Lydia Marie Ware (1824 -1826)

“In Memory of  Lydia Maria | Ware daughter of  Capt. Reuben &• | Mrs. Lydia P. Ware | died Sept 29, 1826 |

 2 yrs.

Lydia Maria was b. Feb. 6, 1824 (T. Rec), bapt. May 16, 1824. (West Ch. Rec.)

Capt. Reuben Ware, brother of Daniel and Dexter Ware, was b. June 12, 1790, presented by his mother for baptism May 7, 1797, d. Jan. 22, 1875, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was a highway surveyor 1823, ’24, ’30, selectman 1824-26, ’43, prudential school committee, South district, 1828, ’30, ’36, assessor 1830, ’42, assistant assessor 1831, field driver 1831, ’32, fence viewer 1831, ’32. In 1831-33, ’37-40, ’46 he was on the committee of the West Precinct, and moderator of some of its meetings in 1838, ’40, ’41, ’42, ’46.

Lydia Pratt Smith, his wife, was dau. of Aaron Smith, and was b. Mar. 27, 1796, d. May 3, 1887, m. Reuben Ware Nov. 30, 1820 (int. Oct. 17). Lydia Pratt Smith was bapt. May 9, 1802, by Rev. Mr. Caryl of Dover. (West Ch. Rec.)”

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, pages 64-6


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