Ward, Samuel, 1756-1832

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Samuel Ward was born in Westerly, Rhode Island in 1756, and graduated from Brown University in Providence in 1771. He accompanied Benedict Arnold in the attack on Quebec and was aid-de-camp to General Washington. Ward eventually rose to Lieut. Colonel in the First Rhode Island Regiment. He also became a distinguished merchant, settling first in New York and then East Greenwich, Rhode Island where he died in 1832.

From the description of Samuel Ward collection, 1781-1831. (Mystic Seaport Museum, G W Blunt White Library). WorldCat record id: 54978918

Samuel Ward (1814-1884) was an American lobbyist, financier, author, and adventurer. He was the son of the banker Samuel Ward (1786-1839) and the grandson of Samuel Ward (1756-1832) soldier and merchant. His sister was Julia Ward Howe, author of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic". After leaving his father's banking house, Prime, Ward & King, he visited Latin America on behalf of U.S. corporate and government interests. By the end of the U.S. Civil War he was settled in Washington, D.C. where he lobbied the government on behalf of financiers.

From the guide to the Samuel Ward papers, 1647-1912, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Fenner,Edward, 1736-. Papers, 1724-1802. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Edward Fenner papers, Fenner (Edward) papers, 1724-1802 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Williams family. Papers, 1710-1895. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Ward, Samuel, 1756-1832. Samuel Ward collection, 1781-1831. G. W. Blunt White Library
creatorOf Ward, Samuel, 1756-1832. Letters and documents, 1781-1793. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Cornell, Ezekiel, 1733-1800. Autograph letter signed : Newport, to Lt. Col. Ward, 1789 Jan. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Papers, 1770-1798. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Papers, 1790-1951. Houghton Library
referencedIn Orderly books collection, 1758-1813. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884. Samuel Ward papers, 1647-1912. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884. Papers, 1647-1912 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Samuel Ward family papers, 1796-1857. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1775-1782. Houghton Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith Armstrong, John, 1758-1843 person
associatedWith Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 person
associatedWith Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898 person
associatedWith Bernoulli, Jean, 1667-1748 person
associatedWith Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 person
associatedWith Cooke, Nicholas, 1717-1782 person
associatedWith Cornell, Ezekiel, 1733-1800. person
associatedWith Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909 person
associatedWith Cutler, M. Eliza person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783 person
associatedWith Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901 person
associatedWith Felton, C. C. (Cornelius Conway), 1807-1862 person
associatedWith Fenner,Edward, 1736- person
associatedWith Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861 person
associatedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. person
associatedWith Halleck, Fitz-Greene, 1790-1867 person
associatedWith Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742 person
associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910 person
associatedWith John Jay (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Lagrange, J. L. (Joseph Louis), 1736-1813 person
associatedWith Legendre, A. M. (Adrien Marie), 1752-1833 person
associatedWith Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716 person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929 person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Ticknor, George, 1791-1871 person
associatedWith Ward family family
associatedWith Ward, Francis Marion, 1820-1847 person
associatedWith Ward, Henry, 1818-1840 person
correspondedWith Ward, Samuel, 1786-1839 person
associatedWith Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884. person
associatedWith Williams family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Rhode Island
Providence (R.I.)
New York (N.Y.)
Great Britain
Caribbean Area
Mines and mineral resources--Nicaragua
Banks and banking--New York (State)--New York
Capitalists and financiers


Birth 1756

Death 1832


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