Abiel Ware (1757 – 1832)

Note: Abiel Ware was the son of Michael Ware Jr. and descended from the fourth generation from Robert Ware Sr.

” Abiel Ware, son of Michael Ware Jr., was born in Wrentham before 1765 and was probably the son born by the first marriage, December 25, 1757.  He died in the summer of 1832 at Buckland, Massachusetts, but lived most of his life in Dighton, Massachusetts.  He married (first) at Cumberland, Rhode Island, Esther Haskell.  He married (second) Submit Phillips, daughter of Richard and Ruth (Pitts) Phillips; she was born in Dighton and died there July, 1835.

The child by the first marriage was Abner, but was changed May 26, 1796, to Lewis ‘by the request and order of now Esther Hawkins.’  The Ware Genealogy gives Abiel a brother Ariel, born in 1775, the husband of Submit Phillips.  If the genealogy is correct Lewis was the only son of Abiel and Esther and she married (second) W. Hawkins.  It seems fully likely that Abiel and his wife parted.  Abiel was in the revolution 1781.

The children of Abiel (or Ariel) and Submit Ware were: Richard, born at Buckland, May 31, 1797, died August 22, 1849; married Roxanna Monson and Huldah Watson; Leander, born about 1800, died about 1884, lived most of his life at Buckland; Esther, born, October 15, 1802, died May 25, 1895; married (first) Homer Johnson and (second) Josiah Booth; Amanda, born November 4, 1804; married, February 2, 1826, Zopher Woodward; Huldah, born at Buckland, November 14, 1807, died July 18, 1888; married Job Woodward; Sophronia, born, January 1, 1809; married George Viber; Anne, born November 25, 1811, died 1891; married (first) Willard Ware and  (second) Jesse Edson; Franklin, born February 10, 1813, died June 8, 1899; married twice.”

Source:  Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester Co. Massachusetts, Vol. 4, Ellery Bicknell Crane, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907, page 40


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