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 Mary <I>Ware</I> Peel

Mary Ware Peel

Indiana, USA
Death 1 Nov 1912 (aged 83)
Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Burial Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 14413442 · View Source
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Daughter of James Ware and Hannah Thomas.
Lockard Peel did some work for Mary's dad James Ware.
Mary and Lockard were married in Madison County, Ohio on March 4, 1848.

James Ware received 100 acres of land from one Benjamin Grey who was a revolutionary solider. This land was in the Ohio Military district and was probably bought from Grey. Grey had most likely gotten a land warrant from his military service. James' land patent was dated 25 Feb 1804.

I have not yet found a will for James but I have not given up trying. James Ware seems to have died in Ohio and Mary went into Indiana where she may have died.

I do not have a list for the children's names, since it is was early for the census to list them. I was dealing with 1840 and earlier. I did find one other son when I saw a posting on genforum for someone looking for information the ancestry of a William Ware.  William had been born in 1818 in Ohio and died in 1899 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He had married  in 1839 in Fountain, Indiana. He had two children that he named Hannah and James. The family history stories were very similar, and we both think William is Mary's brother.

When I was on vacation, I did attempt to visit the graves of Lockard and Mary. I called ahead and the sexton found that there was no stone. Knowing how far I was coming from, Ca. to Iowa is a long drive he spent a whole morning hunting around in records for me but never found where they were in the cemetery. He could only find that they were there. He decided at some point a building may even have been built over them - by accident. I would love to find a family member that has a photo of the grave sites. Anyone that has an one, I would love it posted here.
Centerville Daily Citizen
November 4, 1912

Mrs. Peels Sudden Death.

Mrs. Mary Peel, aged 83 years, 7 months and 12 days, was found dead in her bed at the home of her son, Charles M. Peel, 625 North Fourth street, this morning. Her daughter, Mrs. Ella Jennings, of Berkley, Iowa, being in the same bed. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, November 5 at Dale cemetery north of the city. Mrs. Peel was the daughter of James Ware and was born in Indiana. Her husband is dead but she has several children. The cause of death was gastritis and heart action.


Semi Weekly Iowegian
November 5, 1912

Mrs. Mary Peel was found dead in her bed Monday morning at the home of her son, on N. Fourth street. She was sleeping with her daughter, Mrs. Ella Jennings, of Berkley, Iowa, who was here visiting. But nothing unusual had been noticed, so death must have come suddenly and peacefully. She was 83 years old. The funeral is this afternoon and burial at the Dale cemetery.

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Gravesite Details No marked grave. Sexton was unable to find exact location of burial, but did confirm they are here.
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ware Peel (22 Mar 1829–1 Nov 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14413442, citing Dale Cemetery, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Settimae (contributor 46841053) .