Wares of Acworth, New Hampshire

Register of Homesteads

Range No. 5

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Range No. 8
Lots No. 4 & 5
East Part  Joseph Ware
Range No. 12
Lot 5.  Joseph Ware
Centennial Anniversary.
The citizens of Acworth met at the town-house, November 25, 1867; voted to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the settlement of the town on the 16th day of September next; chose J. H. Dickey, Adna Keyes and Hugh Finlay, a committee to select the officers of the day, appoint other necessary committees and make such arrangements as they deemed suitable. …
Committee to solicit and receive contributions for, arrange, decorate, and wait upon tables. The chairmen of the District Committees to constitute a supervisory committee: …District No. 8— …Miss Abbie Ware, …
Joseph Ware
Methodist Church
At the close of the meeting an appointment was left for Rev. A. Quimby, who found the house full to overflowing. The revival interest continued to deepen and increase until it was thought advisable to establish Methodist preaching, which was done in 1842, by annexing Acworth to Marlow circuit, and appointing Revs. H. Nutter and С. H. Eastman to the pastoral care of the two churches. During this year a class was formed by Rev. H. Nutter, consisting of the following persons, viz.: Ebenezer Jones, leader, Mrs. Mary A. Jones, Eleb Hardy, Loren Morse, Luke Nichols, Mrs. Mary Moore, Mrs. Dorcas Campbell, John B. Hardy, Mrs. Hepzibah Hardy, Susanna Ware, John Osgood, Mrs. Nancy Mason, Mrs. Roxanna Osgood, Miss Lois Brown, Enoch George, Mrs. Hannah Ware, Mrs. Sarah George. Of this number ten have died, viz.: Mrs. Jones, John B. Hardy, John Osgood, Roxanna Osgood, Eleb Hardy, Susanna Ware, Nancy Mason, Lois Brown, Dorcas Campbell, and Sarah George. The year commenced with favorable indications for establishing a Methodist Church in town, and the interest continued through the year, so that at the next conference Acworth was made a separate charge, and Rev. H. Nutter appointed to the pastoral care of the same. During this year, the first Sabbath-school connected with this church was formed, and William Hayward was chosen superintendent.
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Mary L. Ware
Source:  History of Acworth, With the Proceedings of the Centennial Anniversary, by Rev. J. L. Merrill, Published by the Town, 1869

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