Mary <I>Ware</I> Bagwell

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Mary Ware Bagwell

Henry County, Indiana, USA
Death 23 Aug 1858 (aged 23)
Jerome, Howard County, Indiana, USA
Burial Jerome, Howard County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 67859442 · View Source
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Mary Ware was born 31 Aug 1834 in Stoney Creek township, Henry county, Indiana to John Albertson Ware and Margaret Roberts, both of whom were born in New Jersey.

Mary lived in Stoney Creek Twp until 1847 when she moved with her parents and siblings to West Liberty, Union township, Howard county, Indiana.

On 21 Jul 1853, at the the age of 18, she married William Archabold Bagwell in Howard County, Indiana. They lived in the vicinity of Jerome, Indiana.

Mary gave birth to 3 children. First, Joseph M. Bagwell who only lived about 4 years (1854-1858). Her second child was Lewis Archabold Bagwell (1856-1896). The last child was John William Bagwell (1858-1938). She apparently had complications from this birth as she passed away 4 1/2 months later on 23 Aug 1858 in the Jerome vicinity. She was buried in the Jerome cemetery.

Her headstone reads: "MARY / Wife of / Wm A. Bagwell / Died / Aug 23, 1858 / Aged / 23Ys. 11Ms. 23ds." This calculates to a birthdate of 31 Aug 1834.

Bio written by Rich Ware

1. Howard County, Indiana Marriage Records, Vol. I, 1844-1874, p. 3. The records are located at the Greentown Community Library.
2. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 for William A. Bagwell. He married Mary Ware on 21 Jul 1855 in Howard County, Indiana. Book C-A, p 55. This record says they were married 21 Jul 1833 but that was impossible since Mary was not born until 1834. Additionally, the Index to Marriage Records goes from 1844-1920 which is after 1833. Harold Ware research confirms marriage date of 21 Jul 1853.
3. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 for Mary Ware. She married William A. Hagwell [Bagwell] on 21 Jul 1855 in Howard County, Indiana. Book C-A, p 55.
4. 1850 US Census for John Ware living in Green Township (later renamed Union Twp in 1853), Howard, Indiana. Lists John Ware (head) age 49 born in New Jersey, wife Margaret age 52 born in New Jersey, dau Mary age 15 born in Indiana, son Benjamin L. age 11 born in Indiana, and Margaret Seagrave age 84 born in New Jersey. Margaret Seagrave is the mother of Margaret Ware and mother in law to John. They are living next door to their 2 sons (Jesse and William) and their families.
5. Headstone located in Jerome Cemetery, County Road 150S & 1010 E, Jerome, Indiana. I found the headstone by searching all the cemeteries in Howard County, Indiana. It reads: "Mary / Wife of / W. A. Bagwell / Died / Aug 23, 1858 / Aged / 23Ys. 11Ms. 23ds." So she was born 31 Aug 1834. It appears Mary died from complications arising from her 3rd birth.

Sources & notes provided by Rich Ware.

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  • Maintained by: Rich Ware
  • Originally Created by: cjgriffith
  • Added: 3 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67859442
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ware Bagwell (31 Aug 1834–23 Aug 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67859442, citing Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Howard County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Rich Ware (contributor 47399261) .