I am submitting a basic autobiography showing my Ware connection. With the exception of my earliest known Ware ancestor Lydia, I can furnish a lot more information on her descendants. The names in Bold are my direct line. All of this was personally researched by me and not just hearsay. I welcome anyone who is interested, to contact me by email. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Marianne
LYDIA WARE b. 1790 in SC or VA, lived in Clark Co. KY. and died in an unknown place, possibly Madison Co. TX (no proof, just a theory about that). If she was married, it may have been about 1812/1813, to a man born either in SC or KY. He may have died between 1825-1830, leaving her as Head of Household on the 1830 Clark Co. KY census.
(There is a currently popular theory that a JOHN WARE was her husband but until documented proof is given, we cannot accept it.)
LYDIA had four children:
1. PAULINA WARE b. 6 Feb, 1814 probably in Clark Co, KY. and died 19 April 1891 in Jackson Co. KS. She was the second wife of RANDOLPH HARRIS. They were married 5 December 1834 in Estill Co. KY. and divorced about 1859. They went west to MO. living in Platte Co. for about 10 years, eventually settling in KS. where most of their family members are buried in the Elliott cemetery in Jackson Co. They had 9 children. Descendants in OR, KS.
2. IRVINE WARE b. 1816 in Clark Co. KY and d. 1875 in Ray Co. MO. He married Margaret “Mary” Owen on 21 Sept 1837 in Clark Co. They also went west to MO. living in Ray and Platte counties, then on to Texas where descendants can still be found today. They had 12 children.
3. HARVEY WARE b. 2(4?)—-1820 in Clark Co. Died —7(?) Dec 1871 in Estill Co. (dates from an illegible tombstone). He married Elizabeth Crutchfield on 17 Jan 1839 in Clark Co with his mother Lydia’s written permission. They lived in Clark, then in Estill Co all their lives and had 10 children. Descendants in KY, IN, CA.
4. JOHN MILTON WARE b. Dec 1821-1824 (sources vary) in Clark Co. He died 27 Aug 1913 near Frankel TX in Stephens Co. He went to Louisiana in the 1840s and married Adeline Tennessee Young in Claiborne Parish about Jan 1847. From there they migrated to Texas. Descendants in OK. They had 8 children.
HENRY WARE (son of Harvey/Eliz.) b. 15 Feb 1840 in Clark Co. d. 22 Sept 1907 on the family farm on Little Hardwicks Creek in Estill Co. Ky. Married “Sally” Stephen(son) 10 August 1870 in Estill Co. Had 10 children
MARY ETTA WARE (dau.of Henry/Sally) b. 12 March 1874 Estill Co. d. 18 April 1942 in Clay City, Powell Co. KY. Married John William Hendricks 13 Sept 1865. Had 4 sons.
AMOS HENRY HENDRICKS (son of John/Mary Etta) b. 13 Oct 1893 Clay City, Powell Co. KY. d. 23 Mar 1973 in Los Angeles Co. CA. Married Louise Elisabeth Schurmann 19 May 1941. Had 2 daughters.
MARIANNE (HENDRICKS) ELLISTON (dau. of Henry/Louise) b. 1944 . Married Donald A. Elliston in 1979 in Morro Bay, CA. Currently residing in Paso Robles, CA.
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