Deed Book R, Part 1, 1853-1855

R-2-3.  Receipt.  Mar. 7, 1853.  Received of Joseph L. Hassell, trustee of Sarah A. [Blackwell, deleted] Owens [?], $965 for the purchase of a negro slave named Alexander, aged about 21 years. Signed Josiah M. Coker.  Wit. Hugh L. Charles. Ack. May [sic] 24, 1853.  Rec. May 12, 1853.


R-26-27.  Deed of Gift.  July 18, 1853.  Thomas C. Williamson gives to his children William Lownds Williamson, Edward Lawrence Williamson, Jane Rogers Williamson and Robert Clarence Williamson, slaves formerly owned by his first wife, with their increase:  John, Dave, Titus, Swynton, Jefferson, Mose, Maria, Joe [?], William, Centy [?], Isaac, Caesar, Phoeby, Nancy, Jannette, Tilla, Phillis, Tisby, Bess, Peggy, Rena or Irene, Eliza, Izzy, Hester, Dinah, Lurretta [?], John, Bazilea, Lucy and Washington.  They are to be held jointly until the first child turns 21 years, then divided, with the daughter’s portion for her sole and separate use apart from any husband.  Thomas C. Williamson retains use and income from them until each child turns 21 years or marries.  Wit. Robert Roberts, E. A. Law.  Ack. July 18, 1853.  Rec. n.d.


R-30-32. Marriage Settlement.  Aug. 8, 1853.  Contemplating a marriage between Sarah A. Coggeshall and Samuel J. Ervin, Sarah conveys to Peter C. Coggeshall her interest in certain property:  one undivided seventh of a tract of land of 3061 acres on Black Creek bounded by Robert Rogers, Moses S. McCall, Samuel F. Ervin, Emily Bacot, B. F. Williamson and the heirs of Ann S. Coggeshall, deceased, being her portion of the estate of her father the late Peter C. Coggeshall;  one undivided eighth of another plantation of 1204 acres adjoining the former tract, bounded by Black Creek, and lands of Robert Rogers, James [Jonas?] Needham [?], Stephen Williamson, John J. Cannon and B. F. Williamson, being real estate which Mrs. Ann S. Coggeshall, mother of Sarah, was seized of at the time of her death as her inheritance, and to which Sarah is entitled as one of her heirs; negro slaves Toney, Betsie, Martha, Emma, Charlotte, Tobias, Harriet, Frances and Peggy, with their future increase, said negro slaves having been allotted and set off to Sarah according to the provisions of the will of her father Peter C. Coggeshall, deceased; one undivided seventh part of the real and personal estate of which Napoleon B. Coggeshall, Sarah’s half brother, late of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, was possessed at the time of his death, which estate or proceeds from its sale are now in the hands of James C. Coggeshall as administrator or in the possession of such office as authorized under Louisiana law.  The conveyance is made in trust to Peter C. Coggeshall for the sole and separate use and benefit of Sarah A. for her lifetime, not subject to Samuel J. Ervin or any other future husband, after her death for the use of Samuel J. Ervin during his lifetime, and then to Sarah’s child or children, etc.  Wit. O. C. Coggeshall, H. E. Coggeshall.  Ack. Aug. 10, 1853.  Rec. Aug. 13, 1853.


R-33.  Deed of Gift.  Aug. 13, 1853.  Gillian King of Chesterfield Dist. conveys to James Ervin King, negro slaves Letty and Jerry [?] and their future increase, in trust for Gillian’s daughter Margaret McLean, wife of John D. McLean, for her lifetime and then to her children.  Wit. O. D. Lee, Glass [?] Caston.  Ack. Sept. 12, 1853.  Accepted by J. E. King, Aug. 13, 1853.  Rec. Sept. 12, 1853.


