Davis and Ware Families Lincoln Co., Missouri

Rev. Ephraim Davis (1788-1851), his wife and children.

Rev. Ephraim Davis (1788-1851) married 1815 in Nelson County, Kentucky to Elizabeth "Betsy" Stallard (1797-1876), presumed living ca. 1832 in Shelby County, Kentucky as their daughter Judith Davis (1817-aft1860) married Jeptha Ware (1809-1837) in that year. An Ephraim Davis is listed in the 1820 and 1830 censuses in Shelby County, Kentucky. (Also listed in Shelby Co. in 1830 is his brother Gad Davis.) Based on birth states of children reported in the 1850 census, family migrated to Lincoln County, Missouri between 1835 and 1838. Was in Hurricane Twp., Lincoln Co. for the 1840 census. Ephraim's brother Ichabod Davis (1796/7-1875) also migrated with his family from Shelby Co., KY to Lincoln Co. before 1840 (Lincoln Co. Census). Davis Family Cemetery

Descendants of Nicholas Ware (1773-1837) of Shelby Co., KY

Nicholas Ware born 25 November 1773 in Virginia; died 1837 at Shelby County, Kentucky; married 30 Oct 1798 at Shelby County, Kentucky to Mary "Polly" Sanders (poss. Saunders) (est1775-?). Nicholas apparently died at Shelby County; I do not have any information about death of Mary "Polly" (Sanders) Ware. Sone Rootsweb WorldConnect files show this Nicholas Ware as "V" (the fifth) (which is inconsistent with ancestors) as s/o Reuben Ware and Susannah Jopling. This family was reportedly in Caroline County, Virginia around the 1730's. These family tree files mention other places as well.

Not a lot previously found on the internet about this specific family, just bits and pieces and further from my own limited research. Information is tentative, but appears to be accurate.

The data seems to indicate that Robert Ware, William Ware, Jeptha Ware and James Ware who were sons of Nicholas and Polly Ware migrated to Lincoln County or vicinity. More following.

One daughter Susan Belinda Ware b. 14 Oct 1803 at Shelby Co.; m. 11 Nov. 1828 at Shelby Co. to Archibald Collins (1799-1868); died 4 Feb 1839 at Shelby Co.. Another daughter Eliza Jane b. 1 Aug 1825 at Shelby Co.; d. 1847/1850 at (presumed) Shelby Co.; m. 1 November 1840 at Shelby Co. to Isaac C. Newland (1820/1821-aft1860). He m. 2nd 7 December 1852 at Spencer Co. Kentucky to Martha E. Dyer. I have not found migration information about the other children of Nicholas and Polly.

Murphy and Ware Families Lincoln Co., Missouri

Family of William John Murphy (1797-1882) and Catherine Ware (1801-1892).

William John Murphy born 17 Jan 1797 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; s/o Hesiciah Murphy and Mary C. Cotton; d. 15 April 1882 at Troy, Lincoln Co.; m. 17 August 1817 at Shelby Co., KY to Catherine Ware. She b. 8 September 1801 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Ky; reported d/o Nicholas Ware and Catherine Jefferson; d. 8 February 1892 at Troy, Lincoln Co. The IGI does not show a primary source record for a marriage between Nicholas Ware and Catherine Jefferson. This appears to be a different family from the previous Nicholas Ware.

However, one source (PRF CD#126) gives Catherine Ware's parents as Edmund Ware and Susannah ____________ but likewise no direct evidence shown.

Unfortunately none of the above shows primary sources and it looks like at least one WorldConnect file has the Nicholas Ware's confused. So there is possibility of error in any of the above.


