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Monday, June 11, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed, Stephen Crawford To James Griggs



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, Stephen Crawford To James Griggs.

Deed Book 19, pg 396-page-001Deed Book 19, pg 397-page-002Deed Book 19, pg 398-page-003Deed Book 19, pg 399-page-004

DEED BOOK 19, pages 396-399
 
Stephen Crawford To James Griggs
This indenture made this the 26th day of February in the year of our Lord 1875 between the heirs of Stephen Crawford viz Permelia Crawford [wife], Hannah Sellers and Husband Adam {Aaron] Sellers, Daniel Crawford + wife Sallie, Michael Crawford, William H. Crawford and Elizabeth Crawford all of the county of Chesterfield and State of South Carolina of the one part and Jas. J. Griggs of the County of Anson & State of North Carolina of the other part witnefseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and six dollars + seventy five cents to the said party of the first part in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath sold and conveyed and doth hereby sell and convey to the said party of the second part all that tract or parcel; of land situate & lying in the County of Anson and State of North Carolina on the waters of Cedar Creek  adjoining the lands of Michael Crawford Henry Mand(?) and others bounded as follows beginning on a maple on the West bank of Cedar Creek and runs North 64 Et 34.80 chs to a pine some pine pts. Then No 27 Wt 8.75 chs to a maple 2 pines pts Then So 64 Wt 34.44 chs to a W. Maple on the east side of cedar Creek one maple ptr then down the various courses pf said creek 9.00 chs to the beginning containing thirty and one half acres more or lefs to have and to hold the same with all appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said party of the second part and his heirs + assigns forever and the said party of the first part for the consideration aforesaid doth hereby covenant and agree to warrant and forever defend the premises aforesaid to the said party of the second part his heirs executors adms and assigns against the claims and entry of all persons whatsoever and they doth further covenant that they are seized of the premises in fee simple and hath power to make and convey such an Estate by this indenture and hath done the same by these presents to the said Jas. J. Griggs the said party of the  second part. In witnefs whereof the said party of the first part hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date above written.
Signed Sealed + delivered}                     Stephen Crawford {seal}
In presence of}                                       Permelia Crawford {seal}
                                                                Hannah Sellers {seal}
                                                                Aaron X Sellers {seal}
                                                                Daniel X Crawford {seal}
                                                                Sarah A. X Crawford {seal}
                                                                Michael Crawford {seal}
                                                                William H. Crawford {seal}
 
State of North Carolina}
Anson County}  In The Probate Court
Whereas a deed of conveyance of a certain tract of [Land] lying and being in the county and State aforesaid made by Stephen Crawford and the heirs of Stephen Crawford to wit Permelia Crawford wife of Stephen Crawford, Aaron Sellers and wife Hannah Sellers, David F. Crawford, Sarah A. Crawford, Michael Crawford and William H. Crawford of the county of Chesterfield and State of South Carolina to Jas. J. Griggs of the County and state first aforesaid has been exhibited to me and it being represented that the grantors therein named are desirous of acknowledging the execution thereof, Now therefore having confirmed in the presence of Thos. J. Hardison  Esquire these are to appoint him commifsioner to later the acknowledgement of the said grantors and the privy examinations of the Feme Covert parties touching the execution of said deed of conveyance and the said Thos. J. Hardison is hereby commanded at such time as he may think fit to go the said if they cannot conveniently come to him  and examine them touching the execution of said deed and also privily [private] and apart from their husbands examined the said Permelia Crawford Sarah A. Crawford and Hannah Sellers the Feme Covert parties whether they executed the said deed freely and voluntarily and without compulsion of their said husbands or any other persons and having plainly written hereon a certificate of his action in reference thereto and the same  under his seal to Our said Court of Probate In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of said Court at office in Wadesboro the 11th day of March 1875.
                                                                   John C. McLauchlin
                                                                   Judge of Probate

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County} On the 2 day of April 1975 before the undersigned a commifsioner by virtue of the foregoing Commifsion to me directed by the Judge of Probate of Anson County In the state of North Carolina personally came Stephen Crawford and wife Permelia Crawford Aaron Sellers and Hannah Sellers his wife and David F. Crawford and wife Sarah Crawford Michael Crawford + William H. Crawford the grantors described in the annexed deed and acknowledged the due execution Thereof by them as their act and deed whereupon the said Permelia Crawford Hannah Sellers and Sarah Crawford being by me privately examined touching their full consent in executing said deed do declare each for herself that she had executed free from or undue influence of her husband or any any <sic>other person and die still voluntarily assent to the execution thereof witnefs my hand and seal this the 2nd day of April 1875.
                                                                    Thos. J. Hardison
                                                                     Commissioner
 
State of North Carolina}  In the Probate Court
 
Anson County}  It is adjudged that the examination of the annexed deed had been duly acknowledged  by the grantors therein named and the privy examination of the Feme Covert parties  is in form as required by Law. Let it with this Commission and certificate be registered.
                                                              John C. McLauchlin
                                                              Judge of Probate

Anson County April 22  1875
This day the foregoing deed was duly registered in my office in Book 19, page 396, 397, 398, 399
                                                               John Stacey      
                                                               Register of Deeds

Stephen Crawford would pass away shortly after this and several other deed transactions in both Anson County, NC and Chesterfield County, SC.

Surviving him was his wife Permelia McQuaig Crawford; 3 sons and two daughters, all of which are named on the first line, of the within posted deed.








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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 19: pages 396-399, Stephen Crawford To James Griggs; 26 February 1875, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.










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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 19: pages 396-399, Stephen Crawford To James Griggs; 26 February 1875, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.



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