Ware Cemetery, Tallapoosa County, Alabama

Ware Family Cemetery
Added by: Roger Thornton  

Location of this cemetery is southwest of Camp Hill, AL. off of Tallapoosa 
County Road 34.  From Opelika, AL go north on U. S. Highway 280.  County Road 
34 will be on your left where Ala. Hwy. 50 comes into highway 280 on your right 
at Camp Hill, AL. Turn left onto 34, go 3.55 miles. You'll pass Pine Grove Church 
on the left. Turn left at the first road to the left after the church. That will 
be Churchill Rd. Go almost exactly one mile. The Ware Cemetery will be on your 
left in a chain link fenced-in area about 30' x 40'. Do not go to visit the 
cemetery in rainy weather as the road is paved only about a couple hundred yards 
when you first turn onto it. Then it's red clay. Which is a real mess when wet. 
There is only seven distinguishable graves and two possible, marked only by small 
stones. There is supposed to be two unmarked graves to the left as you enter the 
gate but there is no evidence that they exist. They are supposed to be of two 
children killed in a big storm in Agricola, Tallapoosa Co., AL in the 1920's. No 
one remembers what family they were from, just that their family had no place to 
bury them at the time. Six of the seven are well marked considering the elapsed 
time. The inscriptions on the markers are as follows.

                      Frank Ware   
        Born  15 Dec. 1828     Died  28 Jan. 1902
            Our Father in His wisdom called,
            The boon his love had given 
            And though on earth this body lies,
            The soul is safe in Heaven.

(this is Ephram Franklin Ware, son of Allen Ware and Mary Bateman)
                    wife of E. F. Ware
         Born  20 Mar. 1834  Died  9 Apr. 1911
              She's gone to worlds above,
              Where saints and angels meet,
              To realize our Saviors love,
              And worship at His feet.
             (Burnettie is Burnetta Fallin, 
     daughter of Jesse Fallin and Nancy Middlebrooks)
                        Mattie A.     
                   wife of  S. M. Pugh   
          born  19 Dec. 1856  Died  5 Mar. 1916
 Having served her generation, by the will of God she fell asleep.
               (this is Martha Ann Ware, 
   daughter of Ephram Franklin Ware and Burnetta Fallin)
                      Sarah Jane Higgins
           Born  2 Jul. 1858   Died  1 Apr. 1937
          (daughter of E. F. and Burnettie Ware)
             (married Ben W. Higgins in 1897)
                         Ophelia A. Ware
               daughter of E. F. & Burnettie
           Born 10 Mar. 1873     Died  Dec. 1880
                  God in His wisdom has called
                  The boon his love had given
                  And though the body moulders here
                  The soul is safe in heaven
               (It is very similar to her father's.)
             (the birth year appears to be 1873 or 1878)
                    (unable to read day of death)
                           Ann Frances Ware
                   Daughter of  J. S. and Miriam Ware
              Born  28 Jun. 1889      Died  30 Jan. 1890
                         Aged  7 mos  2 days
            (This would be John Simuel Ware & Miriam Webster)
              (John is the son of E. F. and Burnetta Ware)
    (Miriam is the daughter of Samuel Webster and Frances Cadenhead)
                One infant grave with no inscription 
             two possible graves marked with small stones.
  ( there appears to be no depression at the stones to indicate a burial.)

      This is a complete record of the burials at this family cemetery.

Source:  USGenWeb Archives by: Roger G. Thornton and wife, Lucia (Lucy) Cierva Castor Thornton <thorntonr@mindspring.com> January 2001

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