Andrew Ware ( – 1758)

Best guess is that Andrew was born about 1700-1710. We do not have any information regarding his parents nor how he arrived in Gloucester Township and County, N.J. Histories of the Ware family state the Wares came from England, and it is surmised that Andrew emigrated from England, but the exact ship he sailed over on has not yet been found.

After exhaustive research, there is no evidence that ties Andrew with Joseph Ware of the Fenwick colony and Salem, N.J.

Andrew was the husband of Rachel Richards. They were the parents of John Ware Sr. and other yet unknown children.

Andrew and his wife Rachel owned a 150 acre Plantation in Gloucester Township near the North Branch of the Timber Creek close to Chews Landing. Andrew died (intestate) before 6 Aug 1758 based on the Appointment of Gabriel Davis as his Administrator to handle his Estate Affairs.

Andrew may have been interred in the Ashbrook’s Burial Ground in Glendora, since he did live nearby and the burial ground was started around 1730. Also, his son John is supposedly interred there.

After Andrew died Rachel Ware appears to have married Robert Briant on 7 Dec 1758 in Gloucester Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, now Camden County.

Nothing else is known about any other children of Rachel and Andrew but there were other Ware men living not to far from their son, John Ware.

The photos with this memorial are the only remaining stones left on the one acre Ashbrook grave yard. Isaiah Marple was the brother of Sarah (Marple) Ware, wife of John Ware Sr. The other two grave stones are for Mary Zane and her husband Samuel. Mary was the daughter of Isaiah Marple. The Ashbrook family has done the research to rediscover the history of this cemetery and with their efforts and the Town of Glendora the monument was erected honoring the pioneers of this area.

Written by Rich Ware and Horace Reven.

Note: Further information about Andrew Ware, his son John Ware Sr., grandson John Ware Jr., and great grandson John Albertson Ware has been published and can be found at by searching on “Ware”.

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