Madison County, Georgia
Deed Book A
1812-1818

Pages 1-99

 

page 1   17 Feb 1811, Absalom Hendrick of Elbert Co., Ga. to John H. Marks, for $100, in Elbert County on South Fork of Broad River, adj. land belonging to Henry P. White granted to James Leeper on the west side, on the east by land belonging to John H. Marks granted to Noah Cloud, on the south by the river, 200 acres, beg. persimon N45E 45.00 to post oak, S 45 ch. to pine, S 45W to river, up river to beg. (signed) Absalom Hendrick. Wit: Burrel Orr, Jno. McCleary. Test: David Ewing J.P. 30 Sep 1811. Rec. 15 Feb 1812.

page 2   Madison Co., Ga.: 3 Feb 1812, John Moon to James Long, one negro boy by the name of Ben, rising 8 yrs. old, for $300. (signed) John Moon. Wit: Wm. Cleghorn, J.P., Pleasant Moon. Rec. 3 May 1812.

page 3   Madison Co., Ga.: 25 Feb 1812, Dabney Gholston hereby constitute and appoint Fanny Gholston, wife of Joseph Gholston dec’d, and Anthony Gholston of Halifax Co., Va., my lawful agents or attorneys to act the same as if I was present in any way or manner whatever so far as respects my part of the estate of my mother Mary Gholston dec’d (lands excepted), it being the property of Anthony Gholston left by him to the said Mary Gholston in her lifetime and at her decease to his lawful heirs. (signed) Dabney Gholston. Test: James Ramsey, James Spicer. Rec. 25 Feb 1812, James Long, Clk, S.C.

page 3   Ga.: 9 Dec 1809, W. A. David Ewing to James Ewing, both of Elbert Co., Ga., for $1600, 151 acres in said county, bounding S. by south fork of Broad river, N. by John Marks, beg. below the mouth of the late rail on the River on a gum, N18E 11 ch.. to a post oak, N1E 13 ch. 51 to a b. oak, N38W 11 ch. 30 links to a B.O., N22W 20 ch. 30 links to a R.O., N43W 12 ch. 30 to a p.o., S30W 14.50 links to a B.O., S77E 14 ch. 30 links to a B.O., S30W 45 ch. to a p.o., S35W 4.50 links to a p.o., S55E 20 ch. 50 links to a B.O., S40W 8.50 links to a B.O. on the river, down river to beg. (signed) W. A. David Ewing. Wit: Jeremiah Hall, Joseph Vineard, John McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 3 Mar 1812.

page 4   3 Mar 1810, John Bullock of Elbert Co., Ga., to Steven Allen, for $300, 200 acres on waters of Hollow Creek, beg. red oak, 45 ch. to pine, N. 45 ch. to hickory, E. 45 ch. to red oak, S. 45 ch. to beg. (signed) Jno. Bullock. Test: Joseph Hawkins, Dabney Gholston, Pleasant (x) Vinson, Jno. McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 21 Mar 1812.

page 6   Ga.: 18 Jan 1812, James Cargill of Randolph Co. to Henson Carrington of Madison Co., for $200, 400 acres in Madison Co. on waters of Broad River, granted to said James Cargill 7 Jun 1797. (signed) James Cargill. Test: Robert Floyd, Timothy Carrington. Rec. 25 Mar 1812.

page 6   Ga.: 18 Feb 1811, Stephen Stephens of Elbert Co., to Jeptha V. Williford, for $200, 100 acres in said county on Blue Stone Creek, beg. pine cor. on Mackie’s line, N. 27 ch. along Mackie’s and Taylor’s line to stake cor., E. 41 ch. to stake cor. on William Lokie’s line, S15W 29 ch. to black oak cor. on said Lokie’s line, to beg., adj. William Lokie, Mackie and Nathan Williford, part of 292 acre tract orig. granted to Frances Batey. (signed) Stephen (x) Stephens. Wit: William C. Millican, Allen Daniel, J.P. Rec. 31 Mar 1812.

page 7   12 Feb 1805, William Polk of Clark Co., Ga. to Robert Watkins of county aforesaid, for $250, in Jackson County on the waters of Brushy Creek, beg. chestnut on the big road near the head of the oar bank branch, with meanders of said road NW 85 ch. to post oak on road, N50E 22 ch. to chestnut, S70E 70 to pine, S11E 47 across the oar bank branch to post oak, S85W 48 ch. to beg., 314 acres, part of a 1000 acres survey granted to Grant Taylor. (signed) William Polk. Wit: Wm. (x) Davidson, Elisha Davidson, Hariet Gilmore. Test: 8 Nov 1806 Wm. (x) Davidson, Geo. Wallace, J.P. Rec. 6 Apr 1812.

page 8   6 Apr 1812, William Polk of Madison Co., Ga. to James Watkins of Wilkes Co., Ga., for $300, parcel of land lying formerly in Franklin Co., now Madison Co., on the head of Black’s Creek known by the name of Turner’s Plantation, beg. red oak, S40E 42 ch. to hickory, N50E 56 poles to post oak, round to a hickory on the creek to Nathan Turner’s line, with his line to beg., 104 acres. (signed) William Polk. Wit: Hugh Beatey, Robt. Carruth, Nathan Meroney, J.P. Rec. 6 Apr 1812, James Long, Clk.

page 9   Franklin Co., Ga.: 30 Oct 1811, Isaac Barnes, Absalom Barnes, John Barnes, John Jenkins, Archabal McGrady, Obed M. Christian, Hannah Barnes, Polly Barnes and Nancy Barnes, to David Morgan, all of said county, for $242 , in Franklin county on the waters of Lemars Creek, butting bounding southwesterly, beg. post oak 18 23 ch. to black oak adj. George Christian, S75E 46 ch. to chestnut, N20E 17 ch. to pine, to beg., 76 acres. (signed) Isaac Barnes, Absalom Barnes, John Barnes, John Jenkins, Archabald McGrady, Obed M. Christian, Hannah (x) Barnes, Polly (x) Barnes, Nancy (x) Barnes. Wit: John Brooks, Wm. M. Christian, George Christian, J.P. Rec. 6 Apr 1812.

page 10   3 Jul 1810, William Polk of Franklin Co., Ga. to Robert Carruth of Clark Co., Ga., for $222 , in Clarke County, 150 acres, beg. Hampton’s Spanish oak cor., S20W 40 ch. with his line and Beaty’s to creek, with meanders of said creek to Samuel McKee’s line, to Darden’s old line, N28W to beg. (signed) William Polk. Wit: Adam Carruth, Alfred Carruth, Wm. Cleghorn, J.P. Rec. 9 Apr 1812.

page 10   20 Jul 1810, Elijah Dawson of Clarke Co., Ga. to Robert Carruth of said county, for $30, in Clarke Co. on the waters of Brush Creek, 30 acres, part of tract granted to Henry Summerlin, beg. hickory on the Cattail branch, S28E 96 poles to pine, N24E 121 poles to stake, S65W83 poles to beg. (signed) Elijah (x) Dawson. Wit: Hugh Beatey, Solomon Dawson, Nathan Meroney, J.P. Rec. 9 Apr 1812.

