A Study of the WARD surname in
Western New York Counties during the early 1800's
Compiled and Submitted by Carl W. Ward
From: HISTORY OF CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS, by L. H. Everts, J. B. Lippincott and Co, Philadelphia, 1879.
Ward John 1820 Ischua, Cattaraugus Co. Ny Pg 15
Ward Elisah 1820 Perrysburg Cattaraugus Co. Ny Pg 27
John Ward 1 male 0 to 10, 1 male of 26 to 45, 1 female to 10, 1 female of 26 to 45
Ward, Luke, Jr. 1830 CONEWANGO, CATTARAUGUS CO., NY pg 248
Ward, Reuben 1830 PERRYSBURG, CATTARAUGUS CO., NY pg 219
Ward, Charles 1830 GREAT VALLEY, CATTARAUGUS CO., NY pg 192
males: under 5, 2 of 5 and under 10, 2 if 10 and under 20, 1 of 30 and under 40
females: 1 of 30 and under 40
Note: My Charles Ward would be about 25 years old at the time of this census.
WARD, ARUNAH ELLICOTTVILLE 5-16-573
WARD, CHARLES ** 5-2-53 (1850-1859)
WARD, GEORGE W. PERRYSBURG 5-24-593
WARD, JONATHAN I. PERRYSBURG 5-15-229
HINSDALE CEMETERY INTERNMENTS
1-133-1 Ward Julia W 1842 2-17-1911 McKeesport Pa
VERSAILLES CEMETERY - Versailles Planck Road, Versailles, Cattaraugus County, NY
Ward, Walden M., M.D., 1859-1939
Ward, Jennie W., 1858-1934
Ward, Lee B., 1876-1967
Ward, Carrie L., 1880-1965
Ward, Belle, wife of Walter P., 1849-1931
Ward, Charles G. 1828-1916
Ward, Susan J. 1831-1922 (wife of Charles)
Ward, Walter 1852-1930
Ward, Lillian 1854-1887 (nee Bunce, wife of Walter, dau. Levi Bunce)
Ward, Adelbert E. 1848-1902
Ward, Orzelia 1847-1908 (wife of Adelbert) (nee Wooley)
Ward, Jonathan T., b. 1820-1893 (father of Jonathan was Reuben Ward)
Ward, Sara E., wife of Jonathan 1827-1885 (nee Babcock, dau. of Peleg who is bd. in Nashville Cem.)
Ward, George W. 1825-1912
Ward, Harriet F. 1829-1892 (nee Ticknor and wife of Geo. W.)
Ward, Ida J., 1854-1944
Ward, Ella W. Ball 1853-1920
Ward, Wright Ball, 1851-1940
Ward, Reuben, 1792-1868
Ward, Azubah, 1795-1872 (nee Taylor)
Ward, Lucy Louise, dau. Of Reuben and Azubah, 1829-1859
Ward, Lorilla, 1843-1901
Ward, Marvin D., 1832-1919
Ward, Emma Marcella, dau. Of Marvin and Lorilla Ward, 1860-1879
Ward, Grace A., 1869-1948
Ward, Minnie J., 1866-1937
Ward, Ida Blanche, 1876-1883
Ward, Fannie D., 1885-1976
Ward, Roy J., 1877-1956
Ward, Arlene, 1912-1974 (? nee Edler)
RUTLEDGE CEMETERY - Conewango, NY
Ward Charlotte 1841 110/Range 13 (stone unable to read or not present)
WILLOUGHBY CEMETERY, Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York
NAME - DOB - DOD - COMMENTS - REF #
Ward, Charles - 3 Jan 1792 - 20 Nov 1850 - fallen over/tree - 29
Ward, Charles, E - 20 Jun 1846 - 19 Jul 1865 - on stone w/PWard & E. Cox - 27.1
Ward, Frank, Palmer - 11 Mar 1859 - (blank) - son of C. & ? Ward; - 28
(unsure of last)
Ward, Pherson - 8 Nov 1817 - 20 Feb 1885 - (blank) - 26
Ward, Theresa - 14 Aug 1831 - 30 Apr 1882 - dau of Charles & Lydia Ward - 25
Franklinville Mount Prospect Cemetery
Ward, Millie E., Mother 1875-1928
Town of Allegany:
DWIGHT W. WARD, second son of Robert D. Ward and Mary A. Haney, was born in Jamestown NY. Robert D. Ward was an only son and was born in Ireland Oct. 20. 1812, emigrating thence to America in 1828, the voyage lasting 3 months. Robert was cabinet maker in Bath, NY - married Mary Haney in 1833 and removed to Jamestown, ran foundry for 14 years. Robert died in 1857. His widow removed with her family to Allegany in 1859 – Mary resides with her daughter, Mrs. William H. Smith. (As of 1893)
Children of Robert and Mary:
Elida S. Ward - married W. H. Smith
Hibbard P. Ward
Dwight W. Ward
John D. Ward (deceased)
Mary E. Ward (deceased)
Dwight Ward was born in 1849. Purchased what is now called Park
Hotel..became involved in the oil business.
