1794–1843

Introduction

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Born: Ap­ril 21, 1794, Hing­ham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 22, 1843, Fram­ing­ham, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

Henry was the son of Un­i­tar­ian min­is­ter Hen­ry Ware, Sr., and Ma­ry Clarke, and hus­band of Eliz­abeth Wat­son Wat­er­house and Ma­ry Lov­ell Picka­rd.

He at­tended Har­vard and be­came an as­sist­ant teach­er at Ex­e­ter Acad­e­my in New Hamp­shire.

In 1815, the Bo­ston Un­i­tar­i­an As­so­ci­a­tion li­censed Ware to preach, and in 1817, he was or­dained and be­came pas­tor of the Se­cond Church in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts. He was al­so Pro­fess­or of Pul­pit El­o­quence and Pas­toral Care at the Har­vard Di­vi­ni­ty School (1829–42).

He ed­it­ed the Chris­tian Dis­ci­ple (lat­er re­named the Chris­tian Ex­am­in­er), and ran the So­ci­e­ty for Re­li­gious Im­prove­ment at Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty (his fa­ther was on the fa­cul­ty there, as well).

Works

A two vol­ume Mem­oir and a four vol­ume Works were pub­lished three years af­ter his death.

Sources

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