page 11   3 Mar 1810, Stephen Allen of Oglethorpe Co., Ga. to Pleasant Vincent of Elbert Co., for $200, in Elbert Co., 100 acres on waters of Holley Creek, beg. red oak cor. N 53 ch. to black jack cor., S66W 13 ch. to stake cor., N60W 12 ch. to pine cor., S 51 ch. to stake cor. & E 21 Ch. to beg. (signed) Stephen Allen. Wit: John Bullock, Dabney Gholston, Jos. Hawkins. Proved by John McCurdy, J.P. 20 Jul 1810. Rec. 17 Apr 1812.

page 12  12 May 1810, Stephen Allen of Oglethorpe Co., Ga. to Pleasant Vincent of Elbert Co., for $100, in Elbert Co., 100 acres on Holley Creek, beg. stake cor., west to pine cor., to pine cor. by the widow Allen’s fence, S to beg., adj. on the north by the widow Allen; east, land of Gholston; south, land of Bullock; on the west, land of McCurdy. (signed) Stephen Allen. Wit: Jno. Bullock, Jos. Hawkins, Mary W. Bullock. Proved by John McCurdy, J.P. 20 Jul 1810. Rec. 17 Apr 1812.

page 12   6 Apr 1812, Sarah Moon to Martha Blake, wife of John Blake, Poley, Betsey, William, Archer, John, Asa, Richerson, Sally, Susan, Thomas and Madison Blake, the children of the said John Blake, for natural love and affection to the said Martha Blake, as well as for her better maintenance and support, a certain bay mare cald Belby, to her own proper use and benefit separate from her said husband’s estate, and at the death of said Martha, to Poley, Betsey, William, Archer, John, Asa, Richerson, Sally, Susan, Thomas and Madison Blake, children of said John and Martha Blake, to be used & enjoyed jointly. (signed) Sarah Moon. Wit: John Moon, Wm. Power, Samuel Woods. Rec. 17 Apr 1912.

page 13   18 Jan 1812, William Cleghorn of Madison Co., Ga. to Charles Clements of said co., for $200, 70 acres on waters of Broad River, namely Blue Stone Creek, part of tract orig. granted to Lewis Sewal, beg. pine cor. N25W 40 ch. to hickory cor., S65W to pine cor. on Robert Carruth’s line, with said Carruth’s line to ash cor. on the branch, down meanders of branch to white oak cor. on James Carruth’s line, N65E to beg. (signed) Wm. Cleghorn. Wit: James Long, Jonathan Cooper, Samuel Woods, J.P. Rec. 18 Apr 1812.

page 14   Mississippi Territory, Baldwin Co.: Alexander Cunningham of county and territory aforesaid relinquish all my right and title to all the land belonging to me in the State of Georgia, Elbert County, to Benjamin Witcher of Elbert Co., Ga. (signed) A. Cunningham. Wit: Ambrose Witcher, Enoch Rigdon. Proved by Daniel Johnston, J.P. 16 Dec 1811. Registered in Book A and page 45 by Thomas Carson, B.C.C. 24 Dec 1811. Rec. 11 May 1812.

page 15   4 Jan 1810, James Wood of Elbert Co., Ga. to Wilkison Atcherson of said co., for $200, in Elbert Co. on Fork Creek adj. Thomas M. Grimes, Nathaniel Atcherson and others, 200 acres, the same tract conveyed by William Appleby to Gabriel Wilhite and afterwards sold to satisfy an execution against said Wilhite and then conveyed by Robert Cosby, then shff. of said co., to said James Wood. (signed) James Wood. Wit: Nathaniel Atcherson, Jno. McCurdy, J.P., Penuel Wood. Rec. 1 Jun 1812.

page 16   Elbert Co., Ga.: 4 Aug 1811, Thos. Jones, sheriff, to Christopher Porterfield, by virtue of an execution issued by M. Woods, clerk of the Superior Court, 18 Oct 1802, against the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of David Porterfield for $81.13 and $11.50 cost and afterwards, on 27 Apr 1811, there being due on said execution cost of $3.75, James Wood, D.S. of said county, levied aforesaid execution on 162 acres on waters of Skul Shoal Creek adj. Wilson Penn and others, it being the place whereon the defendant now lives, and after giving notice required by law did expose to public sale, Christopher Porterfield being the highest bidder for $20.25. (signed) Thos. Jones, Shff. Wit: W. T. Thompson, Wm. Chisolm, A. Jarrett, J.I.C. Rec. Jun 1, 1812.

page 17  Madison Co., Ga.: 7 Apr 1812, Nathan Willeford, Esq., Sheriff of Madison Co., to William & Felix Gilberts, merchants in the town of Washington, Wilkes County, whereas an execution was levied against three tracts of land, property of Henry Strickland, according to an advertisement dated 2 Mar 1812 in the Georgia Express, the tracts sold this day to William & Felix for $145, described as follows: 100 acres adj. Hay and others, 150 acres adj. Barnett Hay & others, 150 acres granted to Thomas Thomas adj. James Ware & others, all in Madison Co. (signed) Nathan Willeford, Shff. Wit: William Polk, Saml. Willeford, Allen Daniel, J.P. Rec. 1 Jul 1812.

page 18   6 Apr 1812, Charles Clements to James Long, both of Madison Co., for $140, 70 acres in said county on waters of Broad River, namely Blue Stone Creek, part of a tract orig. granted to Lewis Sewal, beg. pine cor., N25W 40 ch. to hickory cor., S65W to pine cor. on Robert Carruth’s line, with said Carruth’s line to an ash cor. on the branch, down meanders of branch to white oak cor. on James Carruth’s line, N65E to beg. (signed) Charles Clements. Wit: Wiley J. Bridges, Joseph Maddox, Absalom Barnes, Edward Ware, J.I.C. Rec. 2 Jul 1812.

page 20   Ga: Whereas by an act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia passed 5 Dec 1811 entitled an act to lay out a new county out of the counties of Oglethorpe, Clarke, Jackson, Franklin and Elbert, the Justices of the Inferior Court or a majority of them of the new county (which is called Madison) are authorized to purchase 50 acres of land for the purpose of fixing thereon the public buildings of said county and for other county purposes, and whereas William Fergus, Charles Sorrels, James Sanders & Edw’d Ware, Justices of the Inferior Court of Madison County, have in conformity of the above purchased 50 acres of land for the purposes therein contemplated. 1 Jul 1812, Henry Mitchell and John Crowder of Hancock Co., Ga., to William Fergus, Charles Sorrels, James Sanders and Edw’d Ware, Justices of the Inferior Court of Madison Co., for $200, for the uses contemplated above, 50 acres in Madison Co. on the waters of the South Fork of Broad River, beg. at pine cor., N26E 22 ch. 36 links to hickory stake cor., S65E 22 ch. 36 links to lightwood stake cor., S26W 22 ch. 36 links to pine cor., N64W 22 ch. 36 links to beg., bounded on all sides by said Henry Mitchell and John Crowder, part of a 2900 acre tract orig. granted to Creswell & Offett. (signed) Hen’y Mitchell, Jno. Crowder. Wit: James Griffith, Thomas S. Bailey, Allen Daniel, J.P. Rec. 2 Jul 1812.

page 21   Madison Co., Ga.: Capt. James Ware came forward and requested to record his Mark which is as follows, a swallow fork in the right ear and smooth crop in the left. 10 Jul 1812. (signed) James Ware, Jr. Rec. 10 Jul 1812.

