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Part 12 of Ware Connection to Grace Episcopal Church

Final Thoughts and References

Photo by James and Judy Ware

Grace Episcopal Church still stands like a sentinal over the city of Berryville.  There is an active congregation that continues to grow and thrive under its’ beautiful steeple.  Breathtaking stained glass windows hold up against the winter winds and continue to let God’s light shine through in all its’  blazing glory.

Photos courtesy of James and Judy Ware


Even in the still of night, there is a glow in the windows that beckons strangers to come in.

Photo by James and Judy Ware 1986


Items used in the devotional services continue to be handled with care and preserved for future generations.

Given in memory of Lydia Knowslar Stribling - the wife of Edward McCormick Stribling. They were married January 11, 1883. She was born May 22, 1856 and died on December 4, 1927


1998 - The beautiful wooden pews, polished by years of devoted Christians, stand ready for use at all times.

Grace Church is so much more than just a building.  It is a storehouse of history, a repository of people’s joys and sorrows throughout many generations, and a sacred place where the past meets the present and confidently awaits the future.  If you sit quietly on the bench in front of the church, you can almost hear the breeze as it whispers softly -


                                       - - -    remember    

                                                     --- remember   


“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts

with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!”

Psalm 100:4





The Ware Family Bible – This is kept in my home and has dates and names recorded in it that go all the way back to the 1700’s.

2.. Original long letter of Cornelia Ware Anker (1945)  - a goldmine of first-hand intimate family facts & remembrances. Original owned by James and Judy Ware. 

3.  Second letter of Cornelia Ware Anker (1948) entitled  THE WARE FAMILY IN CLARKE COUNTY Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

6.  VIRGINIA GENEALOGIES: A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia by Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, M. A., Printed in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1891 – copyrighted 1885.

14.  Newspaper obituary (and eulogy) for Jaquelin S. Ware - published in Berryville.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware. 

15.  Letter from Lucy Balmain Ware Lewis to her sister, Elizabeth A. Ware, dated July 6, 1864 from Audley.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

17. Note written on personal stationary with monogram ‘LWH’ sent from Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes to Elizabeth A. Ware Britton; dated Nov. 7, 1878.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

18.  LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of Lucy Ware Lewis McCormick – dated June 1, 1932.  Lucie was the only surviving child of Lucy Balmain Ware Lewis & E.P.C. Lewis.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

19.  Letter from Edmonia Ware to her (step)daughter, Elizabeth Alexander Ware  - written July 31, 1864  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

24.  Marriage Certificate of Lucy Balmain Ware and Edward Parke Custis Lewis.  March 23, 1859. It is contained within a small book entitled Advice to a Married Couple by Rev. Henry Venn.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

30.  Civil War Footnotes, by Richard C. Plater of “The Play Garden” in Millwood, Virginia.  Based on excepts from the Civil War books of John Esten Cooke (1830-1886)

44.  Letter from A.G. Grinnan to Jane Morton Smith Ware – Written Oct. 12 (no year).  Announcement of the impending marriage of Jaquelin S. Ware to Helen Grinnan.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

46. Letter from Mary Custis Lee to Elizabeth A. Britton- Written Dec. 26, 1865  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

47.  Letter from the University of Virginia, written on Jan. 10, 1862 – Certification of the medical education of Charles Alexander Ware.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

 48.   A SEPARATE  PLACE (THE FORMATION OF CLARKE COUNTY, VIRGINIA) Written by Warren R. Hofstra  published by the Clarke County Sesquicentennial Committee, White Post, Virginia  - 1986

49.  Letter from M. Suter (Mrs. Henderson Suter) to Lucy Balmain Ware Lewis written on March 25th or 6th, 1866.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

58.  Obituary of Elizabeth Alexander Ware McGuire – Dated March 29, 1925.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware. 

84.  Memoirs of Rev. Josiah William Ware, Jr. – Born Nov. 23, 1853.  Copies provided by Martha Ware

94.  Letter written from Rev. Henderson Suter to Lucy Balmain Ware Lewis  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

103.  THE WARE FAMILY – By Hal Ware and posted on the Goddard-Reagan website

141.  Letter from George W. Williams to Josiah W. Ware on January 21, 1827  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

160. Proceedings of the Clarke County Historical Association Volume XXIII 1983-1984   Clarke County – A Daughter of Frederick  by Rose M.E. MacDonald  copyright 1985 by the Clarke County Historical Association

161.  Letter from Elizabeth Alexander McGuire to Somerville Ware (her nephew) on Sept. 23, 1915  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

171.  Pay receipt for Charles Alexander Ware (1865) with some notations from him.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

205.  Battles of Stonewall Brigade – list of battles that Charles Alexander Ware notated he was active in.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

227.  Letter from Lucy Balmain Ware Lewis to her cousin, Columbia Williams, dated May 17, 1866  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

229.  Letter from Lucie Ware Lewis to her aunt, E.A. Ware – August 9th – mentions Queen Victoria  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

231.  Condolence letter from Mrs. M.J. Cove to her niece Lucy and Edward Parke Custis Lewis.  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

