Biographical Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted by: Vera Burnham September 9, 2002
Thomas E. Ware, merchant
and postmaster at Maxon's Mill, Ky., was born in Todd County, Ky. September
22, 1839. His father was a Virginian by birth and came to Kentucky in 1833,
locating first in Christian County. He was a farmer by occupation, and
died in Todd County in 1868. His wife Martha (Sanders) Ware bore him eleven
children, of whom our subject was the fourth. The latter remained on the
farm until he was sixteen years of age, and was well educated. He accepted
a position as salesman with Lyne & Brother, merchants at Fairview,
Ky., remaining with them four years. He went to Mississippi in 1859, but
returned to McCracken County, and farmed here five years; then farmed in
Todd County six years, when he returned to this County and settled where
he now resides-a place of eighty acres, which he has cleared from the timber
and improved. In 1876, he opened a general store and has since done a good
business at this point. He is now serving his second term as magistrate
of the Fifth District. He is a member of the A.F.& A.M. and Knights
of Golden Rule. November 8, 1860, he married Miss E. Layne, of this county.
She died March 29, 1881, leaving ten children.