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Nicholas Ware

September 7, 1824
Home Town:
Caroline County, VA
Later Residences:
Augusta, GA
Mary F. Ware (unknown)
Susanna Carr Ware (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Nicholas Ware was the son of Captain Robert Ware. He was born in Caroline County, VA and later moved with his parents to Edgefield, South Carolina and finally to Augusta, GA. Ware studied medicine before attending the Law School.

After attending the Law school, Ware returned to Augusta, GA to practice law. He had a great interest in education and promoted the Richmond Academy.

Ware had a political career. His election as Mayor of Augusta and Georgia State Senator filled the first unexpired terms of Freeman Walker. In 1824, he traveled to New York City, NY to welcome General Lafayette. He took ill there and died. That same year Ware County was formed (in Georgia) and named in his honor.
Additional Notes:
Ward's grand home in Augusta, GA is still standing today.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Political Party:
Democratic Republican; Crawford Republican
Federal Posts:
U.S. Senator (GA) 1821-1824
State Posts:
State Representative (GA) 1808-1811, 1814-1815
Local Posts:
Mayor (Augusta, GA) 1819-1821

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Litchfield Law School Moothall Society, Litchfield Law School Collection, Series 1, Subseries 3, Litchfield Historical Society.
Secondary Sources:
Northen, Willliam J. Men of Mark in Georgia, Vol. 2. Atlanta, GA: A.G. Caldwell, 1912.

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