Andrew Henshaw Ward wrote History of the town of Shrewsbury.
Artemas Ward took ownership of the saltbox house and moved in with his family. Prior to this point they had been living in a different house in the center of town.
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.