Josiah Ware (1707 – 1798)

“To the | Memory of | Mr. Josiah Ware, | who died July 3rd 1798

Imitate his Virtues and follow him to

He was b. in Wrentham, Mar. 21, 1707, son of Nathaniel and Mary (” Wheelak “) Ware.

He was a fence viewer in 1748, ” Dearreave” 1749, ’52-59, ’61, ’63-80, ’83-85, ’87, ’88, and in 1777, ’78 and ’80 was the only one in town; tythingman 1762, ’67, selectman 1773. Either he or a man of the same name was a minute man April 19, 1775.

On December 15, 1777, Thomas Fuller, John Bird and Josiah Ware were chosen a committee “to Provide for the Families of those Men that have Inlifted into the Continental army for three Years or During the wars.”

Both Fuller and Bird were soldiers in the war of the Revolution.


In | Memory of | Mrs Sibbel, | 4th. wife of\ Mr Josiah Ware, | who died | June 8, 1816

She was b. May 27, 1730, dau. of David and Mary Robinson. Josiah Ware and Sibel Robinson were m. Apr. 19, 1764.”

Source:  Epitaphs from Graveyards in Wellesley (Formerly West Needham), North Natick, and Saint Mary’s Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., Privately Printed, Boston, 1900, page 61

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