James A. Ware (1853 – )

”James A. Ware comes from Montgomery, where he was born December 7, 1853.  His father was James A. Ware, now deceased, and his mother was a daughter of the late Judge Stokes, of Georgia. He was educated at Baltimore, Maryland, and the University of Virginia. For ten years after leaving college he was employed as a bookkeeper for a large cotton house of his native city, directly from which he came to Birmingham—engaging in the real estate business in July, 1886, in partnership with Mr. J. P. Gayle. In March, 1877, the partnership was dissolved, and Mr. Ware has since been alone in business. He is known as one of the fortunate speculators of the Magic City, where he owns valuable property. He is also largely interested in real estate in Montgomery County, where his father was an extensive planter. Mrs. James A. Ware is a daughter of the late Colonel Tom. Brown, who was killed in battle during the late war.”

Source:  Jefferson County and Birmingham, Alabama: Historical and Biographical, by John Witherspoon DuBose, Jeeple and Smith, Publishers, Birmingham Alabama, 1887, page 529


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