Spartanburg County Deed Records

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William Cantrell appointment to  Fielden Turner
Contributed by James D. Martin

The following Deed Abstract was taken from the Book:
Vehom, Larry. Compiler.
Spartanburg District, S.C. Abstracts; Books U - Z (1827-1848)
Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC 2001

DEED BOOK X, PP 461-462; 2 MAY 1838. William Cantrell (Marion Co., Ala) am seized in all that Land situate in Spartanburg Dist. and now or late in the possession of Reuben Giles or occupation of Reuben Giles. Said William Cantrell appoint Flelden Turner (Spartanburg Dist) my lawful Attorney to sell my tract of Land of 461 acres more or less, on the old Green River road in said Dist. Signed William Cantrell. Acknowledged by William Cantrell 2 May 1838, in Pikeville to Edwin G. Mosely Clerk of Marion Co., Ala. Court. Certification of Edwin G. Mosely 2 May 1838 by John D. Terrell Judge of County Court, Marion Co., Ala. Recorded in Book A, 123, page 134, at office in Pikeville 2 May 1838. Signed Edwin G. MoselX.Clk. C. C. Marion Co. Ala. Recorded 30 Mar 1841.

COMMENT: William Cantrell married Fielden's sister Jane. William and family moved to Marion County, Alabama sometime before May 1838. This is the first indication we have of Fielden's profession - an Attorney apparently following his Father, Henry. William has

requested Fielden's legal services to sell his real estate in Spartanburg County, SC.

JOHN M. COLLINS TO THOMAS & JOEL BALLENGER
Transcribed and contributed by Blair Wheeler

Vol. III, Pg. 116:  Book X, "530.  Page 488-489  19 Dec 1838, John M. Collins (Spartanburg Dist) to Thomas & Joel Ballenger (same), for $1,650 sold a certain tract of Land in said Dist. Known by the name of McElhanys land, lying on both sides of Middle Tyger River.  Border:  James Reynolds, Edward Smith, John Loftis, Kilgore, parcel conveyed from Jesse Wheeler to above mentioned Collins, branch.  Supposed to contain 69 acres more or less.  Also another parcel adjoining the above.  Supposed to contain 13 acres more or less.  Border:  McElhany, Edward and Zechariah Baily.  Witness A. M. Thomson, Richard Ballenger, Danl. Robertson.  Signed Jno. M. Collins.  Witness oath by Richard Ballenger 20 Dec 1838 to John Chapman J. Q.  Dower relinquished by Edith (x) Collins 20 Dec 1838 to John Chapman J. Q.  Rec. 30 Apr 1841." 

Deed Book D, Page 5-6                      Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Family History Library Film #1022817

 Drury Couch to Benjamin Rhodes            October 13, 1794            Deed #3

 South Carolina; Spartanburg County}  This indenture made this twenty-first day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-two and the fifteenth year of American Independence, between Drury Couch of the state and county aforesaid and Benjamin Rhodes of said state and county.  Witnesseth that the said Drury Couch, for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds ten shillings sterling money to him in hand paid by the said Benjamin Rhodes the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained, sold, aliened, released, conveyed, and confirmed unto the said Benjamin Rhodes and his heirs and assigns forever all that plantation or tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres of land, it being part of a tract of 300 acres originally granted to Thomas Couch, deceased by his excellency the right honorable Lord Charles G. Montague, Captain General, Governor and then conveyed to the said Drury Couch by a will.  Situate, lying and being on both sides of the Fort Shoal Creek together with every the appurtenances, belonging or in any way appertaining to the said plantation, tract or piece of one hundred fifty acres, hereditaments and premises above mentioned and every part hereof unto the said Benjamin Rhodes, his heirs, and assigns forever and the said Drury Couch, for himself, his heirs, and assigns doth hereby covenanted, granted, and agreed to and sold the said Benjamin Rhodes, his heirs and assigns ne manner and form following that the said Drury Couch, the above granted premises and  appurtenances unto the said Benjamin Rhodes, his heirs, and assigns from and against all other persons claiming or to claim shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.  In witness whereof the said parties whose presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.  Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of :

 Christopher Rhodes                                                           Drury Couch  {Seal}

{his mark, a special symbol}                                               {his mark, a special symbol}

John Gorzael

 Received the full of the above sum of the above Benjamin Rhodes this day above written.

