WILLIAM WARD was born about 1632, possibly before his parents emigrated to America. He married DEBORAH LOCKWOOD, on Oct. 20, 1658. She was born in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, on Oct. 12, 1636.
After DEBORAH died, WILLIAM possibly married second, Phebe Fenner, daughter of Arthur Fenner and Sarah Browne.
He purchased the Perry house and home lot of Dr. Thomas Pell's heirs on Newton Square. On Oct 18,1656, "William Ward purchased of Henry Lyon a dwelling house and four acres of land, also land of othe individuals." On Feb. 14, 1669, "The Town granted to William Ward, three acres of land."
WILLIAM practiced medicine and was appointed by the General Court to accompany the Fairfield troops against the Narragansetts with the rank of Sergeant. He is said to have taken good care of the troops at New London and to have been of great assistance to the chief surgeon, Gershom Bulkeley. WILLIAM was killed in 1676, in King Philip's War, during an attack on the Indian fort, in the "Great Swamp fight."
Dated Mar. 4, 1676, the Probate Records of Greenfield, CT, state, "Inventory of the estate of William
Ward, deceased, £595. 11s. 9d. The widow made oath that the statement was true."
husband EBENEZER HAWLEY
husband Ephraim Nichols
husband Eliphalet Hill
husband Robert Lord