R-37-39.  Deed.  Aug. 31, 1853. Andrew B. Charles, as agreed in a bond of this date, by which Edgar W. Charles agrees to pay him $400 annually for a certain period, conveys to Edgar W. Charles all his interest in certain lands and negroes:  a tract of land in Marion Dist. of about 900 acres lately partitioned by the court of equity among James Lide, W. S. Mullins and wife and the children of Edgar W. Charles (that is, Andrew B. Charles, Hugh L. Charles and Mary A. L. Charles), Andrew’s interest being one third the lands which were set apart to himself, Hugh L. Charles and Mary A. L. Charles, all of which appear in a bill filed by James Lide vs. W. S. Mullins and wife and others, on file in the commissioners office for Marion Dist., said lands were originally granted to Robert Lide and part of which became vested in Hugh Lide and by him were devised to Andrew, Hugh L. and Mary Charles.  These lands now conveyed lie near the Wilmington and Manchester Rail Road and are bounded as described in a plat made by William H. Wingate, deputy surveyor, referred to in the commisioners’ return.  Also, negroes named Bet, Sylvia, Lavina, Lucretia, Jack, Lindy, Orange, Ollivia [?], Lydia, Santee, Nancy, Tom, Sam, Alexander, Salina, Beck, Patty, Jacob, Hagar, Hannah, Neptune, Burrell, Nancy, Henrietta, Maria, Auryann [?], and a small child whose name is not recollected, child of one of the women named.  Andrew’s interest in these negroes is one third, subject to certain rights of Edgar W. Charles as set forth in the will of Hugh Lide, which is on record in the ordinary’s office for Darlington Dist. Wit.  J. A. Dargan, Tehodore Sanders.  Ack. Sept. 6, 1853.  Rec. Sept. 24, 1853.  


R-54-55.  Marriage Settlement.  July 18, 1850.  Contemplating a marriage between Eliza Jane Gatewood and Lucien [?] Woolen of Anson Co., NC, Eliza Jane conveys to David M. Woollen of Anson Co., slaves Hannah, Charles, Harriet, Amy, Charlotte, Cezar and Ellis, being the same and increase bequeathed to James Gordan in trust for [Centy?] Gatewood during her lifetime and then to her children.  Wit. H. B. Billingsly [?].  Ack. Anson Co., NC, Jan. term, 1851 and recorded in Anson Co. Book 13, p. 303.  Rec. Dec. 5, 1853. 


R-65-66.  Trust Deed.  Oct. 18, 1853.  Thomas Goodson conveys a negro woman named Betsy, aged about 18 years, with her future increase, to Sylvester E. Hart and John Plummer, trustees for John S. Witherspoon.  Betsy was purchased by Goodson from Benjamin Lucas, and is valued at $700,  as purchase money for a tract of land which Witherspoon conveyed to Hart and Lucas on November 28, 1846, in trust, and which Hart and Lucas now convey to Goodson, as recorded in Darlington Book P, page 329. Hart and Plummer are to hold Betsy on the same trust terms as they held the land as expressed in the deed from Witherspoon. Goodson warrants Betsy as sound in health and free from disease.  Wit. James Parnall, J. A. Dargan.  Ack.  Nov. 7, 1853.  Rec. Nov. 7, 1853.


R-66-67.  Trust Deed.  Feb. 15, 1853.  For $600, William Vann conveys to John Plummer and Sylvester E. Hart, trustees of Louise E. Hart, a negro boy Willis, aged eleven years, for the benefit of Louise and the heirs of her body.  Willis is warranted sound in body and mind.  Wit.  Josiah Vann.  Ack.  Nov. 7, 1853. Rec. Nov. 7, 1853.


R-67-68.  Trust Deed.  Nov. 17, 1850.  Intending to move to Texas, for the love he has toward his wife and children and in order to cure an accident in the marriage settlement which he made with Catharine F. McRae dated May 26, 1847,  Moses S. McCall, Jr. conveys to Samuel E. Bigham (late of Marion District, now intending to move to Texas) a negro slave named Margaret and her future increase, in trust for the said Catharine F., now wife of Moses.  Moses is to retain a life estate and survivorship restrictions are defined.  Wit. D[avid]. C. Milling, H. L. Charles.  Ack. Nov. 17, 1853.  Rec. Nov. 17, 1853.


