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106. Ichabod WARD48,87 was born on 1 May 1750.86 He served in the military in 1776 at 3rd Regiment, Dutchess County Militia in Revolutionary War.86 He died on 23 February 1824 at the age of 73 in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.86

13 May 1768. Petition of the freeholders of the NE Part Beekman Precincts. Probably citizens of Dover. They had only four constables which they consided too few and were requesting one more. Signatures include Moses Allen, Jonas Allen, Ichabod Ward. [SETTLERS OF THE BEEKMAN PATENT, Vol 1]

Fought in the Revolution. Capt. for the 3rd Regiment, Dutchess County Militia. Commanded Moses Allen, his brother-in-law according to Gifford story.
17 Oct 1775. Commisions were issued for the Dutchess Co 3rd Militia - Ichabod Ward, First Lieutenant
22 Jun 1778. Ichabod Ward made Captain in the district in which he lives.

1790 Census. Pawling, Dutchess Co NY
Ichabod Ward: 2m over 16, 5m under 16, 4 females

Three of the children of Ichabod Ward and Lydia Towner have their births recorded in the Killingworth Vital Records, Killingworth, CT [from the Barbour Collection]. All indications are that he was at that time [1782-1791] living in Dutchess Co, NY. Were some of their children taken back "home" to be baptized?

It is also possible that there was a son named Ichabod. Records of Ichabod Ward Junr. are found in the Beekmean Precinct records. Ichabod Ward, Jr. was Constable, 1798, 1799, 1800 and was paid for various responsibilities during that time period. There was also a bond in 1785 said to be that of Ichabod Ward. However, the elder Ichabod and Lydia were married in 1781, so any child of theirs would likely have been only about 16 in 1798. There are indications that other Wards did live in Beekman Patent, but it seems a bit odd that this man would have been referred to as "Junior" when the elder Ichabod seemed to be absent from the area by 1798.

Ichabod WARD and Lydia TOWNER were married on 21 January 1781 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.86,88 Lydia TOWNER was born (date unknown).

Ichabod WARD and Lydia TOWNER had the following children:

129

i.

Fanny WARD was born on 11 April 1782 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

130

ii.

William WARD was born on 13 June 1785 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.32

The Barbour Collection. Killingworth Vital Records.

131

iii.

Polly WARD was born on 15 August 1791 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.32