Note: This biography does not give the full name of Mr. M.L. Ware. Hopefully someone attached or knowing of this family might be able to give us the information.
“WARE, M.L., farmer Sec. 18; P.O. Seymour; born in Orange Co., Ind. in 1839; in 1847, his father William W., came to Lee Co., Ind.; engaged in farming; in 1849, came to Davis Co., and in1851, to this county, where he now resides, one mile south of Centerville. July, 1861, M.L. enlisted in Co. D, 6th Iowa V.I., Capt. M.M. Walderon: on account of ill health, was discharged in Tipton, Mo, in 1862. April 1, 1863, married Miss M.J. Hamilton, daughter of A.H. Hamilton; she was born in Hendricks Co., Ind, in 1844; died July 14, 1873. After marriage, settled in Centerville; in 1875 moved to his present farm; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $25 per acre. February, 1876, he married Miss Harriet Putman, a resident of Fremont Co., where they were married; they have one child — Chloe, born in August 1877. Republican.”
Source: The History of Appanoose County, Iowa, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1878, page 618