Person:Simon Wardwell (1)

m. 5 May 1748
  1. Mary Wardwell1748 - 1829
  2. Eliakim Wardwell1750 -
  3. Simon Wardwell1752 - 1827
  4. Theodore Wardwell1754 - 1825
  • HSimon Wardwell1752 - 1827
  • WRuth Church1756 - 1819
m. 15 Jun 1777
  1. Eliakim Wardwell1778 - 1853
  2. Gideon Church WardwellABT 1780 - 1818
  3. child WardwellAbt 1780 - 1788
  4. Martha WardwellAbt 1782 - 1818
  5. Simon Wardwell1783 - 1842
  6. Nathaniel WardwellABT 1785 - 1841
  7. child Wardwell1787 - 1788
  8. Elizabeth Gage Wardwell1789 - 1868
  9. Clarissa Dillaway Wardwell1791 - 1864
  10. George WardwellABT 1793 - 1845
  11. Stephen WardwellABT 1793 -
  12. Charles Wardwell1795 - 1876
  13. Ruth Church Wardwell1796 - 1887
  14. Henry Wardwell1800 - 1855
m. 14 Oct 1819
Facts and Events
Name Simon Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 May 1752 Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 15 Jun 1777 Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Ruth Church
Marriage 14 Oct 1819 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Davidson
Death[2] 25 Jul 1827 Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation? Cordwainer
Probate[3] 16 Oct 1827
Burial? South Church Cemetery, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

Member of Andover Militia. Fought at Lexington. Then enlisted as Private in Army of the Revolutionary War. Fought in Battle of Bunker Hill. Member of Washington's "Headquarter's Guards", 1776. General Washington first wanted only fellow Virginians in this exclusive guard, but after the first year more were included.

In Andover at 1790 census which shows 1 male over 16, 4 under 16 and 3 females in his household.

The Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax shows him with one farm in Andover "Bounded by the Frances Lovejoy and the road", with one barn 30x20, one shop 15X12. It also lists two tracts, one "on the east side of the road", the other "calld the wood swamp". It lists his home as "East by the County Road", 2 stories high, with 15 windows, valued at $175.

The 1800 census for Andover shows 3 males under 10, 2 10 through 15 and 2 16-25. It shows 3 females under 10 and 1 16-25 along with him and his wife.

References
  1. Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Andover, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), Vol. 1, p. 386.

    WORDWILL, Simon, s. Eliakim and Mary, [born] May 17, 1752.

  2. Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Andover, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), Vol. 2, p. 565.

    WARDWELL, Simon, [died] July 26 [25. GR2], 1827, a. 75 y.
    [Birth about 1752. GR2=South Parish Burying Ground.]

  3. Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Index, Vol.II:964,.