Looking for parents of William Ware (b. abt. 1795 SC., d. March 1855 Landsford, Chester, SC.)

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William married Mary Maulsey (Farris/Faries) O'Neal, a young widow of John O'Neal. My William is often confused with other William Ware's, one being William Ware the founder of Waresville, now Uvalde, Texas and another William Ware who died in Pontotoc, MS the same year, 1855.

William Murtha Wilder published a book in 1945 titled "Wilder and Some Connecting (especially some WARE) Families in the Southeastern United States" that lists the parents of my William as William Ware (who lived to be 116 years old apparently) and Hetty (Ellis), dau. of Joseph Ellis.  Mr. Wilder does not list a source for this information and after nearly 20 years of researching, I have yet to find one.

On the 1850 Chester, SC Census, William states he was born in SC and his age would put him being born about 1795.  He died in March 1855 without a Will. Probate lists no one else with the last name of Ware other than his children. There are no Ware's living near them.  Relatives near them appear to be Mary's relatives.  No burial site ever found.  I have researched other Ware/Weir/Wear families in SC and have been unable to connect him to any of them.
in Genealogy Help by Judy Ware G2G Rookie (280 points)
If you eventually run into Samuel Ware of Massachusetts in your ancestry, please let me know and I can share a document with you appointing him to Justice of the Peace.  It's signed twice by John Hancock :)

William Ware

 in the South Carolina Marriage Index, 1641-1965

    Name: William Ware
    Spouse: Mary Agnew
    Marriage Date: 1774-1890
    County: Abbeville
    Source: Marriages, Ninety-Six and Abbeville District

    1840 census shows two other Wares but I can't make out their first names. Send me an email and I can send you the pertinent portion of the document in Word.

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    William Wase

     in the 1840 United States Federal Census

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    Name: William Wase
    [William Ware] 
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Abbeville, South Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
    Slaves - Males - Under 10: 11
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 3
    Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 2
    Slaves - Females - Under 10: 8
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 3
    Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 3
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
    Slaves - Females - 55 thru 99: 2
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 15
    Total Free White Persons: 2
    Total Slaves: 33
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 35

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