Some data

See also "Ware Family History"

From Ware Lineage:

------8-Nicholas Ware (27 Nov 1773-1837) m. Mary "Polly" Sanders on 30 Oct 1798.
----------9-Mary Catharine Ware (28 ?) Mar 1800) m. Rutley.
----------9-Hart (Robert) Ware (17 Apr 1802).
----------9-Susan B. Ware (14 Oct 1803) m. Archibald Collins Sep (1828 ?).
----------9-William Ware (13 Nov 1805).
----------9-Jeptha Ware (2 Nov 1809) m. Judith Davis on 4 Sep 1832.
----------9-Nancy Ware (2 Aug 1812)
----------9-James Ware (4 Aug 1815) m. Dorothy Whiteside (21 Aug 1839.
----------9-Eliza/Elisa Jane Ware m. Isaac Newton on 31 Oct 1840.
----------9-Nicholas Ware (14 Sep 1820 ?)

It appears there may be various errors in the above, including:


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Estate papers of Jeptha Ware at Lincoln County, Missouri Courthouse,
Troy, Missouri.
By Patty (Jamerson) Archer 2008:


Jeptha Ware

Date of Letters:  October 2, 1837

File No. 85

Administrator: Ephraim Davis


Ephraim Davis being duly sworn upon his oath says that Judith Ware
the widow of Jeptha Ware & William Ware and Elizabeth Ware children
are the only heirs and legal representatives of said Jeptha Ware .......

2nd day of September A.D. 1837      Ephraim Davis

Francis Parker, clerk

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One paper inside shows a bill from Dr. Sidney R. Ensor (he was married to Berrilla Jameson, a cousin to me) for a visit and medicine on the following dates:

August 30th 1837 $5.00

September 1st 1837 $5.00

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$10.00

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Also a bill for making his coffin:

September 4, 1837 $2.00

So, he must've died between Sept 1st and Sept 4th, 1837.

It appears that his wife, Judith (Davis) Ware was pregnant with
daughter Nancy Jane at the time of her husband's death.


Guardianship papers for the children of Jeptha Ware are also at the
courthouse......


File No. M-78

For children William, Elizabeth (also referred to as Mary Elizabeth
in papers) & Nancy Jane Ware, minors.

Ephraim Davis was their guardian.

Dated: November 12, 1839


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1840 census - Ancestry.com index - "Ware" in Lincoln County

 James Ware     Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri
 Robt Ware      Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri
 William Ware   Locust Creek, Lincoln, Missouri
 Zelpha Ware    Union, Lincoln, Missouri
    [Handwriting reasonably shows "Zelpha".]

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                            United States Census
                                  1850
                          Lincoln County, Missouri
                          Everyname Transcription

                     Original Schedule (Page) Sequence

                            See comments at end

Page Line Visitation                           - Age - Sex    Birth            Birth
 #    #    Sequence  Given Name    Surname    Years Mos  Race State            Year

 122 16   845  845  Thomas W       Norvill       35 ..  M W Virginia           1815
 122 17     .    .  Judith         Norvill       32 ..  F W Kentucky           1818
 122 18     .    .  Mary E         Norvill       15 ..  F W Kentucky           1835
 122 19     .    .  Catharin       Norvill        7 ..  F W Missouri           1843
 122 20     .    .  Louisa         Norvill        5 ..  F W Missouri           1845
 122 21     .    .  James M        Norvill        3 ..  M W Missouri           1847
 122 22     .    .  Malichi        Norvill        0  6  M W Missouri

[Mary E Norvill should be Ware.  Her sister Nancy Jane Ware living with
 her grandfather Rev. Ephraim Davis.  Her brother William not found in 1850.]

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FS-IGI online:
 "ROBERT WARE [married] NANCY MARGARET GRAY 31 DEC 1835 ,Pike, Missouri"
Batch No.: M515602 / Dates: 1825 - 1865 / Source Call No.: 0974634

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US Census 1850 - Missouri - Pike Co. - Clarksville - Page 219 or 437
Ancestry.com index / image / ED image 6/7
35 787 811 Robert      Ware  48 M Cabinet Maker  Kentucky
36         Nancy M      "    33 F                Missouri
37         Benjamin W.  "    13 M
38         James N.     "    12 M
39         Mary E.      "     9 F
40         John R.      "     6 M
41         Minerva      "     4 F
42         Thomas       "     2 M
(next page, new family)

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US Census 1860 - Missouri - Pike Co. - Calumet Twp. -  Page 325
Ancestry.com index / image / ED image 21/52
34 1231 1207 Robert    Ware   58 m - Farmer   Kentucky
35           Nancy M     ...  41 f   Domestic Missouri
etc.

