Nicholas Ware

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Nicholas Ware
Nicholas Ware.jpg
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
November 10, 1821 – September 7, 1824
Preceded by Freeman Walker
Succeeded by Thomas W. Cobb
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1776-02-16)February 16, 1776
Caroline County, Virginia
Died September 7, 1824(1824-09-07) (aged 48)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic-Republican

Nicholas Ware (February 16, 1776 – September 7, 1824) was a United States Senator from Georgia.

Ware was born in Caroline County, Virginia and later moved with his parents to Edgefield, South Carolina and a few years later to Augusta, Georgia. He received a thorough English education and studied medicine. He studied law in Augusta as well as at the Litchfield Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta.

From 1808 to 1811 and in 1814–1815, Ware was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. He was elected as mayor of Augusta, serving from 1819 to 1821. That year the Georgia legislature elected him as a Democratic-Republican (later as a Crawford Republican) to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Freeman Walker; he served from November 10, 1821, until his death in New York City in 1824. Ware was interred under the annex of Grace Church.

He was a planter and slave owner. At the time of the 1820 census, he owned 62 slaves[1] and had extensive plantation near Augusta. He developed it for cotton, the major commodity crop of the Deep South in the antebellum era.

His daughter married. After being widowed, she married the widower and planter Francis W. Eppes of Tallahassee, Florida.

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  1. ^ 1820 United States Census, United States Census, 1820; Richmond County, GA;, National Archives film number M33. Retrieved on March 6, 2016.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Freeman Walker
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
Served alongside: John Elliott
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Cobb