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Robert Ware, II

Birthplace: Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: September 16, 1724 (71)
Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Ware, Jr. and Margaret Ware
Husband of Elizabeth Ware and Sarah Paige Ware
Father of Michael Ware; Ebenezer Ware, Sr.; Robert Ware, III; Michael Ware, Sr; Margaret Foster and 5 others
Brother of Capt. John Ware; Nathaniel Ware; Margaret Metcalf; Esther Mann; Samuel Ware and 7 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Robert Ware, II

  • Robert Ware, Jr
  • Birth: Aug. 1, 1653 Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Sep. 16, 1724 Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Robert Ware, Jr., s. of Robert Ware, Sr. and Margaret Hunting, b. Aug. 1, 1653 of record at Dedham, Mass. He d. of record Sept. 16, 1724 at Wrentam, Mass., "in his 72nd year. That is, on the day Robert d. he was 71 years old and Ætatis (Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of his Age) 72.
  • As referenced by the gravestone photo shown with this memorial, Elias Ware, Jr. (Elias,5 Timothy,4 Robert,3-1), b. Feb. 19, 1782 at Wrentham, apparently commissioned the refacing of an existing gravestsone in or after 1821 as well as its physical repair. This gravestone has caused considerable consternation as there is no record of a Robert in the Ware family that died in 1727. On the other hand, the death of three Robert Wares are sequentially recorded in the printed Wrentham vital records, compiled and published by the NEHGS in 1910:
  • • Robert Ware Sr., d. Sept. 16, 1724, in his 72d y.
  • • Robert Ware, d. ____, 1727. G.R.1.
  • • Robert Ware, d. Jan. 9, 1731-2, (in his 52d y., G.R.1.).
  • Robert Ware, Jr. (Robert,1) is called in the above list as Robert Ware, Sr. since at his death he was the eldest Robert Ware residing at Wrentham. The record of his death likely was entered in the town record soon after his death and erection of his gravestone. The third listed Robert Ware is Robert Ware, 3rd (Robert,2-1). Then who is the 2nd listed Robert Ware? Ans.: one and the same as the first cited Robert Ware whose gravestone was repaired and resurfaced with the wrong year of death.
  • By refacing the original gravestone of Robert Ware, Jr., with a bogus inscription, Elias Ware eliminated any knowledge of its original existence when the Wrentham vital records were compiled. And, Elias obviously did not consult the Wrentham town records for vital details. Further, the new inscription also includes data that applies only to Robert Ware, 3rd, who has a separate untouched original gravestone in the immediate vicinity.
  • Robert Ware, Jr. was twice married. On June 4, 1677 at Dedham, Mass., he m. 1) Sarah Metcalf, dau. of Michael Metcalf, Jr. and Mary Fairbanks, b. Dec. 7, 1648 of record at Dedham. She d. Apr. 13, 1717 at Wrentham, Æ 69, and was the mother of Robert's eight known children. The first child was b. of record at Dedham, the rest at Wrentham:
    • • i. Ebenezer Ware, b. Mar. 15, 1677/8 at Dedham, d. Apr. 26, 1750 at Wrentham; m. on an unknown date and place, Bethiah, whose maiden name remains unknown. She d. Jan. 6, 1762 at Wrenthan, Æ 81 (g.s.). Eight children of the family at Wrentham.
    • • ii. Robert Ware, 3rd, b. Dec. 6, 1680 at Wrentam, d. Jan. 9, 1731/2 at Wrentham; m. Mar. 1, 1710/11 at Wrentham, Elizabeth Wight, dau. of Jonathan Wight and Elizabeth Haws, b. June 28, 1692 at Wrentham. She d. Sept. 3, 1769 at Wrentham. Ten children of the family.
    • • iii. Michael Ware, b. June 11, 1683, d. Sept. 21, 1725 at Wrentham; m. Dec. 4, 1707 at Wrentham, Jean Wight, older sister of the wife of Michael's brother Robert, b. Sept. 6, 1688 at Wrentham. Nine children of the family. The widow Jean subsequently m. either John Fairbanks in 1729 or Ens. Daniel Haws in 1734.
    • • iv. Margaret Ware, b. June 6, 1685, d. Nov. 4, 1761 at Attleboro, Mass.; m. Dec. 7, 1704 at Roxbury, Mass., Maj. John Foster, Jr., s. John Foster and Mary Stuard, b. Nov. 15, 1680 at Salem, Mass. He d. Dec. 24, 1759 at Attleboro, Mass. Thirteen children of the family.
    • • v. Jonathan Ware, b. Feb. 28, 1686/7, d. Apr. 20, 1740 at Wrentham; m. Jan. 13, 1731/2 at Wrentham, Meletiah Fisher, dau. of Ebenezer Fisher and Abigail Ellis, b. Oct. 6, 1705 at Wrentham. Three children of the family. Meletiah subsequently m. 2) Benjamin Ware, and 3) Ephraim Leonard.
    • • vi. Sarah Ware, b. Mar. 4, 1689/90, d. Aug. 5, 1729 at Wrentham; m. Jan. 6, 1721/2 at Wrentham as the 1st of his three wives, Dea. Francis Nicholson. One known child of the marriage, who d. in infancy the same month as Sarah.
    • • vii. Esther Ware, b. May 7, 1693, d. Sept. 14, 1775 at Wrentham; m. Dec. 17, 1718 at Wrentham, Dea. Hezekiah Hawes, s. Daniel Hawes and Abigail Gay, b. Nov. 22, 1688 at Wrentham. He d. July 2, 1777 at Wrentham. Six children of the family.
    • • viii. Elizabeth Ware, b. Sept. 30, 1697, d. bef. Aug. 28, 1724.
  • On Feb. 26, 1719/20 at Wrentham, Robert m. 2) Elizabeth Holbrook of Mendon, Mass. She d. at Wrentham July 28, 1723. There were no children of the marriage.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Robert Ware (1611 - 1699)
  • Margaret Hunting Ware (1628 - 1670)
  • Spouse:
  • Sarah Metcalf Ware (1648 - 1717)
  • Children:
    • Robert Ware (1680 - 1732)*
    • Margaret Ware Foster (1685 - 1761)*
  • Siblings:
  • John Ware (1646 - 1718)*
  • Nathaniel Ware (1648 - 1724)*
  • Robert Ware (1653 - 1724)
  • Esther Ware Man (1655 - 1734)*
  • Inscription:
  • Mr. Robert Ware
  • Died 1727 [sic]
  • Married in 1709 [sic] had
  • 7 Sons & 2 Daughters
  • his Pofterity to 1821. 507
  • Erected by Elias Ware
  • Grandfon of the Deceas.d
  • This inscription, as written, is completely bogus. See bio.
  • Burial: Wrentham Center Cemetery, Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 64232231
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Robert Ware, II's Timeline

August 1, 1653
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
March 15, 1677
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
December 6, 1680
Wrentham, Norfolk County, MA, United States
June 11, 1683
Wrentham, MA
June 6, 1685
Wrentham Village, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
February 28, 1686
Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 4, 1689
Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
May 7, 1693
Wrentham, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts
September 30, 1697
Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States