Joseph Henry Ware Jr. (1846 – 1932)

Joseph Henry Ware, Jr
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Joseph Henry Ware, Jr
(alias Robert Mingo)
Son of Joseph H. Ware & Barbara Jaquett

Justice of the Peace for 30 years at the American Smelter & Refining Company (ASARCO) copper & lead smelter, Smeltertown, El Paso, Texas

Veteran of Civil War
Served as Musician (drummer) in the Civil War, 114th Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers (Co.K) from 1862 to 1865.

Veteran of American Indian Wars
Served as a Musician in the Indian Wars in New Mexico
Co. K, 19th US Infantry
Co. K, 28th US Infantry
Co. B, 15th US Infantry, Fort McRae, NM
Co. B, 35th US Infantry
⋆Enlisted 6 Sep 1866 at Philadelphia, PA; deserted 2 Dec 1866
⋆Enlisted 17 Jun 1869 at San Antonio under alias “Robert Mingo,” Co. B 15th
⋆Surrendered 2 Dec 1873 for 1866 desertion, per Pres. Ulysses S Grant General Order #102, dated 10 Oct 1873, pardoning deserters; desertion pardoned & illegal enlistment (under alias) cancelled.
⋆Discharged 6 Sep 1876 at Ft Craig, Socorro County, N.M, with “Character Good” noted on record.

Family Tragedy
Shortly before Joseph was to return home from the Civil War, his entire family was burned in a horrific coal-oil fire. Only his father & one brother survived, while 6 died in the fire & 1 several weeks later of extensive burns.

1. Julia Ann C McKinzie Ware
On 17 May 1868 at Union Co, AR
2. Josefa Chavez Mingo/Ware
In 1872 at New Mexico
3. Antonette (aka Antonia) Ridgely Ware
In 1907 at El Paso, Texas

1st Marriage
Union County, Arkansas Marriage Book
1868, p.60
Groom: Joseph H Ware, abt 24, resides Union Co.
Bride: Julia Ann C McKenzie, abt 25, resides Union Co. Arkansas
Marriage Date: 17 May 1868
Place: Union Co., Arkansas
Page: 60

1850 Census, Red Lion Hundred, New Castle, Delaware
-Joseph H Ware 33, b. NJ, Tavern Keeper
-Barbary Ware 30, b. NJ
-Anna Ware 9, b. NJ
-Emelin Ware 6, b. NJ
-Joseph* Ware 4, b. NJ
-Albert Ware 3, b. NJ
-Rebecca Ware 0, b. DE
-Robt Jaquet 36, b. NJ, Clerk
-Saml Geddings 40
-Margaret Agres 35
-Elizabeth Roup 18
-John McInairy 34

1860 Census, Havre De Grace, Harford, Maryland
-Joseph H Ware 43, b. NJ, Hotel Keeper, value real estate $3000, personal estate $800
-Barbary Ware 40, b. NJ
-Ann E Ware 18, b. NJ
-Emma Ware 16, b. NJ
-Joseph* Ware 14, b. PA
-Charles A Ware 12, b. NJ
-Rebecca Ware 10, b. DE
-Helen Ware 8, b. DE
-T M Clayton Ware 4, b. DE
-Arabel [Isabel] Ware 1mo, b. DE

Census, 1st Wife
1870 Census, Van Buren, Union, Arkansas, P.O. Lisbon
Willin C Mckinzie 73, b. NC, farmer
Ailcey D Mckinzie 35, b. AL
Martha K Mckinzie 25, b. AL
Julia A* Ware 22, b. AL

1880 Census, Valverde, Socorro, New Mexico
-Robt.* Mingo 50, b. NM [PA]
-Josefa Mingo, wife, 21, b. NM
-Flora Mingo, dau, 3, b. NM
-Mersed Mingo, dau, 1, b. NM
-Barbarita Mingo, dau, 1, b. NM

