Jacob Ware (1778 -1861)

“Husband of Mary (Overturff) Ware and Son of Sarah (Marple) and John Ware Sr. Jacob was born a little north of Blackwood in Gloucester Township in Old Gloucester County, now Camden County. Mary and Jacob were married on 9 Nov 1796 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Shortly after their marriage, Jacob and Mary (Overturff) Ware moved to an area located a few miles northeast of Williamstown (Squankum) which became known as Waretown, named after the Ware families living in that area. Those families included Jacob his brothers John Jr., George and Joseph, and his sister Patience Sears.

All of the children of the Ware siblings who were born in 1794 or later, were born in Waretown. Years later, after John Ware Jr. died (1810), John Sr. died (1819) and George died (1828) their descendants began leaving the area and members of the Sickler family began moving into Waretown and surrounding area. About 1825 Waretown became known as Sicklertown. Then in 1851 the name was changed again to Sicklerville. In 1874 a Post Office was opened there.

During the early 1800s when the Ware´s lived there, their home was situated one crossroad further East (just past the church) than the crossroad in present day Sicklerville and in the 1960’s the old Waretown area was known as “Mongan’s Corner”.

Mary and Jacob had at least seven children. They were John B., Josiah, Elizabeth, Mark, Rachel, Sarah and Jacob M.

The Constitution, and Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advertiser, Woodbury, N.J., 22 January 1861..On the 3rd inst., near Brooklyn, Camden County, Jacob Ware Esq., in the 83rd year of his age.

Jacob was interred in the family plot in Bethel Church Cemetery in Hurffville, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Note, there are several different death dates listed for Jacob, the Data from New Jersey Archives, Index of Deaths, 1848-1867 has him dying on 5 Jan 1861 in Sicklertown, Camden County, New Jersey. His Grave Stone states 3 Jan 1861.

Jacob Ware’s Will was written on 24 Dec 1860 and Proved on 18 Jan 1861. His Inventory was filed and recorded on 5 Sep 1861. Jacob’s son Mark and Jacob’s son in law, Samuel McLain were the Executors of his Will.”

Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery
Gloucester County
New Jersey, USA

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