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Monday, March 27, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Anson County, NC Land Deed between Andrew W. Sellers & wife to Andrew J. Addams.

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, NC Land Deed between Andrew W. Sellers & wife to Andrew J. Addams.1

I have said it before and will say it again – If you are not including Land Deeds in your Research process you are omitting a valuable resource. At the end of this deed I will summarize the genealogical data gleamed from this land deed.

DEED BOOK 20, page 288
DEED BOOK 20, page 289
Page 288
Andrew W. Sellers & wife to Andrew J. AddamsThis indenture made and entered into this the 11th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seventy-seven between Andrew W. Sellers & wife Catherine C. Sellers of the State of North Carolina Anson County of the first part and Andrew J. Addams of the County of Chesterfield and the State of South Carolina of the second part  witnesseth, that for and in consideration of Three hundred & thirty five dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged the said parties of the first part have this day bargained sold Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents do hereby bargain sell convey& confirm unto the said partied of the second part his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Anson and State of North Carolina on the waters of Jimmies Creek adjoining the dower lands of France Wallace, the lands of Oliver H. Campbell the lands of J. P. Ratliff’s Estate known as the Johnson land & others it being the lots of land allocated to A. Hamer and wife Martha Hamer & to Catherine Wallace heirs at law of the late Jesse Wallace dec’d—the first named being lot No. 1 in the division of said lands and lot No. 2 allocated to Catherine Wallace now Catherine Sellers the two containing Ninety Acres – forty five acres each by reference to the Report of the Commissioners appointed by the County Court of Anson County to lay off and allot said lands will fully show To have and to hold the said lands & premises to him the said Andrew J. Adams  his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns together with all and singular the waters ways minor minerals hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and we the said Andrew W. Sellers and wife Catherine C. Sellers do for ourselves our heirs executors and Admin’s  Covenant and agree to warrant and forever defend the right and tittle to the aforesaid lands and premises to the said Andrew J. Adams his heirs and assigns and free from any and all encumbrances whatsoever. In witness whereof we the said Andrew W.Sellers & wife Catherine C. Sellers have hereunto set out hands & seals the Eleventh day of December A. D. 1877.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of       A. W. Sellers
                                                                              C. P. Sellers

North Carolina}
Anson County} I, Thomas J. Hardison, a Justice of the Peace for Anson (page 289) County do hereby certify that on the 11th day of December 1877 personally came before me Andrew W. Sellers and Catherine C. Sellers his wife and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Deed of Conveyance and the said Catherine C. Sellers being by me privately examined separate and apart from her said husband says that she signed the same freely,  voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person and that she still assents thereto. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 11th Dec. 1877.                             Tho’s J. Hardison, J. P. {seal}

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} The foregoing certificate of Thomas J. Hardison a Justice of the Peace of Anson County is adjudged to be correct. Let the deed with the certificates be registered. Witness my hand and Seal of Office at Office in Wadesboro this the 15th day of December A. D. 1877.
                                               John C. McLauchlin, C. S. C.
January 11th day 1878 Then the foregoing Deed came into my hands and was duly registered.   
                                               P .J. Coppedge
                                               Register of Deeds

First, the land deed is between Andrew W. Sellers and his wife; so who is his wife?
The land deed says his wife is Catherine C or P. Sellers. But it also says that she is Catherine Wallace and that she is an heir of Jesse Wallace (her father).

“lot No. 2 allocated to Catherine Wallace now Catherine Sellers”
“lots of land allocated to A. Hamer and wife Martha Hamer and to Catherine Wallace heirs at law of the late Jesse Wallace”

This line also says that Catherine Wallace Sellers sister Martha married A. Hamer. 
Just for the record Catherine middle name is “Pinkney”. I don’t know where the “C” came from unless it was a misunderstanding. 

Martha Hamer and Catherine Sellers are half-sisters.

Andrew Washington Sellers is my Great Grand Uncle and Catherine, by marriage, is my Great Grand Aunt.

[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: Deed Book 20, pages 288-289, Andrew W. Sellers & wife to Andrew J. Addams; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

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