Roland Burton Ware (1760 – 1864)

Roland Burton Ware had the following children:

Allen ~ Ruth Dodson
Wiley ~ 1. Mary Clark 2. Lettie Argo
Isom ~ Martha Norton
Joseph T. ~ unknown
Hampton Price ~ unknown
Twin daughters
Sarah ~ Ezekial McGregor
Susan ~ Willis McGregor

He probably migrated to Northampton Co., N. C. by 1774 with Peter Ware. In 1778 he entered the service and fought in the Revolutionary War. His Revolutionary War Service Record is: S3434/BLWT77006-160-55. “While a resident of Montgomery Co., NC, he enlisted in 1778 and served at various times until the close of the Revolution, amounting to about 12 months in all, as private with the North Carolina Troops under Capt. Ramles, and Buckner Kimbrell, Colonels Harris and Childs; he was in skirmishes with the British and the Tories on the east side of the Peedee River. He was allowed pension on his application executed July 1,1844, at which time he was a resident of Warren County, Tennessee. Roland appears in the 1820 census for Warren County, Tennessee. In 1857 he was living in McMinn County, Tennessee, and he died June 15, 1864 at age 103. From a letter signed by Winfield Scott dated March 10, 1926 military: He served 12 months as a guard to guard the legislator of North Carolina “to keep off the Tories and British.” He said he entered active service in Northhampton, N.C. being drafted for 3 months, then marched on to Halifax in NC (not VA) and from there volunteered in the horse company of Calvary, then called the light horse company. He then was in Montgomery Co., N.C. and went to Drowning Creek. Residence: His pension papers indicate he lived in Warren Co., TN before McMinn Co. and there are Warren Co. records accompanying.

Burial:
South Liberty Cemetery
Riceville
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Near his son, Allen Ware

 


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