Sgt. Samuel Ware of Middlesex Co. Va.

After many years of research my dear friend Marge Kidd, came to the conclusion that the Sgt. Samuel Ware, referred to in Virginia of Soldiers of 1776, by Burgess, 1927, was not the father of her ancestor Leigh Ware, as stated pg.460, but could be in fact my ancestor Samuel Ware, after she had found that Sgt. Ware had hired attorney John B. Jesse, of Middlesex Co. Va. After two years of research and much help from the Va. State Library we found the following proof.

The following was transcribed by Wendell Ware, 5/20/08
Note: Samuel Ware was awarded Land Warrant 5986, for three years service as a Sergeant in the Continental Line, 17 Dec., 1811

Know all men by these present that I Samuel Ware of the county of Middlesex do make constitute and appoint John B. Jesse my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to receive a warrant from the land office of this state for ____acres of land to which I am entitled agreeably to a certificate herewith from the Clerk of the Council, with power also as my attorney to do all acts necessary for effecting the principles hereby ratifying & confirming all that my said Attorney shall do thereof is by virtue hereof –
? Witness where of I hereunto let my hand seal this 28th Nov. 1811
Witness – Samuel Ware (seal)
Richd. C Faulkner
John B Rousie

Middlesex Co.

Be it known that on the 28th day of Nov. 1811 before me came Saml. Ware
Above named and acknowledged the above letter of Atty. to be his act and
Deed – Witness my hand seal
this 28th Nov. 1811

Rich M. Segar (seal)

VSL, Land Office Military Certificates, reel 35, certificate #5986
Revolutionary War Bounty Warrant, reel 28


Sgt. Samuel Ware of Middlesex Co. Va. — 1 Comment

  1. Thanks for continuting the research and sharing. The WARE line is part of my research. I am delighted to know you have a blog set up.

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