Nicholas Ware (1769 – 1824)

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“WARE, Nicholas, senator, b. Caroline county, Va., in 1769; d. in New York city, 7 Sept., 1824.

While a youth he accompanied his father, Capt. Robert Ware of Edgefield, S.C.  He afterwards studied medicine at Augusta, Ga., and then law, completing his studies at the Litchfield, Conn., law school.  He attained success  in his profession at Augusta, represented Richmond county in the Georgia legislature, was mayor of Augusta, afterwards judge of the city court, and V.S. senator from Georgia in 1821-‘4.  He was president of the board of trustees of Richmond county academy, Augusta and at the the of his death, and was also a trustee of the University of Georgia at Athens.”

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


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Nicholas Ware (1769 – 1824) — 3 Comments

  1. Jocelyn, since don’t have you e-mail address, I hope this will reach you. Ware is a very common name in the South and East as you can see by all the posts concerning people with the last name of Ware. Nicholas was a very famous Senator in NY and influential in his home State of Georgia. Ware County was named for him. His ancestors came from Virginia. And since he was a Southerner he and his ancestors had slaves. You might want to look at the Slave Rolls. There are many books on the subject that contain lists of slaves and owners. But first you should start with what you do know, going backwards from your parents. Are you a member of Ancestry? If not, Ancestry has a free site called Rootsweb.com. Search the names of the family members and ancestors you know. Others might have the information you need and they list their e-mail addresses so you can contact them. If you can establish where you ancestors lived, you might try getting in touch with the local library in that town and speak to someone in the Family History or Genealogy Dpt. They always have volunteers to help. If you need more assistance please contact me at vicki@kwilliams.org and I’ll see what else I can do for you.

  2. HELLO. HOW ARE YOU DOING? I’M JUST CURIOUS. I’M TRYING TO FIND MY WARE FAMILY. I LIVE IN MIAMI, FLORIDA, BUT MY FAMILY IS TRACED TO GEORGIA. I KNOW WARE IS NOT A COMMON NAME, SO I’M JUST TRYING TO SEE WHERE I BELONG. I’M AFRICAN-AMERICAN. MY GRANDPARENTS WERE FROM WARE COUNTY GEORGIA. HERE IS A STUPID QUESTION: ARE WE RELATED?

  3. I am so proud to know that members of our Ware ancestors were very well educated and dedicated to community service. Thank you for your tireless research. Wayne

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