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James H. Ezell to J.W. Martin

Generously donated by James D. Martin

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
DEED BOOK QQ, PAGES 328-330
5 DECEMBER 1879

State of South Carolina Spartanburg County

James H. Ezell To

J. W. Martin

DEED OF CONVEYANCE; 150 ACRES

Know all men by these presents, that I, James H. Ezell, in the County and State aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of Seven hundred dollars to me in hand paid by J. W. Martin, of the State and County aforesaid have granted, bargained, sold and released and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said J. W. Martin tract or parcel of land. Laying and being in the County and State aforesaid on the waters of Island Creek of Pacolet river, it being part of a tract of land formerly deeded to me by William Dobbins, bounded by lands of the estate of Drury Williams, Robert Scruggs and others, containing one hundred and fifty acres, more or less, and running as follows:

Beginning on a Chesnut Robert Scruggs corner and running S24E 44 to the creek, a Maypole, thence down the creek as it meanders to a Black Gum, Hammett's old corner, thence with Hammett's line to a pine, Hammett's old corner, thence up the Mill Race, about one hundred yards to a Pine, thence across the Bottom to a small ditch leads to a stone corner, thence straight line to a stake, Bobo's corner, near a Black Gum, thence N55W 14.50 to a Pine, thence N57E 32.50 to three Chesnuts at the head of the hedge row, thence N77E with the hedgerow 18 to a White Oak, thence S64E to the beginning.

Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances, to the said premises belonging or otherwise incident or appertaining: To have and to hold all and singular the premises above mentioned, unto the said J. W. Martin 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 J. W. Martin, his heirs and assigns, against me and my heirs, executors and administrators and assigns, and every other person or persons lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal, this December the Fifth, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine, and in the 104`'' year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America. Signed, sealed and delivered

J. H. Ezell        (seal)

In the presence of

William Moseley

James L. Scruggs

State of South Carolina Spartanburg County

 

Personally appeared before me William Mosely, and made oath that he saw James H. Ezell sign, seal and deliver the foregoing deed for the use and purpose therein mentioned, and that deponent with James L. Scruggs in the presence of each other, witnessed the the due execution thereof. Sworn to before me the 15th day of December, 1879.

 

William Mosely

James L.  Scruggs Trial Justice

 

State of South Carolina Spartanburg County

 

I, James L. Scruggs, Trial Justice, do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern, that Artemissa Ezell, the wife of the within named James H. Ezell, did this day appear before me, and upon 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, renounces, release and forever relinquish unto the within named J. Martin, his heirs and assigns, all her interests and estate, and also all her right and claim of dower, of dower, of, in, or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released. Sworn under my hand and seal this 20th day of [December] A.D. 1879

her

Artemissa X Ezell

mark

James L. Scruggs (seal) Trial Justice

 

I certify that the within deed has been duly audited in this office October 16, 1880. Benj. Wofford, County Auditor Registered and certified October 16, 1880.

NOTE: J. W. Martin is believed to be Joseph Willis Martin, son of William and Nancy Bonner Martin, and the Son-in-Law of James and Artemissa Ezell. J. W. Martin married Josephine Ezell, daughter of James and Artemissa Ezell.

 

 

James H. Ezell to Jesse Hammett

Generously contributed by James D. Martin

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
DEED BOOK CC, PAGE 509
1 NOVEMBER 1852

 

State of South Carolina Spartanburg District

James H. Ezell To

Jesse Hammett

DEED OF CONVEYANCE; 20 ACRES

Know all men by these presents That I, James H. Ezell of the above named State and District do for and in consideration of the Sum of Two hundred and fifteen Dollars paid by Jesse Hammett of Spartanburg District and South Carolina the receipt and payment acknowledged hath bargained Sold given granted and by these presents do grant unto the said Jesse Hammett a certain Tract or parcel of Land in the State and District aforesaid on Island Creek containing about Twenty acres more or less.

