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“Asaph Ware (1794 – 1879)
Parents of Asaph (the younger): Asaph Ware and Mercy Clark
Asaph was born 25 February 1794 in Wilmington, Vermont, United States of America. He died the 11th of April 1879.
Asaph married, Pamela Nims (1794 – 1854, she was born 10 October 1794 in Wilmington, Vermont, United States of America and she died 20 October 1854 in Jackson Township, Linn County, Iowa, United States of America
(She died the first night at the new home Iowa, when family moved from Ohio to Iowa)
Asaph Ware & Pamela (Nims) Ware had five children:
1. Calvin Winter Ware (1820 – 1821)
Birth: 21 June 1820 in Madison, Ohio, USA
Death: 12 December 1821, Madison, Ohio, USA
2. Cynthia Emeline Ware Thorp (1822/23 – 1912)
Birth: 23 November 1823, Madison, Ohio, USA
(year from gravestone)
Death: 19th or 20th April 1912 – Linn Co, Iowa
(date from letter from daughter at the time)
Married: 22 Nov. 1832 in Ohio to Henry Thorp (1818 – 1906)
3. Alfred Ware (1824 – 1862)
Birth: 23 October 1824, Madison, Ohio, USA
Death: October 1862
4. Edwin Lewis Ware (1832 – 1919)
Birth: 15 September 1832, Hamden, Ohio, USA
Death: 28 February 1919, in or near Coggon, Linn Co., Iowa
Married: Mary E Coon (1835 – 1915)
5. Mary Augusta Ware Kidder (1835 – 1923)
Birth: 1 July 1835, Hampden, Ohio, USA
Death: 1 March 1923, Coggon, Linn, Iowa, USA
Married: Ezra Kidder (1822 – 1864)
Asaph and Pamelia moved From Hamden, Ohio to [Jackson Township or Spring Grove Township], Linn County, Iowa by covered wagons in 1854 or 5 late fall.
Asaph’s wife Pamelia was an invalid, so she was in bed all the way. Their oldest daughter, Cynthia Emeline (Ware) Thorp, her husband Henry and two little children Sarah and Alice came in another wagon and lived across the corner in a log cabin.
Pamelia (Nims) Ware died the first night they were there. She is buried in the little Spring Grove Cemetery about one mile west of there. Lots of snow that winter and there was another person buried there. When spring came, they couldn’t tell which grave was hers.
Asaph and Pamelia Ware’s daughter Mary May later married Ezra Kidder, who fought in the Civil War and never got back. They had one daughter, Callie Kidder Nietert, who married Thomas Nietert.”