Served at Second and Third Continental Congress.
November 26, 1727 - Artemas was the sixth child born to Nahum and Martha Ward. At this time, the family was already prominent in the new community of Shrewsbury.
Thomas Ward paid Moses Cloughlin to build a New England style barn, but it was probably not on the Ward farm; instead, it may have been on the Henshaw farm, an adjacent tenant farm he owned.
Henry Galbraith Ward sold the farm to his brother Artemas Ward (the grocer and advertiser) for $2043.