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  • ID: I177622
  • Name: Artemas WARD
  • RELA: Spouse of 7th cousin 11x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 NOV 1727 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
  • Event: Degree 1748 B.A., Harvard College
  • Event: Degree 1751 M.A., Harvard College
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1791 AND 3 MAR 1795
  • Death: 28 OCT 1800 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
  • Title: Gen.
  • Event: Pic Gen. Artemas Ward
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  • Note:
    WARD, Artemas, (father of Artemas Ward, Jr.), a Delegate and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Shrewsbury, Mass., November 26, 1727; attended the common schools and was prepared for college by a private tutor; was graduated from Harvard College in 1748; justice of the peace in 1752; a representative in the general assembly many terms and served in the executive council; lieutenant colonel in the provincial army during the French and Indian War; appointed brigadier general by the provincial congress of Massachusetts on October 27, 1774, and was made commander in chief of the Massachusetts forces on May 19, 1775; appointed by the Continental Congress as major general on June 17, 1775; chief justice of the court of common pleas of Worcester County in 1776 and 1777; president of the Massachusetts Executive Council 1777-1779; member of the State house of representatives 1779-1785, serving as speaker in 1785; Member of the Continental Congress 1780-1781; elected to the Second and Third Congresses (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1795); died in Shrewsbury, Mass., October 28, 1800; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Nahum WARD b: 6 DEC 1684 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA
    Mother: Martha HOWE b: 30 JUL 1687 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Sarah TROWBRIDGE b: 3 DEC 1724 in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA
    • Married: 31 JUL 1750 in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Ithamar WARD b: 24 APR 1752 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
    2. Has No Children Nahum WARD b: 11 AUG 1754 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
    3. Has Children Sarah WARD b: 28 JUL 1756 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
    4. Has Children Thomas Walter WARD b: 10 AUG 1758 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
    5. Has No Children Martha WARD b: 28 MAR 1760 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
    6. Has Children Artemas WARD , Jr. b: 9 JAN 1762 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
    7. Has No Children Maria WARD b: 12 DEC 1764 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA
    8. Has No Children Henry Dana WARD b: 6 FEB 1768 in Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA

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