Title: Essex Institute Historical Collections (Salem, MA: 1859+)
Title: Flint, Edward F. & Gwendolyn, Flint Family History of the Adventuresome Seven, Vol. II (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1984)
Title: Perley, Sidney, The History of Salem 1638-1670, Vol. II (Salem, Mass., S. Perley, 1924-28)
Title: Cooke, Harriet R., The Driver Family (NY: J. Wilson & Son, 1889)
Title: The Essex Genealogist: "The Massey Family" by Caroline Sparks (Essex Society of Genealogists, Vol. 3, No. 3, Aug. 1983)
Title: Massachusetts Vital Records for Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Title: Cemetery visit
Title: Derby, Perly, Inscriptions from the Charter Street Burial Ground, Salem, MA (Essex Institute of Historical Collections, Vol. 13, 1877)
Title: William Carlson Compiler, Charter Street Cemetery Burial Records: Salem, Massachusetts (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 2009).
Title: Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1985)
Note: ge 35 "WARD-On the 20th of last month, died at Salem, Deacon MILES WARD, aged 92 years. He was of a cheerful disposition, which he retained with his memory to the last. He never had been ill till very lately, and then only weak and lame with age. He was able to give a very particular account of things done upwards of 80 years ago. He was a person of good conversation, a good neighbor and friend, and a sincere though cheerful Christian. He first wife was daughter of Mr. JOHN MASSEY, who was the first English male child born in the Massachusetts Colony - Boston Gazette and News Letter, 6 Sept. 1764. "It is said the week before the death of that old gentleman, he told a relation that went to see him, that he had had 19 weddings of his children, and all married into different families; that he had 91 children and grandchildren, 26 males of the name of Ward, now living; that he had 27 children of the fourth generation, and not a fatherless child in all his family.-Ibid., 29 Sept. 1764." From New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. X (April, 1856), Page 170 THE FIRST CHILD BORN IN SALEM "The question whether JOHN MASSEY or Roger Conant was the first child born in Salem, formerly received considerable attention. Facts to the case follow. January 1640, Roger Conant had land, as the first born child of Salem. JOHN MASSEY petitioned, March, 1686, for the Ferry, as 'the oldest man, now living in Salem, that was born here.' March 1704, the first Church voted JOHN MASSEY an old Bible, 'he being considered the first town born child.' The truth is, that Roger Conant was the first child born in Salem. But as he and his father were set off to Beverly years before MASSEY's petition, the last person, when petitioning for the Ferry, was the oldest man then living in Salem, who had his birth here. The phrase in the Church Records, which represents MASSEY as the first born of this town, seems to have been either a misconstruction of the words in his petition, or a mistake of tradition representing him.'-First Edition of Salem Annals, p. 256. See Genealogical Register, Vol. X., p. 35; notice of Miles Ward, from Boston Gaz. And News Letter, Sept. 6, 1764. J.B.F." From The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. III, by Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, 1995 Page 1230 JEFFREY MASSEY appraised the estates of Samuel Smith, 18 November 1652; Joanna Cummins, 17 May 1644; John Thorne, 1 August 1646; Richard Bartholomew, 27 July 1646; JOHN BALCH, 15 May 1648; MILES WARD, 1650; William Goult, 21 April 1660; Thomas Smith of Salem, 14 June 1662; Elizabeth Cockerell, 27 June 1664; William Goose, 28 June 1664; Richard Ellit, March 1662/3; Richard Ingersoll, 4 October 1644 [EQC 1:47, 66, 101, 102, 143-4, 195, 2:214, 3:20, 162, 176, 181, 4:111]. He witnessed the wills of Michael Sallows, 14 November 1646, and JOHN BALCH, 15 May 1648 [EQC 1:105, 131, 143-4]. ____________________ Essex Institute historical collections, Volume 2 By Essex Institute http://books.google.com/books?id=iPkWAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA206&lpg=PA206&dq=%22miles+ward%22+%22elizabeth+webb%22&source=bl&ots=Na46-ilwJv&sig=W6l_rNWR09sXMkAjEE3YdC5mQtQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=65GxT-L-DZHpgQey1um0CQ&ved=0CF4Q6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=%22miles%20ward%22%20%22elizabeth%20webb%22&f=false
Note: From New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. X (Jan. 1856), Pa
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