Jesse Ware (1825 – 1899)

“JESSE WARE, a retired farmer and old settler of Howard County, was born in Warren County, Ohio, in 1825, and was the son of John and Margaret (Roberts) Ware, natives of New Jersey. In 1833, he moved with his parents to Fienry County, Ind., and in 1847, his father entered 240 acres of land in Howard County. At the same time Jesse entered 160 acres in Union Township, on which he lived eleven or twelve years he lived on several different farms in the county until he finally purchased 200 acres east of Greentown; he also has twenty acres of timber land in Jackson Township. Mr. Ware has always lived a farmer’s life; he has been a hard working man, and has cleared over 100 acres of land in this county. Besides his farm land, he has a comfortable residence in Greentown, in which he is now living a retired life. Mr. Ware was married in 1846 to Miss Phebe Moon, of Henry County, Ind. By this union they had five children, three of whom are living; Sarah E., Mary J. and Sophia. Mrs. Ware died in 1857, and Mr. Ware was married to Lucinda Main. They had five children, only one of whom is living, O. P. Morton. Mr. and Mrs. Ware are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Ware has held the office of Supervisor several times.”

Source:  Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana Historical and Biographical, Charles Blanchard, Editor, F. A. Bettey & Co., Chicago 1883.

“Jesse married (1) Phebe Moore 8 Jan 1846 in Henry county, Indiana. He had 3 daughters with her. He married (2) Lucinda Main on 29 Nov 1855 also in Henry county, Indiana.

Jesse was drafted into the US Civil War on 26 Oct 1864 and reported for duty on 10 Nov 1864.

The court gave guardianship of Rebecca E. Powell, minor heir of her father James Powell who was deceased, to Jesse Ware, on August 10, 1878. (Letter of Guardianship, State of Indiana, Howard County.)

Jesse was a member of the Greentown Methodist Episcoplal Church and held the office of Supervisor several times.

Headstone from the Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown, Indiana. Headstone for Jesse states he died 27 Jul 1899, at 74Y 15D. Therefore, his birthdate was Tuesday, 12 Jul 1825. This cemetery used to be called the “Independent Order of Odd Fellows” or the I.O.O.F. Jesse is buried on lot #87, South half of the Old Part. There are normally 8 grave sites to a lot, but Jesse only had half a lot. Jesse Ware, Lucinda Main, Ellis Main and Elzina Ware are buried in those 4 grave sites.”

Bio written by Rich Ware.

Source:  FindAGrave

Horace Reven  Record added: Aug 09, 2009

Maintained by: Rich Ware

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