278.  Letter from Edmonia Ware to her (step)daughter, Elizabeth Alexander Ware  - written July 31, 1864  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

294.  Letter from Lucy Balmain Ware dated Feb. 24, 1864  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

340.  Letter from Sigismund Stribling Ware to Sarah Ware   Aug. 9, 1930  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

346.  One of the last letters from Charles Alexander Ware to his sister, Elizabeth A.  Oct. 14 (no year)  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

377.  The Ware Family by Hal W. Ware taken from the website of Herb Reagan. 

420.  The King Ranch by Tom Lea -Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, Toronto, copyright 1957 by King Ranch

514.  Biography of Charles Alexander Ware written by Judith C. Ware October 2007 posted on web & published in the Clarke County Historical Ass. Proceedings

557.  The McGuire Family in Virginia – information on file in the Hayes Library 

558. Lewis Of Warner Hall – The Story of a Family  by: Merrow E. Sorley,  Baltimore, 1935

561. Green Hill Cemetery Tombstones and Burials – Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia:  compiled by: Donald R. & Mary L. Royston, New Papyrus Publishing Company, Athens, Georgia  

580.  Nelly Custis – Child of Mount Vernon  by: David L. Ribblett  copyright 1993  The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association  Mount Vernon, Virginia

593. Transcription of Lucy Ware Lewis McCormick’s Last Will and Testament   Researched & written by © Judy Ware  March 2008 

717.  Education in Clarke County, Virginia  Proceedings  XXV published by: Clarke County Historical Association  2003

734.  Defend the Valley by Margaretta Barton Colt, Oxford University Press, Crown Publishers Inc., copyright 1994

780.  Information on Mort Kunstler’s Painting that we own – plus quotes from him concerning his inspiration for the work.    

838.  The Story of a Southern School by Arthur Barksdale Kinsolving, D.D., Baltimore, The Norman Remington Co. Publishers 1922

899.  The Story of a Long Life written by: Harriot Milton Hammond, The Marion Press, Jamaica, Queensborough, New York, 1900  

900.  Uplifting the South; Mary Mildred Sullivan’s Legacy for Appalachia written by: Kathleen Curtis Wilson, The Overmountain Press, Johnson City, Tennessee  2006

1000.   Annals of Clarke County Virginia, Volume IV by: Lorraine F. Myers and Stuart E. Brown Jr.

1052.  A History of Caroline County, Virginia by: Marshall Wingfield, 1924, Press of Trevvey Christian & County Inc., Richmond, Virginia

2034. Biography info on John Glassell Ware – son of Josiah & Frances.  Library of Virginia Archives, Biographical Sketch by Samuel Basset French, 1820-1898.

2063.  The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, Volume XV, Sudellert, James D. to Warn, R.C. edited by Janet B. Hewett, Broadfoot Publishing Co., Wilmington, NC 1996

2103.  Some Old Families of Clarke County, Virginia by: Lorraine F. Myers, Stuart E. Brown, Jr., and Eileen M. Chappel, copyright 1994 by Virginia Book Company, Berryville, VA.

2106.  Memoirs of Ellen Edmonia Ware Goddard Reagan St-Cyr written by herself June 24, 1967

2127.  In the Shadow of the Blueridge – text by Mary Gray Farland, Photography by Beverley Byrd Greenhalgh, 1978

2139.  Clarke County Historical Association Archives, Berryville, Virginia – Wickliffe Church history 1819-1918

2166. Theological Seminary Commencement  Services in “The Churchman” Saturday, July 6, 1878

2302.  Memoirs of Thomas Corwin Donaldson dated 1881-1893 from the Hayes Library.

2312.  Obituary for James Mercer Garnett McGuire, husband of Elizabeth Alexander  Original owned by James and Judy Ware.

2318.  Wedding announcement for Helen Grinnan and Jaquelin Smith Ware, in the Richmond Times October 25, 1900

2319.  Obituary for Edmonia J. Smith Ware – Clarke County Courier, Berryville, Va. April 4, 1900

2368.  Newsclipping of the wedding announcement for Ellen Ware

2383.  Lewis of Warner Hall – The History of a Family by: Merrow Egerton Sorley, Baltimore, 1935

2384.  Hidden Village – Port Royal, Virginia 1744-1981 by: Ralph Emmett Fall Port Royal, Virginia 1982

2391. History of Clarke County, Virginia and Its Connection With the War Between the States (1914) by : Thomas Daniel Gold, Berryville. Va., Printed by C.R. Hughes

2392.  Stowe’s Clerical Directory of the American Church, by Rev. Andrew David Stowe D.D., Minneapolis, Minn., 1920

2393.  Col. John Wise of England and Virginia (1617-1695 by: Jennings Cropper Wise, Richmond, Virginia, 1918

2394. Minutes of the Annual Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

2395.  History of the University of North Carolina From 1868 to 1912 by: Kemp Plummer Battle

2396.  The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 13, James T. White and Company, New York, 1906

2397.  The Washingtons and Their Homes by: John W. Wayland, The Press of McClure Printing Company, Staunton, Virginia, 1944  

Additional information provided by: Council Journal, Diocese of West Virginia, Volumes 1-8 



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