Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Wards in:
 • Dale Cemetery
 • Ossining
 • Westchester County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Aaron Ward
Birth: Jul. 5, 1790
Ossining
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: May 2, 1867
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman. Commissioned in the Twenty-ninth Infantry on April 30, 1813, he was promoted to captain a year later and charged with conducting the first detachment of British prisoners from the US to Canada at the close of the war. He continued to serve in the New York State Militia earning the rank of major general. A lawyer by trade, he served as the district attorney for Westchester County. He was elected to the US House of Representatives for six terms, serving from 1825 to 1829; as a Jacksonian from 1831 to 1837, and as a Democrat from 1841 to 1843. A delegate to the State constitutional convention, he assisted in writing the new constitution in 1846. After traveling through Europe, Egypt and the Holy Land in 1859 and 1860, he published a narrative of his travels entitled "Around the Pyramids." He died at the home of his son-in-law in Georgetown. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary L Watson Ward (1797 - 1853)*
 
 Children:
  Emily Ward Burnett (1821 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dale Cemetery
Ossining
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7894093
Aaron Ward
Added by: Bill McKern
 
Aaron Ward
Added by: eobfindagrave
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 5, 2013

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: May. 27, 2013

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Sep. 15, 2012
There are 9 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.2 after 10 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service