Wares of Cheshire County, NH

Page 453

“Eleazar, son of Eleazar Ware, was born November 11, 1711. He married Hannah Mann, and reared seven children, of whom Ziba, born, December 13, 1744, was the fifth. Ziba moved from Franklin, Mass., to Winchester, N. H., June 16, 1769, married Keziah Day, born March 4, 1744, reared ten children, and died August 16, 1819. Zenas Ware, the eldest son of Ziba, born February 4, 1771, removed from Winchester to Swanzey, married Patience Crossett, who was born in Prescott, Mass., October 22, 1766, and died February 19, 1853, reared five children, and died April 6, 1817. Jonathan Day Ware, eldest child of Zenas, born February 23, 1797, married Alice Hamblett, born October 26, 1801, and died January 26, 1873, and reared four children—Alonzo A., Daniel H., Alice M., and Mary L. He died October 23, 1876. Alonzo A. Ware, born September 1, 1825, married Julia A. Kinsman, born in Winchester. February 27, 1826, and had two children— Arthur K., born November 23, 1854, who died January 4, 1862, and Julia M., born January 10, i860, and who died January 5, 1862. Alonzo’s occupation is that of school teacher, land surveyor and farmer. He has been superintendent, school committee, town treasurer, selectman and county commissioner.”

Page 569

“Jacob Ware came to this town early in the present century. Of his four sons and one daughter, Ziba, Phineas and Joseph are living. Ziba, born in 1817, married Eliza Olcott. in 1839, and had born to him three sons and three daughter. Of these, Maria, Sarah M. and Arthur Z. were buried January s, 1863, in one grave. James R. married Eugenia C. Fosgate, of this town. He lives with his father on road 26. Lucina became Mrs. M. W. Hale.”

Page 495

“William Guild, from Franklin, Mass., came to Walpole in 1808, and bought the Col. Webber farm, since owned by George Jennings. In 1838 he moved into the village, where he lived until his death, October 16, 1858, aged eighty-three. He was twice married, first 10 Waitstill Ware, in T798, who died July 1, 1812, by whom he had two children, Julia and Increase Sumner, and the following December he married Lydia Field, by whom he had three children, William, Jr., born August 16. 1813; Mary Jane, born January 17, 1815, and Ebenezer, born December 22, 1816 Increase Sumner, son of William, married Esther Wolcott, February 8, 1824, and moved to Bethel, Vt. By her he had seven children,—Esther Aurora; William Wolcott, now of this town, born August 23, 1827, who married Eliza Jane Alexander, of Fitzwilliam, and has had seven children ; Edwin Jennison, born October 24, 1829, has been twice married and reared five children; Julietta, born February 8, 1840, married Frederick J. Hubbard, of this town.”

Page 567

“David Read came to this town, from Uxbridge, Mass., about 178 r, and had born to him two sons and three daughters. Rufus, born in 1774, married Kerziah Ware, and reared six sons and three daughters, one of whom, Henry P., is living. The latter, born November 19, 1821 ; married Sarah B. Briggs in 1855, and has had born to him two sons and two daughters, viz.: Henry W., Albert J., Lizzie M., and Lelia K. who is a school teacher. Mrs. Read died in 1870. Mr. Read was a soldier in the late war, serving three years in Co. E, 6th N. H. Vols. Albeit J. married Maggie Magner, June 15, 1883, has one son, and resides with his father, David.”

Page 521

“Dr. Noah Fuller was one of the early settlers of Westmoreland. On the 6th day of April, 1779, he being at that time a resident of Wrentham, Mass., he purchased of Zethon Bailey, of this town, 100 acres of land in lot 3, range 3, division 2, the deed of which was recorded July 19, 1780. Here he built a log house and settled with his wife, though he subsequently built a large twostory house on the first road leading from East Westmoreland to Surry. His wife died after bearing him one son, Josiah, and he married for his second wife Esther Ware, of Wrentham, who bore him eight children, as follows: Noah, Robert, Joshua, Joseph, Eunice. Abigail, Dorothy and Sybil. The Doctor held many positions of trust and responsibility, and is buried in the old cemetery in Surry.”

Page 506

“True Webster, Sr., moved to Gilsum at an early day, was engaged in the shot-making business and also in farming. True, Jr., one of his large family of children, was born in Gilsum, married Nancy Ware, and had three children —one son and two daughters. His son, Benjamin E., married for his first wife Emily Nims, and after living in Gilsum two years, moved to Boston, where he remained eighteen years. He then came to Walpole, where he has since lived. He married for his second wife Abigail Nims, a sister of his first wife. He has three children, as follows: Daniel E., who lives in Springfield, Mass., Benjamin F., of this town, and Lillie E., who lives at home.”

Page 521

“Levi B. Ware, son of Erastus, has always lived in this town, with the exception of two years which he spent in North Hartland, Vt. He has resided upon his present farm, on road 35, for the last four years. He married Flora Hubbard, of Chesterfield, who bore him two children, one of whom, a daughter, died in infancy. The other, a young boy. resides at home. His wife died in 1881.”

Source:  Gazetteer of Cheshire County, NH, 1736-1885, by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, New York, 1885

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