Joshua Kirkland Ware (1793 – 1854)

“Joshua Kirkland Ware, [Conway], son of Jonathan and Anna (Kirkland) Ware, was born in Norwich (now Huntington), April 21, 1793 ; fitted for college with his brother, Rev. Samuel Ware, then of Ware, and at Hopkins Academy, Hadley; Williams Coll., ’20—’21 ; Amherst Coll., ’21—’24. Yale T. S., ’24—’27 ; ordained at Palmer, Nov. 12, 1827, and p., ’27—’31 ; in the employ of the Am. Home Missionary Society, Newark, N. Y., several years ; Walworth, N. Y., one year; Principal of High School, Palmyra, N. Y., ’36—’37; s. s., Havanna and Burdette, N. Y., four years; s. s., Dresden, N. Y., one year; preached statedly at Centerfield, Chapinville, and South Bristol N. Y., while also residing on a farm at Canandaigua, N. Y., from 1843 until his death from softening of the brain and paralysis, Dec. 10, 1854. Married, May 8, 1828, Clarissa, dau. of Col. Roger Leavitt, of Heath.”

Source:  Biographical Record of the Alumni of Amherst College, 1821-1896, Vol. 1, by Amherst College, Amherst Massachusetts, 1893, page 18

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