R-400. Free Person of Color Certificate. Kershaw Co., SC, Sept. 17, 1835. William H. Bowen swears that he is well acquainted with Richard Mack, a Free Negro now about 40 years old, about five feet eight inches high, of a black color, that the said Richard Mack was born in Charleston and served his apprenticeship under William Bramblet of Darlington Dist., SC, and has been living in Sumter Dist. about ten years under the guardianship of the deponent and that he is under a good character. Sworn before John J. Blair, clerk of the court of common pleas for Kershaw Dist. Recorded in Kershaw Co. Registry Mesne Conveyance Office Book N, p. 301, on Sept. 17, 1835. Rec. Oct. 24, 1855.
R-400-02. Mortgage. Dec. 8, 1854. To secure a debt of $2215, Jonathan Wright conveys to Thomas C. Evans, commissioner in equity, Negro slaves Ann and her children Caleb, Lewis and Rachel, lately the property of the children of William H. Hearon and sold by the said commissioners to Wright on the first Monday in December 1854. Conveyance is void if debt is repaid. Wit. Chas. E. Law. Pr. Oct. 13, 1855. Rec. Oct. 13, 1855.
R-415-17. Mortgage. Nov. 15, 1855. To secure a debt of $4000 (on which R. S. Josey is surety), John Josey conveys to George T. Cotwell, negro slaves: Vine, Eliza and her child Ransum, Ned, Rose and Frances, with the future issue and increase of the females. Conveyance is void if Josey pays his debt to Cotwell as agreed. Wit. W. W. Oliver, T. B. Haynsworth. Pr. Nov. 16, 1855. Rec. Nov. 17, 1855.
R-425-27. Marriage Settlement. Dec. 18, 1855. In consideration of the marriage treaty entered into and the intended marriage between Peter DuBose and Miss Amanda Crosswell, Peter DuBose conveys certain property to Wiley D. Crosswell, in trust for himself (Peter) and Amanda or their children if surviving, including 200 acres, part of Peter’s home tract, and these negro slaves: Prince, Jesse, Senna, Laney, Willis and Harriet; also various household furniture, etc. Detailed survivorship instructions are provided. Wit. E. J. Fields, J. G. McKenzie, H. W. Barnes. Pr. Dec. 26, 1855. Rec. Jan. 7, 1856.
R-434-36. Mortgage. Jan. 23, 1856. To secure the $1627 debt owed for the purchase of slaves Anthony and Bob from the estate of Goodwin Wallace (called G. Wallace), C. Coker, executor, Christopher Flinn conveys them to Thos. J. Flinn and Henry K. W. Flinn, sureties for the note. The conveyance is void if Christopher Flinn pays his purchase money as agreed. Wit. Chas. A. Dargan. Pr. Jan. 7, 1856. Rec. Jan. 27, 1856.
R-436-37. Mortgage. Jan. 22, 1856. To secure a debt totaling $2100 owing to William M. Scott of Sumter Dist., for which John W. Stuckey of Sumter Dist. is the security, John J. Stuckey of Darlington Dist. conveys to John W. Stuckey of Sumter Dist., the following negroes: Kencey, a man slave; and Charlotte and her three children Andrew, Louisa and Mingo. If John J. Stuckey pays his debt to Scott, the conveyance is void. Wit. William Rogers, J. C. Dennis. Pr. Sumter Dist., Jan. 23, 1856. Rec. Jan. 29, 1856.
R-441. Trust Deed of Gift. Feb. 1, 1856. Hannah Gray conveys to Alex. P. Gray, her brother, a negro boy slave John, about 7 years of age, son [of] Jenny, to be held in trust for Hannah’s sister Caroline W. Odom, and after her death to her children and not subject to the debts of any husband she may have. Wit. T[hos.] B. Haynsworth. Pr. Feb. 1, 1856. Rec. Feb. 1, 1856.
