I am the ggreatgranddaughter of Robert Durham Jeffares and Mary Jane Ware. I have been finding quite a bit of information on the Jeffares family, but have not been able to find very much information on Mary Jane Ware. In fact, I have not been able to find anything. I know that they were married in 1874 and that Robert Durham was born in 1851. This would probably mean that Mary Jane was born sometime in the 1848-1855 time period.
Our family history says that she was a Cherokee orphan raised by a family named Ware. If anyone has any knowledge about Mary Jane Ware, I would love to hear from you.
Thanks, C. Davis