Will of Mildred Ware

(Note:  Mildred Ware was the sister of William Ware, the fourth great-grandfather of Vicki Ware Cheesman; daughter of John and Anna (Harrison) Ware; grand-daughter of James and Agnes (Todd) Ware.)

”Will of Mildred Ware, of Louisa County, Dated Sept. 3, 1829. Prob. Mar. 8, 1830.  To the children of My Brother-in-law Capt. Richard Wyatt, & Nancy, his wife, sum of 3000,00 (pounds); all bank stock of which I die possessed; also sd. children my slave Charity & her four children.  Two nieces, Ann H. Wyatt & Sarah C. Wyatt, my plated carriage harness.  Three nieces, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Ann H. Wyatt & Sarah C. Wyatt all my trunks and their contents now at Capt. Richard Wyatts.  Children of my brother Wm. Ware, $500, in bonds as compensation for the loss they sustained in the sale for the land left to them by my father.  Niece, Patsey Ware, daughter of my brother James Ware, my negro girl Amy.  To Capt. John Mosby, of Nelson, 1/3 part of the sum of $306,53. which sum with interest thereon from Nov. 1817, till paid, he now owes me as will appear from the division of my father’s estate, but if sd. Mosby brings charge for board against me while I staid at his house he shall have no part of my estate.  Children of my brothers Wm. Ware & James Ware, son of my brother James Ware, two slaves Old Ned & old Isbel.  Niece Ann H. Shelton my large trunk at Capt. John Mosby’s; the contents of that trunk & another one which is with it to be equally divided between the sd, Ann H. Shelton & my niece Sarah Perkins.  To the children of Capt. John Mosby; the children of my brother Wm. Ware; & the children of my brother James Ware rest & residue of my estate.  My agent Robert Wilkinson.  Executors, Capt. Richd. Wyatt, & Rev. Robert Wilkinson.  Witnesses, W. Nelson, Jr. Larkin B. Hancock, Oliver C. Smith, Dabney C. Waller.”

Source:  The Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers; Abstracts of Records in the Local and General Archives of Virginia…, edited by Clayton Torrence, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1979, page 874


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