1885 New Mexico Territorial Census, Precinct 11, Socorro, New Mexico
-J H* Wear, husband, 40, b. PA, parents NJ, Watchman
-Jospha Wear, wife, 25, b. NM, parents NM
-Flora Wear, dau, 8, b. NM
-Barbara Wear, dau, 6, b. NM
-Mercy Wear, dau, 6, b. NM
-Wm Wear, son, 4, b. NM
-J H Wear Jr, son, 2, b. NM

1900 Census, [Smelter area] Justice Precinct 8, El Paso, Texas
Joseph H Ware, 53, Feb 1847, b. PA, parents NJ, Watchman.

1910 Census, Smelter Heights, Justice Precinct 8, El Paso, Texas
-Joseph H* Ware 64, 2nd [3rd] marriage, married 3 yrs, b. PA, Justice of the peace
-Antonia Ware, wife, 23, 1st marriage, 2 children born, 2 living, b. NM, father MD, mother NM
-Herbert Ware, son, 2, b. TX
-Theredore R Ware, son, 6mo, b. TX

1920 Census, Justice Precinct 8, El Paso, Texas
-Julius [Joseph] H* Ware 73, b. PA, parents NJ, watchman smelter
-Antonia Ware, wife, 31, b. NM, father MD, mother NM
-Theodore R Ware, son, 10, b. TX
-Irene Ware, dau, 6, b. TX
-Emma Ware, dau, 4yr 6mo, b. TX
– Annie Ware, dau, 2, b. TX
-Herbert Ware, son, 10mo, b. TX

1930 Census, Smeltertown, Justice Precinct 8, El Paso, Texas
-Joseph H* Ware 84, b. PA, parents NJ, Justice of the Peace, veteran Civil War
-Antonia Ware, wife, 42, b. NM, father MD, mother NM
-Theodore R Ware, son, 20, b. TX, father PA, mother NM, apprentice Laboratory
-Irene Ware, dau, 16, b. TX, father PA, mother NM
-Emmaline Ware, dau, 14, b. TX, ”
-Anne E Ware, dau, 12, b. TX, ”
-Herbert J Ware, son, 11, b. TX, ”
-Clarence Ware, son, 7, b. TX, ”
-Eugene H Ware, son, 4yr 11mo, b. TX, ”

Alias: “Robert Mingo”
Joseph H Ware uses the alias Robert Mingo in his 1869 Army enlistment apparently to avoid being detected as an 1866 deserter. He uses the alias Robert Mingo in an 1871 bank record, however “correct name Joseph H Ware, Jr” is noted, perhaps added later. In 1871, his residence is at Fort McRae, NM, while his 1st wife, Julia A Ware, lives at Union Co., AR with her family.
Although pardoned in 1873 for desertion, Robert Mingo is found in the 1880 census, with 2nd wife Josefa [Chavez] Mingo & their children. Some time before 1890, Joseph dropped his alias, as his true name is found in documents dated 1890 or later, including the 1890 Veteran’s census, Socorro Co., New Mexico. However, as late as 1909, 1911, his name is listed as “Robert” Ware on children’s original birth certificates.

Historical Note
President Ulysses S. Grant
Executive Order, October 10, 1873
General Orders No. 102
“The President of the United States commands it to be made known that all soldiers who have deserted their colors, and who shall, on or before the 1st day of January, 1874, surrender themselves at any military station, shall receive a full pardon, only forfeiting the pay and allowances due them at the time of desertion, and shall be restored to duty without trial or punishment on condition that they faithfully serve through the term of their enlistment.”

Herbert (1908-1908); Theodore Roosevelt Ware (1909-1996); Irene Ware (1911-1912); Irene Barbara Ware Gillmore (1913-1987); Emmaline Ridgely Ware Goodwin (1915-1993); Annie Elizabeth Ware Carr (1917-2013); Herbert Jaquette Ware (1919-1996); Clarence R Ware (1920-1922); Clarence Cassius Ware (1922-2001); Twins, Paul Ware (1908-1916) & Eugene Henry Ware (1925-2008)

(Note: Detailed info temporarily added to facilitate finding Family links)

