Robert Ware Sr. Will, 1818, South Carolina

I, Robert Ware, Senr., Being of feeble health but 
of sound & disposing memory, I desire that my just 
debts be paid.  I give unto my son George Ware 
negroes viz: Solomon, Betsey, Pusley & Isaac.  I 
give unto my wife Peggy Ware all my negroes, lands, 
horses, mules, cattle, stock of every kind, house-
hold and kitchen furniture, tools during her natural 
life.  After her death the property to be equally 
divided between my children, viz: Nicholas, Sarah 
Harris, Lucey G. Bacon, Robert, Thomas and George, 
and the children of my deceased son Jopseph Ware 
and my deceased daughter Susannah Barksdale, and the 
issue of my son Henry and his wife the former Amelia 
Jones.  I desire that the heirs of my deceased 
children to share an equal portion with my other 
children.  Should Patsey Key, Peggy Merewether 
and Lucinda Crafton, daughers of my dear daughter, 
Susannah Barksdale, should live to the age of 21 
or marry to share equally their mothers portion.  
It is my will and desire that my daughter Sarah 
Harris, the wife of Lewis Harris, and her children 
to the exclusion of Lewis Harris, to be vested in 
my son Nicholas Ware as trustee for my daughter 
Sarah and her children's property that I have given 
them.  I desire that after the death of my beloved 
wife the personal property to be equally divided 
unto lots or shares and each to take a share or 
draw for a share; likewise a division of the land 
to be made in the same manner.  I appoint my beloved 
wife, Peggy Ware, as executrix and sons, Nicholas 
Ware, Robert Ware, and George Ware as executors.  
Witness: Ozeas Morgan, Evin Morgan and James Carson, 
Senr.  Signed, Robert Ware.  Proved by the oath of
Ozeas Morgan the 21 May, 1818, and same time qualified 
Peggy Ware, Nicholas Ware, George Ware and Robert Ware 
as executors to the above by a dedimus to Charles 
Bussey, Esq.  Jn. Timkins, OED 

Additional Comments:
Robert Ware (1749-1817) was the son of Nicholas Ware and 
Dorothy Garrett.  He married Margaret "Peggy" Tankersley 

Source:  Source: Sc Wills 1787-1836, By James & Vivian 
Wooley, Pg.120 Written: October 6, 1817 Recorded: May 21, 
USGenWeb Archives by: Suzanne Ackert 
July 13, 2005

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