John Ware Sr. (1745 – 1819)

“Husband of Sarah (Marple) Ware and Son of Rachel and Andrew Ware. John was born in Gloucester Township just north of Blackwood near Chews Landing, New Jersey. He died in old Waretown now Sicklerville area, in Camden County, New Jersey. He was interred in the Ashbrook’s Burial Ground in Glendora, Camden County, New Jersey. John was a Second Class Private in the Revolutionary War. Sarah and John were married on 6 Mar 1767 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Burial Ground also known as “Marple-Zane” or “Zane-Marple”

The Marple-Zane Grave-Yard near Clement’s Bridge. The title-chain for this place starts on Resurvey Book H Burlington, page 241, for 200 acres to Richard Arrel, Oct 12, 1758. An unrecorded deed in the Zane family conveyed the same from Arrel to George Marple, June 18, 1760. From him it came to Isaah Marple,whose will of 1814 divided it to his three daughters. The part having the grave-yard came to his daughter Mary, wife of Samuel Zane. In the division of Zane’s estate, this farm was set off to their son Isaah M Zane, June 16, 1835. (See Book B of Divisions, Surrogate’s Office, Woodbury, page 396.)

The Hessian Soldiers on their return from the battle of Red Bank stopped at this farm for rest, and buried their dead in the grave-yard. Tradition says that years afterward shreds of red cloth were found there by workmen digging. Several American Soldiers were buried there also; Isaiah Marple himself was one, and John Ware, who married Sarah Marple (in Old Swedes Church, Phila, in 1767) was another one. The town of Glendora now takes care of the old cemetery since it is located within that town’s city limits.

John Ware’s old farm is now also part of Runnemede; where the American Legion had cared for this old spot.

Other children of Sarah and John that are not listed below are;

1. Joseph Ware, born abt 1773 in Gloucester Township, Old Gloucester County, New Jersey. He died before 23 Mar 1796 in Gloucester Township, Gloucester County, now Winslow Township, Camden County, New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Overturff, we believe. Elizabeth was probably the sister or relative of Mary Overturff, Jacob Ware’s wife listed below. Elizabeth and Joseph had one son named Joseph O. Ware. Elizabeth’s parents may have been Rebekah and Casper Overturf of Gloucester Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. They are the only Overturf’s that are listed as being in this area in the late 1700’s. Rebekah and Casper Overturf are listed on a deed in 1785 selling some land here and Casper Overturf is listed on the Ratables list for this area in 1783.

2. Isaiah Ware, born 2 Feb 1780 in Gloucester Township, Old Gloucester County, New Jersey. He died before 8 Feb 1863 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Kimble, on 30 Jun 1800 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. She was born
about 1781 in New Jersey and she died before 31 Mar 1856 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Elizabeth and Isaiah had the following children; Samuel, Kimble, Sarah, Isaiah, George and Abigail.”

Ashbrook’s Burial Ground
Camden County
New Jersey, USA

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Maintained by: Rich Ware
Originally Created by: Horace Reven
Record added: Jul 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39024908

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