page 22   17 Aug 1811, John Bullock of Elbert Co., Ga. to William Evans of same, for $220, parcel of land, a legacy left by John Hodge, dec’d to his lawful legatees, in Elbert Co. on the north fork of Fork Creek, beg. post oak, S40E 52 ch. 50 links to black jack cor., N5W 30 ch. 50 links to red oak cor., S87W 35 ch. to pine cor., S10W 3 ch. 50 links to beg., 88 acres, bounded on west side by the olpens land of Jno. Griffith dec’d, easterly by the olphens land of B. House dec’d, northerly by other land of said Jno. Bullock. (signed) John Bullock. Wit: James King, Wm. Wms. Willifor, John McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 10 Jul 1812.

page 23   Elbert Co., Ga.: 20 Dec 1811, John Bullock to William Edwards, both of Elbert Co., for $150, in Elbert Co. on the waters of Holley Creek, 100 acres, the balance of a tract deeded from Groves to Bullock, beg. stake cor., W to pine cor., N to hickory cor., E to sassafras & pine, to pine by the widow Allen’s fence, S to beg., bounded N by F. Allen, E by D. Gholston, S. by W. Evans, W by W. Willeford. (signed) John Bullock. Wit: Jeremiah Hall, Isaac Moore, Leonard Hayes, Jno. McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 5 Aug 1812.

page 24   Madison Co., Ga.: 11 Apr 1812, Jacob Albright to James Ware, both of Madison Co., for $350, 119 acres in Madison Co. on south fork of Blue Stone Creek, beg. white oak cor. on north bank of Blue Stone Creek commonly known as Brixey’s Corner, S25E 64 ch. to post oak cor., N65E 27 ch. 50 links to pine cor., N25W 23 ch. to pine cor., N60W 48 ch. 80 links to beg., adj. Edward Ware, Sr., James and John Scott, and said Albright, part of 600 acre tract granted to John Cargill. (signed) Jacob Albright. Wit: Edward Ware, Allen Daniel, J.P. Nelly Albright, wife of Jacob Albright, acknowledges her dower right. (signed) Nelly (x) Albright. Rec. 19 Sep 1812.

page 25   Franklin Co., Ga.: 1 Apr 1807, Leroy Gutery of Franklin Co. to Edward Ware of Elbert Co., for $400, 100 acres in said co. on Lemars Creek, a branch of Broad River, part of a tract granted to Thos. Brown containing 550 acres, beg. at James Coil’s spring branch on Geo. Christian’s line, south along said line to post oak cor., along David Morgan’s line east to Robert McGrady’s stake cor., along his line north to the creek, up creek to mouth of a branch, up said branch to beg. (the spring excepted). (signed) Leroy (x) Gutery. Wit: Edward L. Christian, Bartt. Lawrence. Rec. 22 Sep 1812.

page 26   Madison Co., Ga.: 26 Sep 1812, Edward Ware to Edward L. Christian, both of said co., for $400, 100 acres in said co. on Lemars Creek, a branch of Broad River, part of a tract granted to Thos. Brown containing 550 acres, beg. at James Coil’s spring branch on Geo. Christian’s line, south along said line to post oak cor., along David Morgan’s line east to Robert McGrady’s stake cor., along his line north to the creek, up creek to mouth of a branch, up said branch to beg. (the spring excepted). (signed) Edward Ware. Wit: Wm. Cleghorn, J.P., Nathan Williford, Cade D. Strickland. Rec. 26 Sep 1812.

page 27   3 Sep 1811, Geo. Garrell to Dabney Gholston, both of Elbert Co., for $412, in Elbert Co. on south fork of Fork Creek adj. Jno. Stevens, Anderson Cheek and David Ewing, beg. white oak, S 44 ch. 72 links to black oak, W as will appear by a plat and grant surveyed dated 7 Dec 1793 containing 200 acres. (signed) George Jarrell. Wit: John Stevens, Sam’l Willeford, Joseph Tolbert, David Ewing, J.P. Rec. 26 Sep 1812.

page 28   Ga.: 24 Oct 1807, David Hopkins of Jackson Co. to Wm. Polk of Franklin Co., for $550, tract he now lives on beg. spanish oak on north side of the South River, N75W 34 ch. to pine cor. on the N side of said River, S15W 12 ch. to a stake, then turn a direct course to the head of the mill pond which will be nearly a square, up meanders of creek to old line, with said line to the post oak cor., N15E to beg., containing by survey 90 acres, part of 100 acres granted to Edward Edison. (signed) David (D) Hopkins, Mary (x) Hopkins. Wit: Sam’l McKee, Sam’l Moody, Evan Polk. Proved by Evan Polk 22 Feb 1808, Wm. Cleghorn, J.P. Rec. 10 Oct 1812.

page 30   20 Jul 1809, William Vaughn to Evan Polk, both of Franklin Co., Ga., for $350, beg. at hickory near the road, N50E 14 ch. to post oak, N 16 ch. to post oak, E 10 ch. to chestnut, N27W to hickory on the creek, up meanders of creek to Nathan Turner’s line, with his line to red oak dividing cor., S50E 42 ch. to beg., 104 acres, part of a bounty granted to Pue on the head of Blacks Creek. Signed: William (x) Vaughn. Wit: Wm. Polk, C. Polk, Thos. Lawrence. Proved by Wm. Polk 10 Oct 1812, Wm. Cleghorn, J.P. Rec. 13 Oct 1812.

page 31   Thomas Collins of Oglethorpe Co., Ga. to John Collins of same, for value received, two horses, 7 head of cattle and hogs, 3 beds and furniture, 2 cotton wheels, 3 pots, 2 ovens, 4 axes, 2 grubbing hoes, 1 grind stone, 30 acres of corn and fodder and cotton on the widow Jones’ land. Value of property $150. 5 Sep 1812. (signed) Thomas Collins. Wit: Thomas O’Kelly, James O’Kelly, William O’Kelly. Proved by Thomas (x) O’Kelly 9 Oct 1812, Jno. McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 14 Oct 1812.

page 32   Elbert Co., Ga.: 23 Feb 1811, Lovard Moore to James Wood, both of said co., to secure the sum of $81.87 for which the said James Wood holds the note of said Lovard dated 23 Feb 1811, the following property; 2 feather beds, 3 bed quilts, 1 coverlid, 3 counterpains, 2 sheets, 2 pillows, 4 pillow cases, 2 bed steads, 6 winsor chairs, 1 clock reel, 1 cotton wheel, 2 tables, 1 cubbard, 1 writing desk, 1 iron pot, 1 dutch oven, 1 skillet, 1 grid iron, 1 brass tea kettle, 1 tin coffee pot, one tea pot, 1 dozen tea cups & saucers, 2 earthen dishes, 6 plates, 6 custard pans, 2 tin pans, 1 pair candle moulds, 1 bread basket, 1 waiter, 3 punch bowls, 2 decanters, 2 jugs, 2 black bottles, 1 pair of flat irons, 1 can, 2 piggins, 1 ladies saddle, 1 pair of tin scales & 3 weights, 1 sorrel horse with a bald face, 1 cow & calf, 6 head of hogs, 1 sheep, 1 50 gallon cask, 1 18 gallon cag, 1 cag & of spanish brown paint, 1 cag & of yellow oker, 1 cag of white lead, 1 oil jug, 3 broad axes, 1 club ax, 1 grind stone, 1 cross cut saw, 2 hand saws, 2 tenant saws, 6 barrel augers, 2 braces & 30 bitts, 6 saw mill files, 4 small flat files, 4 polishing files, 3 half rounds, ditto 2 rat tail files, 3 cross cut & 14 hard saw files, 20 chisels, 11 gouges, 1 saw set, 14 gimblets, 4 drawing knives, 1 key saw, 1 spoake shove, 3 sets of bench plains, 1 English rule & 4 pieces, 3 claw hammers, 1 hand hammer, 1 pinting ditto, 2 renches, 2 turning leaths & irons, 1 compass plain, 3 moulding ditto, 1 foot adde, 1 spade, 2 hold fast, 3 squares, 2 pair of compasses, 1 carriage body & wheels, 1 router, 2 hobby, 9 moving gauges, 1 lead glue pot, 1 iron wedge. If said Lovard Moon shall pay James Wood $81.87 on or before 25 Dec next, these presents to be void, otherwise in full force. (signed) Loverd Moore. Wit: Tyree Landers, Rich’d Sanders. I assign the within contents to James King without recoup 26 Nov 1811. (signed) James Wood. I assign the within contents to James Sanders without recoup 14 Jan 1812. (signed) James King. Proved by Isaac David, J.P. 25 Jul 1812. Rec. 14 Oct 1812.