 February 21st 1792  then received of Benjamin Rhodes the full of the within mentioned sum.  I say received by me:                                          Drury Couch {His mark}

 Spartanburg County}  Personally came before me, Drury Couch, and acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the within deed to Benjamin Rhodes for the use within mentioned, acknowledged to and signed before me this 4th day of October 1793.

Transcribed by Babs Robinson
babsrbnson@earthlink.net

Page 265 & 266, Deed Book N  Spartanburg, SC Land Conveyance Records

 John Couch To Benjamin Couch   #231  Recorded April 5, 1813

John Couch   }                      To whom these presents shall concern witnesseth that I,

To  (No 231)   }                      John Couch, Sr., of the State of South Carolina and District      

Benjamin Couch  }                      of Spartanburg witnesseth that I have bargained and sold

5th April 1813        }                      unto Benjamin Couch of the said State and District the plantation or tract of land containing one hundred and sixty acres more or less being part of three hundred acre tract originally granted unto James Couch bearing date the ninth day of March 1773.  Beginning on the north side of Enoree at the Sandy Ford turning along the original line to the land I sold Adam Farmch then along that conditional line to a box oak corner then along the original line to the land I sold to William Cammel then along the said William Cammelís fence now thence unto the small branch thence down said branch to the mouth thence up Enoree River to the beginning with all the gardens, houses, orchards appertaining and thereunto belonging I do hereby bargain and sell unto Benjamin Couch, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns all the plantation or tract of land above mentioned and I, John Couch, for my self, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns do hereby forever warrant and defend all the plantation or tract of land above mentioned from all persons whatsoever.  In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Seven.

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of:

Henry Meredith                                                            John (X) Couch (seal)

Levy Couch

William Cammel

 State of South Carolina}            Personally came Levi Couch before me and saith on oath

Spartanburg District }            that he saw John Couch assign and acknowledge the within deed and that he assigned the same with William Cammel and Henry Meredith as witnesses.   Sworn to and subscribed before me the 3rd April 1813.

 Burrell Bobo                                                     Levi Couch (Signature)

 South Carolina   }
Spartanburg District } I, Burrel Bobo, one of the Justices of the Quorum for said District do hereby certify to all whom it may concern that Winney Couch, wife of the within named John Couch, came this day before me and on being privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does freely, voluntarily, and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever renounce, release and forever relinquish unto the within named Benjamin Couch all her interest and estate also all her right of dower of, in or to all and singular the premises within named and released.  Given under my hand and seal this 13th February 1808.

 

Burrell Bobo, JQ                                            Winney (x) Couch

 

Transcribed by Babs Robinson
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Deed Book F Page 432-33, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

 John Couch and Wife to Drury Couch             April 8, 1800

 The State of South Carolina } know all men by these presents that I, John Couch of              Pinkney District                      }Greenville County in the state aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of Fifty Pounds to me in hand paid by Drury Couch of the State aforesaid and County of Spartanburg have granted, bargained, sold, and released and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell unto the said Drury Couch all that plantation or tract of land beginning on a Red Oak on the North side of Enoree River land granted to Thomas Couch, thence North 30 W to a mulberry tree thence East to a W Oak 3..00 T North 25 East to a red oak 30 W to a ____ to a hickory 18..14í thence North 45 East to post   South 5..50 thence South 55 East to a white oak 22.00 thence South 10 to ___ 10..50 thence ___ 25  W to __ S gum 15.00 thence S 60 W to an ironwood 24.50 on the said river thence up to the beginning red oak containing 108 acres together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments, and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident to the same to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Drury Couch, his heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Drury Couch, his heirs, and assigns against myself and my heirs.  Likewise against every other person whomsoever lawfully claiming to same or any part thereof.  Witness my hand and seal this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-eight. 

