Joseph Overturff Ware (1796 – 1879)

“Husband of Mary Ann (Phifer) Ware and son of Elizabeth (Overturff) and Joseph Ware.

Mary Ann and Joseph were married on 10 Jul 1821 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Mary Ann and Joseph were married by Justice of the Peace John Sickler and they both lived in Gloucester Township in Gloucester County prior to their marriage.

Mary Ann and Joseph had at least nine children. They are a daughter, Adam, George, a son, Jacob, Rachel, Hannah, Amy and Frank. Adam, George, Hannah and Frank are listed below and nothing else is known about the rest of the children.

Joseph probably was born in Winslow Township, Camden County at his fathers homestead. In 1795 that area was called Gloucester Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Joseph was a Coal Trader in 1850 according to the census. Joseph’s middle name may be Overturff, his son Frank and Grandson George both named one of their sons Joseph O. Ware and according to Joseph Nelson Ware, Joseph O’s son (1892-1948), his fathers middle name was Overturff. I believe that Joseph (1773-1796) who married an Elizabeth, that her last name was Overturff. Joseph’s (1773-1796) brother Jacob married Mary Overturff and Elizabeth and Mary may have been sisters or related.

Joseph was interred Apr 1879 in New Freedom United Methodist Church, New Freedom, Camden County, NJ (That cemetery is on the corner of West Factory Road and Williamstown-New Freedom Rd…State Spur 536) He died from Dropsy. Joseph does not have a Grave Stone on his Grave.

Joseph O. Ware’s father, Joseph Ware is listed under his father, John Ware (39024908) and Sarah (Marple) Ware. He is listed under his father since we don’t know for sure what cemetery he is interred in. We believe he is interred in the same cemetery as Joseph O. Ware since he lived in that area and there wasn’t very many cemeteries around in that time period of 1796 in that area.”

New Freedom Cemetery
Camden County
New Jersey, USA


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