R-71-72. Mortgage.  Nov. 21, 1853.  To secure a bond of $5000 conditioned for the payment of a debt of $5000, John D. McLean conveys to James Ervin King of Kershaw Dist., five negro slaves:  a woman named Sarah, aged 45-50 years; a woman Achsu [?], aged about 25 years, with her two boy children Cato, about 12 years, and Dick, about 9 years; and a man named Jue [?] aged about 34 years.  Conveyance is void if debt is paid.  Wit. J. A. W. Berry, Wm. G. Gardner.  Ack. Nov. 29, 1853.  Rec. Nov. 29, 1853.


R-72-75.  Marriage Settlement.   Dec. 22, 1853.  Contemplating a marriage between Hannah E. Coggeshall and William J. Dargan, Hannah conveys real and personal property to Theodore A. Dargan, in trust for herself.  The property, described on a schedule, includes one fourth interest in the negroes, and one seventh and one eighth of various lands. Survivorship instructions are provided.  Negroes listed in the schedule:  Old Patience, Julia, Kate & child Adella, Bina, Alfred, Solomon, Harry, Mariah, Richard, Balinda [?], and child David [possibly Daniel], Margaret, Lucretia, Morgan, Eli, Ned, Rosetta, Dice, Levern [?], Charlotte, Eliza and child, Thomas, Samuel, Wesley, Hamelton, Griff, Henreitta, Frank, Daphney, Albert, Lazarus.  Hannah’s interest is one fourth, as a legatee under the will of her father the late Peter C. Coggeshall. Her interest in lands is one seventh of the lands of the estate of Peter C. Coggeshall and one eighth of the estate of the late Ann S. Coggeshall, the lands are on Black Creek in Darlington Dist. and were described in a plat dated  Jan. 28, 1852 by deputy surveyor John Harllee.  The negroes may have increased since January 1852, if so the increase is included.  Wit.  Charles A. Dargan, Henry E. P. Sanders.  Ack. Dec. 23, 1853.  Rec.  Dec. 23, 1853.


R-89.  Trust Deed of Gift. Jan. 7, 1854.  Elijah Reynolds conveys to John Reynolds, in trust for Elijah’s daughter Jane Gowdy and her children, five negroes: Clarisy and her four children William, Eli, Milly and Israel, with the future increase of Clarisy.  Wit. R. M. Reynolds, George Mims.  Ack. Jan. 7, 1854.  Rec. Jan. 9, 1854.


R-97-98.  Mortgage.  Dec. 22, 1853.  To secure a note of $6250 conditional for the payment of $3125, Hannah Truit conveys to Spencer Atkinson, adminstrator of the estate of John Truit, deceased, negro slaves Alison, Lety, Eliza and Haley, and the increase of Letty, Eliza and Haly [?].  Conveyance is void if debt is paid.  Wit. D[anl]. W. Carter, David Large.  Ack. Dec. 24, 1853.  Rec. Jan. 21, 1854.


R-116-17.  Mortgage. Feb. 10, 1853.  To secure his debt of $990, John A. Fountain conveys a negro slave named Napoleon to Thomas C. Evans, commissioner in equity for Darlington Dist.  Conveyance is void if debt is paid as agreed.  Wit.  E. B. Brunson.  Ack. Feb. 6, 1854.  Rec. Feb. 6, 1854.


R-118.  Deed of Gift.  Dec. 11, 1845.  Celia McLendon conveys to her son Lewis McLendon, in partial consideration for his and others bond promising to support her, two negro slaves:  Curtis, a man aged about 45 years and Leah [?] a woman aged about 50 years.  Wit. Saml. J. Ervin.  Ack. Feb. 6, 1854.  Rec. Feb. 6, 1854.


R-123-24. Mortgage.  Feb. 8, 1854.  Mathew B. Stanley conveys to Thos. C. Evans, commissioner in equity, negro slaves Charlotte, Isaac, Hester, Emma, Caty, Nelly, Hannah and Peter, the same slaves sold by the commissioner on the first Monday in February 1852 as property of the estate of the late Thomas Stanley, security for the payment of $3136 to the commissioners.  Conveyance is void is debt is paid.  Wit.  C. C. Law.  Rec. Mar. 10, 1854.