R-441-43. Mortgage. Jan. 25, 1856. To secure two notes of $1400 each, totaling $2800, Erasmus G. Kervin conveys to Joshua Pollard, negro slaves Riley, Sam, Fanny and Ellen, together with the increase of the females. Conveyance is void if Kervin pays on the notes as outlined. Wit. E. B. Brunson, John W. Kervin. Pr. Jan. 25, 1856. John Kervin covenants that the named negroes in the mortgage will not be removed out of the district, Jan. 25. 1856. Joshua Pollard covenants to discharge his lien on Fanny and Ellen when the first note is paid and satisfied, Jan. 25, 1856. Rec. Feb. 1, 1856.
R-449. Trust Deed of Gift. Dec. 9, 1854. T. P. Cooper conveys his ownership interest in three negroes (Judy, an elderly woman and her two grandchildren Frank and Delia) to Elizabeth G. Brunson. The negroes are now in the joint possession of Cooper and Elizabeth G. Brunson. The intention of the conveyance is in consideration of the guardianship of Cooper’s infant daughter Elizabeth Cooper assumed by Elizabeth G. Brunson, and in the further fulfillment of the intention of a deed of gift executed some time since by John A Brunson and William B Brunson of their sisters Elizabeth G. Brunson and Julia A. Cooper (the latter since deceased), and in consideration of certain negro hired owed by Cooper to his sister in law Elizabeth G. Brunson. Wit. Saml. J. Wilson, Wm. Hutchinson. Pr. Dec. 9, 1854. Rec. Feb. 1, 1856.
R-451. Trust Deed of Gift. Jan. 24, 1855. William Reynolds conveys Negro slaves Ciller and her child Mary and their future increase to Thomas Atkinson, in trust for the use of James C. Windham for life and after his death to Windham’s child or children. Wit. Ez. Galloway, C. C. Mixon. Pr. Feb. 15, 1856 [sic]. Rec. Feb. 4, 1856.
R-464. Mortgage. Mar. 1, 1856. In order to secure a debt in the amount of $800 owing to his mother Jane Dalrymple, John Dalrymple conveys to her a Negro slave named Ervin, being a portion of the property left to him and Robert D. Dalrymple in his father’s will. Conveyance is void if he pays his debt. Wit. T. C. Law, T. D. King. Pr. Mar. 14, 1856. Rec. Mar. 14, 1856. Satisfaction signed by Jane Dalrymple (her mark), dated Jan. 3, 1858, test. Robt. W. King.
R-467. Mortgage. Mar. 1, 1856. In order to secure a debt in the amount of $800 owing to his mother Jane Dalrymple, Robert B. conveys to her a Negro slave named Ervin, being a portion of the property left to him and his brother John Dalrymple in his father’s will. Conveyance is void if he pays his debt. Wit. T. C. Law, T. D. King. Pr. Mar. 14, 1856. Rec. Mar. 14, 1856.
R-478-80. Mortgage. Mar. 13, 1856. To secure the purchase he made for $4000 on Sept. 16, 1852 of certain negro slaves from Eli Hollerman, namely a woman Rody (also called Rhoda in the document) and her children Zimmerman, Mahala, Nancy, Elizabeth, Harriet, Peggy, Lewis, John and Wesley [also called Wiley and Weley in the document], and for which he gave Holleman a note signed by himself, William H. Hearon and Robert J. Huggins, Christopher J. Flinn now conveys the said negroes to Hearon and Huggins to protect their security interest in his note. The conveyance is void if Flinn pays his debt to the representatives of Eli Holleman (now deceased). Wit. Wm. H. Wingate, H. J. Lee. Pr. Apr. 4, 1856. Rec. Apr. 8, 1856.
