel was in the Eastchester Census in 1698 with Hannah, probably his wife, and Abigail, probably a daughter. He disappeared from that area and is believed to be the Samuel Ward with wife Hannah who appears in records of Gloucester Co, NJ. He witnessed a will there in 1711 and was Justice of the Peace at various times from 1715 to 1727. He moved to Baltimore, MD where is will was dated 1 Sep 1731 and proved on 5 Nov of the same year.

Samuel's children named in his will were Abigail who had married Samuel Collines, Mary Ann, Hannah who had married William Cook of Baltimore, Rosanna who married Levi Pearce of Gloucester Co JR, and there was a granddaughter, Hannah Asbook.

Moses, brother of Samuel, also had a son named Samuel who settled in Greenwich, Gloucester Co, NJ.

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William WARD8 was born about 1678.

William lived in Pelham, New York. He married Hannah Pell, daughter of John of Pelham Manor.

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John WARD8 was born about 1685. He died on 6 December 1767 at the age of 82 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York.

John was age 25 in the 1710 Census of Eastchester. He married (1) Rebecca Fowler, daughter of Henry Fowler and Abigail Hoyt. He married (2) Elizabeth, surname unknown.

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Moses WARD8 died in 1746 in Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York.

Moses' wife may have been a Smith.

Samuel WARD and Hannah HAWKINS were married after 30 April 1691 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.17 Hannah HAWKINS, daughter of Anthony HOWKINS, was born about 1661.34 She died in 1698 at the age of 37.34

Samuel WARD and Hannah HAWKINS had the following children:

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Hannah WARD8 was born about 1692. She died about 1772 at the age of 80.

Hannah married Peter Bulkley at Stratfield, 25 Oct 1709.