Jesse W. Ware (1824 – )

“JESSE W. WARE. — One of the most highly respected citizens and substantial farmers of Liberty township, Howard county, in the gentleman whose name appears above, who has also reared his children to be excellent citizens.

He was born in Warren county, Ohio, July12, 1824.  His father, John Ware was a native of New Jersey,…

Jesse W. Ware, whose name forms the caption of this article, received a limited education in his youth in his native county and in Wayne county, Indiana, to which section his parents removed when he was six years old, or about 1830,  There he grew up among the pioneers, inured to hard manual labor of all kinds on the farm.  He became an expert at making rails, splitting many thousands of them during his early life.  When about twenty years of age he was married, in Howard county, to Phebe Moore, a native of Henry county, this state, and a daughter of William Moore.  Mr. Moore was a pioneer farmer of Henry county…

After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Ware settled first in Union township, and in 1865 moved to Liberty township, where they have since continued to reside.  Industry and consequent thrift have characterized the labors of these honest and intelligent people.  Mr. Ware has here a fine farm of two hundred acres, and aided by his faithful wife he has prospered, developing and furnishing a pleasant home.  The have one child, Oliver M.

Mr. and Mrs. Ware in their religious relations are Methodists.  In politics he was formerly a Republican, but is now a Prohibitionist, being a man of strong and definite principles.  He is a hard-working man of good judgment and reliable in all his dealings.  He has seen this state arise from its primitive condition of a wild forest to be one of the great states of the Union.  Being a zealous Union man during the great war, he paid out eleven hundred dollars to secure volunteers.  He is now seventy years of age, is yet a good worker, and, like his father before him, has done his share as a pioneer and as an industrious laborer all his life in the development of the community.”

Source:  Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties Indiana, Vol. 1, The Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago, 1898, pages 476-478


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