page 33   Madison Co., Ga.: 5 Oct 1812, James Long to Thomas Long, both of Madison Co., for $800, 200 acres in said co., beg. gum cor., E 39 ch. to red oak cor., N 55 ch. to poplar on Fork Creek, up creek to gum cor. at mouth of a branch, up said branch to beg. (signed) James Long. Wit: Wm. Cleghorn, J.P., Sam’l Groves. Rec. 15 Oct 1812.

page 34   Ga.: 2 Apr 1803, James Scott to John Scott, both of Elbert Co., Ga., for $100, in Elbert Co., beg. gum, S25E 49 ch. to red oak, N85W 13 ch. to white oak, down the creek 12 ch. to poplar, up branch 15 ch. to maple, N77W 8 ch. to black oak, N40W 3 ch. to branch, up branch to the branch that comes through Andrew Millican’s field, up said branch to white oak on said James Scott’s line, N65E to beg., 84 acres. (signed) James Scott. Wit: Andrew Millican, Joel Jetton, Al’n Daniel, J.P. Rec. 18 Dec 1812.

page 35   22 Sep 1808, Thomas Thomas of Franklin Co. to John Scott of Elbert Co., for $400, 272 acres in Franklin Co. on the south side of Blue Stone Creek, beg. persimmon cor. on bank of said creek and on the Elbert Co. line, S12W to pine cor. on Henry Strickland’s land, with Strickland’s line to old original black oak cor., N25W 41 ch. to black oak cor., N65E to main stream of the Main South Fork of Blue Stone Creek, down various courses of creek to beg., part of 396 acre tract orig. granted to Samuel McKie. (signed) Thos. Thomas, Christian (x) Thomas. Wit: Edward White, Patrick Scott. Proved by Patrick Scott 1 Nov 1810, Wm. Cleghorn, J.P. Rec. 18 Nov 1812.

page 37   Franklin Co., Ga.: 1 Nov 1810, Patrick Scott to John Scott, both of said county, for $250, 200 acres in said county on waters of Broad River, part of a 3000 acre tract orig. granted to Lewis Sewal, beg. pine cor., S60W 50 ch. to pine cor., N30W 40 ch. to post oak cor., N50E 50 ch. to pine cor., S30E 40 ch. to beg. (signed) Patrick Scott. Wit: Polley Cleghorn, Wm. Cleghorn, J.P. Rec. 18 Dec 1812.

page 38   Elbert Co., Ga.: 23 Feb 1804, David Creswell to Joseph Grimes, for $200, 200 acres, beg. poplar cor., N 44 ch. 72 links to red oak, E 44 ch. 72 links to post oak, S 44 ch. 72 links to gum cor., the creek to be the line at low water mark, on Fork Creek the waters of Broad River in Elbert Co. (signed) D. Creswell. Wit: James Thompson, Wm. Blake. Proved by John McCurdy, J.P. 22 Dec 1808. Rec. 21 Dec 1812.

page 39   Madison Co., Ga.: 6 Jan 1812, Isaac Moore to Richard Moore, both of said county, for $2.50 per acre, the land whereon the said Isaac Moore now lives in Madison Co. on waters of Sandy Creek, 200 acres bounded E by Count D. Stange land, W by John Appling, beg. white oak, S5W 60 ch. to pine cor., S85E 19 ch. to hickory cor., N50E 50 ch. to hickory, 70 W to beg., part of 500 acres orig. granted to Barnad Kelly surveyed 24 May 1790 and conveyed by said Kelly to Joseph Reynolds. (signed) Isaac Moore. Wit: Robert Watkins, Robt. (x) Williams, John Merony, J.P. Rec. 22 Dec 1812.

page 40   Elbert Co., Ga.: 24 Aug 1811, David Simmons to John B. Hodgen of Pendleton Dist., SC, for $100, tract in Elbert Co. where said Simmons now lives, beg. red oak, N30E 25 ch. to pine, N60W 40 ch. to pine, S30W 25 ch. to p.o., S60E 40 ch. to beg., 100 acres. (signed) David Simmons, Catey Simmons. Wit: Wm. Mitchell, Sam’l Groves. Proved by Sam’l Groves 29 Oct 1812, William Fergus, J.I.C. Rec. 24 Dec 1812.

page 41   1 Nov 1810, Talliaferro Berry of Oglethorpe Co., Ga. to Robert Nicks, Sr. of said co., for $350, tract in Franklin Co. on the waters of Hudson River, 601 acres, adj. Grant Taylor, Joseph Gailey and vacant land. (signed) Talieferro Berry, Sally (x) Berry. Wit: Bennett Willson, Obadiah (x) Carter, Sam’l Brightwell, J.P. Rec. 4 Dec 1813.

page 41   23 Jan 1805, Joseph Higginbotham to John Brixey, both of Elbert Co., for $400, tract in Elbert Co. on South Fork of Blue Stone Creek, beg. white oak on bank of creek, N25W 8ch. to poplar, S65W 48 ch. to black gum, S25E 24 ch. to white oak, down creek to beg., part of a larger tract, containing 78 acres. (signed) Joseph Higginbotham. Wit: David Wommack, Barnaby Strickland. Proved by Barnaby Strickland 15 Apr 1809, Allen Daniel, J.P. Rec. 12 Feb 1813.

page 43   4 May 1807, James Cochran and Mary his wife of Jackson Co., Ga. to Robert Floyd of Elbert Co., Ga., for $325, 200 acres in Elbert Co., beg. pine cor., N40W 32 ch. to white oak cor., N50E 63 ch. to b. oak, S40E 32 ch. to stake, S50W 63 ch. to beg. (signed) James (x) Cochran, Mary (x) Cochran. Wit: Thomas Brooks, Wm. Gauthord. Proved by Thomas Brooks, Franklin Co., 27 Apr 1809, Gabriel Martin, J.P. Rec. 20 Feb 1813.