 Signed sealed and delivered in the presences of:

 Aaron Casey                                                                John Couch (Seal)

Moses Couch                                                               Ann (X) Couch                   

 Spartanburg County} Personally came before me Moses Couch and under oath and saith that he saw John Couch and Ann his wife sign and deliver the within deed of conveyance unto Drewry Couch and that he saw Aaron Casey subscribe his name as witness with him.  Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of December 1799.

 A Casey JP                                                                  Moses Couch

 Transcribed by Babs Robinson
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Record of Deed               Page 569 Deed of Conveyance Book U

                                                Spartanburg County, South Carolina 

Levi Couch To Philemon Head       #689                     September 26, 1831

 State of South Carolina, Spartanburg District;  Know all men by these presents that I Levi Couch of said state and district in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred and Twenty Five dollars to me paid by Philemon W. Head of the state and district aforesaid have granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release all that plantation or tract of land, whereon I now live containing one hundred and seventy acres more or less beginning on a stone running S82E40C40L to a stake thence N8E34C60L to a stake thence N82W30CL to a stake on the branch thence with the branch about N8E12C50 to a beach thence N82W17 chains to a dead stump thence S8W30C to a stake thence S11E16C70L to the beginning.  Together with all and singular the rights, members, heraditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Philemon W. Head, his heirs and assigns forever.  I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises to the said P. W. Head, his heirs, and assigns, against myself my heirs, and assigns and against every other person lawfully claiming, or to claim all or any part thereof.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this 11th day of January One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-one in the presence of:

Monsieur N. Musgrove

William Huff                                                               Levi Couch (L.S.)

 

The State of South Carolina, Spartanburg District; Personally came Monsieur Musgrove before me and being duly sworn saith that the saw Levi Couch execute the within deed of conveyance to Philemon Head and that he at the same time saw William Huff subscribe his name as a witness together with himself.  Sworn and subscribed this 12th day of January 1831 before.                                                  M. N. Musgrove

 M. Casey, Q. U.

 The State of South Carolina }

Spartanburg District             )  I, Moses Casey, one of the Justices of Quorum do hereby certify to all whom it may concern that Linura (Linah) Couch, wife of the within named Levi Couch, did this day come before me and upon being privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does feely, voluntarily and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever, renounce, release and forever relinquish unto the within named Philemon W. Had his heirs and assigns all of her right and estate and also all her interest and right of dower, of in or to all and singular the promises within mentioned and released.  Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of January 1831.

                                                                        Linura (Linah) [X her mark] Couch

 

M. Casey, Q. U.

Transcribed by Babs Robinson
babsrbnson@earthlink.net 

William Dobbins to Dillard Dobbins

Contributed by James D. Martin

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
DEED BOOK Z, PAGE 170
20 APRIL 1 844

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SPARTANBURG DISTRICT

WILLIAM DOBBINS             

To                                                  

DILLARD DOBBINS              

DEED OF GIFT

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I, WILLIAM DOBBINS OF THE STATE AND DISTRICT AFORESAID OF THE LOVE AND AFFECTION WHICH I BEAR TO MY SON DILLARD C. DOBBINS OF THE STATE AND DISTRICT AFORESAID HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED AND BYTHESE PRESENTS DO GIVE AND GRANT UNTO THE SAID DILLARD C. DOBBINS A NEGRO GIRL NAMED SARAH ABOUT FOUR YEARS OLD, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD THE SAID NEGRO UNTO HIM THE SAID DILLARD C. DOBBINS HIS EXECUTORS ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS FOR EVER AND I THE SAID WILLIAM DOBBINS FOR MYSELF MY HEIRS EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS THE SAID WILLIAM DOBBINS UNTO THE SAID DILLARD C. DOBBINS HIS EXECUTOR AND ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS AGAINST THE CLAIM OF ME THE SAID WILLIAM DOBBINS MY EXECUTOR AND ADMINISTRATORS OF ANY OTHER PERSON WHOMSOEVER SHALL AND WILL WARRANT AND FOREVER DEFEND. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND SEAL THIS THE TWENTIETH DAY OF APRIL IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY FOUR.