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US Census 1870 - Missouri - Pike Co. - Calumet Twp. -  Page 18 (handwritten)
Ancestry.com index / image / ED image 101/102
01  113  111 Ware Robert   65 M W Farmer        Kentucky
02           --- Nancy M   54 F W Keeping House Missouri
03           --- Thomas C  21 M W Farm laborer     do

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Household Record  	 1880 United States Census


 Name  	Relation 	Marital Status 	Gender 	Race 	Age 	Birthplace 	Occupation 	Father's Birthplace	Mother's Birthplace
 William WHITE  	 Self  	 M  	 Male  	 W  	 38  	 VA  		 U S Mail Car  	 VA  			 VA
 Minava L. WHITE  	 Wife  	 M  	 Female  W  	 33  	 MO 	 	 Keeping House 	 KY  	 		 MO
 Mary E. WHITE  	 Dau  	 S  	 Female  W  	 14  	 MO  			   	 VA		  	 MO
 Louanna WHITE  	 Dau  	 S  	 Female  W  	 12  	 MO		  	   	 VA		  	 MO
 Alice A. WHITE  	 Dau  	 S  	 Female  W  	 8  	 MO  	   			 VA  			 MO
 John H. WHITE  	 Son  	 S  	 Male  	 W  	 7  	 MO		  	   	 VA 		 	 MO
 Robt. WHITE  		 Son  	 S  	 Male  	 W  	 3  	 MO  	   			 VA			 MO
 Mattie WHITE  		 Dau  	 S  	 Female	 W  	 6M  	 MO		  	   	 VA 		 	 MO
 Nancy WARE 	 	 MotherL W  	 Female	 W  	 63  	 MO  	   			 PA 		 	 KY
 Alexander TURNER  	 Other   S  	 Male  	 W  	 45  	 VA  	 Dry Goods Merchant  	 VA		  	 VA
 Edward TURNER  	 Other   S  	 Male  	 W  	 19  	 NY  		 Grocer  	 VA		  	 VA

Source Information:
  	Census Place 	Prairieville, Pike, Missouri
 	Family History Library Film  	1254709
 	NA Film Number  	T9-0709
 	Page Number  	669C



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FS-IGI online:
 "JAMES WARE [marriage] DOROTHY J. WHITESIDE 24 AUG 1837 ,Shelby, Kentucky"
 Batch No.: M531283 / Dates: 1797-1839 / Source Call No.: 0259273 V. 1-3

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US Census 1860 - Missouri - Montgomery Co. - Prairie Township - Page 467
Ancestry.com index / image / ED image 31,32/33
35 1107 1107 James   Ware  45 M Farmer   Ky
36           Dortha   "    41 F          "
37           Isaac    "    18 M          Mo
38           James    "    12 M          "
39           Letticia "    10 F          "
40           Dortha   "     7 F          "
(next page)
01           Mary  Parsons 28 F         Mo.

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US Census 1870 - Missouri - Montgomery Co. - Prairie Township - Page 88
Ancestry.com index / image / ED image 11/42
23  77  79   Ware Jane     50 F W Keeping House Kentucky
24            --  Isaac    27 M W Farmer        Missouri
25            --  James    22 M W Farmer        Missouri
26            --  _ticia   19 F W athome        Missouri
27            --  Dortha   17 F W               Missouri
28            --  Joseph   13 M W school        Missouri
29            --  Mattie   11 F W   "           Missouri
23* Dorothy Jane "Dortha" Whiteside Ware


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