James Alexander Ware (1832 – 1896)

” HON. JAMES ALEXANDER WARE C.S.A., son of Josiah William and Francis Toy (Glassell) Ware of Clarke county, Va.  He was b__, 1832; grad. Univ. Va., LL. B. 1853; removed to Texas, 1856 and practiced law at Corpus Christi; entered the Confederate States Army in 1861 and served as Captain of Mounted Rangers at the siege of Corpus Christi; at Sabine Pass in Louisiana repelling the invasion of General Banks… In 1865 he left the country an went to Mexico where he was appointed Military Engineer in the Army of Maximilian.  After the death of this distinguished and lamented man, Judge Ware returned to Texas and resumed the practice of the law.  In 186- he was appointed by Governor Coke, judge of the 24th Judicial District of Texas.  He now resides at Eagle Pass where he enjoys the most lucrative practice.”

Children:  Frances born in Corpus Christi June 11, 1859 and married in Belton, TX, Oct. 15, 1879 to Joel F. Elliot.

Sommerville born in Corpus Christi, Mar. 1, 1862.

Eudora  Murray born Dickinson’s Bayou, TX, Aug. 20, 1864; married in Belton Nov. 15, 1882 to John A. Dean.

Source:  Virginia Genealogies and genealogy of the Glassell family of Scotland and Virginia, by Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden M.A., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1891, page 36

Picture:  Judy C. Ware, owner


James Alexander Ware (1832 – 1896) — 1 Comment

  1. In Mr Ware’s photo, his stern looking eyes and chiseled face display a man of great responsibility that he probably acquired during his military years and became an asset during his time on the bench. Excellent article.


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