NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Robert Ware, immigrant ancestor, came from England to the colony of Massachusetts some time before the autumn of 1642. His name first occurs on the Dedham records Nov. 25, 1642, when "Robert Weares is Admitted to the purchase of Thomas Eames his house loft and three acres of land." This land was situated on "Great" or Dedham island, north of Dedham village, and formed a bend in the Charles river and the "Long Ditch" which unites the upper and lower parts of the stream. It probably became his house lot. A highway known as Ware's causeway led from one end of the island to the other. Feb. 6, 1642-3, a grant of land was made to him, and various other grants were made to him in other parts of town.
He joined the church Oct. 2, or 11, 1646, at the time of the baptism of his eldest child. He was made freeman May 26, 1647, and was a member of the artillery company in 1644. His name stands second in point of wealth on the tax list.
He married (first), in Dedham, March 24, 1644-5, Margaret, daughter of John Hunting, immigrant, died April 12, 1688, first ruling elder of the Dedham church, and his wife Esther Seaborn. Esther or Hester Seaborn was apparently a sister of Francis Seaborn, who made her a bequest in England. She died May 3, 1676. Margaret Hunting died Aug. 26, 1670, in Dedham, and he married (second) May 3, 1676, Hannah, daughter of Thomas Jones, of Dorchester. She was born March 28, 1636, and died April 20, 1721. He died April 19, 1699, called the "Aged." His will was made Feb. 25, 1698, and proved May 11, 1699. The inventory was 250 pouns two shillings ten pence.
Children of first wife, all born in Dedham:
John, Oct. 6, 1646, mentioned below.
Nathaniel, Oct. 7, 1648.
Margaret, Feb. 14, 1650-1.
Robert, Aug. 1, 1653.
Esther, Sept. 28, 1655.
Samuel, Sept. 30, 1657.
Ephraim, Nov. 5, 1659.
Elizabeth, Nov. 19, 1661.
Joseph, Sept. 8, 1663.
Ebenezer, Oct. 28, 1667.
(II) John, son of Robert Ware, was born Oct. 6, 1646, in Dedham, and died in Wrentham, Mass. April 7, 1718. He was one of the settlers, 1671, of Wollomonopoag, incorporated as Wrentham, 1673. In March, 1675-6, the town was deserted by the settlers, who sought refuge in Dedham and elsewhere from the Indians during King Philip's war, and did not return until 1680. John Ware went away with the rest, and during the war headed a band of men in an attack at Indian Rock, in Franklin. He was also among those who came back in 1780. He is said to have built pon the "Bean Place" in Wrentham as early as 1668. He was one of the first selectmen of the town in 1686, and lieutenant and captain of the first military company. His commission as lieutenant of the foot company of militia, signed by Governor Stoughton, Aug. 5, 1696, is still extant. He served from 1698 to 1704, and as captain till 1715. The journal of the company was kept in a small book, six by four inches, witten in a crabbed hand, and was filled with notices of musters, with the names and amount of fines of the absent and "defective," the names of those "prest" for Canada, who who "ran away," and the precautions taken against the Indians.
John Ware married (first), Dec. 10, 1668, Mary, daughter of Michael Metcalf Jr., and Mary Fairbanks, born Aug. 15, 1646, died March 22, 1676-7, in Dedham. He married (second), March 24, 1678-9, Joanna, daughter of John and Joanna Gay, of Dedham, and widow of Nathaniel Whiting Jr., born March 23, 1644-5; died Oct. 26, 1708, in Wrentham. He married (third) Dec. 21, 1709, Dorothy, widow of Eleazer (Nicholas) Wood, of Sherborn, who died May 20, 1704, and mother of Hannah Wood, wife of John's son Joseph. She died Dec. 10, 1728, in Sherborn.
Children of first wife:
1. John, born June 17, 1670, in Dedham, mentioned below.
2. Son, born and died in Wrentham, Feb. 10, 1673.
3. Eliazer, died in Wrentham, Sept., 1675.
4. Eliazer, Oct. 2, 1676, in Dedham, or Sept. 28, 1676 (Wrentham records).
Children of second wife:
5. Abigail, Jan., 1680, in Dedham.
6. Joseph, June 2, 1681, in Wrentham.
7. Zachariah, Nov. 16, 1683, died Jan. 13, 1684.
8. Mary, Nov. 15, 1684.
9. Hannah, Sept. 24, 1686.
10. Benjamin, July 8, 1688.
(III) John (2), son of John (1) Ware, was born June 17, 1670, in Dedham, and died March 29, 1751. He was buried in Wrentham cemetery.
He married, Jan. 14, 1695-6, Mehitable, supposed to be daughter of William Chaplen, of Dorchester. She was born Feb. 22, 1674-5, and died March 25, 1750.
Children, worn in Wrentham:
William, July 4, 1697.
John, May 7, 1700, died April 24, 1775.
Moses, June 7, 1702, mentioned below.
Mary, Aug. 4, 1705.
Barbareh, April 9, 1708.
Mehitable, Oct. 6, 1710.
Rebeckah, between Dec. 3, 1716 and Feb. 15, 1717.
Richard, Oct. 27, 1718, died Sept. 7, 1719.
