Mary Elizabeth Ware

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Mary Elizabeth Ware

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Birthplace: Taunton, Somersetshire, England
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Daughter of Samuel Ware and Mrs. Ware
Wife of Jacob Gates
Mother of Arthur William Gates; Claudius Gates; Orson Pratt Gates; Mary Elizabeth Gates and Lillian Josephine Gates
Sister of Harriet Ware; Sara Ware; William Ware and Male Ware

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About Mary Elizabeth Ware

From document written by Arthur W. Gates:

  • At 13 went to Paris France as a governess
  • At 16 converted to LatterDay Saints and crossed the Atlantic Ocean and then traveled west by wagon to Salt Lake Valley, Utah (13 years after the first pioneers).
  • Soon after her arrival in Zion she married Jacob and went to live with his second wife Emma (his first wife was Mary Snow, a sister of aostle Erastus Snow).
  • They then had a call from president Brigham young to join a grou to locate in southern Utah to subdue the Indians and colonize that area.
  • Mary and the 2nd wife, Emma, lived together. Emma's health failed and her 6 children where raised in part by Mary.
  • Mary, Jacob and child Claudius were in Bellevue when the Moutain Meadow masacre.
  • "Brother" Bringham Young would "put-up" with them as he passed with his "favorite wife" on the way to St. George.
  • 15 years later (date?) the family, including 5 children, moved to Provo.
  • Jacob was arrested for "adultry" since he was not legally married to Mary and though he was ordered to not live with Mary, after three weeks, he did and that was the end of the trouble.
  • Afer Jacob's death, Mary took in higher paid members of the teaching staff at Brigham young University.
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Mary Elizabeth Ware's Timeline

1869
February 15, 1869
1872
June 16, 1872
1875
December 19, 1875
1878
July 2, 1878
Bellevue, Utah, United States
1882
September 8, 1882
1909
February 19, 1909
Taunton, Somersetshire, England
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