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JOHN WAREHAM, farmer, was born in Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1831, the youngest of a family of six children born to John and Elizabeth (Stevens) Wareham, of Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, and of German origin. They subsequently removed to the vicinity of Mechanicsville, Irwin township, Venango county. The subject of this sketch obtained his schooling in that township, where he commenced farming in 1853. In 1865 he became a resident of Victory. November 14, 1861, he enlisted in Company K, Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and served until disabled in the following year. In 1853 Mr. Wareham married Nancy, daughter of John Phipps, and they are the parents of ten children. The family is connected with the Church of God, of which Mr. Wareham was the second elder of the society in Victory township.