Dudley Ware (1757 -1824)

Photo of Dudley Ware Farm provided by Leonard W. Smith

Cabin is of a later date.

“Dudley Ware was an early Kentucky pioneer migrating from Culpeper County, Virginia in the fall of 1781 with what is known in Kentucky history as the Traveling Church. The church was an entire congregation of Virgina Separate Baptists who left that state to escape religious intolerance. The church was led by Lewis and Elijah Craig, early Separate Baptist preachers. Dudley Ware with his wife Polly and their children first settled in what is now Garrard County, Kentucky and later moved to Pulaski Station in Pulaski County, Kentucky about 1803-05. He was an organizer and leader of the Pittman Creek Baptist Church in Pulaski County. He is buried, along with other members of his family, in the Ware family cemetery on his farm. His wife’s grave is not marked, but there is a depression next to Dudley’s grave indicating a burial there. That farm is owned by present-day descendants.”

Source:  FindAGrave
Leonard Ware Smith  Record added: Feb 17, 2006

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