John Ware

“The first representative of the Ware family who settled in this country was John Ware, who settled on the Kennebec. One of his sons, Captain Josiah Ware, was born on the Kennebec in 1787, and came to Hampden in 1807. He married Ruth Atwood and reared a family of seven children, two sons and five daughters. He followed the sea. At the time of the Hampden battle, in 1814, he commanded a military company. He died in 1837. Josiah Ware, his son, married Elmira C. Holt. They have three children, Albert S., Clara E., and Howard W.  Mr. Ware is a farmer and mechanic.”

Source:  History of Penobscot County, Maine, by Williams, Chase & Co, Cleveland, 1882, page 375


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