Elijah Ware (1828 – 1890)

“Elijah was born on 24 August 1823 to Darius and Pamela (Cary) Ware in Wrentham, Norfolk, MA. He married as his first wife, Sarah Hurd on 01 Sept 1848 in Wrentham. His second wife was Martha Ann (Reed/Reid) McCloud whom he married on 27 Nov 1856 in Girard, Erie, PA. They had at least 3 children; Walter Elliot (b. 09 Dec 1857 d. 19 Jan 1858), Walter Ellsworth (b. 26 Aug 1861 d. 21 April 1951), and Ellen Juliet (b. 16 Sept 1864 d. 28 Mar 1932). Elijah’s grandfather and great grandfather were Revolutionary War soldiers. His ggrandfather, Josiah Ware, Sr., stood in the line of Minutemen at Lexington on 19 April 1775. He was 68 years old. His son Josiah Jr also served later in the war. Elijah was a mechanical engineer and inventor. He built and operated a steam carriage in 1862 considered the forerunner of the automobile. He died on 03 July 1890 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.”

Source:  FindAGrave

Susan Connelly  Record added: Feb 15, 2012

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