He was the son of William Ward (1778–1850) and Anna (Spencer) Ward (d. 1819). On May 28, 1833, he married Eliza Pease, and they had five children. In 1836, he removed to Dunkirk, New York, and in 1839 to Silver Creek. In 1840, he was appointed as an associate judge of the Chautauqua County Court.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 137, 147, 231 and 314; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- The William Ward Genealogy by Charles Martyn (1925; pg. 342)
- Ward Family by Andrew Henshaw Ward (Boston, 1851; pg. 207f)
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