R-140-44.  Marriage Settlement.  April 12, 1854. Contemplating a marriage between Peter C. Coggeshall and Nancy L. Wilds, her property is conveyed in trust for her to Samuel H. Wilds. Her property includes her undivided interest in the estate of her father Peter A. Wilds, being equal to one seventh of two thirds of that now in possession of Julia F. Wilds, administratrix of the estate. The land includes a tract on the waters of Back Swamp, on both sides of Alligator Branch and bounded by lands of R. B. Bacot, E. J. Lide, the estate of George Fountain, John D. Witherspoon and Robert Warr, another tract formerly owned by Robert Lide and bounded by lands of Thomas C. Williamson, Thomas C. Fountain and John A. Fountain and the Great Pee Dee River, another tract in Springville on Black Creek bounded by lands of E. J. Lide, John F. Ervin, the Haskin Flat and by lands of William Isgate, John D. Witherspoon and lands in possession of Alexander Warr.  The personal property consists of slaves, stock and other goods listed in an inventory, annexed as Schedule A, as well as additional property. Samuel H. Wilds is empowered to take steps to obtain a petition of the estate of Peter A. Wilds so that Nancy’s portion may be determined. When Nancy attains the age of 21 years, Coggeshall shall join her in a deed of trust to Samuel H. Wilds for the real estate under the terms of the settlement established here.  Signed Nancy L. Wilds, Peter C. Coggeshall, S. H. Wilds.  Wit.  E. J. Lide, W. H. Brown.  Appraisement of the personal estate of Peter A. Wilds, made 18 and 19 Dec. 1851, follows, naming the following Negroes:  Israel $700, Sam $650, Major $675, Henry $750, Joe $750, Sandy $750, Sharper $700, Dick $750, Danl. $300, Amos $450, Derry $450, Cato $175, George $500, Caroline $150, Rose $500, Ellen $325, Doctor $250, Wesley $200, Danl. $100, Mary & infant $600, Dicy $250, Amos $250, Selly [?] $200, Henry $125, Phillis $350, Harriet $550, Sam $300, Tom $250, Wiley $200, Charlotte $100, Lizer $200, Charles $200, Thomas $100, Abram $200, Rose $550, Dinah $200, Joe $100, Rachel $350, Jacob $250, Lotty $550, Cloe $150, Hagar $500, Rachel $100, Silvia $0, Amos $0, July $200, Dave $400, Simon $750, Phebe $600, Bettie $600, Lilly $600, Sophronia $375, Mingo $500, Moses $500, Ned $200, Sharper $0, Maria [?] $325, Jim $325.  The appraisement is certified dated Dec. 20, 1851, by John W. Lide, E. W. Charles, Thos. P. Lide, and Allen E. McIver.  Pr. Apr 20, 1854.  Rec. Apr 20, 1854.


R-147.  Deed of Gift.  Jan. 31, 1854.  William Vann gives to his daughter Elizabeth Howl, wife of Tho. E. Howle, and the increase of Elizabeth’s body, two negro slaves with their future increase:  Mariah, aged about 18 years, and Louisa, aged about 12 years. Wit. Chas. C. Law, E. B. Brunson.  Pr. May 1, 1854.  Rec. May 1, 1854.  Marginal note:  “The negro girl intended hereby to be given to my daughter Elizabeth Howle is named Emma instead of Louisa, the said girl Louisa having been previously given to my son Dr. Russia A. Vann and he having the said Louisa in possession before the execution of this deed and I do by these presents substitute the said girl Emma in place of Louisa subject to all the restrictions of this deed.”     


R-151-52. Deed of Gift.  Mar. 1, 1854.  In consideration of the recent marriage of his daughter Julia to Alexander W. Law of Sumter Dist., James D. Wright gives to Julia and the heirs of her body these negro slaves:  Rispy, aged 15; Robert, aged 14; Sarah, aged 11; and Albert, aged 6; with their increase, not subject to any liabilities of Alexander W. Law.  If Julia dies without issue, the slaves are to revert to James D. Wright or his heirs.  Wit. J. G. Gatlin, James H. Huggins.  Pr. Mar. 25, 1854. Rec. May 1, 1854.


