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  • ID: I182237
  • Name: Samuel WARD
  • RELA: 2nd cousin 9x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 MAY 1725 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
  • Death: 26 MAR 1776 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA
  • Event: Pic Gov. Samuel Ward
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    WARD, Samuel, a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Newport, R.I., May 27, 1725; educated privately; settled in Westerly, R.I., in 1745; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the general assembly 1756-1759; one of the founders of Rhode Island College (now Brown University), Providence, R.I., in 1756; chief justice of Rhode Island in 1761 and 1762; Governor under the royal charter in 1762, 1763, and 1765-1767; trustee of Brown University 1764-1776; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776; died in Philadelphia, Pa., March 26, 1776; interment in the churchyard of the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa.; reinterment in the Old Cemetery, Newport, R.I., in 1860.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Richard WARD b: 15 APR 1689 in Newport Co., RI
    Mother: Mary TILLINGHAST b: AUG 1690 in Newport Co., RI

    Marriage 1 Anna RAY b: 27 SEP 1728 in New Shoreham, Block Island, Newport Co., RI
    • Married: 20 DEC 1745 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI
    Children
    1. Has No Children Charles WARD b: 1747
    2. Has No Children Hannah WARD b: 12 APR 1749
    3. Has No Children Anna WARD b: 24 AUG 1750
    4. Has Children Catharine WARD b: 2 OCT 1752
    5. Has No Children Mary WARD b: 5 DEC 1754
    6. Has Children Samuel WARD , Jr. b: 17 NOV 1756 in Newport, Newport Co., RI
    7. Has Children Deborah WARD b: 12 OCT 1758 in Newport Co., RI
    8. Has No Children Simon WARD b: 4 OCT 1760
    9. Has No Children John WARD b: 26 JUL 1762
    10. Has No Children Richard WARD b: 5 MAR 1765
    11. Has No Children Elizabeth WARD b: 1766

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