Rhoda Mosher was born in 1762 at Avondale, Newport, Nova Scotia. She is the ninth child of James and Lydia. Rhoda married Simon Ward in 1785 and he was listed as the head of a household of six in the 1817 Newport, Nova Scotia Census. Simon was born in 1755 in Marske, North Yorkshire, England. Rhoda died in 1830 in Newport and Simon died on 8 May 1833 and was buried in Brooklyn, Hants, Nova Scotia.