Sarah Frances Ware (1836 – 1853)

“SARAH FRANCES,  DAUGHTER OF | DEA. REUEL &

HANNAH | WARE, | DIED OCT. 1, 1853,  AGED

16 YEARS | & 11 MONTHS.

Sarah F. was b. Oct. 13, 1836.

Reuel Ware, brother of Daniel, Dexter, and of Capt. Reuben Ware, was b. Sept. 24, 1794, presented for baptism by his mother May 7, 1797, d. Aug. 15, 1882. He was surveyor of highways 1820, ’24, ’25, hogreave 1825-27, one of the inspecting school committee 1830, selectman 1836-38, prudential school committee 1840.

In 1825 Capt. “Ruel” Ware was on the committee of ten to consider the division of the town. He was treasurer of the West Church August 5, 1833-January 19, 1848, on the West Precinct committee 1835-37, 44, as moderator of a meeting of the precinct 1844, and was one of the first deacons of the church organized at Grantville, February 24, 1847.

He m. May 20, 1824 (int. Apr. 17), Hannah dau. of Royal and Elizabeth (Dewing) McIntosh. (Need. Ephs., p. 30.) She d. May 1, 1875, aged 77. The names of Dea. Reuel Ware and his wife are on the north face of this monument.”

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 136


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