Added by: Rich Ware
Rachel was born in Miami Township, Clermont county, Ohio on 4 Feb 1831. She married John A. J. Ware on 28 Apr 1850 in Grant county, Indiana (Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892). They had 11 children:
Casander, b. 15 Mar 1851, Grant Co., IN
Isaiah, b. 22 Jul 1852, Grant Co., IN, d. Jan 1860
Benjamin Franklin “Frank”, b. 16 Jun 1854, Grant Co., IN
Robert Winfield, b. 16 Mar 1856, Grant Co., IN
Margaret Jane, b. 26 Oct 1857, Grant Co., IN
John Wesley, b. 23 Dec 1859, Grant Co., IN
William L., b. 30 Jul 1861 in Grant Co., IN, d. abt 1868
Mary Sophia, b. 19 Jan 1866, Nodaway Co., MO
Vianna Melissa, b. 3 Mar 1869, Severance, KS
Mary Eliza, 3 Jan 1870, Severance, KS
Edith, b. 8 Apr 1872 in Severance, KS, d. 17 Apr 1872
1. Headstone of Rachel Ann and John A. Ware, giving birth and death dates.
2. The maiden name of Vanhorn was obtained from the Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.
3. 1850 US Census for John A. Ware living in Green, Grant, Indiana. Lists John A. Ware (head) age 21 born abt 1829 in Indiana [this should be Ohio], and wife Rachel A. age 19 born abt 1831 in Ohio.
4. 1860 US Census for John A. J. Ware living in Green, Grant, Indiana. Lists John A. J. Ware (head) age 31 born in Ohio, wife Rachel A. age 29 born in Ohio, dau Cassander or Cassandra age 9 born in Indiana, don Benjamin F. age 5 born in, son Robert age 4 born in Indiana, dau Margaret J. age 2 born in Indiana, son John W. age 4/12 born in Indiana.
5. 1870 US Census for John Ware living in Wolf River Township, Doniphan, Kansas. Listed are John Ware (head) age 41 born in Ohio, wife Rachel A. age 40 born in Ohio, dau Cassandra born 1851 in Indiana, son Franklin born 1854 in Indiana, son Robert born 1856 in Indiana, dau Margaret J. born 1858 in Indiana, son John W. born 1860 in Indiana, dau Melissa born1868 in Kansas, and dau Mary E[liza] born 3 months prior to the 1870 census [7 Aug 1870], abt April 1870.
6. 1880 US Census for Rachel Ware in Wolf River, Doniphan, Kansas. Listed are John Ware age 51 (Farmer) born in Ohio (parents born in New Jersey), wife Rachel age 49 born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Virginia, son J. W. age 20 (farm laborer) born in Indiana, dau Malissa age 12 born in Kansas, and dau Eliza age 10 born in Kansas.
7. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Census date is 1 Mar 1895) for Rachel A. Ware. Lists J. A. Ware age 66, Rachel A. Ware age 64, Melissa Ware age 26.
8. 1900 US Census for John A. Ware living in Wolf River Township, Doniphan, Kansas. Lists John Ware (head) born Nov 1828 in Ohio and is age 71. He has been married 53 years. His father, John A. Ware was born in New Jersey and his mother was also born in New Jersey. His wife, Rachel A. was born Feb 1831 in Ohio and is age 69. Her father was born in Ohio and her mother in Virginia. It states she had a total 9 children with 5 living in 1900.