Beginning on a Black Gum at John Hicks fence thence a North direction to a pine near the ditch running up the north branch, Thence a South direction to a popular stump near Jesse Hammett's fence, thence same direction to a popular tree, then with J. H. Ezells new fence to John Hicks not [knot] corner, Thence an East direction with an old hedrow [hedgerow] to a Black Oak. Thence a north course along John Hicks rocky field, hedrow to a Sweet Gum near the branch thence with the meanders of the branch to the beginning.

Together with the Mill, Theshar and Cotton Gin with the privilege pf keeping open the two ditches leading up the two prongs of the Creek, for the use and benefit of the Mill, Threshar and Cotton Gin with all the profits pertaining to the said piece of land, said Jesse Hammett is to have and to hold to himself his heirs and assigns forever from myself my heirs and assigns forever the right whereof I warrant myself my heirs and every other person or persons claim or claims.

In Witness whereof I set my hand and Seal this first day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty Two.

Attest                                                                          James H. Ezell (seal) Drury Scruggs

Drury Williams

State of South Carolina Spartanburg District

Personally came Drury Williams before me and made oath that he saw James H. Ezell Sign Seal and deliver the within deed unto Jesse Hammett, and saw Drury Scruggs sign his name with himself as a concurring evidence. Sworn to and Subscribed before me, May 21St day 1853.

A. Bonner Magistrate                                            Drury Williams

State of South Carolina Spartanburg District

 

I do certify unto all whom it may concern that A. S. Ezell, wife of the within or above named James H. Ezell, did this day appear before me and upon being privately and Separately Examined before me said that she did freely voluntarily and with out any compulsion dread or fear of any person or persons whomsover renounce, release and forever relinquish unto the within names Jesse Hammett all her interest and Estate, also her right and claim of Dower, or in or to the within named premises mentioned and released.

Given under my hand July the 4`h 1853.

her

A. Bonner Magistrate                                             A. S. X Ezell

mark

Registered Examined and Certified July 4`h 1853.

Original Delivered to;

Genealogy Notes:

1. A. S. Ezell is Artemissa Scruggs Dobbins Ezell, wife of James H. Ezell and daughter of William Dobbins, Jr and Elizabeth Scruggs.

2. A. Bonner is probably Robert Andrew Bonner, Sr, son of Bryant Bonner and Maria Louisa Camp.

3. Drury Scruggs is probably Drury Dobbins Scruggs, Sr., son of Richard Scruggs 11 and Mary Dobbins.

4. Drury Williams married Jane Potter, daughter of Aaron Potter and Mary Hammett.

 

 

James H. Ezell to President Lawson

Generously donated by James D. Martin

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
DEED BOOK SS, PAGE 38
6 JANUARY 1881

State of South Carolina County of Spartanburg

James H. Ezell

To

President Lawson

DEED OF CONVEYANCE; 40 ACRES

Know all men by these presents that I, James H. Ezell, of the above named State and County, for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and fifty dollars, to me paid by President Lawson, of the aforesaid State and County, have granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said President Lawson, all that tract or parcel of land, situated in Spartanburg County and state of South Carolina on Island Creek waters of Pacolet river and bounded as follows:

On the North by Willis Martin, on the East Drury Williams and John Martins estate, on the South Drury Williams, on the West by lands known as Floyd's land, beginning on a Post Oak running S89E 30 to Gum, thence 58714E 4.50 to Pine, thence S 1814E Pine Swamp, thence S33W 7.50 Popular stump, S61 W 15.73 Post Oak stump, thence N44%W Post Oak 4.60, thence N84%W 16.40 stone in place of Red Oak, thence N13E 1.475 to the beginning corner, said to contain Forty acres, more or less.

Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances belonging or in assigns incident or appertaining. To have and to hold, all and singular the said premises before mentioned unto the said President Lawson his heirs and assigns forever, and I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, exe-cutors and administrators to warrant and forever defend the said premises unto the said President Lawson, his heirs and assigns, against myself, my heirs and assigns, against any person or persons whomever lawfully claiming the same or any time thereof.

