“Jacob Ware was born in 1802, his wife in 1806. They had eight children, of whom six are living: Thomas, Allen, Ananias, Allison M., William, Alice (now Mrs. L.A. Reed) and Jacob E. He and his wife were exemplary members of the Methodist Espicopal Church from early childhood. He died in 1859, she is still living at Frankfort.
Our subject was born in 1836 in Frankfort, Ross County, where he lived until sixteen years of age, receiving a common school education, and then removed to the place he now occupies, where he has since resided. He was married September 16, 1858 to Melinda, daughter of Jacob Eyman, of this township,who bore him seven children, of whom six are living: Ida F., Charles A., W.A., Frank S., Laura and Ella; all at home, but the latter who lives with her Grandma Eyman.
Mr. Ware is a member of the Camp Grove Methodist Episcopal Church, as are all the children who reside at home. His wife belongs to the Fairview German Baptist Church.
He assisted in driving the Morgan raiders from our borders, and had five brothers in the regular service. William was taken prisoner at the battle of the wilderness, and confined in most of the rebel prisons.
Is a Republican politically; owns three hundred and twenty-five acres of land on the Chilicothe pike, five miles from Washington, all in a successful state of cultivation. He farms to grain and stock, and makes a specialty of breeding English Berkshire hogs.”
Source: History of Fayette Co., Ohio, by R.S. Dills, Odell and Moyer Publishers, Dayton, Ohio, 1881, page 869