page 44   Ga.: 20 Jun 1807, Lewis Sewal of Clarke Co., Ga. to John Carruth of Franklin Co., Ga., for $120, tract in Franklin Co., being part of a tract orig. granted to said Sewal for 3000 acres, beg. hickory cor., S65W 37 ch. to post oak cor., S25E 35 ch. to stake on William Cleghorn’s line, with Cleghorn’s line N65E 37 ch. to hickory, N25W to beg., 119 acres. (signed) L. Sewall. Wit: H. Strickland, Benjamin (x) Vaughen, Joseph Long, J.P. Rec. 27 Feb 1813.

page 45   Ga.: Lewis Sewall of Clarke Co., Ga. for good cause and considerations, nominate, ordain, constitute and appoint my true and trusty friend, John Carruth of Franklin County, my true and lawful attorney to bargain, sell, transfer, and convey away all or any part of the residue of a tract of land on the waters of Broad River in Franklin County, orig. granted to me for 3000 acres. 10 Mar 1810. (signed) L. Sewell. Wit: Joseph Cox, R. Watkins, J.P. Rec. 27 Feb 1813.

page 46   Franklin Co., Ga.: 4 Oct 1811, Jeremiah Stubblefield to Edward Nix, for $200, 100 acres in Franklin Co. on the south side of Hudson River, adj. Robert Nix, Sr., granted to John B. Battles. (signed) Jeremiah (x) Stubblefield. Wit: Jos. Gailey, J.P., Charles Nix, Abram Simmons. Rec. 1 Mar 1813.

page 47   Madison Co., Ga.: James Sanders, Esqr. came to the Clerk’s office in said county and returned the following as his mark to be recorded (to wit) Mark with a swallow fork & a half moon (or under bit) in the left ear and a smooth crop off the right ear. 11 Mar 1813. (signed) James Sanders. Wit: James Long, Clk. Rec. 11 Mar 1813.

page 47   25 Jan 1810, John Eberhart & Catey Eberhart to James Jarrell, all of Elbert Co., Ga., for $200, tract on waters of Fork Creek, 57 acres, part of tract granted to James Griffith 21 Sep 1787, beg. hickory adj. Wm. Williford, S49W 10 ch. to pine, S41E 6 ch. 12 links to post oak, S42W 3 ch. to hickory, S43E 19 Ch. to b. gum on the middle fork of Fork Creek, the creek being the line in low water, to persimmon, N38W to Beg. (signed) John Eberhart, Cathren (x) Eberhart. Wit: Charity (x) Ewing, David Ewing, J.P. Rec. 6 Mar 1813.

page 48   Madison Co., Ga.: 22 Dec 1812, Wm. Wms. Willeford to James Garrell, both of Madison Co., for $12, 4 acres and three twentieth on the north side of the middle fork of Fork Creek, part of a larger tract granted to John McDaniel, beg. pine cor., S41E 7 ch. 25 links, S42W 7 ch. 75 links, 10 ch. 75 links to beg. (signed) Wm. Wms. Willeford. Wit: William Griffeth, John McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 6 Mar 1813.

page 49   22 Mar 1806, Maurice Kain of Wilkes Co., Ga. to Thomas Tolbott and Matthew Tolbott both living in said county, for $250, 200 acres in the fork of Broad River in Elbert County on the waters of Holly Creek, as appears by the plat annexed to the grant of said land signed by Gov. Edward Telfair 9 Feb 1790, bounding S by Shilgon & Cargil’s land, E by John Grimes’ land, NW by surveyed land. (signed) Maurice Kain. Wit: Wm. G. Gilbert, Thomas Edison, Solomon Thornton, J.P. Rec. 11 Mar 1813.

page 51   Jackson Co., Ga.: 8 Sep 1804, Etheldred Wood, collector of taxes for said county, to George Baxley, of said county. Tract of 1000 acres in said county was returned by Grant Taylor, as granted to himself, to the receiver of tax returns for the years 1802-03; said Grant Taylor failed to pay his tax; land was advertised and sold to George Baxley, the highest bidder, for $1. Bounded by Matthew Knight on the waters of S. Broad River. (signed) Eth’d Wood. Wit: Jas. Gardner, Wm. Chapman, J.P. Rec. 9 Apr 1813.

page 52   Jackson Co., Ga.: 2 Dec 1806, Geo. Baxley to Lewis Barker, that tract which he purchased of the Collector Etheldred Wood that was sold for taxes, 1000 acres orig. granted to Grant Taylor on waters of Broad River, adj. Matthew Knight, &c, for $20. (signed) Geo. Baxley. Wit: Vallentine Gates, John King, J.P. Rec. 9 Apr 1813.

page 53   7 Oct 1812, Nicholas M. Marks of Elbert Co., Ga. to George Eberhart of Madison Co., for $479, tract in Madison County (formerly Elbert) on South Fork of Broad River, 184 acres, beg. hickory cor., N50W 51 ch. to pine x, S37W 18 ch. to hickory, S15W 30 ch. to pine, down a branch to the river, making the branch the line, down the river to beg., adj. W. Cunningham. (signed) Nicholas M. Marks. Wit: Charles Clements, Rich’d Sanders, James Olive. Proved by James Olive, Charles Clements, Rich’d Sanders 9 Apr 1813, A. Moon J.P. Rec. 9 Apr 1813.

page 54   Madison Co., Ga.: I, Bennet Ware, have this day put my son Henry Ware into the hands of James Coile to be and remain under his direction and in his care and for his up during the term of 12 years, during which time I promise not to remove or take away said boy unless it should reasonable appear he is not well treated as a boy of his circumstance ought to be. In consequence of which I, the said James Coile, do promise to keep said boy and up him well & find him reasonable cloathing and give him reasonable learning so as to read, write & cypher as far as the single rule of three, that is to understand the single rule of three. 30 Mar 1813. (signed) Bennet Ware, James Coile. Wit: John McCravey, Winston Whitworth. Rec. 9 Apr 1813.

page 55   Madison Co., Ga.: 18 Jul 1812, Dabney Gholston to Thomas Evans, both of Madison Co., for $300, 100 acres on the waters of Holley Creek, beg. red oak cor. on Pleasant Vinson’s line, N 52 ch. to black jack, S56W 13 ch. to stake & pointer, N60W 12 ch. to stake & pine cor. on Fanny Allen’s line, S 51 ch. to stake & pointer on William Evan’s line, E 21 ch. to beg. (signed) Dabney Gholston. Wit: Jeremiah Hall, James Carrithers, John McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 9 Apr 1813.

page 56   5 Oct 1810, John Gilbert of Jackson Co., Ga. to Britain Sanders of Elbert Co., for $300, tract in Jackson County on north fork of Brushy Creek, beg. corner pine, S60W 32 ch. to cor. stake, S30E 48 ch. to cor. pine, N60E 32 ch. to cor. white oak, N30W 48 ch. to beg., 150 acres. (signed) John Gilbert. Wit: Josiah Lester, William Sanders. Proved by William Sanders 7 May 1812, Allen Daniel J.P. Rec. 17 Apr 1813.

page 57   5 Jan 1811, William Hitchcock of Randolph Co., Ga. to Britain Sanders of Jackson Co., Ga., for $130, tract in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. on north side of the buck branch waters of Brushy Creek, beg. red oak cor. adj. William Hitchcock, N10W 17 ch. to red oak, S75W 31 ch. to hickory on the buck branch, down said branch to poplar on the fork of said branch, up said fork to poplar, N49E to beg., 130 acres. (signed) Wm. Hitchvcock. Wit: James S. Ward, William Sanders. Proved by William Sanders 7 May 1812, Allen Daniel, J.P. Rec. 17 Apr 1813.