R-480-82. Mortgage. March 19, 1856. Britton Harris conveys to John Z. Scarborough and J. W. Mixon, the following negro slaves with their increase: Centry, about 32 years old; Dina and her children Harkules, aged about 15, Laurence aged about 13, Julia about 10, Claton about 7, Sam about 3, and her infant child about 2 months old; and also Luke and Laney. The conveyance is to secure the bond which Harris executed Mar. 7, 1855 to William W. Brudley (?) and Robert Wilson of Sumter Dist., assignees of J. C. Witherspoon, in the amount of $3180, for which Scarborugh and Mixon acted as security and is void if Harris pays his bond. Wit. Harry D. Hearon, Miles H. Joy. Pr. Apr. 7, 1856. Rec. Apr. 8, 1856.
R-502. Bill of Sale. Mar. 6, 1856. William Beasley sells to Stephen Z. Beasley a Negro boy John about 3 years old for $250. Wit. Thos. Atkinson. Pr. May 3, 1856. Rec. May 6, 1856.
R-553-56. Marriage Settlement. June 4, 1856. In consideration of the marriage intended between Julia R. Gregg and John J. McIver, certain property belonging to Julia is conveyed in trust to Alexander Gregg of Chesterfield Dist. The property includes a five acre lot in Society Hill where Julia now lives which was devised to her by her late father David Gregg, her furniture, carriage and carriage horses, certain bonds, and the following Negro slaves: Nancy, Norman, George, Lucy, Mariah, Limus, Chaney, Collins, Sophronia, Isaiah, Suquire [?], Gay, Rachel, Neil, Susannah, Enoch, Mary-Ann, Delia, Anthony, Chloe, Thomas, Patrick, March, Harriet, Jane, Emma, Anna, and Harriet, with the future increase of the females. Extensive survivorship provisions are provided, including the possible inheritance by Martha M. Adams, Julia E. Adams, Margaret E. McIntosh and Eleanor H. Gregg. Wit. P. E. Griffin, Zimmerman Davis. Pr. Charleston Dist., June 4, 1856. Rec. June 12, 1856.
R-557-62. Marriage Settlement. June 25, 1856. In consideration of the marriage intended between Anna Jane Dove and Charles H. DeLorme, Anna Jane’s interest in the undivided property of her late father Daniel Dove, being one-sixth of two-thirds of his estate, both real and personal, is conveyed in trust to D. Sidney Law. The land in the estate is described in detail. Law is to seek a partition of Dove’s estate, either in or out of court. The inventory of the estate of Daniel Dove, dated Dec. 20, 1854, is appended, and includes the following Negroes with their values: Abraham $500, Harriet $600, Diana (aged 4) $300, Mallichi (aged 2) $300, Joseph (idiot) nothing, Hubbara (aged 35) $900, Violet (aged 40 and diseased) $200, Iray [?] (aged 5) $300, Amanda (aged 3) $200, Hester (aged 1) $150, Ned (aged 38) $700, Lydia (aged 35) $600, Ellen (aged 4) $350, Mitchel (aged 1) $150, Moses (aged 51) $500, Nerva (aged 36) $450, Bina (aged 31) $700, Clarasa (aged 5) $350, Lewis (aged 2) $150, Betty (aged 20) $500, Amy (aged 12) $650, Calvin (aged 13) $800, Celia (aged 7) $500, Hannah (aged 17) $850, Sarah (aged 20) $800, Flora (aged 6) $450, Charlotte (aged 15) $800, Esther (aged 13) $700, Emily (aged 9) $500, Harrison (aged 14) $900, Carolina (aged 13) $800, Jenny (aged 10) $700, Sallie (aged 8) $600, Doctor (aged 22) $900, Sidney (aged 30) $900, Katy (aged 56) $200, Andrew (aged 28) $500, Emma (aged 12) $800. Wit. Chas. P. Law, A. S. Dyson, J. F. W. DeLorme. Pr. July 1, 1856. Rec. July 1, 1856.
