Edward Ware Will, 1837, Georgia

Edward Ware  8 Dec 1837
My eldest son Bennett Ware, having been provided for 
by a tract of land which I gave him on Lamars Creek, 
a negro boy Lewis, a gray mare and sadle and other 
property towards housekeeping, my will is that he 
receive nothing further except his part of any surplus. 
My daughter 
Lettice Ware has received a negro boy Joe, a bay mare 
and saddle and other property towards housekeeping, to 
have no other property except her share of any surplus. 
My daughter Judith Higginbotham in her lifetime received 
a negro boy Charles, a black mare and saddle; she and her 
children to receive nothing more.  My son Philip Ware has 
received a tract of land containing 133 acres out of the 
tract where 
I now live, a negro boy Abraham, a gray mare and saddle; 
to receive nothing more except his part of any surplus. 
My son Henry Ware in his lifetime received 143 acres of 
land, a negro boy Cato, a gray horse and saddle; his heirs 
to receive nothing more than their share of any surplus.  
My daughter Elizabeth Long received a negro girl Deci and 
$100 in place of a horse and saddle; to receive $20 and 
nothing more than her share of any surplus.  My daughter 
Mary Hobson received a negro girl Easter, a gray mare and 
saddle; to receive nothing more than her share of the surplus. 
My daughter Sarah Borum has received a brown mare and saddle; 
I now give her a negro girl Silvy and her children and 
future increase, and at her death to belong to all her 
children, including the two children she had by her first 
husband Britton Sanders.  My daughter Ann Higginbotham in 
her lifetime received a girl Pegg, a horse and Saddle; she 
nor her to receive nothing more.  To my son Elisha Ware,
all the land that I now own in Madison County, it being the 
land where I now live and where Elisha lives, on the condition 
that he pay my daughters Lettice Ware, Elizabeth Long, Mary 
Hobson, Sarah Borum and Gincy Strickland $40 each. I also give 
him a negro boy Simon which he has in his possession, and 
a horse to value at $100 r $100 in cash.  My daughter Gincy 
Strickland has received a negro girl Rhoda, a bay horse and
Saddle; to receive nothing more.  I give my five daughters, 
Lettice Ware, Elizabeth Long, Mary Hobson, Sarah Borum, and 
Gincy Strickland, 980 acres of land in Wayne County granted 
to myself.  Remainder of estate divided to constitute a general 
surplus and to be equally divided between my son Bennett Ware, 
my daughter Lettice Ware, Philip Ware, Henry Ware’s legal 
representatives, Elisha Ware, Elizabeth Long, Mary Hobson, 
Sarah Borum, and Gincy Strickland.  
Executors:  James Long, Philip Ware, and Elisha Ware.  
Signed:  Edward Ware.  
Witness:  Matthew S. Freeman, Richardson Hancock, William Mironey.  
Reg’d 4 Dec 1838, William Sanders, C.C.O.

Source:  Page 95, Madison County, GA, Will Book A 1811-1841
Submitted by Jeanne Arguelles - ejarguelles@msn.com 
1 October 2001

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