My Last Wares

My last Wares                                                             by Helen J Wilson

In my geneaslogical research we have reached the end of our Ware line.  Patrick Ware, born 1966, is the final male Ware.  He has twin daughters.

My first acquaintance with one of  my Ware second cousins was Joyce Ganell Ware Clem (born 23 August 1921 and died 32 March 2004).   He brother Joseph Ware (born 8 Oct 1923 and died 1945) was the last of her Ware line.  She also had little regard for the Wares, instead concentration on the Clem, Gattis and Pickens lineage.  This really appear strange to me as she possessed a dresser originally owned by her great grandmother who married Nicholas Bolling Ware as well as a twin bed constructed by some Ware during the Civil Ware.

My father, as I was growing up, had little use for the Wares.  He considered them lazy and uninteresting. It was a strange concept for me as his wife and my mother was Helen Mae Ware (born 26 May 1905 and died 14 April 1952).

Helen Mae Ware was one of two daughters of John Hammond Ware (born 7 Nov 1874, New Market, Madison, Alabama and died 29 May 1946, Houston, Harris, Texas) and Rachel McCormick (born 9 Jan 1877, Abington, Washington, Virginia and died in December 1957 in Rusk, Cherokee, Texas).  She married Frank Kopecky 29 November 1934 in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas).  They had three children.  Her sister Alma Louise Ware (born 3 Dec 1912, Pflugerville, Travis, Texas and died 21 April 1997, Houston, Harris, Texas) married Joe Stanley Buntyn in Aug 1934 in Houston, Harris, Texas.  They had four children.

Helen Mae had four brothers Roy, Cecil, James, and Luther.  Neither Luther nor Cecil had any children.  Roy had two daughters and James had a son and a daughter.

Roy, though uneducated,  was a philosopher and religious zealot who even preached during two of his three marriages.  Cecil was a graphic designer who claimed a patent on a drill bit used by Hughes Tool Company in the late 1940’s.  As I remember it was aluminum and one of the first to incorporate air cooling as well as water cooling.  James also worked for Hughes Tool Company, too, I believe,  for many years.  Luther, who never married, as a oldtime machinist for various companies including Texas Instruments.

Nicholas Bolling Ware (born 4 March 1847, Madison, Alabama and died 4 February 1929, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Texas) and Sarah Lucinda Howard (born 23 February 1852, New Market, Madison, Alabama and died 19 December 1925, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Texas)  had only the two sons James Oscar and John Hammond.

James Oscar Ware,  John Hammond’s brother,  had one daughter and three sons.  Only one of the sons, Roscoe had children – a daughter and two sons with no Ware grandsons producing descendants.

All the genealogy handed down to me was about Sarah (Sallie)’s  family–the Howards.  There was another line in Texas who had done research on the Howard for years.  Surprising I found them less significant than the female lines:  Petty, Wright, and Carlton.

Helen J Wilson


My Last Wares — 1 Comment

  1. Helen, Great job! I am so pleased that you added you lineage. Hopefully others will see it and maybe offer more information.

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