1802 - 1850
Amherst County, Virginia
Haywood County, Tennessee
by Iris Teta Eubank Wagner
Mansfield Ware was the first born child of Capt. James Ware and his wife Nancy Garland Pendleton of Amherst County, Virginia.
Seventeen years later on June 21, 1819, Mansfield became a Constable of the county. Bonds were posted by his Uncle Dabney Ware and James Fulcher.
Amherst county records indicate Mansfield probably inherited James Ware's Inn and Tavern. An adjoining lot was sold to Mansfield by Richard N. Eubank, wife Mary C. Ware "relinguishing her dower to the lot at Pedlar."
On June 3, 1824, Mansfield and Susan Petis Franklin were married in Amherst County. By 1830 they had moved to Haywood County, Tennessee. On the 1830 U. S. Federal Census, they have a male and a female child, both under five years. By the 1840 Census, entry, they have five children, and list four slaves.
According to the 1850 Mortality Index of Haywood County, Tennessee, Mansfield was a trader by occupation.
By entry in the Eubank Family Bible Mansfield died September 1, 1850.
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