“Ware.–I am the daughter of Georgie Ware Jackson May, born 1-7-1868, died 11-2-1932, and Thomas Wilson May. born 4-14-1859, died 11-21-1902, married 3-26-1889. Georgie Ware Jackson May was the daughter of Mary Matthews Ware, born 9-13-1834, died 9-5-1897, and William White Jackson, born 10-19-1833, died 7-5-1882, married 1857. Mary Matthews Ware Jackson was the daughter of Reverend Nicholas Ware, born about 1800, died 1889, and his wife, Eliza Hodges, born about 1815. The Minutes of the South Carolina Conference show that Nicholas Ware was admitted to the South Carolina Conference in1818 as a Methodist minister. He preached on the Bennettsville circuit in1824. His plantation is a few miles from Blenheim, S.C., and is still known as the ‘Ware Place’. Eliza Hodges was the daughter of George Hodges who was a Captain in the American Army in the War of 1812 and who had previously served in the American Revolution under General Francis Marion. Reverend Nicholas Ware was the son of Senator Nicholas Ware, born 2-16-1776, died 11-30-1824 and his wife, Miss Randolph, born about 1780, died 9-7-1805. Senator Nicholas Ware was one time Mayor of Augusta, Ga. Senator Nicholas Ware was the son of Captain Robert Ware, born 1752, died in 1817, and his wife Margaret Bassell, born 1758, died 1806. Robert Ware was Captain in the Virginia Militia from 1779-1780. Died 1817. — Mrs. A.A. Fredericks, Louisiana State Normal College, Nachitoches, Lousiana.
Source: Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. 5, by Robert and Catherine Barnes, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1982, page 413