R-565-66. Mortgage. Mar. 17, 1856. To secure his note of $422.87 owing to Jefferson M. Carter, Daniel W. Carter conveys to Jefferson M. Carter the Negro slaves Caty, Mary Ann, and Lazett, with their future increase. The conveyance is void if Daniel W. Carter pays the debt as agreed. Wit. G. A. Crosswell, E. B. Bruson. Pr. Apr. 7, 1856. Rec. July 1, 1856.
R-566-69. Bond and Indemnification. Dec. 24, 1855. Moses S. McCall, Jr., of Cass Co., Texas, and Moses S. McCall, James S. McCall and William E. McCall of Darlington Dist. and their heirs, jointly and severally, are bound to Samuel E. Bigham of Polk Co., Texas for $14,000. Moses S. McCall, Jr., Catherine F. McCall his wife, James McCall, and Charles McCall (the last two children of Moses and Catherine) petitioned the Darlington Equity Court on September 10, 1853, pursuant to a Marriage Settlement (deed tripartite) between Moses S. McCall, Jr., Catherine F. McRae (now McCall) and Thomas B. Haynesworth, trustee. The Equity Court petition contemplated the removal of Moses, Jr. and Catherine to Texas and asked that Samuel E. Bigham be named as trustee in the place of Haynesworth as he was also moving to Texas. The petition also stated that three of the slaves mentioned in the Marriage Settlement, Marion, Garret and Betsey, had died since the date of the settlement, and stating that Catherine owned no Negroes with the names of Emma, Jane and Martha as listed in the schedule annexed to the Marriage Settlement, but that she did own two slaves named Lanney [or Laney] and Margaret (Lanney since died), and that Billy, another slave mentioned in the Marriage Settlement, had been sold by the trustee and the proceeds invested in the purchase of other Negro Slaves. The Court of Equity ordered that Samuel E. Bigham be substituted as trustee upon his giving bond of $14,000 for the faithful discharge of his trust. Moses has executed a deed of Margaret to the trust and Haynesworth reinvested the proceeds of the sale of Billy in the purchase of another slave Jonas, also deeded to Bigham as trustee under the Marriage Settlement. Bigham is now trustee under the Marriage Settlement and of the Negro slaves Toney, Leah, Susan, Sarah, Margaret, Patience and Jonas. The slaves “are yet” in Polk Co., Texas where Bigham lives and Moses S. McCall, Jr. has removed from Polk Co to Cass Co., Texas. Misunderstandings have arisen between McCall, Jr. and Bigham in relation to the trust property and it is desirable that the slaves should be in the possession of and under the control of McCall, Jr. and Bigham has expressed his willingness to give up the possession to McCall, Jr., provided he Bigham is indemnified and held harmless. The condition of this obligation is that if Moses S. McCall, Jr. Moses S. McCall, James S. McCall and William E. McCall indemnify Bigham for delivering the slaves to McCall Jr., this obligation if void or otherwise shall remain in force. Wit. James S. McCall, Jr., T. B. Haynsworth. Pr. Dec. 24, 1855. Rec. July 1, 1856.
R-571-75. Marriage Settlement. May 27, 1856. Contemplating a marriage between Cornelia M. Pettigrew and Dr. James A. Tillman of North Carolina, Cornelia’s property is conveyed in trust for her to William B. Pettigrew. Cornelia’s estate consists of an undivided one third of the estate of her late mother Martha L. Pettigrew, now in Cornelia’s possession as administratrix of Martha’s estate, including several tracts of land in Darlington and Marion Dists., and about 64 slaves and various stock and other goods, as described in a schedule. Survivorship and other terms of the trust are described. Wit. Wm. C. Smith, Thomas M. Lane. Negro slaves listed in the schedule are Andover, Betsy, Binah, Brister, Billy, Celia, Cubit, Cyrus, Damon, Elijah, Eliza, George, Grace, Ginney, Isaac, Jack, Jacob, Joe, London, Mariah, Monday, Peter, Scotlan [sic], Tenah, Thena, Tony, Vander, Laura, Manerva [?], Charity, Amy, Dorindo [?], Daniel, Henry, Molly, Moses, Matilla, Nancy, Primus, Ellen, Rosanna [second “n” deleted], William, Zilphy, Jerry, Frank, Ferdinand, Guston, Theodoecious [?], March, Henry, Mose, Mannetta [?], Henrietta, Jonas. Pr. Marion Dist., July 3, 1856. Rec. July 8, 1856.
