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Friday, May 24, 2019

Chesterfield County Burnt Book Land Deed~David John to Ely John, 1848.

Burnt Book, Page 66

David John to Ely John Deed

State of South Carolina.
Know all men by these presents that I David Johns of the District of Chesterfield and State aforesaid in consideration of One hundred and fifty dollars paid to Ely Johns of state and district have granted sold and released and by these presents do bargain sell and release unto the said Ely Johns a tract or parcel of land on the waters of Stove House Creek containing eighty five acres more or lefs. Beginning on a Pine John McManus patent line in the head of Spring Branch thence with said line to a post oak thence to a Black Jack  Billins Corner thence with Billins patent line to Roger John Spring Branch thence down said Branch to a white oak thence with a line of marked trees to a Sweet Gum in the Spring branch thence up the Branch to the beginning Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises above mentioned unto the said Ely Johns his heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Ely Johns his heirs and assigns against myself my heirs and against all persons whosoever lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof
     In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred + forty eight.
Signed, Seals and delivered                David John {Seal}
Test George x his mark Mills
Test W. R. Griffith

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District} Personally appeared before me    W. R. Griffith and after being duly sworn sayeth he was present and did see David John signed the written instrument of writing unto Ely Johns and also saw Gorge Miller assign with himself as a witnefs.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
July 6th 1850
     John P. Rushing
     Mag't.                     (Recorded Dec. 17th 1862)

For many years, Roger John seems to be the most logical father of David John. I believe this Land Deed provided circumstantial evidence that as neighbors Roger and David were most liked related. There is no doubt about Ely John; he is definitely the son of David John and Rachel Boan.

[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Burnt Book (FHL Film#1449103): page 66, David Johns to Ely Johns Deed; 10 February 1848, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.