“Preston Ware, born in Wrentham, September 24, 1783, died there June 15, 1864. (Parents Elias and Deborah Groves Ware.) He married first, in 1805, Nancy Ray, of Cumberland, R.I. She died at Wrentham, September 7, 1813, and left children. Of the children born of his union with his second wife, Electa Richardson, one is now living, Mary Ware, who is unmarried.”
Preston Ware’s Chess table belonging to his great-great-grandson, Andrew Ware. Preston was a famous chess player. You can find more information about him the our “Acorns” Section.
Source: Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Graves and Steinbarger, Publishers, Boston, 1901, page 850