page 59  Franklin Co., Ga.: 2 Sep 1806, John Hodge of Franklin Co. to John Fall, Doct’r, of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., for $100, tract in Oglethorpe County on waters of Brush Creek, 59 acres, adj. William Hitchcock, Isaac Holman and James Sanders, beg. hickory cor., S45E 42 ch. 50 links to black oak cor., N15W 50 ch. to post oak, S31W 28 ch. 50 links to beg. (signed) John Hodge. Wit: Benj’a Burton, Allen Leeper. Proved by Allen Leeper 12 Sep 1806, Elbert Co., David Ewing, J.P. Rec. 13 May 1813.

page 60   Madison Co., Ga.: 1 May 1813, Wm. Fergus, Edward Ware, James Sanders & Charles Sorrels, Justices of the Inferior Court, to Alexander Thompson, Sr., for $100, one lot in the town of Danielsville known in the plan of said town as number 8, bounded on one side by the publick square and on one other side by the street leading towards Athens, being one chain in front on the publick square and 2 chain on the street, containing acre. (signed) William Fergus, J.I.C, Edward Ware, J.I.C., James Sanders, J.I.C., Charles Sorrels, J.I.C. Wit: Thos. Graham, Sam’l Groves, J.P. Rec. 1 Jun 1813.

page 61   Madison Co., Ga.: 1 May 1813, William Fergus, Edward Ware, James Sanders & Charles Sorrels, Justices of the Inferior Court, to Edward Ware, Jr., for $110, one lot in the town of Danielsville known in the plan of said town by number 16, bounded on one side by the publick square and on one other side by the street leading from Daniel’s Ferry to Athens, being one chain in front on the publick square and 2 chains on the street, containing acre. (signed) William Fergus, J.I.C, Edward Ware, J.I.C., James Sander, J.I.C., Charles Sorrels, J.I.C. Wit: Thos. Graham, Sam’l Groves, J.P. Rec. 1 Jun 1813.

page 62   Madison Co., Ga.: 1 May 1813, William Fergus, Edward Ware, James Sanders & Charles Sorrels, Justices of the Inferior Court, to John Fergus, for $112, one lot in the town of Danielsville known in the plan of said town by number 5, bounded on one side by the publick square and on one other side by the street leading to Augusta, being one chain in front on the publick square and 2 chains on the street, containing acre. (signed) William Fergus, J.I.C, Edward Ware, J.I.C., James Sander, J.I.C., Charles Sorrels, J.I.C. Wit: Allen Daniel, Sam’l Groves, J.P. Rec. 1 Jun 1813.

page 63  Madison Co., Ga.: 1 May 1813, William Fergus, Edward Ware, James Sanders & Charles Sorrels, Justices of the Inferior Court, to James Ware, Jr., for $101, one lot in the town of Danielsville known in the plan of said town by number 11, bounded on one side by the publick square and on one other side by James Long, being one chain in front on the publick square and 2 adj. James Long, containing acre. (signed) William Fergus, J.I.C, Edward Ware, J.I.C., James Sander, J.I.C., Charles Sorrels, J.I.C. Wit: Thos. Graham, Sam’l Groves, J.P. Rec. 1 Jun 1813.

page 65   Madison Co., Ga.: 1 May 1813, William Fergus, Edward Ware, James Sanders & Charles Sorrels, Justices of the Inferior Court, to Alexander Ware, for $101, one lot in the town of Danielsville known in the plan of said town by number 4, bounded on one side by the publick square and on one other side by the street leading to Augusta, being one chain in front on the publick square and 2 chains on the street, containing acre. (signed) William Fergus, J.I.C, Edward Ware, J.I.C., James Sander, J.I.C., Charles Sorrels, J.I.C. Wit: Giles Harris, Sam’l Groves, J.P. Rec. 1 Jun 1813.

page 66   Madison Co., Ga.: 1 May 1813, William Fergus, Edward Ware, James Sanders & Charles Sorrels, Justices of the Inferior Court, to Thomas Graham, for $48.62 , one lot in the town of Danielsville known in the plan of said town by number 27, bounded on one side by the street leading towards Augusta being 2 chains square, on one side by James Long. (signed) William Fergus, J.I.C, Edward Ware, J.I.C., James Sander, J.I.C., Charles Sorrels, J.I.C. Wit: Giles Harris, Sam’l Groves, J.P. Rec. 1 Jun 1813.

page 67   11 Sep 1812, Robert Floyd of Madison Co., Ga. to Isham Sims of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., for $600, 200 acres in Madison County, beg. pine cor., N40W 32 ch. to white oak cor., N50E 3 ch. to black oak cor., S40E 32 ch. to stake cor., S50W 3 ch. to beg. (signed) Robt. Floyd. Wit: Wm. Norton, James L. Ewing. Proved by James L. Ewing 15 Sep 1812, David Ewing, J.P. Rec. 2 Jun 1813.

page 68   Jackson Co., Ga.: 8 Aug 1811, Joseph Cox to John Williams, both of said county, for $150, tract in said county containing 150 acres, beg. white oak, N20W 22 ch. to pine x, S70W 17 ch. to persimmon x, N10W with meanders of creek, N50E 27 ch. to red oak, S65E 37 ch. to maple, with meanders of the branch, S20W to beg., on the waters of Little Sandy Creek, part of 1000 acre tract granted to Grant Taylor and conveyed to Samuel Gardner. (signed) Joseph Cox. Wit: William Adare, Elijah Williams, B. Adare, J.P. Rec. 31 Jul 1813.

page 69   19 Oct 1804, Jacob Seagraves to Henry Swaney, both of Franklin Co., Ga., for $400, 200 acres, beg. black jack, S22W 50 ch. to pine cor., N68W 40 ch. to post oak cor., N22E 50 ch. to black jack cor., S68E 40 ch. to beg. (signed) Jacob (x) Seagraves. Wit: William Cleghorn, James Scott. Proved by Wm. Cleghorn 10 Nov 1804, Franklin Co., M. Wilcox, J.P. Rec. 31 Jul 1813.

page 71   Ga.: 7 Jan 1810, William Atchison to Benjamin Atchison, both of Elbert Co., Ga., for $100, the half of a tract adj. Nathaniel Atchison and William Atchison on Fork Creake, the dividing line to begin at the one eand and run out at the other not exceeding five rods above the ford of the said creake there betwixt our plantations, being the same tract conveyed by William Applebee to Gabriel Wilhite and afterwards sold to satisfy an execution against said Wilhite and then conveyed by Robt. Causby, then shff., to James Wood. (signed) William Atchieson. Wit: Nathaniel (x) Atchieson, James Atchieson, John McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 31 Jul 1813.

page 72   Madison Co., Ga.: 8 Oct 1812, John Hunter, Jr. in Randolph Co., Ga. to Richard Whitworth of Madison Co., for $100, 150 acres, beg. pine, N80W on Albright’s line 32 ch. to chestnut, N10E to pine cor. 10 ch., NW 15 ch. to stake on Isaac Strickland’s line, NE 33 ch. 50 links to red oak on Wiart Williams line, SE 14 ch. to chestnut on John Hunter, Sr.’s line, S10W 17 ch. to red oak cor. on the east side of Lemars Creek, a branch of Broad River, S80E 32 ch. to stake on the back line, to beg. cor. 32 ch. (signed) Jno. Hunter, Jr., Hannah (x) Hunter. Wit: John Hunter, Obed Christian. Proved by Obed M. Christian 17 Aug 1813, Edward L. Christian, J.P. Rec. 21 Aug 1813.