WILLIAM DOBBINS (SEAL)

TEST

EZEKIEL DOBBINS

JOHN MARTIN

CLABIAN D. BLANTON

 

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SPARTANBURG DISTRICT

 

PERSONALLY CAME EZEKIEL DOBBINS BEFORE ME AND MADE OATH THAT HE SAW WILLIAM DOBBINS ASSIGN SEAL AND DELIVER THE WITHIN DEED OF CONVEYANCE OVER TO D. C. DILLARD [DILLARD C. DOBBiNS] FOR THE USE AND PURPOSE WITHIN MENTIONED AND THAT HE ALSO AT THE SAME TIME SAW JOHN MARTIN CLABIAN D. BLANTON ASSIGN THE SAME AS CONCURRING WITNESS WITH HIMSELF.

SWORN TO BEFORE ME JAN [UNREADABLE] 1846.

             EZEKIEL DOBBINS

 

REGISTERS OFFICE EXAMINED AND CERTIFIED THE 28 JANUARY 1 846. ORIGINAL DELIVERED TO D. C. DOBBINS 28 JANUARY 1846.

 

Genealogy Notes:

1. William Dobbins is William Dobbins, Jr son of William Sr and Susannah Collins.

2. Dillard Dobbins is a son of William Dobbins, Jr.

3. Ezekiel Dobbins is a brother of William Dobbins, Jr.

       4. John Martin is probably the son of Martin Martin and Dicey Hicks

 

 

 

William Dobbins to James H. Ezell Jur.
Generously donated by James D. Martin

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
DEED BOOK Z, PAGES 171 - 172
7 MAY 1844

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SPARTANBURG DISTRICT

DEED OF CONVEYANCE; 213 ACRES

 

WILLIAM DOBBINS                       

To                                      

JAMES H. EZELL JUR

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT 1, WILLIAM DOBBINS SEN HAVE THIS DAY FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF TEN DOLLARS TO ME IN HAND PAID BY JAMES EZELL JUR BARGAINED SOLD AND RELEASED AND DOTH BY THESE PRESENTS BARGAINED SELL AND RELEASE UNTO THE SAID EZELL THE PLANTATION OR TRACTS OF LAND WHERE I NOW LIVE LYING ON ISLAND CREEK OF PACOLET RIVER.
 

Beginning on a chesnut Richard Scruggs corner running S24E 44 to the Creek thence
down the creek as it meanders to a Sweet gum John Hicks Corner thence S[?]W 23.50 to a Stake on the old line then N50W 17.50 to a post oak, then N38W crossing the Creek 10 to a pine thence N87W 6.40 to a red
oak thence N13E 13.80 to an old red down, thence N55W 14.50 to a pine, thence N57E 32.50 to three chestnuts at the head of the hedgerow, then N77E with the hedgerow 18 to a white oak then N64E 11 to the beginning, by Computation two hundred and Thirteen acres be the same more or less

 

TOGETHER WITH ALL AND SINGULAR THE RIGHTS MEMBERS HEREDITAMENTS AND APPURTENANCES BELONGING OR IN ANY WISE INCIDENT OR APPERTAINING TO THE SAME AND I DO HEREBY BIND MYSELF MY HEIRS EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS TO WARRANT AND FOREVER DEFEND THE SAME UNTO THE AFORESAID JAMES EZELL HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS AGAINST MYSELF MY HEIRS EXECUTORS OR ADMINISTRATORS OR ASSIGNS OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR PERSONS WHOMSOEVER LAWFULLY CLAIMING OR TO CLAIM THE SAME OR ANY PART THEREOF. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND SEAL THIS THE SEVENTH DAY OF MAY 1 844.