Witness my hand and seal this January 6, 1881

James H. Ezell (seal)

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of

W. P. Goode

G. L. Martin

Genealogy Note:

1. G. L. Martin is Green Lee Martin, son of Greene H. and Elizabeth Ezell Martin and the Grandson of

James H. Ezell

2. John Martin in "John Martins estate" is John Martin, the son of Martin Martin and Uncle to Greene H. Martin.

 

Deed Book F Page 433-34, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

 Landon Farrow to John Couch,  April 8, 1800

 State of South Carolina } Know all men by these presents that I Landon Farrow of the State aforesaid in the County of Spartanburg in consideration of the sum of Ten Pounds to me paid by John Couch of the said State and county of Greenville have granted, bargained, and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell, release and relinquish unto the said John Couch all that plantation or tract of land lying and being Northwest of a Line conditionals made between the said Landon Farrow and Couch beginning within a few feet of the river on an Ironwood tree and running from thence a direct line to a sweet gum on the branch known by the name of the Old Pied Branch at an intersection spot where it crosses Browns line from thence along Browns line westward to the river.  Together with all and singular the rights 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 John Couch his heirs, assigns forever and I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns to warrant and forever defend the said premises unto his heirs and assigns against my self, my heirs, executors, and administrators or assigns laying any just claim title or right to the same or any part thereof.  Witness my hand this 6th Day of January in the year 1797 and in the 22nd year of the Independence of America.  Signed in the presence of:

 

John Farrow

Aaron Casey                                                                Landon Farrow

                                                                                    (special mark)

 January the 6th 1797 received the amount of the within sum of John Couch, I say received by me Landon Farrow.

 Test:  John Farrow

         Aaron Casey

 Spartanburg District}  Personally came before me Aaron Casey and did made oath that he saw Landon Farrow sing and acknowledge the within deed of conveyance unto John Couch and that he saw John Farrow subscribe his name as a witness to the same.  Sworn and subscribed before me this 22 of March 1800.

 G. Bruton, J. P.                                                            Aaron Casey

 Transcribed by Babs Robinson
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Deed Book B, Page 447-448      Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Family History Library Film #1022816

Samuel Farrow, Sheriff  to Thomas Tod       Deed No. 375             January 2, 1791

This Indenture made the 9th day of March in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety between Samuel Farrow, high sheriff of the county of Spartanburg in the District of Nine Six and State of South Carolina Esquire, of the one part and Thomas Tod of the County District and State aforesaid Farmer, of the other part.

Whereas a writ of Fieri Facias issuing out of the worshipful court of the County of Spartanburg on the third Monday in March Seventeen Hundred and Eighty Nine, was directed and directed to the said sheriff commanding him to cause to be made of the goods and chattels land and tenements of Charles Waters, the sum of six pounds ten shillings and five pence sterling which lately in the said court before the worshipful Bayles Earle presiding and the rest of the justices of the said court held for the county aforesaid at the court house of the said county, John Couch recovered for his damages about his defense in a certain action brought against him by the said Charles Waters where of he is convicted and liable of record.  An whereas the said Charles Waters is seized and possessed in his ________ as of fee of a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred acres of be the same more or less lying and being in Spartanburg County aforesaid and whereas the said Sheriff in pursuance of the said writ of Fieri Facias and by virtue of his said office did seize and take into his custody the tract of land with the appurtenances thereon to belonging three hundred acres situate lying and being on the north side of Enoree River in the County of aforesaid and hath such shape and marks buttings and boundings as the above plat represents as also by letters patent from under the hand of his Excellency William Moultrie, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the said state bearing date the second day of October Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Six and recorded in the Secretaries Office in Grant Book O.O.O.O. page 42.  And after levying the Fieri Facias upon the said land and advertisement thereon made according to law, the said Samuel Farrow upon the Eighteenth day of March last caused the said three hundred acres of land with appurtenances to be put up at public sale to the highest bidder at seven pounds five shillings and five pence sterling at which time the said Thomas Tod became the last and highest bidder at the sum of five pounds for the aforesaid three hundred acres of land with appurtenances.

