“Deacon Joseph Bradley Ware was born in Putney, Vt., February 2, 1809 and was the second of twelve children born to Dr. Joseph and Lucinda (Kathan) Ware. He was early compelled to shift for himself and grew into manhood with only such scholastic advantages as were afforded by a limited attendance at the district schools. At the age of eighteen, he was one of fifty boys from Windham county, who went to Lowell and worked on the carpet factory then being build there. After a year spent in Lowell he went to Boston where he remained two years in a furniture store. He then came to Townshend and engaged in farming.
March 13, 1839, he married Mary H., daughter of David Plummer of Brattleboro by whom he had four children, only one of whom, John H. Ware of Townshend is living.
During the major portion of his life Mr. Ware has dealt in live stock and in pursuit of that business has traveled over Windham county and Southern Vermont. In 1836 he became a member of the Congregational church and in 1855 or 56 was elected a deacon therein. He represented Townshend in the legislature 1880-81.”
Source: Gazetteer and Business directory of Windham County, Vermont, 1724 -18884, by Hamilton Child, Printed at Journal Office, July 1884, Syracuse, New York, page 304