Jarius Ware (1772 – 1836)

“Jairus Ware was born in Wrentham, January 22, 1772, and was graduated at Brown University in 1797. He was for many years a leading lawyer in his native town. He was a Representative to the General Court from 1809 to 1816, inclusive, and also in 1818, ’19 and ’23. He was a member of the Executive Council in 1825 and ’26. In 1811 he was appointed an Associate Justice of the Southern Circuit Court of Common Pleas, and in 1819 Chief Justice of the new Court of Sessions, and again in April, 1822. September 1, 1826, having been appointed Clerk of the Courts of Norfolk County, he resigned the office of Judge. He continued in office as Clerk until his death, which occurred at Dedham, January 18, 1836, at the age of 64 years.”

Source:  Norfolk County Manual, and Year Book for 1876, by Henry O. Hildreth, Dedham, Mass., 1877, page 127

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