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Friday, May 22, 2015

Genealogical Gems Found in Land Deed

Abington Parsons died 13 April 1826. A Cheraw Equity record names his surviving heirs and gives us their birth dates.

Ratliff, William H. vs. Mary Parsons Adm. et al - Bill for account & c 1843
Abington Parsons departed this life on or about 13th day of April 1826. Heirs: Widow, Mary Parsons; children: Ann Parsons, born June 27th  1818, intermarried with Richmond White; Timney Parsons, born September 2, 1819, intermarried with Noah Sellers; Raymond Parsons, born December 5, 1820; Elizabeth Parsons, born March 9, 1822 intermarried with William Sellers; Thomas Parsons, born May 10, 1823; Mary M. Parsons, born April 10, 1825.

Those heirs listed are:
  • Mary LNU – his Wife
  • Ann Parsons md Richmond White
  • Timney Parsons md Noah Sellers
  • Raymond Parsons
  • Elizabeth Parsons md William Sellers
  • Thomas Parsons
  • Mary M. Parsons
“the distributive share of my wife, Mary Parsons of all the real Estate of her Father Abbington Parsons”

A NC land Deed in Anson County Deed Book 13, page 471-472 names Mary Parson daughter of Abington Parson as the Wife of Mathew Sellers. Mary was unmarried at the time of her Father’s death in April 1826.

Both Raymond and Thomas moved westward with the Sellers to Madison County, Tennessee where they married and branched out to Arkansas and Texas and maybe others states.

Mathew Sellers BK 13p471
Mathew Sellers BK 13p472

Anson County, NC Deed Book 13, Page 471-472
This Indenture made this 29th day of September in the year of our Lord 1850 Between Mathew Sellers Of the State of South Carolina Chesterfield District of the one part and Sarah Ricketts of the state and District aforesaid of the other part Witnefseth that the said Mathew Sellers for and in consideration of the sum of twenty dollars the payment which is secured to be made have bargained, sold, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said Sarah Ricketts her heirs, Executors, Administrators and afsigns a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Anson in the State of North Carolina on Westfield Creek it being the distributive share of my wife, Mary Parsons of all the real Estate of her Father Abbington Parsons, in the said state of & county aforesaid at the time of his death bounded on the South by the South Carolina line adjoining to and bounded by lands of James Parsons, Isham A. Wallace, and others the whole tract supposed to contain two hundred and two acres, and my Wife’s distributive share in and to the above is supposed to be and is estimated at 30 acres be the same more or lefs to have and to hold unto the said Sarah Ricketts her heirs and afsigns, forever and the said Mathew Sellers doth covenant to and with the said Ricketts her heirs, Executors, Administrator and afsigns and doth warrant and forever defend the above described thirty acres or thereabouts against my heirs and afsigns as also the title in and of the said Land and premises unto the said Sarah Ricketts her heirs and afsigns and the said Mathew Sellers will warrant and defend the Lawful right and title to the said Sarah Ricketts against the lawful claim or claims of all persons whatsoever together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining.
In Witnefs whereof the said Mathew Sellers doth hereunto set his hand and seal the year and date first above written.
Signed Sealed and deliver in the presence}
of Wm. B. Duncan}                                       Mathew M. Sellers {seal}
Richard Smith}

State of North Carolina}
Anson County}
                                      July Term 1851
                   Then the execution of the deed was duly proven by Wm. B. Duncan in open Court and ordered to be registered.
                                                          N. D. Boggan
Transcribed by Charles L. Purvis, 20 May 2015.

Abington & Mary Parsons – My 3rd Great Grandparents
Elizabeth Parsons & William Sellers – My 2nd Great Grandparents

I have previously written about the value of Land Deeds in your research. If you don’t have land deeds as one of your sources for research it’s time now to add this valuable resource to your list.

[1] Anson County, NC Deed Book 13, Page 471-472, MATHEW SELLERS TO SARAH RICKETTS, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, NC.

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