William Henry Stowe and Electa (Ward) Stowe married in Cattaraugus County before 1850 when they moved to DeKalb County, Illinois.
Arunah Ward was the son of Charles Ward, and his wife Lydia King.
According to Cutter's Genealogy of Western NY Volume 1, he was born into family as it travelled from their home in Poultney, VT to western NY on 30 Sept. 1820.
Information on his parents follows:
Charles Ward was the youngest child of Judge William Ward, and his wife Lucy Church. He was born in Poultney VT on 3 January, 1792, and lived in Vermont until manhood. On 11 Sept 1814, he married Lydia King. Lydia was born in Middletown VT, on 12 Dec 1791. Her father was Theodore King, of CT, an early settler of Vermont.
In 1820, Lydia and Charles set out with their 2 oldest sons, Verres and Pherson, and traveled until they reached Steuben County in NY.
In 1821, they continued their journey until they reached Great Valley in Cattaraugus County, where they had purchased 100 acres of land from the Holland Land Company, on which he resided until 1845, when he moved to Rochester, WI. It was while at WI, that he lost his wife, and 2 sons; Steena (1825-1846), and King (1828-1847). Disheartened, he returned home to Great Valley in 1849, where he died and is buried in the Willoughby cemetery.
Arunah, meanwhile, grew up in Cattaraugus County, attending public schools there, and at Springville Academy. He was a farmer in early life, while he studied and prepared to enter the profession of law. He disposed of his farm (was this the farm that was sold by Arunah Ward to my great grandparents?), and in 1863 was admitted to the NY bar and began to practice law.
In 1865, he was elected surrogate of Cattaraugus county, and played an important role in county affairs from then on. During the War of the Rebellion, he was the enrolling officer. He was also Justice of the Peace, Superintendent of the poor, assessor, and examiner on the board of education. When the new school building went up in Great Valley, it was through his personal efforts and influence, as many in the town opposed it. He was a deacon in the Baptist church, a Republican and active in both church and party activities.
On 15 Sept, 1852, he married Jane Ann Palmer. Jane was from Burton (now called Allegany), NY. She was born on 28 Apr 1833, and at the age of 3, she moved with her parents to the Burton area.
Their children were:
(1) Alice (b. 21 Jun 1853)
(2) Frank Palmer (died at the age of 3)
(3) Katherine Lydia (8 Sep 1857) ***
(4) John King (b. 20 Nov 1859)
(5) Charles Wilkes (b. 16 Sep 1861)
(6) Persis Nelson (b. Jun 1873)
(7) Ralph (29 Jan, 1865 - 19 Sep, 1898)
8) George Spencer (b. 9 Sep 1875)
Notes by author of book: As I do research in Cattaraugus County, I find many mentions of Arunah Ward. He shows up as census enumerator, and also as a witness to the will of my 4th great grandfather, Delpha Harris. This took place in McKean county, Pennsylvania in 1884. And both Arunah and his brother Pherson act as witnesses.
Arunah Ward strikes again. I just received my 3rd ggrandfather, Joseph Bay's pension record, and Arunah appears in it twice, once as his attorney and was as a representative of the government.
