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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN P. WARE was born May 8, 1844, in Todd County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and in 1870 came to Ballard County, where he still resides. His father, Robert P. Ware, a native of Virginia, was born January 1, 1801, and died in 1868. Robert P. Ware’s mother was Susan Payne, whose sister Nannie married Lord Fox of England. Robert P. married Martha, daughter of James Saunders, of Christian County, Ky. (died in 1870 aged sixty-four years), and from this union sprang Mary A (Lane), William N., Thomas E., Susan H. (Burrus), Virginia E. (Hilton), subject and Martha E. (Ingram). On September 30, 1869, subject was married to Miss Deborah M., daughter of Henry F. and Naomi (Davis) Townly, of Todd County, born May 10, 1846, and to them have been born Henry, Mary A., Mattie and Johnnie. Subject was for several years a carpenter and builder but is now a farmer and tobacco factor, having 250 acres of fine land in good condition. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, and a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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