John Andrew Jackson Ware

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John Andrew Jackson Ware

Warren County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Aug 1907 (aged 78)
Leona, Doniphan County, Kansas, USA
Burial Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 7003613 · View Source
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John Andrew Jackson Ware was born 5 Nov 1828 in Warren county, Ohio, the son of John Albertson Ware & Margaret Roberts. The day after Andrew Jackson won the election as 7th President of the United States, John A. J. Ware was born. It appears this is where he obtained his middle names.

He was raised in Warren county, Ohio until he was about 2 years old. His family then moved to Stony Creek township, Henry county, Indiana where he lived until age 20. His family then moved to Grant and Green (later Union) counties. While living in Grant county John married Rachel Ann Vanhorn on 28 Apr 1850. Here they lived until they moved to Kansas. (see memorial for his wife Rachel for a list of their children).

John A. J. Ware died 23 Aug 1907 in Leona, Kansas and was buried in the Wolf River cemetery located near Troy, Doniphan county, Kansas.

Obituary in the Doniphan Courier Newspaper, Vol. 5 #25:

John A. Ware was born in Warren county, Ohio, November 5, 1828 and died at Leona, Kansas, August 23, 1907. Aged 79 years, 9 months and 18 days.

Mr. Ware was married to Rachel Van Horn April 28, 1850. To this union were born eleven children, of whom five are living, six having preceded him to the Spirit World.
Mr. Ware moved to Doniphan county, Kansas in the fall of 1866 and remained here til his death. He united with the M. E. church at Severance many years ago, and continued in that relation. He was honorable and upright in all his business transactions and often said that he "had to live according to the Golden Rule."

He expressed the wish many times during the year that he might depart to join his wife in the Better Land. He had also predicted his death within a short time of when it occured. He was a firm believer in the principles of Christianity.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, after which the remains were accompanied to the burial north-east of Severance.

Obituary in the Severance News, 30 Aug 1907: John A. Ware:

John A. Ware an old and highly respected pioneer of Wolf River township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. P. M. Leonhard, in Leona, Friday, August 23, 1907.

Mr. Ware was in his usual health which while not very good was such that he kept about and attended the Wathena Chautauqua. While there he caught cold which developed into bronchitis, and on Tuesday Dr. Blakely was sent for, and his daughter, Mrs. N. Rittenhouse, also went up to be with her father, and with his granddaughter, Mrs. Emma Knecht, did everything possible, hoping for his recovery, but he steadily grew worse and breathed his last about 3 o'clock p.m., Friday. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at Leona, Rev. Bodwell, pastor of the Congregational church conducting the services.

John A. Ware was born in Warren county, Ohio, November 5, 1828. April 28, 1850, he was married to Miss Rachel VanHorn, and removed to Grant county, Indiana, where they resided until about 1862, when they removed to Nodaway Co., Mo., living there until 1866 or 1867, when they came to Doniphan county, settling on a farm a few miles northeast of Severance. About 1883, they moved to Severance, and six years ago to Leona where they have since resided. Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ware of whom five are living, the others with one exception, Mrs. Margret Vandever, having died in childhood.
Mrs. Ware died five years ago and now she and the husband of her youth lie side by side in Wolf River cemetery, where are buried three of the little ones gone before.
Mr. Ware's surviving children are Mrs. Noah Rittenhouse and R. W. Ware of Severance, J. W. Ware of Crawford, Nebraska., Mrs. P. M. Leonhard of Leona, and Mrs. Wm. Bender of Panhandle, Texas. There are fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Mr. Ware was a man of great force of character and sterling integrity. Honorable in his dealings with his fellow men. He was for many years a member of the Methodist church of Severance and a man who kept in touch with all the topics of interest, both state and national.
He has lived to a good age and kept his mental faculties to the last. He enjoyed the Chautauqua gatherings and has attended nearly every one. He is said to have bid his friends good bye saying he "never expected to again attend a Chautauqua meeting."

Bio written by Rich Ware.

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  • Maintained by: Rich Ware
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  • Added: 11 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7003613
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Andrew Jackson Ware (5 Nov 1828–23 Aug 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7003613, citing Wolf River Cemetery, Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Rich Ware (contributor 47399261) .