Mrs. Katherine Agusta Ware (1797 – 1843)

“WARE, Katherine Augusta, poet, b. in Quincy, Mass., 1797; d. in Paris, France in 1843.  She was the daughter of Dr. Rhodes of Quincy.  In 1819 married Charles A. Ware, a naval officer, removed to Europe in 1839 and remained there till her death.

She edited the ‘Bower of Taste,’ in Boston, and in addition to poems for news-papers, published ‘Power of Passions,’ and ‘Other poems’, London, 1842. ” (1)

“She was a relative of Robert Treat Paine, and at 15 wrote some verses on his death.” (2)

Sources:  (1) Appleton’s cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 6, edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske, D. Appleton and Co., New York, 1889, page 358

(2) Dictionary of American biography, by Francis Samuel Drake, Houghton, Osgood and Co., Boston, Riverside Press, 1879, page 955


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