 Now this indenture witnesseth, that the said Samuel Farrow high sheriff of the County aforesaid in pursuance of his said office and the writ of Fieri Facias aforesaid and for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds to the said Samuel Farrow in hand paid before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof the said Samuel Farrow doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, and sold, aliened, _____, assigned and leftover, conveyed and confirmed, and by virtue of his said office and in pursuance of the aforesaid writ of Fieri Facias as fully as he can, and is thereby empowered and enabled doth by these presents grant, bargain, and sell, alien, ______, transfer, assign and left over, convey and confirm unto the said Thomas Tod, his heirs, and assigns the aforesaid three hundred acres of land situate lying and being as before mentioned.  Together with all and singular the houses, fences, woods, underwoods, trees, waters and water courses, profits, advantages, endowments, tentaments, rights, members and appurtenances  whatsoever to the said three hundred acres of land belonging or in any wise appertaining and the yearly rents and profits thereof and all the estate right, title interest of the said

Charles Waters therein to have and to hold the said three hundred acres of land and other the premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted, sold, aliened, transferred, left over, assigned, conveyed and confirmed unto the said Thomas Tod his heirs and assigns to the only proper use, benefit, and behalf of the said Thomas Tod his heirs and assigns for ever in full and ample manner as the said Samuel Farrow, high sheriff of the county of Spartanburg aforesaid, by virtue of his office of high sheriff of the said county and in pursuance and execution of the aforesaid writ of Fieri Facias is herby empowered and enabled to convey, alter, transfer the same three hundred acres of land with the appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof, unto the said Thomas Tod, his heirs and assigns forever and the said Samuel Farrow, high sheriff of the county aforesaid, doth hereby covenant, promise, and agree to and with the said Thomas Tod his heirs and assigns that he, the said Thomas Tod, his heirs and assigns may from time to time and at all times hereafter have hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the premises and appurtenance and every part and parcel thereof free and clear of and from all and all manner of encumbrances whatever or had made done and committed by the said Samuel Farrow or by any other person or person by this order means or presentment.  In witness whereof the said Samuel Farrow, high sheriff of the county aforesaid, has set his hand and seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered in the presence of:

 M Lancaster                                                                             Samuel Farrow, Sheriff

Brittain Williford

 Memorandum on the day of the above deed full possession livery and seizing of the three hundred acres of land with the appurtenants within granted was delivered by the within named Samuel Farrow to the within named Thomas Tod to hold to him the said Thomas Tod and his heirs and assigns according to the contents and true meaning and purpose thereof.  In the presence of:

W. Lancaster

Brittain Williford                                                                       Samuel Farrow

 Received the day and year first above written the sum of five pounds sterling in full for the within premises.

 W. Lancaster                                                                            Witness my hand

Brittain Williford                                                                       Samuel Farrow

 Spartanburg County} Personally appeared William Lancaster before me and made oath according to law, that he saw Samuel Farrow, Esquire, sign, seal and deliver the within deed of conveyance unto the within named Thomas Tod for the use and purpose within mentioned and that he saw Brittain Williford subscribe his name as a witness to the same.

 Sworn and subscribed to before me the 9th March 1790.               W. Lancaster

Obadiah Trimmier, J. P.

Transcribed by Babs Robinson
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W. C. Kilgore to Washington Johnson
Generously contributed by John Harrison

 


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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA


Know all Men by these Presents, That I, W C Kilgore of Henderson County in the State of North Carolina in consideration of Six Hundred Sixty Four Dollars to me paid by Washington Johnson of Spartanburg District in the State of South Carolina have granted, bargained, sold and released, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release, unto the said Washington Johnson? all that Tract or Parcel of Land containing Eighty Three Acres more or less situated in the District of Spartanburg & running on Johns -- Commencing at a stake 3X near a red Oak. Thence S[?] 1 1/2 W 17.30 to a P O 3X Thence S[?] 88 1/2 E 43 to a Pine 3X - Thence S 12 E 22 to a stake 3X near Spartanburg Road Thence S 86 [?] W 43 to a stake 3X on [Reid? River?] Road the beginning corner.

