Notes for James Britton Ware

!US Census 1860 (15 June) Georgia, Heard Co., Northern District, St. Cloud PO, Roll M653_127, Sheet 9, Page 669, Lines 12-18: James B. Ware (b. 1831 - 29 - in GA - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $2800 + $14000) married to Sarah M. (b. 1834 - 26 - in GA). Children listed (born in GA) are: Alberta V. (dau b. 1851 - 9); Almira E. (dau b. 1853 - 7); Ada G. (dau b. 1855 - 5); John F. B. (son b. 1858 - 2); and Alonzo (son b. Jan 1860 - 5/12). ALSO LISTED is: John W. Spradlin (b. 1841 - 19 - in GA - Occ: Student)

!US Census 1870 (15 June) Georgia, Heard Co., Militia District 693, Franklin PO, Roll M593_157, Sheet 11, Page 310A, House No. 89, Lines 6-16: James B. Ware (b. 1830 - 40 - in GA - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $5500 + $9000) married to Sarah M. T. (b. 1833 - 37 - in GA). Children listed (born in GA) are: Albert V. (dau b. 1851 - 19); Elmira E. (dau b. 1853 - 17); Addie G. (dau b. 1855 - 15); John F. B. (son b. 1858 - 12); Alonzo C. (son b. 1860 - 10); Albert Z. (son b. 1862 - 8); James B. S. (son b. 1864 - 6); Henry H. (son b. 1866 - 4); and Robert H. T. (son b. 1868 - 2).

!US Census 1880 (23 June) Georgia, Heard Co., St. Cloud, Roll T9_152, Family History Film 1254152, Sheet 52D, Page 46D, lines 15-23: James B. Ware (b. 1830 - 50 - in GA - Occ: Farmer - Fa: GA and Mo: GA) married to Sarah M. (b. 1833 - 47 - in GA - Fa: SC and Mo: GA). Children listed (born in GA) are: Ryna (dau b. 1851 - 29); Crawford (son b. 1860 - 20 - Occ: Farm Laborer); Zolicopher (son b. 1862 - 18); Brit S. (son b. 1864 - 16); Henry H. (son b. 1866 - 14); Robert F. (son b. 1868 - 12); and Rigdon M. (son b. 1870 - 10)

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After his motherís death in 1869, James purchased the family home from his siblings, and successfully managed his estate, over the next 10 years. In 1872 he was incorporated in the Jury Commissionerís Bill and served continuously until 1904. In 1874 he was elected to the Georgia Legislature receiving 500 of the 700 votes cast, working in both the house and senate.

On June 24, 1883 proved to be the worst day of James and Sarah's life, their beloved son James Britton, Jr., died from typhoid fever. After his sonís death, James decided to do something more with his life and was elected State Senator of the 37th District in 1904. While in the Senate he introduced and secured the passage of a bill making drunkenness on the public highway a crime, as well as introducing and having enacted the bill forbidding the sale of whiskey in Georgia within the radius of one mile from a church. He served as foreman of the grand jury over 21 times. He was also treasurer of the Western Baptist Association, and President of the Corinth Agricultural and Horticultural Club.
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