WILLIAM DOBBINS (SEAL)

IN PRESENCE OF

P. QUINN CAMP

JOHN M. HICKS

 

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA          I

SPARTANBURG DISTRICT               I

 

PERSONALLY CAME JOHN M. HICKS BEFORE ME AND MADE OATH THAT HE SAW WILLIAM DOBBINS ASSIGN SEAL AND DELIVER THE WITHIN DEED OF CONVEYANCE TO JAMES EZELL JUN FOR THE USE AND PURPOSES THEREIN MENTIONED AND THAT HE ALSO AT THE SAME TIME SAW P. QUINN CAMP ASSIGN THE SAME AS A SUBSCRIBING WITNESS WITH HIMSELF.

 

SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBING BEFORE ME  

JOHN M. HICKS

4 OCTOBER 1844

J. N. COVINGTON MAGISTRATE

REGISTERED EXAMINED AND CERTIFIED THE 28TH JANUARY 1 846

ORIGINAL DELIVERED TO D. C. DOBBINS

 

Genealogy Notes:

 

1. William Dobbins, Sr., is actually William Dobbins, Jr., 1765 - 1852, the son of William Sr., and Prudence Hicks. William Dobbins, Sr had died in 1814 in Rutherford County, NC; therefore, it is believed that William, Jr was then perceived by the Attorney as Senior when he drafted the Deed.

2 James H. Ezell, Junior is James H. Ezell, 1819 - 1900, the son of Samuel and Rachel Paigne Ezell and husband of Artemissa Scruggs Dobbins, daughter of William Dobbins, Jr.

3. John M. Hicks is John Martin Hicks, 1803 - 1856, husband of Elizabeth Dobbins and Son-in-Law of William Dobbins, Jr.

 

William Dobbins to John M. Hicks

Generously donated by James D. Martin

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
DEED BOOK CC, PAGE 51
29 JANUARY 1842

State of South Carolina          I

Spartanburg District              I

DEED OF CONVEYANCE; 30 ACRES

 

William Dobbins                     I

To                                       I

John M. Hicks                        I

 

This Indenture made this day January 29th One thousand Eight-hundred and forty two between William Dobbins of the State of South Carolina Spartanburg County of the one part and John Hicks of the Same place of the other part witnesseth that the said William Dobbins in consideration of the Sum of thirty Dollars to him in hand paid before the Sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof the said Dobbins doth hereby acknowledge hath granted Sold aliened Conveyed confirmed and by these presents do give grant Sell Conveyed and Confirmed unto the said John Hicks a certain plantation or Tract of Land containing thirty acres, the same more or less, it be a part of Tract of land formerly granted to George Williams and is part of the Same that said Dobbins now lives on lying and being in the District aforesaid lying on the South East side of Island Creek

Beginning on a maple a conditional corner between William Dobbins and John Hicks, running S25E 29 to Spanish Oak thence S25W 26 pine, thence N85W 25 a stake, thence along the Rocky field fence to the Creek to the beginning

 

together with all woods waters mines minerals belonging thereto, to said John Hicks his heirs and assigns forever. And as for myself my heirs Executors administrators and assigns do promise to warrant by these presents forever defend the Said land and premises every part thereof to the said John Hicks his heirs and assigns forever. In witness hereof I have set my hand and fixed my Seal the day and date above written in presence of Claborn D. Blanton.

 

Nancy Dobbins                                                           William Dobbins          (seal)

State of South Carolina          I

Spartanburg District               I

 

Claborn D. Blanton personally appeared before me and made oa ,end Saith that he saw William Dobbins Sign the within deed of Conveyance to John Hicks for the use and purpose therein mentioned and that he saw Nancy Dobbins subscribe her name as a concurring witness with himself. Sworn and subscribed this 25th July 1842.

C. D. Blanton

W. B. Turner Magistrate

Registered Examined and Certified May 3rd, 1852.

 

Original Delivered to

 

Genealogy Notes:

 

1. William Dobbins is William Dobbins, Jr, son of William Dobbins, Sr.

2. Nancy Dobbins is a Niece of William Dobbins, Jr, the daughter of Ezekiel Dobbins, William's brother. She married Richard M. Potter, son of Rufus Ephraim Potter and Sarah "Sallie" Turner. 3. John M. Hicks is John Martin Hicks, Son-in-Law of William Dobbins, Jr; marrying William's daughter Elizabeth Dobbins.

