“James W. Ware was born in Shelby County, Ky., Oct. 25, 1822. His father was James Ware Sr., born in Culpepper County, Va., He came with his parents to Mercer County, Ky, when a child. The family afterward moved to Shelby County, Ky., where James married Joanna Garner, a native of Virginia. In October, 1833, the family came to Daviess County Ky. and the father purchased 1,060 acres of land in one tract in Masonville Precinct. He died in 1868; his wife in 1870.
James W. was the third son and seventh child of ten children. He was but eleven years of age when he came with his parent to Daviess County. Sept.1, 1852, he married Margaret A. Lanham, a native of Masonville Precinct, born April 5, 1834, a daughter of John W. and Lutitia (Jackson) Lanham, old settlers of Daviess County. After his marriage Mr. Ware settled on a part of the old homestead farm in Masonville Precinct, where he still resides. He and his wife had nine children, three sons and five daughters–Martha A., born May 21, 1853, married Henry Duncan; John J., born May 24, 1856, married Mrs. Cordelia Jackson, daughter of George C. Jackson; Mary F., born July 12, 1858, married Richard Jackson; Laura A., born Sept., 25, 1859; Ida F., born May 25, 1861; Sophronia E., born Jan. 17, 1863, married Dave Paggans; Susan O., born Oct. 27, 1864; William T., born April 30, 1866; Frank H., born May 15, 1870.
Mr. Ware owns a farm of 200 acres, seventy acres under cultivation. In politics he is a Democrat. He is of English descent.”
Source: History of Daviess County Kentucky, Inter-state Publishing Co., 1883, page 708