R-598-99. Mortgage. Feb. 27, 1856. Samuel J. Ervin conveys to Thomas C. Evans as equity commissioner, Negro slaves Mindah and her children William, Madison and an infant child. Conveyance is void if Ervin pays his debt of $1315 dated Mar. 22, 1854, as agreed. The Negroes are the ones which were purchased by William H. Evans at a sale made by the equity commissioner of the trust estate of Margaret J. Cannon and Elihu Cannon and the bid thereon transferred by William H. Evans to Ervin. Wit. E. W. Charles. Pr. June 2, 1856. Rec. July 11, 1856.
R-614-17. Trust Deed of Gift. Feb. 25, 1854. Bright Williamson conveys to B. F. Williamson, trustee for Bright’s son Lucius A. Williamson, these slaves: Joe, Granderson, Cate, Peter, Little Nancy, Jinny, Suckey, Chany, Flora, Violet, Enoch, Mary, Milly, Sophronia and her child, Dean [?] and her child, with their future increase. B. F. Williamson is to use the income from the slaves and from the sale of the slaves to pay the debts of Lucius and to support and maintain him in the Lunatic Asylum at Columbia, and for the education and support of any child or children of Lucius. At Lucius’ decease, the residue is to go to all of Bright Williamson’s grandchildren now living. If Lucius becomes of sound mind, B. F. is at liberty to surrender the residue to him. B. F. is authorized to sell the slaves or their increase to comply with the terms of the trust or for their management. Wit. E. W. Charles, J. A. Dargan. Pr. July 24, 1856. Rec. July 24, 1856.
R-623-24. Trust Deed of Gift. Apr. 11, 1856. Epaphroditus Howle conveys to Allison Smoot for $50 and in future consideration of the love and affection which he entertains for Smoot, a Negro woman slave Louisa Jane and her child George and also a Negro girl slave Rachel aged about 11 years, with the future increase of the females, in trust. Smoot is to apply the labor and proceeds from the slaves to the support of Howle for the remainder of his life. At Howle’s death the trust is discharged and the slaves and their increase become Smoot’s property. Wit. Lewis M. Coker. Pr. Aug. 13, 1856. Rec. Aug. 28, 1856.
R-628. Deed of Gift. Sept. 10, 1856. William Gee gives to his son Speven Charles Wesley Gee a Negro girl Caroline (aged about 17 years) and her future increase. Wit. Jehue P. Horn, John S. Huggins. Pr. Sept. 11, 1856. Rec. Oct. 4, 1856.
R-628-29. Deed of Gift. Sept. 10, 1856. William Gee gives to his son William Robert Preson Gee a Negro girl Laney (aged about 10 years) and her future increase. Wit. Jehue P. Horn, John S. Huggins. Pr. Oct. 3,4, 1856.
R-630-31. Marriage Settlement. Nov. 22, 1856. Contemplating a marriage between Joseph Edward Wingate and Anna Eugenia Pettigrew, Anna Eugenia conveys to James A. Pettigrew, two negro slaves Isaiah and Louisa, and also her inheritance under the will of the late Mrs. Susannah Good, and her other property, in trust for herself and her future issue. Wit. J. A. Wingate, G. W. Pettigrew. Pr. Dec. 1, 1856. Rec. Dec. 1, 1856.
R-636. Bill of Sale. January 24, 1856. James O. Hale sells to James D. Wright for $1650, a negro woman Maria with her four children Robert, Susa, Henry and David. Wit. E. D. Wright, William D. Williams. Pr. Nov. 8, 1856. Rec. Nov. 8, 1856.
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