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.
1790 Census. Pawling, Dutchess Co NY
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 had the following children: