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Friday, August 17, 2018

Sale of Frederick and Siddie Rivers Estate Lands

Frederick F. Rivers, Jr. and his wife, Sarah “Siddie” Boatwright both died within 13 months of each other. First, Frederick died 31 May 1860 then Sarah died on 3 July 1861. Their death left 7 surviving children: 

i. William M. "Billy" Rivers, born 1805, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Anne Eliza Kelley, 27 Dec 1837, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died  Mar. 18, 1891, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Sarah "Siddie" Rivers was born in 1808 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She was still living on 23 Jan 1879.
iii. David T. Rivers, born 10 Jun 1810, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Katherine Eugenia Edgeworth, abt 1844, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 8 Feb 1891, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Lewis Rivers, born 6 Nov 1811, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Lenora L. Padgett, 12 Dec 1839, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 11 Feb 1895, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Eliza Rivers, born abt 1815, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John B. Rivers, 1832, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died bef 26 Jan 1870, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Frederick F. Rivers III was born in 1828 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He served in the Civil War and died before 11 Jan 1866 at the age of 38 most likely due to service connected injuries. Frederick had his estate probated on 29 Jan 1866; Probate Folder #103 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was buried in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. James Calvin Rivers, born 9 Jan 1831, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Louise Gatewood, 5 Jan 1860, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 3 Nov 1907, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Sometime near 11 January 1866, one of the children, Frederick III,  passed away leaving 6 remaining children.

On 28 April 1869, five of the remaining six children, William, Sarah, Lewis, Eliza and Calvin sold their interest in their parents estate lands (162 + acres) to their brother David T. Rivers for $500.00 dollars. [Chesterfield County, SC; Deed Book 4, pages 497 and 498].  

Another Chesterfield Land Deed (DB 4, pages 263 to 265] shows that the six children sold 69 acres to B. F. White for three hundred and sixty seven dollars ($367.00).

DB 4, pg 263

Transcription:
by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and released unto the said B. F. White all that tract and parcel of land formerly owned by F. F. Rivers (deceased).

DB 5, pg 497
DB 5, page 498

Transcription:
Page 497
Wm Rivers + Others to David Rivers Deed
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Know all men by these presents that we William Rivers Sarah Rives Lewis Rivers Eliza Rivers + Calvin Rivers of the State and County aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of $500 Five hundred Dollars to us paid in hand by David Rivers 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 David Rivers a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in the State and County aforesaid lying on Jimmey’s Creek bounded on the West by lands of John John Bitels [Bittle??] and Phillip G. Hinson in East by lands of A. J. Edins [Eddins] and others containing 162 1/2 more or less together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging in in <sic> anywise incidents or appertancy [appertaining] to have and to hold all and singular premises above mentioned unto the said David Rivers his heirs and afsigns against ourselves our heirs and against any person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming the same or any p[art thereof. In witnefs whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the 28 of April Anno 1869.
Signed, Sealed and delivered}                      Lewis Rivers {seal}
In the presence of}                                       Wm. Rivers {seal}
A. J. Eddins}                                                Calvin Rivers {seal}
W. B. Davis}                                 Eliza X her mark Rivers No Seal

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Personally appeared before me A. J. Eddins and made oath that he saw Lewis Rivers, Wm. Rivers, and Calvin Rivers sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within written deed and that he and W. B. Davis witnefsed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me 29th}                               A. J. Eddins
day of Jany 1879}
Thomas F. Malloy}
Clk}

Auditors Office}
Chesterfield County}
                  Recorded 29 Jany 1879 in Sales Book “A” page 132
                                                             C. L. Evans
                                                             A. C. C.

Recorded 29 Jany 1879
Orig.l deliv’d to P. Streater

Frederick F. Rivers, Jr.  an his wife Siddie are my 4th Great Grand Uncle and Aunt.









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1. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 262, Line 7, Household of Frederick RIVERS Jr.; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
2. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 177B, Dwelling #1213, Family/1213, Household of Frederick Rivers Sr.; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed May 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.


3. Land Deed - Frederick W. Rivers to Frederick Rivers, Jr.; 21 November 1846; Deed Book #DB #1; Page(s) page 186; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; 2000.
4. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DB 4: pages 263, 264 & 265, Wm. RIVERS and Others to B. F. WHITE; 26 January 1870, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.


5. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DB 5: pages 497-498, William Rivers and Others to David Rivers; 28 April 1869, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
6. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, page 1160. Tombstone of Frederick F. Rivers; 3 November 1779–31 March 1860, Rivers Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
7. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed November 2008); Memorial page for Frederick Rivers, Sr.; (3 November 1779–31 May 1860); Find a Grave memorial # # 47259651, Citing Rivers Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Pvt Frederick F. Rivers, Jr.  (1828–11 January 1866), Memorial # # 47259387.
9. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Self-Published, 1995. Tombstone of Siddie Rivers.
10. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Frederick F. RIVERS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 21 May 2014); Estate Folder #103.














































Monday, August 13, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Sale of C. W. Davis Estate Lands



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 the Sale of C. W. Davis Estate Lands. 1

DEED BOOK 3, page 594-page-001DEED BOOK 3, page 595-page-001DEED BOOK 3, page 596-page-001
Transcription:

P. F. Spofford Sheriff  to    Jesse C. Smith   Deed


The State of South Carolina
                                                 To all whom these presents shall come or be made known, or whom the same may in anywise concern I P F Spofford Sheriff of the County of Chesterfield in the said state send Greeting Whereas William B. Davis In on or about the twenty fifth of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and Seventy One did exhibit his Petition in the Court of Probate in the County of Chesterfield and State aforesaid asking that the real estate of C. W. Davis deceased might be sold. And the Court, being at issue before the Honorable Court aforesaid, came on to be heard on the first day of January A. D.  one thousand eight hundred and seventy two when the said Court, after a full hearing thereof and mature deliberations in the premises, did order, adjudge and decree that the the <sic> real estate of C. W. Davis deceased hereinafter mentioned and described should be sold at Public Auction by the Sheriff of Chesterfield County, on the terms and for the purposes mentioned in said decretal order, as by reference  thereto on file in the said Court, will appear. And the said Sheriff after having duly advertised the said real estate for sale, by public outcry on the fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Two did then, openly and publicly and according to the custom of Auction, Sell and dispose of the said Real estate below described unto Jesse C. Smith for the sum of one thousand and ten dollars$1010.00 he being at that price the highest bidder for the same.
Now know all men That I the said P F Spofford Sheriff as aforesaid in consideration of the premises and also in consideration of the sum of Three Dollars paid by the said Jesse C. Smith 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 Jesse C. Smith and his heirs and assigns, All that piece parcel and tract of land, Situate lying and being in the County of Chesterfield and State aforesaid on the waters of Abrams Creek, Containing  three hundred and fifty six acres more or less, bounded by lands of G. R. Boatwright, R. W. Smith, Mary Jones, Isaac Smith and Owen Bittle. Together with all and Singular the Rights, Members, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever, to the said tract of land, belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and Also, all the estate, right, title,interest, dower, possessions, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in Equity of the said C. W. Davis deceased and of all the parties in the Said Suit and of all other persons rightfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof by from or under them or either of them.
To Have and to Hold the said tract of land herein before mentioned and described with its hereditaments, privileges and appurtenances unto the said Jesse C. Smith his heirs and assigns forever. 
In witness whereof I the said P F Spofford Sheriff as aforesaid, under and by virtue of the Said decree have hereunto set my hand and seal at Cheraw, S. C. this Eight day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Seventy Two and in the ninety-Sixth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
Sealed and Delivered}                                             P. F. Spofford {LS}
In presence of}                                                                     S.C.C.
Henry McIver
W. E. McCreight
 
{U. S. Stamps amounting to}
{One 50/100 Dollars properly canceled}
 
The State of South Carolina
Chesterfield County}
                                 Personally [appeared] before me Edwin F. Malloy Notary Public came Henry McIver and made oath that he saw the within named P F Spofford Sign, Seal and as his act and deed, deliver the within deed and that he with W. E. McCreight witnessed the Execution thereof, and the cancellation of the United States Internal Revenue Stamps of$1.50/100 thereto affixed.
Sworn to before me this 9th}                                       Henry McIver
day of February A. D. 1872}
Edwin F. Malloy {LS}}
Notary Public}
 
Auditors Office
Chesterfield Co. }
             Recorded Feb 10th 1872 in Sales Book A, page 6
                                                                         T. L. Weston
                                                                                   A.C. C.
 
                           Recorded 10th February 1872
                           Orign’l Delv’ to Jesse C. Smith

Carroll Washington Davis died on 6 February 1863. His 2nd Wife, Mary Boatwright Davis, passed away on 22 February 1863. By Christmas of 1871 their estate was still unsettled. So, the oldest son of the first marriage, William Benjamin Davis petitioned the Courts to sell the 346 acres of land.

The farm (346 acres) went on sale, at public auction, on 5th of February 1872 and was sold to Jesse C. Smith, the highest bidder, at $1010.00 dollars. 

Carroll Washington Davis was twice married to sisters. He first married Elizabeth Boatwright, daughter of Lewis Boatwright and Elizabeth Rebecca Davis on 17 Feb 1846.  To this union was born 3 children:
  • William Benjamin Davis
  • Julia Elizabeth Davis
  • George Richard Davis
Elizabeth Boatwright Davis died 15 December 1853.

Carroll Washington  then married her (Elizabeth) younger sister Mary Boatwright on 10 August 1854. To this union was born 4 children:
  • Catherine Jane Davis
  • Lewis Boatwright Davis
  • Margaret Elizabeth Davis
  • Mary Eliza Davis
Carroll Washington Davis and his two wives are my 1st Cousin 4 times removed. Elizabeth Rebecca Davis Boatwright is my 3rd Great Grand Aunt.





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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 3: pages 594 to 596, P. F. Spofford Sheriff to Jesse C. Smith Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina





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