 

TOGETHER with all and singular the rights, members, heriditaments 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 Washington Johnson his heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby bind said premises, unto the said Washington Johnson his heirs and assigns, against me and my heirs, & assigns & against every other Person lawfully claiming or to claim the same, or any part thereof.


WITNESS my Hand and Seal, this the 14 day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Fifty Nine and in the?84th year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.

 

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED, IN? THE PRESENCE OF?

James Wilson

JR Brockman                      W C Kilgore

 

[on reverse:]

 

The State of North Carolina

I, Wm A Paxton a magistrate of Henderson Co do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern, that Malinda C the wife of the within named W C Kilgore did this day appear before me, and upon 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 W Johnson, his Heirs and Assigns all interest and estate, and also all her right and claim of Dower, of, in, or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released.


 

Given under my hand and seal this 30th day of April Anno Domini 1860

Wm A Paxton

 

Jacob Linder to Joel Cannon
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
U, PP 55-56; 1 AUG 1827.
Jacob Linder (Spartanburgh District) to Joel Cannon (same), for $300 sold 150 acres on Pacolate river. Border: mill pond in Mary Templeman old field and mill creek. Witness Fielden Turner, Peyton Turner. Signed Jacob Linder. Witness oath 1 Aug 1827 Fielden Turner to Henry Turner J. Q. Dower renounced 6 Aug 1827 Sally Linder to Henry Turner J. Q.

Recorded 4 Feb 1828.

COMMENT: Peyton is Fielden's younger brother. Henry is most probably Fielden's Father as Fielden's brother Henry would only be 17 years of age on this date. Fielden's brother John married Cynthia Linder, who is probably the daughter, or sister of Jacob Linder.

Spartanburg County, South Carolina                       Deed Book P, Page 147

Family History Library Film #1022821

 Smedley Lynch To Benjamin Couch   #147   Recorded November 11, 1816

 State of South Carolina, Spartanburg District}  Know all men by these presents that I Smedley Lynch of said State and District in consideration of Four Hundred Dollars to me paid by Benjamin Couch of said place have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release all that plantation, tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres be the same more or less situate, lying and being in the District aforesaid on the waters of Enoree River the branches of Elishas Creek originally bounded by vacant land now bounded by land held by Nathan Smith westwardly, by R. Alephant and John Anderson northwardly, eastwardly by Spencer Bobo, southwardly by Samuel Farrow.  Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments, and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned and the said Benjamin Couch, his heirs and assigns forever I hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Benjamin Couch, his heirs and assigns against myself, my heirs and against any person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th of July One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen.  Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us:

 Davis Newman

William {W} Cambell                                                Smedley Lynch {seal}
 

 State of South Carolina } I Burrel Bobo one of the Justices of the Quorum for said

Spartanburg District      } District do hereby certify to all whom it may concern that Mary Lynch, wife of the within named Smedley Lynch, did this day appear before me and on being privately and separately examined by me did disclose that she does freely, voluntarily, and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever renounce, release, and forever relinquish all her interest and estate and also all her right and claim of dower of, in or to the premises within named and released.  Given under my hand and seal the 29th July 1814.

Burrel Bobo  QU {Seal}                                           Mary {II} Lynch

 

State of South Carolina } Personally came James Newman and duly makes oath that he

Spartanburg District      } saw Smedley Lynch assign, seal and acknowledge the within deed that he assigned the same with William Cambell as witnesses.  Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th November 1816.

 

Burrel Bobo  QU                                                      Davis Newman

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