Bethiah Ward Brigham was born 25 May 1681 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to William Ward (1649-1697) and Hannah Brigham (1650-1719) and died 15 April 1765 Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut of unspecified causes. She married Elnathan Brigham (1683-1758) 17 June 1705 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

Bethiah Ward, dau. of Hannah Brigham and her 2nd husband William Ward, whose birth is not of record at Marlborough, Mass. Based on her gravestone she was b. on or after Apr. 16, 1682. She d. Apr. 15, 1765 at Mansfield, Conn., Æ 83.

On June 17, 1705 at Marlborough, Mass., Bethiah m. her 1st cousin Elnathan Brigham (1683-1758), s. of Thomas Brigham and Mary Rice, b. Mar. 7, 1682/3 at Marlborough. He d. Apr. 10, 1758 at Mansfield, Conn. Their children are outlined in their father's memorial.


Gravestone of Bethiah Ward - Mansfield CT.

Inscription: In Memory of Mrs. Bethiah wife of Dec'n Elnathan Brigham Who died April ye 15th AD 1765 in ye 83d Year of her Age.

Whereas Bethia's date of birth is not of record, based on her gravestone on the day she died she was 82 years old, and Ætatis (i.e., Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of her Age), 83 indicating she was b. after Apr. 15, 1682.

Burial: Pink Cemetery Mansfield City Tolland County Connecticut, USA


Offspring of Elnathan Brigham (1683-1758) and Bethiah Ward Brigham
Name Birth Death Joined with
Uriah Brigham (1706-1710)
Jerusha Brigham (1707-)
Priscilla Brigham (1709-1774)
Desiah Brigham (1712-1737)
Levinah Brigham (1711-1749) 31 August 1711 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 8 March 1749 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts John Fay (1669-1747)
Prudence Brigham (1715-1715)
Elnathan Brigham (1716-1802)
Paul Brigham (1718-1746) 18 June 1718 Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut 3 May 1746 Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut Catherine Turner (1718-1779)
Uriah Brigham (1722-1777)


Offspring of William Ward (1649-1697) and Hannah Brigham (1650-1719)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Bethiah Ward (1681-1765) 25 May 1681 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 15 April 1765 Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut Elnathan Brigham (1683-1758)
Nahum Ward (1684-1754) 18 December 1684 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 7 May 1754 Shewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Martha Howe (1687-1755)
Luke Ward (1689-)
Priscilla Ward (1692-)
Gersham Ward (1693-)
Eleazer Ward (1695-)
Deborah Ward (1697-)
Hopestill Ward (1702-)


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