A man of incorruptible integrity, was graduated at Harvard college in 1743, and was afterwards a representative in the legislature, a member of the council, and a judge of the court of common pleas for Worcester county, Massachusetts. Appointed by congress first major general June 17, 1775. After the arrival of Washington in July, when disposition was made of the troops for the siege of Boston, the command of the right wing of the army at Roxbury was entrusted to General Ward. He resigned his commission in April 1776, though he continued for some time longer in command at the request of Washington. He was a member of Congress both before and after the adoption of the present constitution. Died at Shrewsbury October 28, 1800, aged 73 years. [P. 29.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.