Since I live in Warren, Ohio and made a one day trip to Lorain County.Elyria is about two hours from Warren.So I didn't have to make motel arrangements.
I did find my gggrandfather's ,Manning Ware, obituary in an 1880 newspaper at the main branch of the Elyria Public Library.Also I did visit "The Hickories" and found help in understanding some of the references made in the newspaper obituary.
I did visit the Probate Court and found Manning Ware's will and searched for his wife's will (Mary Jane Maynard Ware) and for his mother in law's will (Polly Maynard Manley).Mary Jane was living with her daughter Cordelia Barrance when she died.Polly Manley may have been living in Amherst when she died.I did not find Mary Jane or Polly's wills.
I am thinking that a trip to Rutland County Vermont is going to be in my near future plans.I hope more information can be found about my gggrandparents families in Vermont.I did find an article about the Irish family.My gggrandmother's sister married into the Irish family from Lorain county.The article mentioned that Charles Irish's wife came from an old New England family (Ware). I am sure that I'll enjoy the trip to Vermont.I will try to go during the fall and enjoy the fall colors next year. Jim Taylor