Person:Octavia Wardwell (1)

Octavia Susan Wardwell
b.8 JUL 1824 Andover, Essex, MA
d.1 APR 1897 Andover, Essex, MA
m. 24 SEP 1816
  1. William Henry WardwellABT 1817 - BEF 1818
  2. William Henry Wardwell1818 - 1896
  3. Sarah Maria Wardwell1821 - 1839
  4. Octavia Susan Wardwell1824 - 1897
  5. Timothy Osgood Wardwell1827 - 1827
  6. Son Wardwell1828 -
  7. Timothy Osgood Wardwell1829 - 1851
Facts and Events
Name Octavia Susan Wardwell
Gender Female
Birth[1] 8 JUL 1824 Andover, Essex, MA
Death[2] 1 APR 1897 Andover, Essex, MA
Burial? 3 APR 1897 Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover, MA

Living with mother Sarah in North Andover at 1860 census with the family of Henry Osgood. Living with Susan Osgood in North Andover at 1870 census. Living with nephew Timothy Osgood Wardwell in North Andover at 1880 Census. Buried in the Timothy Osgood family plot.

Became a member of Andover South Church on 13 September 1840. Discharged to North Parish church 08 July 1857.

"The death of Miss Octavia Susan Wardwell, which occurred very suddenly from paralysis at the home of Miss Charlotte Abbott, Punchard Ave., Andover, Thursday evening, closed the ancestral line of a family whose lives have been, at different times, prominent in the history of town and nation. Deceased, who was in her 72nd year, was the daughter of Dr. Daniel Wardwell, of Hollis, N.H., and Sarah Osgood of the South Parish. After some years of practice in Lyndeboro, N.H., the doctor settled in Andover, residing in the "Old South" parsonage, and it was there the deceased was born, and while Andover has been considered her home, yet she was accustomed to spend considerable time here in the Henry Osgood house on Osgood Street. Miss Wardwell was a woman of high moral principles and was of a very kind and charitable disposition. She was received as the one hundred and eighty-ninth member of the Congregational Church from the Free Church, Andover, during the pastorate of Rev. William Torrey Briggs, Nov. 1, 1857. She is the last member of her family, which included three brothers and a sister, other than herself. Rev. Howard Osgood of Rochester, N.Y., the eminent theologian, is a cousin. A nephew, T. Osgood Wardwell of town, also survives her. Funeral Services were held Monday afternoon, at the home of Miss Wood in Andover, Rev. Mr. Shipman officiating. The body was brought here and interred in the family lot at Ridgewood."

-Unknown newspaper found in Andover Historical Society Collection

  1. Andover, Massachusetts Vital Records.
  2. Andover, Massachusetts Vital Records (2).