Nicholas Ware Sr. Will, 1799, South Carolina

In the name of God, Amen.  I, Nicholas Ware, Senior 
of the State of SC, Edgefield County, being of sound 
mind and discretion, but reflecting on the uncertainty 
of life, do make, institute and appoint this my Last 
Will and Testament, and declare the following to be 
my will and intention.
Imprimis, I give my soul to God, who gave it to me, 
and trust in the mercy of my Savior for perfect remission 
of sins, and my body to the ground to be entered at the 
discretion of my executors hereafter named.
Item.  I will that all my just debts be paid before 
my executor shall be obliged by my children on their 
representatives to deliver over to them any part of my 
estate and the better to comprehend my meaning.  My 
will is, that all my estate be exposed to public sale 
within 13 months after my decease.  That the monies 
arising from the sales thereof, to continue or remain 
in the possession of my executor or his executor or 
executors till all debts due by me are paid.  And 
that the remainder be distributed or divided equally 
among my children, Reuben Ware, Henry Ware, Sarah Samuel 
and Robert Ware.  Provided my son, Henry Ware, will pay 
all debts by him contracted, which I have either verbally 
or by writiing assumed.  Upon his noncompliance, my will 
is that my executor pay out of his (my son Henry) part 
of porportion all debts of his, I have assumed.  And the 
remainder of his part then to be delivered to him.
Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Samuel, 
$50.00, besides her proportionable part, after my debts 
are paid.
Item.  It is my will that my executor be not accountable 
for the hire of negroes during the time allowed before 
the sale.  It is not neither my intention that there 
should be any appraisement of my property, but that it be 
exposed to sale agreeable to the before mentioned clause 
or papagraph.
And lastly, I constitute and appoint my son, Robert Ware 
executor of this my Last Will and Testament.  Thereby 
revoking all former wills.  Given under my hand, this 11th day 
of June, 1799.  
Signed and sealed in the presence of Saml. Crafton, George
Grissell, Lewis Harris.  
Signed Nicholas (X) Ware (Seal)
Proved by John Simkins, OED.

Additional Comments:
Nicholas Ware (1720-Abt. 1801) was married to Dorothy Garrett 
who probably passed on before her husband, as she is not 
mentioned in his will.

Source:  Edgefield County Book A--inventories And Wills, Pg.
401/3 Written: June 11, 1799 Recorded: December 3, 1801
USGenWeb Archives by: Suzanne Ackert ackerte@bellsouth.net 
July 13, 2005

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