George Ware Sr. (1770 -1828)

“Husband of Amy (Whitecar) Ware and Naomi (Ackley) Ware and son of Sarah (Marple) and John Ware Sr… George was born in Gloucester Township, northeast of present day Blackwood and he died in Gloucester Township, old Gloucester County now Winslow Township, Camden County. When George’s brother’s and a sister (mainly Joseph, Jacob, John and Patience) lived there with their families the area was known as Waretown since they were the first pioneer families in that area.

George has a headstone but it is almost impossible to read these days. It is located in the old Methodist Cemetery on Main Street in Williamstown, Gloucester County, New Jersey. The Headstone transcription by Leon Walford in 1980 reads “Ware, George 8 Sep 1828, 57 Years, 11 Months, and 16 Days.” This means he was born 23 Sep 1770 according to the date calulator in the Family Tree Maker Program.

Amy and George had three children that we are aware of. They were Mary (Curts), James and George Jr., Mary and James are listed below but information on George Jr’s family is unknown at this time. George was born about 1797 in old Waretown, Gloucester Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, now the area is known as Sicklerville, Winslow Township, Camden County. George married a woman named Jane and they had a son and daughter. By 1837 George Jr. sold the two tracts of land where he lived and its assumed that he may have went westward since no other documents are listed for him in the State of New Jersey. As far as Amy, we know that she died before 25 Aug 1805 since George Sr. married his second wife on that date. It is assumed that Amy may have been interred in the same cemetery as George Sr. or she may have been interred in New Freedom cemetery near Tansboro. Both cemeteries are about the same distance from where the Ware’s lived but we do know that most of the early Ware’s are interred in Williamstown’s old Methodist Cemetery.

After Amy died George married Naomi Ackley on 25 Aug 1805 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Hannah Fithian (Barker) and John Breintnall Ackley. Naomi and George had ten children as follows; John Ackley, Amy, Uriah Ackley, Joseph G., Thomas, Hannah, Sarah, Benjamin, Patience and Albert. The first five children are listed below and the last five of Naomi’s children are listed under her Memorial in her Bio since we don’t what cemeteries they were interred in.”

Williamstown Old Methodist Cemetery
Gloucester County
New Jersey, USA


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