Edmund Ware vs Mary Donaldson Estate


I think this is some sort of lawsuit brought against the estate of Mary Cook Donaldson. It mentions all the children of her husband Thomas and their spouses.

UPDATE 12/23/2016……I don’t think this is a lawsuit per se. I think that Edmund Ware somehow became executor of administrator of Mary Donaldson’s estate when she died. At the bottom it says “Sale or division of Real Estate of Mary Donaldson, deceased”. I think this was a matter of ” who gets what item from her estate”.

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3 thoughts on “Edmund Ware vs Mary Donaldson Estate”

  1. You might not like this, but…

    Based on this image of the 1828 Ware-Donaldson suit, I’m beginning to believe Joyce Smelley Odom that my Benjamin II did NOT marry Elizabeth Donaldson. My Benjamin II was certainly married to an Elizabeth (she released her dower rights to the deceased Benjamin II’s property in August 1811); however, the 1828 Ware-Donaldson suit clearly shows a Benjamin married to Elizabeth Donaldson, living outside of SC. Joyce Smelley Odom claims that this Benjamin and Elizabeth were in Alabama by 1828. I believe that this SC-AL Benjamin is the son of William Maddox (William was the son of Benjamin II and brother of Benjamin III), since William Maddox’s Tuscaloosa will lists Benjamin as a son.

    There were at least three Benjamin Maddoxes in Abbeville/Laurens in the early 1800s… see my assessment at http://hisxmark.com/2012/08/09/lots-o-benjamins-17/ and Odom’s assessment at https://hisxmark.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/joyce-odoms-abbeville-maddox-narrative.pdf. They’re mutually compatible.


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