Franklin County Kentucky Will Book 2, Page 176
”In the name of God, Amen, I, Samuel Ware, being weak in body, but sound in mind, do make and ordain this as my last will and testament, viz: I wish all my past debts, and for this purpose, I hereby authorize and empower my executors here after named to sell and convey the back of land on which Hankerson R Ware, my son, now lives, containing about 25 acres, lying on the opposite side of the turnpike, being residue, and in case all the executors named do not qualify, whoever does, acting to sell said land. This in addition to which is owing some, and the stock on the farm, and the crop, it is believed will pay all I owe. Item 2, I give to my two daughters, Agnes Bullock and Nancy Fogg, the following names Negroes, viz: Joe, James, Ashby, Ann, Lucinda, Fielding, Caroline, and Delilah, to them and their heirs forever, conveys it to my daughters to divide them as they suppose. Item 3 I give to my daughter Elizabeth R Utterback, my Negro woman Anne and her two children and the one she is now pregnant with to her and her heirs forever. Item 4th: All the rest and residue of my estate of every kind I will and devise to GS Morehead and Wm D Reed, to be held by them in trust for my three sons, James R Ware, Hankerson R Ware, and William L Ware, the profits of the land to be used and enjoyed by them, and also the personal property, if they choose to so enjoy it, but if not, a fair and equitable division to be made, giving in the said division the advantage to James and William of a bed and furniture each, two cows and calves each and a half dozen sheep each, and bequeath my Negro man, Allen, who is worth about six hundred dollars, and I wish him equally divided among all my children, but if my sons may keep him by paying in one year from my death one hundred dollars to each of my daughters, and if kept by my sons, said Negro Man to be held in trust as before stated for the benefit of my sons. Item 5th: I do hereby appoint my three sons before named executor of this my last will and testament, I request that no bond be requested from them. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand.