Robert Ware Jr. (1653 – 1724)

Note:  Robert Jr. was the second second of Robert and Margaret (Hunting) Ware.

“Robert Ware, son of Robert Ware, was born August 1,1653, at Dedham, Massachusetts, and settled in the adjoining of Wrentham, where he died September 16,1724, in his seventy-second year. He served in the Dedham company in King Philip’s war, 1675, and also in the Wrentham company, 1689.  He was a deputy to the general court in 1703, on the committee on Meeting House 1669, agreed to settle in Wrentham in 1671, was one of the executors of his brother-in-law, Rev. Samuel Mann.  His will was dated August 8, 1724.

He married (first) in Dedham, June 4, 1677, Sarah Metcalf, daughter of Michael Metcalf, Jr. and Mary Fairbanks, his wife, born in Dedham, December 7, 1648.  She died in Wrentham, April 13, 1718.  Robert married (second), February 26, 1719-20, Elizabeth Holbrook, of Mendon, who died in Wrentham, July 28, 1723.  All his children except the eldest were born in Wrentham.  The children of Robert and Sarah were: Ebenezer, born March 15, 1677-8, in Dedham, died April 26, 1750, in Wrentham; Robert,” (III) “born December 6, 1680, died January 9, 1731-2, at Wrentham; Michael, born June 11, 1683, died September 21,1725, at Wrentham; Margaret, born June 6, 1685, married December 4, 1704, in Roxbury, Major John Foster, of  Attleboro; Jonathan, born February 28, 1686-7, died April 20, 1740, at Wrentham; Sarah, born MArch 4, 1689-90, died August 5, 1729; married June 6, 1722, Francis Nicholson; Ester, born May 7, 1693, died September 14, 1745; married, December 17, 1718, Hezekiah Hawkes; Elizabeth, born September 30, 1697, died before August 28, 1724.”

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


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