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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Treasure Chest Tuesday~NC Marriage of Thomas Honeycutt + Cebe Coltur

Today posting is the North Carolina Marriage Record of Thomas Honeycutt and Cebe Coltur.

Thomas Honeycutt & Cebe Coltur MarriageR
Thomas Honeycutt & Cebe Coltur acknowledged themfelves Indebted to Richard Caswell Esqr Govern’r and Succefsors the Sum of five hundred Pounds to be Paid on Condition that there is no lawful Cause to obstruct a Marriage between Thomas Honeycutt & Cebe Coltur for whom a License now Ifsues-- Witnefs our hands & Seal this 8th Day of August 1787 & ?? year of our Independence.
Signed Seal &                               Thomas X his mark Honeycutt {Seal}
Deliver in the presence
T. L. Pinto  Wm McCauley                        {Seal}

The Honeycutt~Coltur Marriage can be found Orange County, NC Marriage Bonds (1781-1879); Image 4309 of 10218.

The parents of Thomas Honeycutt are unknown.

NOTE: Blogger does not deal with the ampersand very well hence when you use an ampersand this is what you see &
[1] "Index to North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868," database, Ancestry ( : Viewed 2 January 2019), Thomas Honeycutt and Cebe Coltur Marriage; North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977; Hyperlink:

Monday, January 14, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Chesterfield County Land Deed, Archibald Blue to Samuel Brock [1855]

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~Archibald Blue to Samuel Brock [1855] [1]

Deed Book 11 page 346-page-001Deed Book 11 page 347-page-001Deed Book 11 page 348-page-001


Archibald Blue }
         To               }  Deed
Samuel Brock}
State of South Carolina,
         Know all men by these presents, that I, Archibald Blue of the District of Chesterfield and the State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred Dollars to me paid by Samuel Brock  of the District of Chesterfield in the State of South Carolina have granted , bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said Samuel Brock all that piece parcel or tract of land situate lying and being in the District  of Chesterfield and the State of South Carolina, on the waters of Westfield Creek beginning on a Black Jack X111W, on the lower line of a tract of land granted to Elizabeth Brooks and running South 23 chains to a Black Jack X111W, thence S 54 degrees W 32.50 to a Pine X111W thence N 27 degrees W with the upper line of a tract of 343 acres granted to William Brooks to a corner on said Elizabeth Brooks' tract thence with the various lines of the said Elizabeth Brooks' tract around to the beginning Black Jack containing one hundred acres more or less; it being part of two tract of land, one granted to Elizabeth Brooks, the other granted to William Brooks bearing date the seventh day of October AD 1799, it being a tract of land  conveyed to James A. Brock by James Brock by deed bearing date twenty fifth day of August AD 1830, and conveyed by the said James A. Brock to our Stephen Brock by deed bearing date 31st day of January AD 1853, and sold at Sheriff's sale as the property of the said Stephen Brock and conveyed to me , by Stephen Jackson Sheriff of Chesterfield District together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments, and appurtenances to the said premises belonging, or in any wise incident or appertaining; to have and to hold, all and singular the premises before mentioned , unto the said Samuel Brock, 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 Samuel Brock, his heirs and assigns against myself and heirs and against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same, or any part thereof.
Witness my hand and seal this twenty day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five and in the seventy ninth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered}                        A. Blue {LS}
In the presence of}
Henry McIver
Joel W. Brock

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
         Personally appeared before me Henry McIver and made oath, that he saw the within named Archibald Blue sign, seal and as his act and deed deliver the within written Deed and that he with Joel W. Brock witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn before me the twentieth}
Day of January 1855}                        Henry McIver
W. L. T. Prince
Not. Pub. C. D.
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
         I, Kerman T. Morgan, a magistrate in and for the District and State aforesaid do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern, that Margaret C. Blue, the wife of the within named Archibald Blue did this day appear before me, and upon being privately and separately examined before me, did declare, that she did freely, voluntarily, and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person, or persons whomsoever release and forever relinquish unto the within named Samuel Brock, his heirs and assigns, all her interest and Estate, and also all her rights and claim of Dower of, in and to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released.
Sworn under my hand and seal this twentieth-second day of January Anno Domini 1855.
K. T. Morgan,  Magst. (no seal)                    M. C. Blue
Register Office
Chesterfield District
         Recorded 24 Jany 1855 in Book R, page 194. Examined and certified by
                                 J. C. Craig, Reg C.D.

---------------Recorded 11th Febry 1892-----------------

This is an interesting Land Deed in that it identifies an ancestor that I was not aware of or have found a record of during my research. The oldest James A. Brock in my database was born 6 December 1829. That means that James A Brock mentioned within the Land Deed is missing from my database.
it being a tract of land conveyed to James A. Brock by James Brock by deed bearing date twenty fifth day of August AD 1830…

The James Brock mentioned is most likely James Valentine Brock, b. 13 Sep 1749.

This James A. Brock had to be born prior to 1809 to have land deeded to him in 1830.

“Under British common law, full majority was reached at the age of 21.  Anyone under 21 was legally an infant.  Only persons who had reached majority could perform certain legal actions: [2]
  • Buy or sell land without restriction”

Samuel W. Brock, Sr. is my 3rd Great grand uncle. The witness, Joel W. Brock is a son of  Samuel W. Brock.

[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 11: Pages 346 - 348, Archibald Blue to Samuel Brock; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.