page 74   Ga,: 3 Sep 1812, Thomas M. Grimes to Isaac David, both of Madison Co., Ga., for $1100, 200 acres in Madison County, granted to William Webb by his honor the Governor 11 Feb 1785, in the fork of Broad River in the point, bounded S and N by the South and North forks of said Broad River and W by vacant land at time of survey. (signed) Thomas M. Grimes. Wit: John Wilhite, Ambros Wilhite, John McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 28 Aug 1813.

page 75   Ga.: 21 Sept 1813, Nathan Willeford, high sheriff of Madison Co., to John H. Marks of said co. Whereas 6 executions or Fi. Fas. were directed to said Nathan Willeford from Elbert Co. Superior Court: (1) against property of Absalom Hendrick for $15.12 which Henry Strickland recovered of him for damages, and $12.00 for debt & costs; 3 Oct 1811, Young Gresham, Judge, D. S. Booth, Clk. (2) against the property of Absalom Hendrick for $85.42 which Robert Bledsoe, lately Bledsoe & Fleming, recovered of him, also $11.02 for debt & costs; 18 May 1811, Young Gresham, Judge, D. S. Booth, Clk. (3) against the property of Absalom Hendrick for $85.33 which John Smith, Indorsee, recovered against him for debt, also $10 costs; 25 Oct 1811, Young Gresham, Judge, D. S. Booth, Clk. (4) against property of Absalom Hendrick for $11.50 adjudged to Thos. W. Webb for costs; 20 Oct 1811, Young Gresham, Judge, D. S. Booth, Clk. (5) against the property of Absalom Hendrick and David Orr for $74.44 which James Ewing recovered against them for damages, also $12.00 for damages, debt & costs; 1 May 1812, Young Gresham, Judge, D. S. Booth, Clk. (6) against property of Absalom Hendrick for $78.30 which John Billups & Company recovered against him for damages, also $10 for damages, debt & costs; 1 May 1812, Young Gresham, Judge, D. S. Booth, Clk. By virtue of said executions, Nathan Willeford, high Sheriff, on 6 Oct 1812 sold 2 tracts of land in Madison Co. on South Fork of Broad River, the property of Absalom Hendrick; one containing 200 acres where Absalom Hendrick now lives, granted to Samuel Nelson, sold to John H. Marks, the highest bidder, for $56; the other containing 75 acres adj. the aforesaid tract, granted to Samuel Nelson, adj. John H. Marks, sold to John H. Marks for $13. (signed) Nathan Willeford, Shff. Wit: James Gailey, Allen Daniel, Charles Sorrels, J.I.C. Rec. 22 Sep 1813.

page 79   24 Sep 1813, David H. Griffeth of Oglethorpe Co., Ga. to Isaac David of Madison Co., Ga., for $200, in Madison County on South Fork of Broad River, 70 acres, part of an old survey orig. granted to William Cunningham, beg. post oak on Miles Barnett’s old line, on Cunningham’s line to old orig. pine cor., thence a straight course to the head of the Mill Pond branch, to the river gum cor., down river to birch cor. on Cunningham’s old line, on the line to beg. (signed) David H. Griffeth. Wit: Malcom Curry, G. W. Johnson, Nathan Johnson, J.P. Rec. 4 Oct 1813.

page 80   Franklin Co., Ga.: 17 Feb 1810, John Stowers, Sr. to Reuben Dial, both of said county, for $220, 212 acres in said county, beg. pine cor. on Christopher Lyner’s line, S 30 ch. to post oak cor., W 5 ch. to post oak cor., S on McWell line 30 ch. to post oak, E on surveyed land 37 ch. to pine cor., N 60 ch. to stake cor., W 32 ch. to beg. (signed) John Stowers. Wit: Abednigo Robbinson, Wm. Cleghorn, J.P. Rec. 18 Oct 1813.

page 81   Madison Co., Ga.: 29 Jul 1813, Reuben Dial to Elizabeth Dial, both of said county, for $220, 212 acres in said county, beg. pine cor. on Christopher Lyner’s line, S 30 ch. to post oak cor., W 5 ch. to post oak cor., S on Maxwell’s line 30 ch. to post oak, E on surveyed land 37 ch. to pine cor., N 60 ch. to stake cor., W 32 ch. to beg. (signed) Ruben (x) Dial. Wit: Henry (x) Swaney, Wm. Cleghorn, J.P. Proved by Wm. Cleghorn, 10 Oct 1813, Henry Ware, J.P. Rec. 22 Oct 1813.

page 84   Madison Co., Ga.: Solomon Strickland of said county, on 14 Jul 1804, made a deed of gift to my children Ephraim Strickland, Unah Thompson, Barshebah Strickland, Linny Strickland (now Linny Ware), Ezekiel Strickland and Nancy Strickland, certain property, recorded in the Clerk’s office of the Superior Court of Elbert County, property they were to be possessed of after the death of myself and my wife Amy, having previously given to each of my other children, to wit, Henry Strickland, Barnabas Strickland, Milly Higginbotham, Hardy Strickland, Solomon Strickland, Polly Carter and Jinny Bridges, a sum equal to that given those named in the deed of gift. By said instrument I gave my daughter Nancy a negro girl by the name of Easter; whereas my beloved daughter Nancy has departed this life, it being her wish previous to her death that my son Ephraim Strickland should have the aforesaid negro girl Easter, I hereby give to my son Ephraim the said negro girl Easter and on this day deliver her to him; and all the property which I gave Ephraim by aforesaid deed of gift, to wit, the tract of land on which I now live and one still containing 30 gallons, which he was to be possessed of after the decease of myself and my wife Amy Strickland, I hereby at this time deliver to my son Ephraim. 5 Nov 1813. (signed) Solomon (x) Strickland. Wit: Aaron Johnson, Elisha Johnson. Proved by Aaron Johnson 11 Nov 1813, James Eberhart, J.P. Rec. 11 Nov 1813.

page 84   14 Sep 1812, John McCurdy of Madison Co., Ga. to David Montgomery of Wilkes Co., Ga., for $300, one half of tract in Madison County containing 100 acres adj. James King, beg. pine, S80W 63 ch. to R.O., N35W 44. 72 to R.O., N55E 44.72 to pine the place of beg. (signed) John McCurdy. Wit: James Walker, William Evans. Proved by William Evans 15 Sep 1813, Jeremiah Hall, J.P. Rec. 11 Nov 1813.

page 86   22 Oct 1804, William Dickson of Jecson Co., Ga. to James Dickson of said co., for $156, tract in said county on South fork of Broad River, 125 acres, beg. pine x, S5W 50 ch. to pine, N5W 25 ch. to pine th., N5E 50 to pi. Nth, S85E 25 ch. to the , adj. Richard Holmes on the , George Dreskill on the south. (signed) William Dickson. Wit: Ephraim Deal, Jno. Hendrix, J.J.C.P. Rec. 11 Nov 1813.

