Andrew Warde and his descendants, 1597-1910: being a compilation of facts relating to one of the oldest New England families and embracing many families of other names, descended from a worthy ancestor even unto the tenth and eleventh generations

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A.T. De La Mare Printing and Publishing Company, 1910 - Reference - 604 pages
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I am thrilled to see that Google has digitized and preserved this geneology. George Kemp Ward was my Great Grnadfalther. His son, Levi A Ward, was my Grandfather and his son, Jonathan Bishop Ward, was my father. The bound copy of this geneology is now in the posession of my son, Andrew C. Ward who lives in the area of Houston, TX.
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Andrew Ward and His Descendants 1597-1910
This is a valuable record for anyone doing research on the Ward family. It is a great boon to any genealogist.

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Page 12 - ... evidence of Connecticut democracy must be noted and briefly dismissed. The suffrage of the Connecticut colony was unrestricted by ecclesiastical obligation. In Massachusetts and New Haven no one had a right to vote unless he was a freeman, no one could be admitted a freeman unless he was a church member ; the church was congregational, wherein its affairs were managed by the votes of its members. Town and church were one. But in Connecticut, for the first twenty years, it was only necessary that...
Page 15 - As they were to deliberate on matters in which the lives of the subjects and the very existence of the colony were concerned, the towns for the first time, sent committees. The spirited measures adopted by this court, render the names of the members worthy of perpetuation.
Page 15 - Mitchel and Mr. John Deming, were some of the chief men, who settled the town of Wethersfield. These were the civil and religious fathers of the colony. They formed its free and happy constitution, were its legislators, and some of the chief pillars of the church and commonwealth. They, with many others of the same excellent character, employed their abilities and their estates for the prosperity of the colony.
Page 16 - ... send hither, provided that if within one whole year such persons do not come to fill up those lots so reserved that then it shall be free for the said people to nominate and present to this court some persons of their own choice which may fill up some of those lots so reserved if this court approve of them; thirdly, that they join in all points with this plantation in the form of government here settled, according to agreement betwixt this court and Mr. Samuel Eaton about the plantation of Totokett....
Page 328 - I am a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Medical Association...
Page 13 - Freeman it was necessary to be a church member, and for this reason there were sonic men holding respectable social positions who never were thus admitted or not until advanced age. It was not necessary, however to be a church member or a Freeman in order to hold office in the town or appointments from the Court. This could be done by taking the oath of fidelity, and in some instances townsmen who were not Freemen were allowed to vote.
Page 132 - Among my earliest recollections are those of a visit to Nutplains immediately after my mother's death. Aunt Harriet Foote, from whom I was named, who was with mother during all her last sickness, took me home to stay with her. I can now remember, at the close of what seemed to me a long day's ride, arriving after dark at a lonely little white farmhouse, and being brought into a large parlor where a cheerful wood fire was crackling, partly burned down into great heavy coals.
Page 3 - I am bound in and in with my forebears; were he one of mine, I should not be struck at all by Mr. Moss of Bevis Marks, I should still see behind him Moses of the Mount and the Tables and the shining face. We are all nobly born ; fortunate those who know it; blessed those who remember.
Page 26 - Essex, England, which long flourished and sent forth other shoots. The name is derived from the original occupation of the family ; they were cloth dressers, or shearers of the cloth. The family at Dedham retained the family occupation, and also the coat-of-arms worn by those residing in or about London.
Page 12 - Under the first charter of the Massachusetts Colony none were regarded as freemen, or members of the body politic, except such as were admitted by the General Court and took the oath of allegiance to the government here established. This custom continued in existence until by the second charter the colony was transferred into a province.

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