John Ware (1717 – 1779)

Note:  John Ware was the great-grandson of Robert Ware.

“John Ware, son of Joseph Ware, was born in Sherborn, Massachusetts, May 20, 1717, and died there September 18, 1779.  He inherited the north half of the homestead in Sherborn.  He was a selectman in1758.

He married, Jun 19, 1743, Martha Prentice, daughter of Deacon Henry Prentice, of Cambridge…  Martha was born June 27, 1724, and died April 20, 1805.  The children of John and Martha (Prentice) Ware were: Martha, born May 7, 1744, died April 30, 1751; Elizabeth, August 22, 1746, died 1814; married April 24, 1765, Peter Bullard, born September 23, 1734, had fourteen children; Mary, December 5, 1748, married December 6,1770, Johnathan Holbrook, 2nd., both at Sherborn; Joseph, April 30, 1751. ‘Equire’ John, July 4, 1753, fought at the siege of Boston and at Bunker Hill, died September 14, 1833, at Deerfield; Martha, June 6, 1756, married, October 11, 1781, Joel Coolidge, born July 19, 1759: Benjamin, January 8, 1759, died February 2, 1814; Persis, August 12, 1761, married June 1, 1780, William Adames; Henry Sherborn, April 1, 1764… ; Azariah, January 12, 1769.”

Source:  Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester Co. MA, Vol. 4, Ellery Bicknell Crane, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907, pages 13-4


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