Charles Ware (1796 – 1887)

“CHARLES  WARE, an old and prominent farmer of Shelby County, was born in Franklin County Ky., November 9, 1796.  His parents, William and Nancy (Saunders) Ware, were both Virginians by birth, and of English descent.  William Ware, a son of William Sr., came to Kentucky at an early age, located in Franklin County, and later moved to Shelby County, when our subject was but a year and a half old, and served as as officer in the war of 1812.  William Ware, Sr., immigrated from England in the beginning of the eighteenth century.

Charles Ware was educated in the common schools of Shelby County.  He served as justice of the peace fifteen years under the old constitution and four years under the new, and was intimately associated with some of the prominent men of his day, such as the Wickliffes, Ben Hardin, Mark Hardin and others.

In 1818 he married his first wife, Susan Tilly, daughter of Aaron and Nancy Tilly, of North Carolina, and after her death to Mattie Rucker, of Woodford County, Ky.  Mr. Ware owned seventy-six acres of the best land in the county, was a member of the Baptist Church, and politically was a Democrat.

To Mr. Ware’s first marriage were born six children–five daughters and one son–four of whom are now living.  Nancy died when young, and the only son, Shelby, died March 19,1886, aged about sixty years.  There are no children by his last marriage.

Mr. Ware died March 30, 1887.”

Source:  Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887, Shelby Co, ca be viewed on-line at Kentucky GenWeb Biographies


Charles Ware (1796 – 1887) — 1 Comment

  1. I am searching for the grave site of Lazarus Tilley,Revolutionary War Soldier, grandfather of Susannah Tilley Ware,wife of Charles Ware.
    Land once belonging to Lazarus was passed to Susannah. I would like to find the grave site to place a marker.
    Thanks for any information.

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