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Monday, April 13, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Chas. S. Phillips and Others to E. Phillips and Others

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 an Anson County Land Deed – Chas. S. Phillips and Others to E. Phillips and Others.1


Chas S. Phillips & Others to E. Phillips & Others
This indenture made and entered into this the 25th day of November AD 1881, by and between Charles S. Phillips and Miles W. Porter wife Mary Ella Porter, parties of the first part, and (1) Elizabeth Phillips (2) Mary Ann Phillips, (3) Lively Phillips, (4) Rachel Sellers wife of Joel Sellers, 5 Sarah Jane Talton wife of C. M. Talton, parties of the second part. All of the County of Anson and State of North Carolina, Witnesseth: That for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Dollars to them paid by the parties of the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge, the said parties of the first part have bargained and sold , and by these presents, do bargain, sale, alien, convey and confirm unto the said partied of the second part jointly, their heirs and assigns all the rights, title, claim, and interest which the said parties of the first part has in and to the tract of land hereinafter described, that is to say all the right, title, claim and interact that have in and to said land as heirs at law of Reuben Phillips deceased, and as heirs at law of R. J. Phillips deceased by virtue of a deed of conveyance from Reuben Phillips to R. James Phillips, dated December 1st., 1855, and registered on the registers Office of Anson County, in Deed Book No. 14, on pages 539 and 540. Said land is situate in the County of Anson, State of North Carolina, on the waters of Jones Creek, and is bounded as follows: beginning at a pine on Joel Gulledges’ corner the first corner of said tract and runs N. 89 W. 12.80 chains to a stake the corner of lot No. 1 then S. 30 W. 10 chains to a stake the Beginning of No. 5 then N. 89 E. 35 chains to a stake 8 red oak pointer, then 1 East 11 chains to the old corner 2 pines and a pact oak pointer, then S,. 89 East 20.20 chains to the old corner 2 pines pointer, the with the Gulledges’ line N. 9 E. 19.50 chains to the Beginning containing Seventy Five acres more or less, these boundaries being copied from the registry of the deed above referred to. To have and to hold to them the said parties of the second part jointly, their heirs and assigns, all the title, right, claim and interest in and to the above described land, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging. In testimony whereof the said Charles S. Phillips and Miles W. Porter and wife Mary Ella Porter partied of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first above written.     Charles S. Phillip {seal}
                                                M. W. Porter {seal}
J. T. Lowry                               Mary E. Porter {seal}

Personally appeared before me J. T. Lowry, Justice of the Peace of Anson County, Miles W. Porter and Mary Ella Porter his wife and acknowledges the due examination of the foregoing deed of conveyances, and the said Mary Ella Porter being by me privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband, touching her voluntarily execution of the same doth state that she signs the same freely and voluntarily , without fear or compulsion of her said husband, or any other person and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto. Witness my hand and seal, this 28th day of November 1881.
                                                                       J. T. Lowry, J. P.

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I, J. C. McLanchlin, Clerk of Superior Court for said county of Anson, do hereby certify that the due execution of the foregoing deed of conveyance (beginning Page 615) by Charles S. Phillips, one of the grantor therein named was proven before me this day by the Oath and examination of J. T. Lowry, the subscribing witness thereto. And the foregoing certificate of J. T. Lowry, a Justice of the Peace of said county touching the execution of said deed by the other grantors therein names, is adjudged to be in due form and according to law. Let the deed, with these certificates, be registered. This January 7th A.D. 1882.                                         John C. McLanchlin
                          C.S.C. and Judge of Probate
January 7thy 1882 Then the forgoing Deed & certificates came into my hands & were duly registered.
                                                               P. J. Coppedge.
                                                               Register of Deeds

Land deeds are a valuable resource in the research of our families. Compare the names in the above Land Deed to those shown on the 1850 Census for Anson County, North Carolina.
1850 Anson County
Joel Sellers is my 1st Cousin 4 time removed. This land deed provided the maiden name of his wife Rachel.

[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: Deed Book 21, Pages 614 and 615, Chas S. Phillips & Others to E. Phillips & Others; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[2] 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Dumas Shop, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 229B(stamped); Line 27, Dwelling 1052, Family 1052, Household of Reuben PHILLIPS; online database, ( : viewed 11 April 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.

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