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Monday, September 25, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~1885 Land Deed, Sarah A. Eddings to Henry Guin.

Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s subject is a Chesterfield County Land Deed, Sarah A. Eddings to Henry Guin.  



Sarah A. Eddings}
To}                            Deed
Henry Guin} 
The State of South Carolina.
                 Know all men by these presents that I Sarah A. Eddings of Chesterfield County in the State aforesaid in consideration of the sum of two Hundred and Seven Dollars to me in hand paid at and before the sealing of these Presents by Henry Guin of same County in the State aforesaid (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) have granted bargained sold and released and by these Presents Do Grant bargain sell and release unto the said Henry Guin all that certain piece parcel or tact of land Situate lying and being in the County of Chesterfield and State aforesaid about two and half miles from the town of Cheraw on the left hand side of Public road leading from Cheraw to Chesterfield C. H. bounded and described as follows: North by Cheraw and Chesterfield road east and south by lands of James Eddings and West by lands of Alice Goodwin; containing Eight acres more or less For a further description of land and chain of title to same reference may be had to a deed from Effie Goodwin to William T. Goodwin dated 2nd  April A. D. 1880; a deed from Alice Goodwin to William T. Goodwin dated first day of Sept. A. D. 1883 and a deed from William T. Goodwin to me Sarah A. Eddings dated the 29th day of Oct. A. D. 1884 recorded on Deed Book Vol 8 pages 26 & 27 Together with all and Singular the Rights members Hereditaments and appurtenances to the said Premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining To Have and to Hold all and singular the said premises before mentioned onto the said henry Guin 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 Henry Guin His heirs and Assigns against myself and my Heirs or any person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this 16th Day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighty five and in the 110th year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered}
in the presence of}                                                    Sarah A. Eddings {LS}
T. L. Liles}
W. M. Eddings}

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
             Personally appeared before me Wm. M. Eddings and made oath that he saw the within named Sarah A. Eddings sign and as her act and deed deliver the within written Deed and that he with T. L. Liles witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me this 16th}
y of November A. D. 1885}                                          W. M. Eddings
John M. McQueen {Official}
Notary Public          {Seal}
Recorded 28th Dec 1885 in Sales Book C page 223
                                                                   F. M. Kirkley Auditor
Recorded 28th Dec 1885

This little 8 acre tract more or less was part of the Estate Lands of Mary Therrell Boan who passed away about 1866 leaving the 8 acres to her children.

One of those children was Mary Boan wife of Shadrach Johns, my 2nd Great Grandmother. The above land deed contains an error in that it says that Effie Goodwin transferred the Land to William T. Goodwin on 2 April 1880. In fact, the deed is from Wm. T. Goodwin to Effie Goodwin (DB 5, page 795 & 796).

Known chain of title for the land is:
Mary Therrell Boan (deceased) purchased the land form A. P. LaCOSTE, deceased. Upon her death land was transferred as follows:
  • Jas. Eddins & Others to Wm. T. Goodwin, 3 Dec 1866 (DB 5, pages 598 & 599)
    Shadrach Johns & Others to Alice Goodwin, 3 Dec 1866 (DB 6, page 177 & 178)
    Effie Goodwin to Wm. T. Goodwin, 2 Apr 1880 (NO SUCH DEED)
    W. T. Goodwin to Effie Goodwin, 2 Apr 1880 (DB 5, pages 795 & 796)
    Alice Goodwin to Wm. T. Goodwin, 1 Sept 1883 (DB 7, pages 349 & 350)
    Wm. T. Goodwin to Sarah A. Eddings. 29 Oct 1884 (DB 8, pages 26 & 27)
    Sarah A. Eddings to Henry Guin, 16 Nov 1885 (DB 8, pages 436 & 437)
Land Deed 6:177 places my 2nd Great Grandparents, their children and son-in-law in Washington County, Florida in December 1866. In the 1880 Census my 2nd Great Grandfather and his son Joseph Henry, my Great Grandfather, is in Marlboro County, South Carolina. No other record of the remaining family members have been found after the 1866 Land Deed.

[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 8: pages 436-437, Sarah A. Eddings to Henry Guin; 16 November 1885, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #839 – Sarah Frances Rivers Teal

Each week, on Sunday, I will select an Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County and discuss its contents. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resource if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Today we will be looking at the following Estate folder:

Folder #839

Image 195
Sarah Frances Rivers Teal 1

Sarah Frances Rivers Teal, wife of Alfred Frank Teal, passed away on 27 September 1926 in Chesterfield, South Carolina.  She was 66 years of age.

Her son-in-law, James Franklin Davis, husband of her oldest daughter Cannie Q. Teal was named Administrator of her estate.

The estate can be accessed at the above hyperlink.

Sarah Frances and Alfred had 4 children of which only two survived to adulthood – Cannie and Della Mae. Sadly, Della Mae predeceased her Mother; thus her portion of the estate went to her surviving children.

Image 202 – Heirs at Law
Probate 839 - Heirs atr Law

Heirs at Law named within the estate were:
  • Cannie Davis, Daughter, of age
Children of  Della Mae Rivers (Deceased)
  • Geneva Rivers, age 19
  • Marion Rivers, age 17
  • Mary Lee Rives, age 14
  • Vareen Rivers, age 12
  • Hallie Rivers, age 10
  • Nolan Rivers, age 4
  • McLeod, Rivers, age 2

Sarah Frances Rivers and her husband Alfred Frank Teal are both my 2nd Cousins 3 times removed.

[1]"South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0830-0899 > image 195 of 1670; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.