“Mary Albertson was born 13 Sep 1768 in Gloucester county, New Jersey, daughter of Josiah Albertson (a soldier in the War of Independence) and Ann Chew.
Mary married John Ware Jr. on 11 Dec 1787 in Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Marriage Record of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1709-1806, p 13.)
In the “Division of Land” doc for John Ware Jr., the following names are given as heirs: Joseph, John, Jesse, Mary, Rebecca, Patience, Sarah, Hannah, Keziah, Rachel (Ware) Whitaker, and Ann (Ware) Carter, stating that he had 3 sons and 8 daughters.
In the October 1821 Court Term Regarding Lands of the late John Ware Sr., it lists the children of John Ware Jr. as follows: Rachel [Ware] Whitecar, Jesse Ware, Ann [Ware] Carter, Sarah [Ware] Ireland, Joseph A. Ware, Mary [Ware] King, John Ware, Hannah, Patience, Rebecca and Kezia Ware. For more info regarding their children, see her husband’s memorial.
After the death of her husband in 1810, Mary made preparations to move west along with most of her married children and took those who were not yet married with her.
She arrived in Warren county, Ohio with family members about 1819 where several of her children began to be married within the first few years.
Not long after arriving in Warren county, Mary moved to Pyrmont, Perry township, Montgomery county, Ohio where she settled down. Several of her children also settled in that location and farmed. No doubt her children who lived nearby helped see to her needs.
Mary passed away in Pyrmont on 4 Jan 1845 at the age of 76 and was buried a few days later in the Pyrmont cemetery. Her headstone is still quite readable. It states: “Mary wife of J / Ware died Jan / 4. 1845 aged 76 yr / 3 mo 22 d.” She is buried near many relatives including her granddaughter Amanda Redman to her left and back, as well as her daughter Keziah down a way on her right.”
Bio written by Rich Ware.
Horace Reven Record added: Jul 08, 2009
Maintained by: Rich Ware