September 5-7, 2023 Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/6/2023
According to online records, Thomas Ward was born either in 1718 or 1719 in Eastchester, Westchester County, New York. He married Jemima Pinckney in 1750 in Westchester, New York. Private Thomas Ward served with First Canadian Regiment in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Thomas Ward served under Captain Timothy Hughes and Colonel Livingston. He died in 1806 in Ossining, Westchester County, New York. The horn itself measures about 11-1/2" across the bow. Towards the spout, there are two relief convex rings. The main portion features a scalloped edge and is engraved at the top, "THOMAS / WARD HIS / hORN 1775 / LABARTY AND / PROPETY". Several towns and buildings in those towns are depicted along the Hudson River. Some places include: POGhKEEPSIE, ALLBONY, NEW BORUGh, NEW YORK SATY, ASOPES (Flag with "US" in another hand), NEW BORUGH WENSER, Cap L DUBOY 1775 (with a flag above). It retains its original scalloped protruding flange at the base for strap attachment. Original flat wooden plug. The horn is also engraved with the name "Captain Dubois" on it. One possibility is a Thomas Ward who served in the South Carolina militia during the war. He served as a private under Captains Dubose and King; Colonels Baxter and Wade. Dubois and Dubose could be pronounced the same. This Thomas Ward was born in VA in 1761 and died in Alabama in 1845.  Yet another Thomas Ward found was Thomas Ward, Sr. who served in New York, also as a private. He was born in 1716-18 in NY, died there in 1806. CONDITION: Retains a dark patina, some areas lighter from carry wear. A couple of minor bug nips, the largest at the base along the edge. Some chipping to spout rings. An interesting and patriotic Revolutionary War powder horn. From the Louie Parker Collection.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,455.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 21
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
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