Solomon Grizzell Ware (1855 – 1916)

“… Some four or five generations of the Ware family have been identified with Kentucky since pioneer times to the present.  Isaac Ware, a Virginian, came to Kentucky at a very early day and developed a large plantation in Campbell County, where he lived out his years.

His son, Daniel Ware, a native of Campbell County, became a Baptist minister, and did much for the upbuilding of that denomination over a large section of Kentucky.  William Ware, a son of the Baptist minister, was the grandfather of Orie S. Ware.

William Ware was born in 1818 and died in 1888, spending all his life in Campbell County, Kentucky, where he had large farming interests and was one of the influential citizens of his day.  William married Nancy Grizzell, who was born and reared in Kenton County and died in Campbell County, on the old homestead.  Her father was Solomon Grizzell, who died in Kenton County.  The name of this Kenton County pioneer was bestowed upon his  grandson, Solomon Grizzell Ware, who was born near Alexandria in Campbell County, July 4, 1855, but later became a well known businessman in Covington.  He died March 30 1916.

He was reared and educated in his native county, attending the celebrated seminary at Cold Spring conducted by Doctor Petit.  After his marriage in Kenton County he moved to Peach Grove in Pendleton County, where he operated a farm and also a general store.  In 1886 he moved to the old homestead where he was born, near Alexandria, living there three  years, and in 1889 located to Covington, where he was employed in commercial lines for five years.  The next three years lived on the home farm of his wife’s people in Kenton County, but for a number of years before his death was a salesman for the Moore Oil Company at Covington.

He served as city auditor of Covington for two years. 1912-14.  He was a democrat, for many years a deacon of the Baptist Church, and was a Royal Arch Mason …”

Source:  History of Kentucky, Vol. 5, by Judge Charles Kerr, edited by William Elsey Connelley and E.M. Coulter Ph.D, The American Historical Society, Chicago and New York, 1912, pages 56-7


Solomon Grizzell Ware (1855 – 1916) — 1 Comment

  1. Isaac was the son of Arthur Ware, and Jane Daniel, per Will & Deed of James Daniel,brother in-law. The Daniel family was from Middlesex Co. Va.


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