Posted By:James Taylor
Subject:Manning/ Mary Jane Maynard Ware
Post Date:September 15, 2004 at 17:00:51
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Still researching my Ware family tree. Some new information has come my way, since I posted a message.
Manning Ware died on April 9, 1880. He is buried in Camden Twp. cemetery. Mary Jane Maynard died on Dec. 12, 1896. She is also buried in Camden Twp. cemetery. I do have the two obituaries for Mary Jane. I was surprised when her maiden name was spelled Manard. I have not been able to find an obit. for Manning Ware.
The Elyria Republican December 24, 1896
Mary Manard was born in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont, October 24th, 1820, was married to Manning Ware January 3, 1839 with whom she came to Ohio in 1858 and settled in Pittsfield. They afterwards lived at various places. Her husband died April 9th, 1880. Since that time she has lived with her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Barrance, where she died December 12, aged 76 years, 1 month and 18 days. She experienced religion and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1843. She has lived a conscientious Christian life. She was the mother of six children all living except one--two sons and three daughters. Three attended the funeral. William, of Ridgeville, Mattie Hazelton, of Penfield and Adelia, of Pittsfield. Her son Dalton, living in Michigan and daughter, Mrs. Susan Whitney, of colorado, were unable to be present. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday forenoon, conducted by the Rev. T.D.Hentley. Interment in Camden cemetery.
Lorain County Reporter Elyria, Lorain, Ohio December 19, 1896
Slowly and silently one by one, like autumn leaves, the older citizens are passing off the stage of action. Mrs. Mary Ware aged seventy-six years, quietly laid down the earthly, to take up the immortal life last Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Barrance. She was born in Richland county, Ohio in 1820. In 1839 she was married to Manning Ware. In 1858, together with her husband and family, she came to our town, where much of her life has been spent. Mrs. Ware was the mother of six children, one of whom preceded her into immortality. She early in life embraced religion, and has ever been a faithful, consistent Christian. Her daily life was quiet and unassuming, and her first thought was for the happiness of others. The last sad rites were observed Tuesday, at the home of her daughter, and the remains laid quietly to rest in the Camden cemetery. Thus closes a useful and beautiful life.

The Richland County mention above, I would think would be Rutland County. This might account for the birthplace descrepance in the two obit.) Mary Jane was born in Rutland c
County Vermont
Mary Jane was living in Hubbardton Vt. at the time she married Manning Ware. According to the marriage records Mary Jane Mainard was married to Manning Ware. Maynard and Manard are used for the maiden name. Manning and Mary were married by James K. Hyde, justice of the peace and town clerk of Sudbury. The only church in Sudbury was/is Congregational and the wedding is not recorded there. The marriage records of this time period did not include parents and that is true of this record as well.
Manning and Mary Jane are on the 1850 census living in Castleton, Rutland, Vermont.
Manning and Mary Jane are on the 1860-1870 census for Lorain County Ohio.
Mary Jane and her mother Polly Manly are on the 1880 census living in Amhurst, Lorain, county. Listed as living near were Chauncy Hazelton, my ggrandfather and Cordelia Barrance(Mary Jane and Manning's daughter). Rumor is Cordelia had the family history written, but it has been lost over the passing of time.
I do have some "hunches" as to who Manning and Mary Jane's parents might be. I haven't proven any of these hunches. I was hoping Mary Jane's death certificate might confirm my thinking.
Manning Ware's parents could possibly by Frederick and Jemima Manning Ware.
Living in Pittsford, Rutland, County Vermont in 1820 when Mary Jane was born are two Maynard families with females under five years old, Ira Maynard and Arnold Maynard.
This is all the bits of information that I have been able to gather over the years. If anyone happend to come across any information during your research that might add a leaf to the family tree, I would appreciate your sharing.