Texas Birth Certificate
Name: Theodore Roosevelt Ware
Birth Date: 20 Oct 1909
Birth Place: Smeltertown, Precinct 8, El Paso, Texas
Father: Joseph H Ware, 63, b. PA, Watchman & Justice of the Peace
(original cert listed “Robert” Ware)
Mother: Antonett Ridgely, 21, b. Las Cruces, New Mexico
Children born to mother including this birth: 2
Children living: 2
An affidavit & certificate to make a correction to original certificate was filed by mother, Antonette Presti, on 21 Apr 1941, residence 438 15th, San Pedro Los Angeles, California

California Death Records
Name: Theadore Roosevelt Ware
Birth: 20 Oct 1909 at Texas
Death: 21 Nov 1994 at Sacramento Co
Mother’s Maiden Name: Ridgely
SSDI: Last residence Sacramento (city)

Irene Ware
Born:21 May 1911

Texas, Death Certificates
Name: Irene Ware
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas
Race: White
Father: J H Ware
Mother: Antonia Ridgley
Age at Death: 1 (b. 1911)
Death Date: 24 Aug 1912
Death Place: Smelter, El Paso, Texas

California Death Records
Name: Emmaline Ridgely Goodwin
Birth: 24 Jun 1915 at Texas
Death: 6 Feb 1993 at Los Angeles Co.
Mother’s Maiden Name: Ridgely
Father’s Surname: Ward [Ware]
SSDI: Last residence Santa Monica, CA

Texas Birth Certificate
Name: Herbert Jaquette Ware
Birth: 14 Mar 1919
Birth Place: 10 miles out of El Paso, El Paso, Texas
Father: Joseph Henry Ware, 73, b. PA, Justice of the Peace
Mother: Antonette Ridgely, 31, b. NM, homemaker
Mother Residence: Smeltertown, El Paso, Texas
Previous Children
Number of other children, not including this one, born to mother now living: 6
Number of children born alive now dead: 4
Number stillborn: 0
An affidavit & certificate to make a correction to original certificate was filed by mother, Antonette Preston, on 21 May 1957; residence 17023 Groverdale St, Covina, CA

California Death Index
Name: Herbert Jaquette Ware
Birth: 14 Mar 1919 at Texas
Death: 17 Oct 1996 at Los Angeles Co.
Mother’s Maiden Name: Ridgely

Eugene Henry Ware (1925-2008)
Born May 7, 1925 at Smeltertown, Texas
Died 10 Jan 2008
Longtime resident of San Pedro, California
Last residence Magna, Salt Lake, Utah

Obit Index
Eugene Henry Ware; 82; Smeltertown TX>UT
Published: 17 & 18 Jan 2008
South Bay Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA

Texas, Birth Certificate
Name: Eugene Henry Ware
Birth Date: 7 May 1925
Birth Place: Precinct 8, Smeltertown, El Paso, Texas; Smelter Hill
Father: Joseph Henry Ware, 79, b. Philadelphia, PA; occupation Justice of the Peace; resides Smeltertown
Mother: Antonette Ridgely, 37, b. Las Cruces, New Mexico; resides Smeltertown El Paso, Texas
An affidavit & certificate to make a correction to original certificate was filed by mother, Antonette Preston, on 29 Mar 1943; residence 438 15th, San Pedro, CA.

California, Marriage Index
Groom: Eugene H Ware, 29
Bride: Helen I Sperry Ferrell, 39
Marriage Date: 7 May 1955
Place: Los Angeles Co., California

Family links:
Joseph H Ware (1817 – 1895)

Antonette Ridgely Preston (1888 – 1963)

Maria Mercedes Ware Montoya (1879 – 1957)*
Herbert J Ware (1908 – 1916)*
Irene Barbara Ware Gillmore (1913 – 1987)*
Anne Elizabeth Ware Carr (1917 – 2013)*
Herbert Jaquette Ware (1919 – 1996)*
Clarence R Ware (1920 – 1922)*
Clarence Cassius Ware (1922 – 2001)*
Eugene Henry Ware (1925 – 2008)*
Paul Ware (1925 – 1925)*

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Los Angeles County
California, USA
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Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Oct 03, 2004
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