1736 March 19 (Friday). There came Two Teams, namely Neighbour Hezekiah Pratt and Eliezer Rice, and the following Hands to Cutt wood for me to Day, Scil.: Neighbour John Pratt, James Maynard, Whipple, Eliezer Ward, Increase Ward, William and Jonathan Rogers, Jesse Maynard, Joseph Green junior and Two Lads from William and Ebenezer Nurse; And they brought 31 Turns of Wood.
Increase Ward (d. Dec. 18, 1739). He was bapt., Nov. 22, 1724, “the first person I ever baptiz’d,” as Parkman later wrote.