Dorcas Ward1

#9953, (10 March 1662 - 25 January 1738/39)
Father*Sgt. John Ward Sr.1 (c 1625 - 1694)
Mother*Sarah Hill1
Her married name was Harrison.2 
Marriage*She married Joseph Harrison, son of Richard Harrison and Sarah Hubbard.2 
Birth*10 March 1662She was born on 10 March 1662 at Branford, Connecticut.1,3 
Death*25 January 1738/39She died on 25 January 1738/39 at Newark, New Jersey, at age 76.2 


  1. [S931] Richard W. Cook, "John Warde and John Ward of Newark", Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 57:50-62, Gregg Leon Mattocks, transcriber (…) (1982): has ten and poss. eleven children given here. Atwater/Smith History of New Haven Supplement has nine (missing Jonathan and Phoebe). Branford VR has the same nine as well as another John, b. 29 Mar 1654, a second Abigail, b. 4 Jan 1658 [poss. /59], both with John as father; Branford VR also has Samwell s. John b. 22 Sep 1656, and Josias s. John b. 19 Jan 1661 [poss. /62]. For these last two, Atwater/Smith has as "probably" sons of George Ward (without giving a date of birth) but George d. 7 Apr. 1653. Hereinafter cited as "John Ward of Newark."
  2. [S1088] Richard W. Cook, "John Warde and John Warde of Newark", Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 57 (1982): 60.
  3. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Branford (Conn.) Vital Records Contained in the Land Records, Volumes I and II", The American Genealogist 12:100–115 (July 1935): 184, citing v. 1. p. 173. Hereinafter cited as Branford (Conn.) Vital Records.