R-159-60.  Deed.  Dec. 21, 1853.  John Nowlin, a free man of color of Sumter Dist., sells for $1025 (that is $2.50 per acre) a 410 acre tract of land to Thomas Stephenson, guardian of the said John Nowlin.  The land, in Darlington Dist., was originally granted to William Cook on July 18, 1794, and lies between Lake Swamp and Sparrow Swamp and is bounded south and southwest and northeast by Richard Andersons’s land, north and northwest by Robert Lenhorn’s [?] land, and west by Thompson and Hill’s land.  Wit. J. A. Fulwood, John Player. Pr. Sumter Dist. Dec. 21, 1853.  Massey Nowlin, wife of John Nowlin, separately examined by Ephrasius [?] Vann, magistrate of Sumter Dist., and renounces her dower interest, Dec. 21, 1853.  Rec. May 1, 1854.


R-186.  Trust Deed of Gift.  Dec. 11, 1853.  Warren King conveys a negro girl Betsy aged about 11 years with her increase to George F. King, in trust for Warren’s daughter Elizabeth Dalrymple, free from control of any husband Elizabeth has or may have.  Wit. Susan King, Thos. Atkinson.  Pr. May 29, 1854.  Rec. June 27, 1854.


R-187.  Trust Deed of Gift.  Dec. 11, 1853.  Warren King conveys a negro girl Rachel aged about 9 years with her increase to George F. King, in trust for Warren’s daughter Louisa Peebles, free from control of any husband Louisa has or may have.  Wit. Susan King, Thos. Atkinson.  Pr. May 29, 1854.  Rec. June 27, 1854.


R-188.  Trust Deed of Gift.  Dec. 11, 1853. Warren King conveys a negro girl Mary aged about 12 years with her increase to George F. King, in trust for Warren’s daughter Susan Smith, free from control of any husband Elizabeth has or may have.  Wit. Susan King, Tho. Atkinson.  Pr. May 29, 1854. Rec. June 27, 1854.


R-199.  Deed of Gift.  July 26, 1854.  John Moore gives to his daughter Harriet Herrin, wife of William Herrin, two negro slaves called Scylla and Alley, free from any liability of William Herrin.  Wit.  Wm. H. Wingate, O. D. Lee.  Pr. Aug.1, 1854.  Rec. Aug. 1, 1854.


R-200.  Deed of Gift.  July 26, 1854.  John Moore gives to his daughter Lucy Ann McKenzie, wife of Joseph R. McKenzie, two negro slaves called Phenly and Isabel and their future increase, free from any liability of Joseph R. McKenzie  Wit.  Wm. H. Wingate, O. D. Lee.  Pr. Aug.1, 1854.  Rec. Aug. 1, 1854. 


R-200-01.  Deed of Gift.  July 26, 1854.  John Moore gives to his daughter Mary Ann Parlow [?] Segars, wife of Richard Segars, two negro slaves called Caroline and Israel, one being a male and the other a female, free from any liability of Richard Segars.  Wit.  Wm. H. Wingate, O. D. Lee.  Pr. Aug.1, 1854.  Wit. Aug. 1, 1854.


R-218-19. Marriage Settlement.  Nov. 16, 1854.  Contemplating a marriage between Mary D. Furguson and B. W. Chambers of Charleston, Mary’s slaves are conveyed to James Williams, in trust.  The slaves conveyed are Lish, Jane, Will, Wallace, Ellen, Dick and George, with the future increase of the females.  Survivorship and trust provisions are defined.  Wit. G. L. Williamson, A. L. Williams. Pr. Nov. 23, 1854.  Rec. Nov. 24, 1854.


R-227-28.  Marriage Settlement.  Sept. 14, 1854.  Contemplating a marriage between Laura A. Parnell and John J. Stuckey, Laura conveys negro slaves in trust for herself and her heirs to Blany Parnell, being the same negroes which were bequeathed to Laura by Miss Martha Perrett in her last will and testament.  If Laura fails to have children, then to be disposed according to the will of the said Martha Perrett.  Slaves conveyed are Harriet, Jessy and Sandy.  Wit. E. B. Brunson, D. R. McCollum.  Pr. Sept. 15, 1854.  Rec. Sept. 22, 1854.


