Edward ORDWAY, III

Male 1742 - 1834  (91 years)


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  • Name Edward ORDWAY, III 
    Suffix III 
    Born 15 Jul 1742  Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward [Ordway], s. Edward and Katharine (Hill), July 15, 1742. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jun 1834  Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6412  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 10 May 2016 

    Father Edward ORDWAY, Jr.,   b. 3 Jul 1705, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Oct 1783, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 78 years) 
    Mother Katherine HILL,   b. Abt 1705, Kittery, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1805, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 100 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1728  Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward [Ordaway], and Katharine Hill, Aug. 1, 1728. [3]
    Family ID F1359  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth 'Eliza' EATON,   b. Abt 1752,   d. 21 Jun 1834, Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1776  Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Edward [Ordway], jr., of Haverhill, and Elisabeth Eaton, at Haverhill, [bef. 1780.] [4]
    • Edward [jr., of Haverhill. C.R. 1.], and Eliza[beth] Eaton, Dec. 29, 1776. [5]
    Children 
     1. Giles ORDWAY,   b. 4 Oct 1777, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1847, Bow, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Joseph Hill ORDWAY,   b. 1 Apr 1779, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hannah ORDWAY,   b. 28 Jul 1782, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Edward ORDWAY, IV,   b. 24 May 1785, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1858, Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Elizabeth ORDWAY,   b. 18 Jan 1788, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Samuel ORDWAY,   b. 18 Feb 1796, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F1349  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1742 - Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1776 - Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jun 1834 - Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Warner, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Edward Ordway and Elizabeth Eaton
    Edward Ordway and Elizabeth Eaton

  • Notes 
    • Edward Ordway is listed in "All Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 11, pg. 668: "Ordaway, Edward, Haverhill. Private, Capt. Joseph Eaton's co. of militia, Col. Johnson's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 to Cambridge; service 5-1/2 days.

    • Edward talked about his terrible experience in the winter of 1775-1776, during the Revolutionary War. He said, "A man is hungry when he can eat his boots." He became totally blind before his death, which occurred in his home on the same day as his wife. He was a pioneer settler in Sutton, where he cleared up a farm. Edward joined the expedition against Canada, consisting of about twelve hundred men under the command of Benedict Arnold. He was with Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. Edward is listed in the American Genealogical-Biobgraphical Index (AGBI), volume 128, page 31.

    • Except of the letter from Giles Wheeler to his 2nd cousin, Adaline Ruby Ordway, 17 March 1896, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire:

      "He was at the taking of Louisbury in 1758 [Siege of Louisbourg 1758 - a fortress in Nova Scotia and a pivotal battle of the French and Indian War] and later with Wolff at the capture [of] Quebec. I do not think he was connected with the Revolutionary War as he married at that time (1776-Dec 29th) and had already been in the French and Indian wars and perhaps did not care for more of that sort of life. He spent his last days with his son, Daniel Ordway, and died at his house, his wife dying within a few hours of the same time. Their funerals being held at the same time and place. They were buried at Warner, N.H. within about three miles of where he died. I have visited their graves but did not take any records, so do not know their ages. He lived to be quite aged being blind for some years before his death."


  • Sources 
    1. [S7] HaverhillMAVR, website: ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Haverhill, pg. 233.

    2. [S10] gravestone.

    3. [S7] HaverhillMAVR, website: ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Haverhill, pg. 238.

    4. [S11] NewburyMAVR, website: ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Newbury, pg. 365.

    5. [S23] NEHGS, website: www.americanancestors.org.
      Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Newburyport - V2, pg. 349