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Levi Ward, Jr.

July 29, 1771
January 4, 1861
Home Town:
East Guilford, CT
Later Residences:
Bergen, NY
Rochester, NY
Mehitable Hand Ward (1791)
Biographical Notes:
Levi Ward, Jr. was born July 29, 1771 to Levi and Mary Meigs Ward. He was graduated at Yale College, studied medicine under Dr. Jonathan Todd. He married Mehitable Hand. Ward practiced seventeen years in Haddam, Conn. prior to relocating to Genesee County NY and was the only physician in the area. In 1808 Dr. Ward was selected by the State of Connecticut as their representative in survey of land owned by Connecticut and Sir William Poultney, and in 1810 Dr. Ward was appointed agent for the sale of the "Connecticut tract," proceeds of which formed the "Connecticut School Fund." This tract is said to have been 100,000
acres. Ward also established the first mail route in Western New York. Ward served as President of the Genesee Medical Society, Supervisor of his town and as sessions judge.

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Other Education:
Attended Yale

Profession / Service

Secondary Sources:
Nash, Elizabeth Todd, Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660 : genealogical notes, 1560-1900 1902. Accessed at March 25, 2024.

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