Nathaniel A. Ware (1789 – 1854)

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“WARE, Nathaniel A, lawyer and author, was born in Massachusetts about 1789 and he went to South Carolina as a teacher and then studied law and was admitted to the bar, removing about 1815 to Natchez, Miss. and marrying a daughter of Capt. Charles Percy.

He subsequently became a major of the militia and secretary of the territory and gained much wealth by land speculation.

He was a scholar and a traveler and wrote ‘Notes on Political Economy, as Applicable to the United States, 1844,’ Views of the Federal Constitution’ and an account of Pestalozzi’s system of education.” (1)

“He traveled extensively and was known for his attainments in botany, geography, and the natural sciences.” (2)

“He lived for a time in Philadelphia and from about 1832 in Cincinnati, but died in Galveston in 1854.

His daughters Catherine Ann Warfield and Eleanor Percy Ware Lee attained some note in literature.” (1)

Sources:  (1) The National cyclopedia of American biography, Vol. 5, by James T. White. published by James T. White, New York, 1894, page 149

(2) Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 6, edited by James G. Wilson and John Fiske, D. Appleton and Company, New York , 1889, page 358

lBirth: Mar. 16, 1781
Death: Sep. 18, 1853
Lexington Cemetery
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: nk
Record added: Oct 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98760085
Nathaniel A Ware

(Note:  in the book entitles “Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817 to 1967”, by James B. Lloyd, Univeristy Press at Jackson, 1981, page 452, states a different birthplace for Nathaniel A. Ware as South Carolina,  The above picture of his grave, gives entirely different dates of birth and death..  More information about Nathaniel can be learned from the entry in Mr. Lloyd’s book.)


Nathaniel A. Ware (1789 – 1854) — 1 Comment

  1. It seems Nathaniel had a desire for higher education. He then used this as a tool to engage in legal public service, speculation and improving education. He is credited with contributing much to make our country a better place in which to live. Great article.

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