Wares of Coweta County, Georgia

From: Candace Gravelle <tealtree@home.com>
Subject: [GAHEARD] Ware families
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 21:17:20 -0700
Exerpts from the book ” Coweta County, Georgia Pioneers from the 1827
land lottery, the 1830 and 1840 census’s in Coweta County, Georgia ”
compiled and published by the Coweta County Georgia Genealogical Society

” Original Coweta County was much larger than it is today and included
land which later became parts of Heard, Meriwether and Campbell

” 1827 Land Lottery, Coweta County, GA
Following is a list of the names of the fortunate Georgia residents who
drew land in Coweta County in the 1827 Land Lottery:

First District Fractional Lots in Coweta County
Lot 284 – – Edward Ware 196 acres, residing in Coweta County, GA

Third District Lots in Coweta County
Lot 180 – – Jane Ware, widow of Revolutionary War Soldier, residing in
Jackson County, GA

Sixth District Fractional Lots in Coweta County
Lot 161 – – Edward Ware, of Coweta County, 166 2/10 acres,
Lot 162 – – Edward Ware, of Coweta County, 41 acres
Lot 167 – – Edward Ware, of Coweta County, 1 5/10 acres
Lot 168 – – Edward Ware, of Coweta County, 24 5/10 acres
Lot 169 – – Edward Ware, of Coweta County, 11 5/10 acres

1830 census of Coweta County, GA shows:

Phillip Ware, page 371
1 male age 10 – 15
1 male age 15 – 20
1 male age 20 – 30
1 male age 40 – 50
1 female age 10 – 15
1 female age 15 – 20
1 female age 40 – 50

Edward Ware page 372
2 males under age 5
1 male age 5 – 10
2 males ages 20 – 30
1 male age 40 – 50
1 female age 20 – 30

1830 census Coweta County, GA page 377
John M. Ware
2 males under age 5
1 male age 40 – 50
1 male age 50 – 60
1 female age 5 – 10
2 females ages 10 – 15
1 female age 15 – 20
1 female age 30 – 40

CARROLL County, Georgia Deed Book G page 104 – – Deed headed FLOYD
County, Georgia – – Sept 11, 1852 – – Edward Ware to James M. Bridges
and David W. Sims, $130., part of land lot $198 9th Dist. Carroll
County, GA, 123 acres. Witness: John T. Colquitt, Elijah Presley,
R.M. Fletcher, JP. Recorded Nov 26, 1852

Carroll County, GA Deed Book C page 219 – – Carroll County – – Nov 6,
1837 – – George W. Ware to Anna Ware, $100., land lot #114 5th Dist.,
Carroll County, GA. Witness: John M. Dale, A. M. Whorter, JP.
Recorded Jan 24, 1838.

Carroll County, GA Deed Book D page 209 – – Carroll County, GA – -Jan
8, 1841 – – Allen M. McWhorter to Anna Ware, $150., land lot #193 5th
Dist. Carroll County, GA. Witness: William Walker, Obadiah Hembree.
Jan 8, 1841, oath of Obadiah Hembree that he saw deed assigned. A.M.
McWhorter, JP. Recorded Nov 8, 1841.

Over in TROUP County, Georgia (from the book “Peoples of LaGrange and
Troup County, Georgia ” compiled in 1991 by Forrest Clark Johnson III )
there were two WARE men noted to have drawn land for Troup County, GA in
the 1827 Georgia
Land Lottery:

Bennett M. Ware, veteran of Indian Wars, was residing in Morgan County,
Georgia and drew land for Troup County, GA, Lot #66 in the 5th Dist. of
Troup County

Robert Ware, residing in Wilkes County, GA, drew land for Troup County,
GA, lot # 150 in the 14th Dist. of Troup County

>From the book “A History of LaGrange, Georgia 1828 – 1900 and
Genealogical and Historical Register of Troup County, Georgia ”
compiled by Forrest Clark Johnson, III ” there are three or so pages on
the WARE families of Troup-Heard-Coweta Counties, GA, some which were
submitted by Ware family researchers of the area. Some excerpts from
the article …. ” Henry Ware Sr. b. 1728 in Glouchester County, VA,
died 1801 in Lincoln County, GA, married Martha Garrett b. 1735 VA died
1817 Lincoln County, GA. (dau. of John Garrett who died 1784 in
Edgefield County, SC ). Henry Ware Sr. and Martha Garrett were the
parents of Henry Ware Jr. b. 12 16-1756 VA died 1807 Lincoln County,
GA, married in 1783 in Goodland County, VA to Winnie Mims (b. 1760,
dau. of Drury Mims). Henry Ware Jr. was a veteran of the Revolution.
He and Winnie Mims had:

1. John Mims Ware b. 2-27-1788 died 8-8-1838 Heard County, Georgia,
married Lucy Sturdivant b. 7-4-1780 died 8-22-1869 Heard County, GA.
They moved to Heard County, Georgia in 1827 immediately after the land
and built a house that year and were founders of Bethel Baptist
Church. The estate of John Mims Ware was kept together until his wife
died, after the war, at which time their son James B. Ware Sr. bought
the place……”

The articles go on to list the children of John Mims Ware and Lucy
Some of their descendants settled in Troup County, GA.

A notice in a Georgia newspaper from 1852 mentions John M. Ware in the
following excerpt:
“The Georgia Banner June 18, 1852 – – NOTICE – – All persons concerned
are hereby notified that two months after the date I shall apply to the
Court of Ordinary of Heard County for leave to sell one hundred and
forty acres off of Lot of Land No. 198 in the 3rd Dist. of Coweta now
Heard County, GA, belonging to the estate of the late John M. Ware,
late of said county, deceased. James B. Ware,
administrator. May 28th 1852

>From an article in the book ” History of Heard County, Georgia 1830 –
1990″ (compiled by the Heard County Historical Society) an article
about John Mims
Ware and Lucy Sturdivant indicates that John Ware drew land in the
Georgia Land Lottery for Terrell County, GA and later traded it for land
in Coweta County, GA, noting that before that he farmed for a year in
Pike County, Georgia. The family stories in the Heard County History
book are slightly different than the family stories in the Troup County,
GA articles about the Ware families as far as the dates and places of

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