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Monday, July 17, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed from the Burned Book- Michael Davis to Kinchen Previtt Deed

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 from the Burned Book- Michael Davis to Kinchen Previtt Deed

Note: for those who don’t know, the Burnt/Burned Book is a Pre Civil War Deed Book that was recovered from the Bonfire when Union Troops burned the Courthouse and it’s contents in March 1865.

116117 (2)

Michael Davis to Kinchen Previtt Deed

Davis 2 Previtt Land Plat
Burnt Book; Page 116-117
The State of South Carolina
Know all men by these presents that I, Michael Davis, of the District of Chesterfield and State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixteen dollars to me paid by Kinchen Previtt of the State and District aforesaid have granted, bargained, sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Kinchen Previtt, a certain tract or parcel of land situate in the district of Chesterfield on the waters of Abrams Creek – Beginning on a Maple 3Xo in Pond Branch and runs N. E. 14 degrees 17 ½ chs to a stake 3X0 Thence E. 11 chs to a Stake 3Xo thence N. 17 ½ chs to a Pine 3Xn in Meadow Branch Thence up and with Meadow Branch to a Black Jack 3Xn at the head of said branch. Thence S. E. 12 degrees 8 ½ chs to a stake 3Xn at the head of Pond Branch. Thence down said Pond Branch the various courses of the same to the beginning containing Twenty nine acres, reference to the above plat will more fully shew- Together with all and singular the members, hereditaments and appurtenances belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining. To have and to hold forever. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs, executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend the above described premises unto the said Kinchen Previtt his heirs and assigns against myself my heirs and against every person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim any part thereof.
Page 117
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the twenty seventh day of ???[December] in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Sixty. –
Signed, Sealed and delivered}
In the presence of us}                      Michael Davis {Seal}
William A. Davis
John W. Previtt
South Carolina}
Chesterfield District} Personally appeared Wm. A. Davis and says on oath that he was present and saw Michael Davis sign seal and deliver the within instrument of writing to Kinchen Previtt for the uses and purposes therein contained & that John W. Previtt witnessed the Execution thereof.
Sworn & Subscribed before}                     W. A. Davis
me this 4th Feby 1861}
A. Austin, Magt.
South Carolina}
Chesterfield District} I, Dan^l Douglass, Magt do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Huldah Davis the wife of the within named Michael Davis did this day appear before me and upon being privately, and separate examined before me did declare that she does freely, voluntarily and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever renounce release and relinquish unto the within named Kinchen Previtt his heirs & assigns all her [illegible] & estate and also all her right and claim of dower of in and all and singular the premises within mentioned & released. Given under my hand and seal March ??, 1861. {LS} Dan’l Douglass, Magt.
                                                Huldah X her mark Davis
(Recorded Sept 1st, 1863)

Michael Davis is my 3rd Great Grandfather.

[1] Land Deed - Michael Davis to Kinchen Previtt Deed; 27th December? 1860; Deed Book #BURNT BOOK; Page(s) pages 116 & 117; Probate Office; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; May 2012.

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