I, Henry Ware, being of sound memory. I give to my beloved wife Lively Ware 200 acres of land joining the tract where I now living on surveyed by Nicholas Gunnell also three negroes named Tom, Rachel & Bett & all of my household furniture except one feather bed & furniture & one half of my stock of every kind. I give to my dtr. Elizabeth Garret the tract of land whereon I now live containing 315 acres, but I have sold to Daniel Barksdale on the upper corner of said tract about seven acres which she must make title for but if she refuse to make the title to Daniel Barksdale it must come our of her apart of my estate also four negroes viz: Old Tom, Milly, Cloe & James & one feather bed a & furniture & half of my stock of all kinds.
I appoint my beloved wife Lively Ware as executrix.
Wit: Tom McKee, Sawney McKee & Daniel McKee
Signed Henry Ware
Proved by the oath of Sawney McKee on the 14 Jan. 1814 & same time qualified Livley as executrix
Recorded 7 June 1814
Jn. Timkins, O.E.D.
Source: Edgefield SC Wills 1787/1836 by James and Vivian Wooley