Samuel Ware (1781 – 1866)

“Samuel Ware was born in that part of Norwich which is now Huntington, September 5, 1781, and with his father’s family removed to Conway, in 1796. He studied theology with the Rev. Vinson Gould, of Southampton, and was licensed by the Hampshire Association in October, 1809. Ho was ordained pastor of the church in Ware, October 31, 1810, and after a useful ministry of sixteen years, was dismissed July 19, 1826. He was a plain, sound, and faithful preacher. After his relinquishment of pastoral labors, he resided in Conway, Amherst, Shelburn, Sunderland, and South Deerfield, where he died August 29, 1866. He was twice married, and buried two or three children in infancy. Two sons, both clergymen, survive him, and one daughter.”

Source:  Williams Biographical Annuals, by Rev. Calvin Durfree, D.D., Lee and Shephard, Publishers, Boston, 1871, page 296

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