R-234-35.  Deed of Gift.  July 24, 1854.  John Moore gives to his daughter Lucy Ann McKenzie, a negro girl named Adline, free from any liability of her husband or husbands.  Wit. F. L. Peebles, J. G. McKenzie.  Pr. Sept. 25, 1854.  Rec. Nov. 27, 1854.


R-267-69. Deed of Trust.  Jan. 12, 1855.  Elizabeth C. Furguson conveys to James A. Williams certain property in trust for her daughter Mary D. Chambers, wife of Benjamin W. Chambers, including a 609 acre tract of land in Big Cypress in Darlington Dist. and a Negro girl named Rose, about 17 years old, cattle, hogs, various furniture, etc., reserving for her own use during her lifetime 100 acres of land.  The trust is free from the control or debts of Mary’s husband or future husband and is then to go to Mary’s children or their heirs.  If Mary dies without heirs, the trust is for the use of Benjamin during his lifetime and then to Elizabeth’s son Jefferson W. Furguson and his heirs.  Wit. John J. Stuckey, A. W. Sexton.  Pr. Jan. 18, 1855.  Rec. Jan. 18, 1855.


R-275-76. Marriage Settlement.  Jan. 2, 1855.  Recognizing the marriage which has recently occured between Adeline O. Nettles (now DeLorme), a minor under the age of 21,  and John F. DeLorme, John conveys all his and Adaline’s interest in certain negroes to Isaac D. Wilson, in trust for the separate use of Adaline, the use of John if he survives her, and their children.  The negroes include Joe, Clara, {Abram}, Rose and Emma, now in possession of Isaac D. Wilson, Adaline’s guardian, to which Adaline is entitled in her own right; and Adline’s undivided one sixth interest in the slaves of the estate of Robert J. Nettles, namely Ben, Sarah, Annett, Elisa, Anderson, Ephraim and Julia, which slaves are now in possession of James P. Wilson, “guardian in chief of” the said Robert J. Nettles.  Wit. James P. Wilson, Thos. E. Howle.  Pr. Jan. 4, 1855.  Rec. Jan. 4, 1855.


R-301-02.  Trust Deed of Gift.  Dec. 22, 1854.  Solomon Coward of Williamsburgh Dist. conveys certain property to James E. Coward of Williamsburgh Dist., in trust for Solomon’s daughter Caroline Ward, wife of M. L. Ward, and her children, including two Negro girls named Mander and Ginney and their increase.  Wit. R. R. Brooks, J. W. Coward.  Pr. Marion Dist., Dec. 22, 1854.  Rec. Feb. 12, 1855.


R-330-31. Mortgage.  July 29, 1853.  To secure a debt of $4000, John Josey conveys to George T. Cotwell, “all that family of Negroes,” namely Vim, Eliza and her child Ransom, Ned, Rose and Frances.  Conveyance is void if debt is paid as agreed.  Wit. W. T. Johnson, T. R. Josey.  Pr. Mar. 20, 1855.  Rec. April 4, 1855.


R-341-44.  Marriage Settlement.  Apr. 18, 1855.  Contemplating a marriage between Hannah E. Pawley of Darlington Dist. and Archibald H. Waring of Colleton Dist., Hannah’s property is conveyed in trust for Hannah to James H. Pawley of Darlington Dist., including one undivided third part of a tract of land in Marion Dist. granted to George H. Pawley Dec. 17, 1838, and the following named negro slaves, together with their future increase: Peter, Dinah, Lisbon, App., Henrietta, Catharine, Maria, Dick, Penny, Rosella, Nelson, Peter, Sylvester, Mahala, Ellen, Hugh, Amelia, William, Binkey, Sarah, Eliza, Abram, Rose, Jane, Primus, Laney, Everilda, Jackey, Handy, Elvira, Emily, Tom, Emma, Prince, Daphna, Caroline, Molly, Boyd, Peggy, Tom, Franky, Hannah, Dolford, Joanna, Rena, Hannah, Jack, George, Mose, Mary, Hariet, Emperor, Patsey, Sandy, Daniel and Rosette, also half of certain bond proceeds in the hands of Thomas C. Evans, commissioner in equity for Darlington Dist., also the amount owing to Hannah from her guardian George McClenaghan, arising from the sale of crops, hire of negroes, rents of land and other sources.  Detailed trust terms follow, but in the event of her death without children, one half is to go to Waring, one fourth to Hannah’s brother James H. Pawley and one fourth to Hannah’s mother Mary A. McClanaghan.  If Mary McClanaghan does not dispose of her portion and dies intestate, it is to go to her daughter Anne Moot McClanaghan.  Wit.  Edward Porcher, A. Moore.  Pr. Apr. 26, 1855.  Rec. May 4, 1855.


