Person:Ezra Wardwell (3)

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Ezra Wardwell
m. 28 JAN 1800
  1. Lois Wardwell1801 - 1880
  2. Ichabod Nichols Wardwell1802 - 1859
  3. Ezekiel Wardwell1804 - 1834
  4. Phoebe Wardwell1806 -
  5. Lucy Wardwell1808 - 1859
  6. Emily Wardwell1810 - 1811
  7. Ezra Wardwell1812 - 1850
  8. Harriet Wardwell1814 - 1874
  9. Hersey Wardwell1817 - 1871
  10. Granville Wardwell1819 - 1858
m. 9 JUN 1835
  1. Granville Wardwell1837 - BEF 1920
  2. Harlan Page Wardwell1841 - 1897
  3. Twin Son Wardwell1841 - 1841
  4. Ezra Lyman Wardwell1844 - 1898
  5. Orlan Newell Wardwell1848 - 1916
Facts and Events
Name Ezra Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 MAR 1812 Packersfield, Cheshire, NH
Marriage 9 JUN 1835 Vergennes, Addison, VTto Elmira Kimball
Death[2] 28 SEP 1850 Sullivan, Cheshire, NH
Occupation? Methodist Clergyman in 1850, Reverend
Burial? Woodland Cemetery, Keene, NH

"He went to Vergennes, Addison, VT, when a young man, was married there, and was in business for some years, afterward became a Methodist preacher, and was stationed at Marlboro, Munsonville and Deering, Hillsborough, NH. He taught several terms of school and did work as an evangelist. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and was ordained as a local preacher, about 1847. He was admitted on trial to the New Hampshire Conference in 1848. His clerical appointments were at Hillsborough Bridge, also Deering, in 1848-49. He was the first Methodist preacher at Antrim. He moved to Sullivan, and died in the Hosea Foster house, Sept. 24, 1850. He had no academic diploma. " -History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire

"In 1835 E. D. Woodbridge and wife (heirs of S. Strong) leased all the land lying upon Lewis Creek about the bridge on the main road, with use of all irons and machinery on said premises," to Perly W. Frost and Ezra Wardwell for twelve years. Frost and Wardwell built or ran a pail factory on the south side of the creek, just below the bridge. In 1837 they leased it to Frederick B. Nims. There was never much done at pailmaking, and some years later the building was destroyed by fire." -HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF FERRISBURGH (Vermont) http://www.middlebury.edu/~lib/AddisonCoHistory/chap20HAC.html

"Bro. Ezra WARDWELL, a local deacon in the M.E. Church, died in Sullivan, N. H., Sept. 28, aged 38 years. He was converted about fourteen years since in Ferrisburg, Vt., and was soon after appointed class leader, and about fourteen years since was licensed as a local preacher. After the N. H. Conference of 1848, He was employed as a travelling preacher on Deering and Hillsboro' circuit, where he continued to labor until about the first of January last, when his health failed. At the commencement of his sickness he was subject to some aberrations of mind; and as his fever abated, instead of any improvement, his mental derangement increased and continued until death. He probably died of consumption; but on examination it was ascertained that his brain was badly diseased. I have met with but few men whose life seemed to carry so universal conviction to all who knew them, of deep piety, as Bro. Wardwell's. He was truly, we think, a good man and a faithful minister of the Gospel. Bro. Wardwell was it great sufferer both in body and mind, and the remembrance, especially of his mental sufferings, is painful to all his friends, but is associated with it cheering confidence that he has attained the rest where pains and sorrows never come." -Zion's Herald and Wesleyan Journal 13 November 1850

References
  1. William Wardwell of Andover With an Informal Collection of His Descendants through the 8th Generation, Majorie Wardwell Otten 2002.
  2. Zion's Herald and Wesleyan Journal 13 November 1850.