(IV) Moses, son of John (2) Ware, was born June 7, 1702, in Wrentham, and married (first) June 23, 1731, in Attleboro, Elizabeth Lane, of that place.
He married (second) Jan. 10, 1738-9, Comfort, daughter of Andrew and Sary Blake, born Feb. 27, 1708-9, in Wrentham. He married (third), Sept. 18, 1746, in Norton, Mary Titus, of Rehoboth.
Child of second wife:
Moses, mentioned below.
Child of third wife:
David, June 10, 1747, in Norton.
(V) Moses (2), son of Moses (1) Ware, was born Nov. 16, 1739, in Wrentham, and died in Keene, New York, Aug. 23, 1812. He married, Dec. 3, 1761, Rebecca, daughter of William Jr. and Rebecca (Ware) Puffer, of Norton, born Nov. 18, 1741.
He removed to Surry, New Hampshire, after 1773; to Gilsum before 1793, "with several boys." His name is on the associates list in Surry, 1775. He was a member of the Congregational chruch there. He and his son Moses removed to Keene in 1806.
Children, all but two youngest born in Norton:
Eunice, Dec. 1, 1763.
Comfort, July 30, 1764.
Elijah, March 9, 1768.
Betty, April 23, 1771.
Benjamin, May 18, 1773.
Moses, June, 1776, mentioned below.
Milly, born in Surry.
Rebekah, May 10, 1780, in Surry.
(VI) Moses (3), son of Moses (2) Ware, was born June, 1776, in Surry, New Hampshire, and died in Keene, Oct. 20, 1838. He married Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer Hathorn, born between Feb., 1768 and 1771, in Jaffrey, died in 1860.
Daniel Hathorn, born July 16, 1800.
Otis, about 1810.
Cyrus C., mentioned below.
(VII) Cyrus C., son of Moses (3) Ware, was born at Keene, New York, March 17, 1815, and died in August, 1886. He was educated in the public schools, and was a tailor by trade. For many years, however, he was chef in various summer hotels in the Adirondacks. He was a member of the farming community at Lewis, Essex county. He and his wife are buried near his parents at Keene.
He married Mary Lee, born at Lewis, died March, 1854, in her forty-first year.
Daniel, born and died in 1841.
Judson C., born Feb. 15, 1842, mentioned below.
Loretta A., Jan. 21, 1845, died in July, 1870.
Edward L., born Dec. 19, 1850, died in January, 1863.
(VIII) Judson C., son of Cyrus C. Ware, was born at Keene, N.Y. Feb. 15, 1842, and died Oct. 26, 1908, at Lake Placid, N.Y. He was educated in the public schools. His boyhood was spent on his father's farm, but on the death of his mother he went to live with Horatio Hinckley, at North Elba. At the age of eighteen he received a certificate as teacher.
He enlisted in Company K, Ninety-sixth New York Regiment, and served in the civil war four years lacking but two days. He was wounded twice, once by a bullet in the toe, and once in the hip by a bullet. He rose to the rank of second lieutenant and was commended for bravery in action. He was taken prisoner and confined for a time in Libby Prison, Richmond.
After the war he returned to farming and bought his present farm of two hundred and sixty acres in 1880. He had a dairy of twenty-five cows and provided milk and cream for various hotels. He also sold garden produce.
He was a Republican in politics, and was for two years supervisor of the town, for three years sheriff of Essex county, and for a long time a justice of the peace of the town. He was also superintendent of documents at Albany for a time.
He retired from active life about two years before his death.
He was a member of S. C. Dwyer Post, G.A.R., and of the Methodist church.
He was a capable man and succeeded mainly by his own efforts.
He married, Dec. 21, 1871, Carrie A. Brewster, of North Elba, daughter of Jackson and Abzada (Nash) Brewster. Her mother died in 1867. Mrs. Ware was born at Lake Placid, Jan. 15, 1844. They celebrated their silver wedding Dec. 21, 1895.
Edward Lee, mentioned below.
J. Vernon, born July 6, 1876, proprietor of a livery stable at Lake Placid, married Kate Hurley; children: Judson C., Edward and Martha.
(IX) Edward Lee, son of Judson C. Ware, was born at Lake Placid, Sept. 23, 1872. He was educated there in the public schools and in the Elizabethtown high school, from which he graduated in 1890. He graduated from Troy Business College in the class of 1893. He worked as bookkeeper for a time in the office of the A. S. Wright Manufacturing Company. In 1896-98 he was engaged in business as a merchant at Lake Placid. During the next three years he was clerk of a hotel at Elizabethtown. In July, 1899, he was appointed postmaster of Lake Placid, and since then has held that office. He was again in business under the firm name of E. L. Ware & Company, general merchants, at Lake Placid, from 1902 to 1909.
In politics he is a Republican. He was supervisor of the town four years. He is a member of lake Placid Lodge, No. 834, F.A.M.' Wanetta Chapter, R.A.M., of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; of De Soto Commandery, Knights Templar, of Plattsburgh, of Oriental Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Troy, and of Lake Placid Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, of Lake Placid. He also belongs to the Independent Order of Foresters.
He married, April, 1906, Carrie Lamb, daughter of Joseph and Harriet (Brewster) Nash, of Lake Placid. They have no children.
[Transcriber's note: this material was published in 1910, so if this couple had children after that date, they aren't listed.]
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