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Pvt James M. Ware
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Birth: May 2, 1844
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1913
Oregon City
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA

PVT, Co 1, 7th MS Inf (CSA)...May 1861-May 1865

7th Mississippi-Confederate Civil War Soldier,
James M. Ware was the son of George M. Weir of North Carolina and Elizabeth Pamela Gaines Lawler. George M. Wier was born Sept. 1, 1823 in Tennessee and died Nov. 1, 1849. Elizabeth was born May 31, 1825 in Chatham Co., North Carolina and died Aug. 14, 1910. She is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Henry Co., Missouri. In 1850 she married John N. Boyd.
James married Mrs. Sarah A. Myers Green on Dec. 5, 1867 at Oregon City, Clackamas Co., Oregon, Certificate #67.

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, Nov. 28, 1913
J. M. Ware died Tuesday at his home in this city after an illness of two and one-half years. Death was due to cancer. Mr. Ware was born in Missouri, May 2, 1844, and had been a resident of Oregon City since 1867. He is survived by a widow, one son and three daughters: Rev. A. J. Ware, of Aberdeen, Wa; Mrs. E. L. Shaw, of Oregon City; Mrs. C. A. Rands and Mrs. Ed Wiley of Palouse, Wa.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the United Brethern Church: Bishop H. L. Barkley officiating. Mr. Ware is also survived by four step-children: Mrs. Eva May, H. C. Green, West Linn: J. V. and A. R. Green, of Oregon City."

Scott-Applegate Trail Atlas and Gazetteer article as follows: The Oregon Spectator, October 1, 1846 issue reported that Jesse Applegate and at least one road building volunteer from the 1846 emigration had already arrived in the settlements in the northern Willamette Valley.
Mr. J. M. Ware from, the States, has arrived and informed us that he came in company with Captain Applegate- - -that the wagons, numbering some two hundred and fifty, will probably arrive in about two weeks.
The first wagons were still crooking round the inlets of Lower Klamath Lake, over three hundred miles back, up the trail from Oregon City, on October 1st. They were still making tracks down Rogue River in good weather two weeks later.
The first wagons did not reach Cottage Grove until November 22, 1846. They did not reach Salem until Christmas.
The 1846 Emigrants were left by themselves with about two hundred miles of wagon road to build through some of the most treacherous mountain wilderness in the United States.

{Joseph M. Ware, son of J.M. & Sarah Ware was born in 1878 and died in 1888. Joseph is buried in the Carus Cemetery Memorial #13788789.}

FOOTNOTE: Information obtained from Oregon Death Records, marriage records, local obits, various sources as well as family records. Some list family name as spelled Weir, Wier, Wear, Wire or Ware.

FOOTNOTE: Thanks to Loretta (Fowler) Burford for following:
James Matthew "Matt" Weir (Ware) was born 2 May 1844 in Missouri, the son of George M. Weir and Elizabeth Pamelia Gaines Lawler. George was born 1 Sep. 1823 in Tennessee, and died 1 Nov. 1849. He and his family went to the California Gold Rush. He is supposedly buried near the Mexico and California border. Elizabeth and her three sons returned to the St. Clair County, Missouri area. She was born 31 May 1825 in Chatham County, North Carolina, and died 14 Aug. 1910. Buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Henry County Missouri. In 1850 she married John N. Boyd.

Matt married Sarah A. Myers Green 5 Dec. 1867 in Clackamas County.

Elizabeth was my mother's great-grandmother.

Loretta (Fowler) Burford 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Pamelia Gaines Lawler-Weir Boyd (1825 - 1910)
  Sarah Ann Myers Ware (1835 - 1917)
  Mary Elizabeth Ware Shaw (1869 - 1933)*
  Andrew Jackson Ware (1871 - 1954)*
  Sarah Frances Ware Rands (1874 - 1952)*
  James M. Ware (1844 - 1913)
  Joseph Robert Boyd (1864 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship

Mountain View Cemetery
Oregon City
Clackamas County
Oregon, USA
Plot: First Addition, Lot 95, Grave 2
Maintained by: OC Pioneer
Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
Record added: Jun 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19944562
Pvt James M. Ware
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Pvt James M. Ware
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Pvt James M. Ware
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