R-344-47.  Marriage Settlement.  May 30, 1855.  Contemplating a marriage between James Jenkins and Miss Caroline A. Carter, in order to protect Caroline’s property, that property is conveyed to Washington M. Carter in trust for Caroline, including her interest in these Negro slaves:  Victoria, Tuko [?], Bristow, Pat, Mary and Nelson.  Caroline’s interest in these slaves is one undivided fourth part.  Also conveyed is her one fifth part of two thirds of the value of certain bonds.  Various survivorship clauses are provided, but should there be no child or children surviving ultimately, the property is to descend to Caroline’s brothers and sisters and their heirs.  Wit. T. B. Haynsworth, Chas. A. Dargan.  A schedule of property is attached, dated May 30, 1855.  Pr. June 8, 1855.  Rec. June 9, 1855.


R-360-62. Agreement.  June 15, 1855.  To effectuate the settlement of the equity case brought Feb. 16, 1853 by Anderson W. Sexton and Martha S. Sexton his wife against Blaney Parnell, executor of the estate of Martha Perritt, deceased, which asked for the delivery of certain negro slaves bequeathed to Martha Susannah Sexton by the will of Martha Perritt, the court ordered on Feb. 16, 1853, the whole interest of Martha is conveyed by Blaney Parnell in trust.  Anderson W. Sexton and Martha Susannah Sexton convey to Blaney Parnell:  Henry, Sally and Harriet, Harriet being the infant child of Caroline, lately deceased.  Henry, Sally and Caroline were bequeathed by the last will and testament of Martha Perritt to Martha Susannah Sexton.  Also conveyed is Martha’s interest in there slaves Harriet, Jess and Lundy, bequeathed by Martha Perritt to Laura Ann Eliza Parnell, with remainder in certain circumstances to Martha S. Sexton.  Blaney Parnell is to hold these in trust of the sole and separate use and possession of Martha S. Sexton during her lifetime, etc.  After the death of Martha S. Sexton, distribution is to be made per the will of Martha Perritt. Wit.  John A. Brunson, Reuben Beasley, John J. Stuckey.  Pr. June 15, 1855.  Rec. June 20, 1855.


R-368-69. Deed for Land.  Dec. 13, 1854.  Sheriff D. Sidney Law sells to Evan J. Lide lands belonging to the estateof William Shoemaker, 125 acres bounded by E. J. Lide on the northeast, on the west by E. J. Lide and Wm. H. Cannon, deceased, and south by lands of John Pin [?], a free man of color.  Wit. H. G. Charles, Chas. C. Law.  Pr. Dec. 27, 1854.  Rec. June 29, 1855.


R-380-81. Deed of Gift.  Nov. 2, 1848.  Levi Gray gives to his daughter Hannah Gray a negro woman Jenny and her child John and also a Negro boy named Jim, the deed to take effect after his death.  Wit. R[obert]. E. DuBose, M. A. DuBose.  Pr. Aug. 1, 1855. Rec. Aug. 2, 1855.


R-399-400.  Deed of Gift. Sept. 4, 1855.  Mary Hinds Parrott gives to her brother Hardy M. Parrott, Negroes Isaac, Silvia, Linder, Deria [?], Sarah, Caroline, Mason, Samson and Simon, with their issue, during his lifetime and then to be equally divided among his children then living.  Wit. Saml. B. Dewitt, W. H. Atkinson, Christopher Flinn.  Pr.Sept. 7, 1855.  Rec. Sept. 25, 1855.


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