Henry Ware (1782 – 1856)

“The mother and father of Henry Ware, Dudley Ware and Polly, migrated to Kentucky in the fall of 1781 with what is known in Kentucky as the “Traveling Church.” This church was originally located in Culpeper and Spotsylvania Virginia, but migrated to Kentucky to escape religious persecution. The group left all their property behind and traveled though the Cumberland gap into Kentucky. Their destination was Gilbert’s Creek in present day Garrard County, Kentucky. Henry Ware was probably born there. In about 1803-05 he migrated to Pulaski County, Kentucky with his mother and father. However he later returned to Garrard County and bought a farm on the Back Creek watershed near Hyattsville about seven miles east of present day Lancaster. Henry married Jane Newcomb of Rockcastle County on February 26, 1806. This may have been the reason for his return to Garrard County. The couple raised eight children on this farm. He was of the Separate Baptist faith and served in 1848 as the elder of the Gilbert’s Creek Baptist Church. In the 1850’s he had some limited involvement in the Hill and Evans Feud which took place in the county. At his death Henry left an large estate of land and personal property. He, along with his wife, other family members and possibly family servants are buried on an hill side overlooking his old home site.”

Source:  FindAGrave

Leonard Ware Smith  Record added: Feb 18, 2006

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