Origin of Ware County, Georgia

“Ware County was created by an Act of the Legislature approved December 15th, 1824. It was created out of lands theretofore situated in Appling County, and was named for Hon. Nicholes Ware, a United States Senator from this State. Early in the year 1825 an election was held in the new county for Justices of the Inferior Court, which at this time had charge of all county matters. The following justices were elected and were commissioned March 2nd, 1825 : William Smith, Solomon Hall, John L. Stewart, Jr., Philemon Bryan and Absalom Thomas. The election for county officers was not held until the next year, when the following were elected: William G. Henderson, sheriff; Joseph Bryan, clerk of the Superior and Inferior Courts; Zachariah Davis, surveyor, and Joshua Sharpe, coroner. At the same time that the Justices of the Inferior Court were elected in 1825, Philemon Bryan was elected the first State Senator from Ware County, while John L. Stewart was elected the first representative.”

Source:  History of Clinch County, Georgia, by Folks Huxford, The J.W. Burke Company, Macon Georgia, 1916, page 10


Origin of Ware County, Georgia — 2 Comments

  1. Have put copy into my file for further cross checking. That was a time of so much movement it is hard to nail down.
    Lovely clue.
    B. Fitzgerald

  2. Is this the same Nicholas that was a descendant from the WARE’s of Virginia? I kind of think it is. Good post.

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