Name - Date Of Birth - Date Of Death - Father's Name - Mother's name - Spouse's name - Lot - Verify Vet Remarks
Abbott, Stephen - 1814 - 1890 - Abbott, Salmon - Ward, Phebe - Carr, Lydia - 18 - Ts
WARD, ARUNAH (born 1820, son of Charles Ward and Lydia King)
13. Wards from the William Ward of Sudbury, MA lingage that were born, married, lived or died in Western NY Counties during the early 1800's.NOTE: The following 4 Ward families were provided by Robert Kline of Canada. Robert has a large genealogy web site on THE WILLIAM WARD GENEALOGY (a History of the Descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, MA, 1638-1925 by Charles Martyn, 1925, published by Artemas Ward. ) located at the following Internet address: http://www3.telus.net/robertkline/
1. Charles Ward (son of William) b. 3 Jan 1792, Poultney, Rutland, VT, m. 11 Sep 1814, in VT, Lydia King b. 12 Dec 1791, Middleton, Rutland, VT, (daughter of Theodore King and Lydia Smith) d. 26 Aug 1847, Rochester, Racine, WI. Moved from VT to NY shortly after marriage, and thence in 1845 to Rochester, WI. He was a farmer and justice of the peace.
From "The William Ward Genealogy", 1925, p. 234.
i Verres Ward b. 21 Aug 1816.
ii Pherson Ward b. 8 Nov 1817.
iii Arunah Ward b. 30 Sep 1820.
iv Steena Ward b. 4 May 1825, d. 2 Oct 1846, Blennerhasset Is, OH.. Died on Blennerhasset Island, OH. Unmarried.
v Loyal Ward b. 4 Jun 1827, d. Bradford, McKean, PA.
vi King Ward b. 8 Jul 1828, d. 1 Aug 1847, Caldwells Prairie, Racine, WI. Died at Caldwell's Prairie, Rochester, WI according to page 235 of The William Ward Genealogy by Martyn, 1925. It should be Racine County, not Rochester. A check of the 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer confirms this, unless there was a change just before that.
vii Theresa Ward b. 14 Aug 1831, d. Great Valley, Cattaraugus, NY.
2. Charles Ward (son of William, grandson of William) b. 27 Jun 1813, Poultney, Rutland, m. 17 Jan 1839, in Gerry, Chautauqua, NY, Sophia Sinclair, b. 6 Sep 1820, Gerry, Chautauqua, NY, (daughter of Samuel Sinclair and Martha Bucklin) d. 28 Aug 1907, Poultney, Rutland, VT. Charles died 29 Nov 1872, Poultney, Rutland, VT.
From "The William Ward Genealogy", 1925, p. 343: "Following his marriage he was for a time in business in Gerry, but later returned to Poultney and lived there the remainder of his life."
Sophia was of Gerry, NY.
i Helen Sophia Ward b. 5 Jun 1841.
ii William Sinclair Ward b. 9 Sep 1849.
iii Charles Winfield Ward b. 30 Jul 1852, Poultney, Rutland, VT, d. 4 Jun 1853, Poultney, Rutland, VT..
iv Martha Llewella Ward b. 3 Jul 1855.
v Arthur Baldwin Ward b. 17 Jul 1858.
3. Pherson Ward (son of Charles, grandson of William) b. 8 Nov 1817, m. 4 Jun 1842, Emily A. Cox, (daughter of Edwin Cox and Abigail Mann). Pherson died Salamanca, Cattaraugus, NY.
i Mary Lawrence Ward b. 13 Mar 1843, m. (1) Weston Willoughby, m. (2) Daniel Folts. Mary died 1915, Salamanca, Cattaraugus, NY. Mary had no children by either husband.
ii Charles Edward Ward b. 20 Jun 1846, d. 1864.
4. Arunah Ward (son of.Charles, grandson of William) b. 30 Sep 1820, Starkey, Yates, NY, m. 15 Sep 1852, in Great Valley, Cattaraugus, NY, Jane Ann Palmer, b. 28 Apr 1833, Angelica, Allegany, NY, d. 13 Aug 1906, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, NY. Arunah died 16 Jul 1899, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, NY.
i Alice Ward b. 21 Jun 1853, Great Valley, Cattaraugus, NY. She later lived at Salamanca, Cattarugus, NY.
ii Frank Palmer Ward b. 5 May 1855, Great Valley, Cattaraugus, NY. Died in infancy.
iii Katharine Lydia Ward b. 8 Sep 1857.
iv John King Ward b. 20 Nov 1859.
v Charles Wilkes Ward b. 16 Sep 1861.
vi Ralph Ellis Ward b. 29 Jan 1865, Great Valley, Cattaraugus, NY, d. 19 Sep 1898, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus, NY. Never married.
vii George Spencer Ward b. 9 Sep 1875.
Note: Same Arunah Ward listed in Yates County, NY