John P. Ware, was born May 8, 1844 in Todd Co., KY, where he grew to manhood, and in 1870 went to Ballard Co., KY. His father Robert P. Ware, a native of Virginia, was born January 1, 1801 and died June 5, 1868. Robert P. Ware’s mother was Susann Payne, whose sister Nannie married Lord Fox of England. Robert P. married Martha, daughter of James Sanders of Christian Co., KY (died in 1870 aged sixty-four), and from this union sprang Mary A. (Lane), William N., Thomas E., Susan H. (Burrus), Virginia E. (Hilton), and subject, and Martha E. (Ingraham). On September 30, 1869, John was married to Miss Deborah M., daughter of Henry F. and Naomi (Davis) Townely, of Todd Co., born May 10, 1846 and to them have been born Henry, Mary A., Mattie, and Johnnie.
John was for several years a carpenter and builder, then a farmer and tobacco factor, having 250 acres of fine land in good condition. He was a member of the Knights of Honor and a Democrat.
(Expert taken from the History of Ballard and Carlisle Counties of Kentucky, from “Kentucky: A History of the State,” by J.H. Battle, W.H. Perrin and G.C. Knifffin)