Thomas E. Ware

Source; Biographical Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted by: Vera Burnham  September 9, 2002

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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.