4. John M. Hicks is the son of Rev. Berryman and Elizabeth Durham Hicks and the Nephew of Dicey Hicks and Martin Martin.

5. W. B. Turner, Magistrate, is William B. Turner and the Husband of Jane Martin, daughter of Dicey Hicks and Martin Martin.

William Dobbins to Richard Scruggs

Generously donated by James D. Martin
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

DEED BOOK 1,
PAGES 458-459
6 AUGUST 1803

DEED OF CONVEYANCE; 127 ACRES

 

WILLIAM DOBBINS

To

RICHARD SCRUGGS

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I, WILLIAM DOBBINS OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND SPARTANBURG DISTRICT HAVE BARGAINED SOLD AND CONVEYED UNTO RICHARD SCRUGGS OF THE STATE AND DISTRICT AFORESAID A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND OR PLANTATION CCWTAINING ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN ACRES FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF THE SUM OF EIGHTY DOLLARS TO HIM IN HAND PAID BEFORE THE SIGNING AND DELIVERY OF THESE PRESENTS THE RECEIPT AND PAYMENT HEREOF ACKNOWLEDGED HATH GIVEN GRANTED AND SOLD AND CONFIRMED AND BY THESE PRESENTS DO GIVE GRANT AND CONFIRM UNTO THE SAID RICHARD SCRUGGS HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER IT BEING PART OF THE TRACT THAT HE NOW LIVES ON.

Beginning at a Red Oak running thence North thirty three east five hundred and twenty poles to a Post Oak running thence South Seventy five East one hundred and sixty poles to a chesnut thence a Conditional line across between Said Dobbins and Scruggs Running nearby a West Course about half way to a post oak, thence turning a little towards the South to the old line thence along Said line to the Beginning Corner lying and being in the District aforesaid Situate on both sides of one fork of Island Creek

 

TOGETHER WITH ALL WOODS WATERS MINES MINERALS HEREDITAMENTS AND APPURTENANCES TO THE SAID LAND BELONGING OR IN ANY WISE APPERTAINING TO HOLD TO THE SAID RICHARD SCRUGGS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS FOREVER AND THE SAID WILLIAM DOBBINS AGAINST HIMSELF HIS HEIRS AND ASSIGNS UNTO THE SAID RICHARD SCRUGGS HIS HEIRSANDASSIGNS SHALLAND WILLWARRANTAND FOREVER DEFEND BYTHESE PRESENTS THEY (UNREADABLE) AND PAYING FREE AND CAN (UNREADABLE). IN WITNESS WHEREOF I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND AFFIXED MY SEAL THIS THE SIXTH OF AUGUST IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THREE.

 

WILLIAM DOBBINS (SEAL)

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED

IN PRESENCE OF US

MATHEW ABBOTT

HER

SUSANNA X LAMKIN

MARK

 

SPARTANBURG DISTRICT

 

PERSONALLY CAME BEFORE ME MATHEW ABBOTT AND DULY MADE OATH THAT HE SAW

WILLIAM DOBBINS SIGN SEAL AND DELIVER THE WITHIN DEED OF CONVEYANCE TO RICHARD SCRUGGS FOR THE USE AND PURPOSES WITHIN MENTIONED AND THAT HE SAW THE SUBSCRIBING WITNESS WITNESS THE SAME. SWORN AND SUBSCRIBED TO BEFORE ME THIS

6T" AUGUST 1803.

MATHEW ABBOTT

GEORGE LAMKIN J.P.             
                                                                      

Genealogy Notes:

1. William Dobbins is believed to be William Dobbins, Jr., 1765 - 1852, brother of Mary "Mollie" Dobbins who married Richard Scruggs II. William Dobbins, Sr was a resident of Rutherford County NC and was not known to have owned property in Spartanburg County SC.

2. Richard Scruggs is believed to be Richard Scruggs 11, 1762 - 1855, who married Mary "Mollie" Dobbins, daughter of William Sr and Susannah Collins Dobbins.

 

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