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Utopia in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Ware

 
 
William Ware Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 5, 2020
1. William Ware Marker
Inscription.  

Capt. William Ware was born in 1800 to Joseph and Elizabeth Ware in Kentucky (Georgia in some sources). In 1828, he and his wife, Ann Murphy, and their three children moved to Montgomery County, Texas. From there, Ware raised a military company in 1835 and fought at the Siege of Bexar. In 1836, he raised the Second Company of the Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers, and fought with the Texas army at San Jacinto. That same year, the widowed Ware married Betsy Crane. While moving to Kaufman County in 1849, Betsy died en route to Sabinal Canyon. Ware and his son, John Crane Ware, arrived in 1852. Here they built a cabin, which became the cornerstone for the settlement of Waresville. Ware died in 1853 and was buried in the Waresville cemetery.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12893.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 29° 36.145′ N, 99° 31.272′ W. Marker is in Utopia, Texas, in Uvalde
The view behind the William Ware Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, August 5, 2020
2. The view behind the William Ware Marker
County. Marker is on Ranch to Market Road 187 one mile north of Waresville Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utopia TX 78884, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Waresville (within shouting distance of this marker); Waresville Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain William Ware (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Rock Store (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jones Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Benjamin F. Highsmith (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Old Taylor School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Captain John Coffee Hays (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utopia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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