page 87   5 Jan 1811, Littleberry Sheals to Wilson Howenton, both of Franklin Co., Ga., for $145, tract in Franklin Co. on a branch of Blacks Creek, 125 acres, part of a 1000 acre tract granted to Jane Gorham, beg. pine, N10E 10 ch. 35 links to a chestnut of Few’s line, S40W 14 ch. 50 links, N40W 34 ch. to post oak, S 37 ch. 50 links to pine, S70E 34 to beg., bounded east by William Howenton, north by James Bruce, west and south by the same. (signed) Littleberry (x) Sheles. Wit: John (x) Guthery, Thos. Brooks, J.P. Rec. 11 Nov 1813.

page 89  10 Oct 1807, William Megaha to Jas. Dicson, both of Jacson Co., Ga., for $25, tract in said county adj. said Dicson, beg. black oak on said Dicson’s own line, S40E 10 ch. to maple, S55W 17 ch. to post oak, N5E to beg., containing 9 acres. (signed) William McGaughey. Wit: Richard Holmes, William Dickson. Proved by Richard Holmes 21 Oct 1813, Edward L. Christian, J.P. Rec. 11 Nov 1813.

page 90   Madison Co., Ga.: Barshebah Strickland, for natural love & affection, to my child Milledge Gilbert Strickland, a negro boy named Jack given to me by my beloved father Solomon Strickland. 28 Oct 1813. (signed) Barshebah (x) Strickland. Wit: Allen Daniel, Charles Sorrels, Elisha Johnson. Proved by Elisha Johnson 3 Nov 1813, Henry Ware, J.P. Rec. 30 Nov 1813.

page 91   Madison Co., Ga.: Solomon Strickland of said county, on 18 Jul 1804, made a deed of gift to my children Ephraim Strickland, Barshebah Strickland, Unah Thompson, Linny Strickland (now Linny Ware), Ezekiel Strickland and Nancy Strickland, certain property, on record in the Superior Court of Elbert County, property they to be possessed of after the decease of myself and my wife Amy, having previously given to each of my other children, to wit, Henry Strickland, Barnabas Strickland, Solomon Strickland, Hardy Strickland, Milly Higginbotham, Jinny Bridges and Polly Carter, a sum equal to that given those named in the aforesaid instrument. By said instrument I gave to my daughter Unah Thompson and Barshebah Thompson a negro woman named Isbel and her increase, to be possessed of after the decease of myself and my wife Amy Strickland, but from divers good causes and considerations I hereby at this time deliver up to my daughter Barshebah Strickland and Alexander Thompson, husband of my daughter Unah, four negro children, part of the increase of said negro woman Isbel (to wit) Eve a girl, Suky a girl, Franky a girl, and Jack a boy, to divide or dispose of as they think proper, retaining nevertheless the said negro girl Suky in my own possession until after the death of myself and wife Amy Strickland, after which Suky is to return to either my daughter Barshebah or Alexander Thompson. 28 Oct 1813. (signed) Solomon (x) Strickland. Wit: Allen Daniel, Charles Sorrels, Elisha Johnson. Proved by Elisha Johnson 3 Nov 1813, Henry Ware, J.P. Rec. 30 Nov 1813.

page 92   Madison Co., Ga.: Alexander Thompson and Barshebah Strickland, both of said county, have received this day a gift or donation from Solomon Strickland, Sr. 4 negro children, to wit, Eve a girl, Suky a girl, Franky a girl and Jack a boy, part of the increase of a negro woman named Isbel, have agreed to divide the said negroes between themselves; Alexander shall have Suky & Franky, Barshebah shall have Eve and Jack. (signed) Alexander Thompson, Barshebah (x) Strickland. Wit: Allen Daniel, Charles Sorrels, Elisha Johnson. Proved by Elisha Johnson 3 Nov 1813, Henry Ware, J.P. Rec. 30 Nov 1813.

page 93   17 Nov 1813, David Odom of Morgan Co., Ga. to William Odom of Madison Co., Ga., for $250, tract in Madison County on waters of Broad River, bounded NW by William Miller’s land and all other sides by unknown land when surveyed, beg. pine, N62E 40 ch. to pine, E 33 ch. to p. oak, S10E 10 ch. & 50 links to p. oak, S50W 61 ch. to p. oak, N40W 23 ch. to beg., 117 acres which appears on a plat annexed to grant orig. surveyed for Edward Collier and further confirmed by a grant to sd. Collier. (signed) David Odom. Wit: Honnor U. Odom, Claburn (x) Netherford. Proved by Clayburn (x) Rutherford 29 Nov 1813, James Eberhart, J.P.

page 94   Madison Co., Ga.: Susanna Eberhart, John Eberhart, Jacob Eberhart and James Eberhart, lawful heirs and legatees of David Eberhart of said county, dec’d, for love and good will to our cousin Anny Woods Griffith, give one negro girl named Harrison of the property of said David Eberhart, dec’d. If the said Anny Woods Griffith should died without lawful heir of her own body, said negro girl shall revert to the estate of David Eberhart, dec’d. 2 Nov 1813. (signed) Susanna (x) Eberhart, John Eberhart, Jacob Eberhart, James Eberhart. Wit: Jonathan Cooper, Bridgar Haynie, Robert Griffith. Proved by Bridgar Haynie and Robert (R) Griffith, 3 Jan 1814, Henry Ware, J.P. Rec. 4 Jan 1814.

page 95   Elbert Co., Ga.: 12 Jul 1810, Bennet Wood, Sr. to Anderson Chick, both of said county, for $300, tract in said county on waters of Fork Creek, 175 acres, beg. stake & pointer, S50W 47 ch. to post oak, S40E 30 ch. & 50 links to spanish oak, N5E 4 ch. 50 links to pine, S85E 17 ch. 50 links to white oak, N50E 31 ch. 50 links to pine, N40W 39 ch. 50 links to beg. (signed) Bennet Wood. Wit: James King, James Chick, James Wood. Proved by James King 15 Sep 1813, John McCurdy, J.P. Rec. 4 Jan 1814.

page 97   3 Jan 1814, James Griffeth to Anderson Chick, both of Madison Co., Ga., for $1600, tract on Fork Creek granted to John Griffeth, Sr. and James Griffeth 21 Sep 1787, 217 acres, beg. pine cor., N41W along old line to stake cor., S49W 3.45 to black oak, N41W to creek, down creek to persimmon cor. on James Jarrel’s line, along dividing line to hickory cor., S41E 43 ch. to post oak, S49W 45 ch. to beg. (signed) James Griffeth. Wit: James Jarrel, George Jarrel, James Eberhart, J.P. Rec. 4 Jan 1814.

page 98   Elbert Co., Ga.: 19 Oct 1813, James Wood, Shff. of said county, to James Thompson of Madison Co., Ga.; whereas an execution issued by Justice’s Court in favour of William Hodge against property of James McCurdy, previous to 2 Jun 1807, levied on 95 acres on South Fork of Broad River adj. Page White & William Thompson, returned to Robert Middleton, Esqr., then sheriff of Elbert Co., who gave notice and on 1st Tues. June 1807 sold land to James Thompson, the highest bidder, for $10.25. Said Robert Middleton failed to execute title to said James Thompson. James Wood, Shff., now executes title. (signed) James Wood, Shff. Wit: Lewis Phipps, Thos. Jones, Rho. Fortson, J.P. Rec. 4 Jan 1814.