1809 Deed - John Reaves to William Forester

1809 Deed - John Reaves to William Forester

1809 Deed - John Reaves to William Forester


Barnwell District, South Carolina
Deed Book D, p345
21 Feb 1809


Know all me by these presents that I John Reaves of the State South Carolina Barnwell District for and in consideration of thirty Dollars in hand paid the receipt whereof hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold and by these presents bargain sell alien release and confirm unto William Forester of sd State and District a certain piece or parcel of land situate and in sd State & District being part of one hundred acres granted the seventh? day of December Seventeen Hundred and ninety? five and by late survey will fully appear marked A containing 67 acres on the waters of Coosawatchy Bounding by lines running ? and SE by land belonging to William Smith? NE by Sweney and sd William Forester SW by William Forester which sd land and premises with the appurtenances To have and to hold unto the sd William Forester his heirs and assigns forever also I do hereby from myself and my heirs and from all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same I warrant and forever defend, In witness w? I have hereunto set my hnd & afixed my seal the 21st day of Febr One thousand eight hundred and nine.
Signed Sealed & DeliveredJohn (his x mark) Reaves
in presence of
James Forester
John Videan

Beaufort District }
St Peters Parrish }
Before me Edmand ? one of the Justices of the Peace for the aforesaid Parrish Personally came ? James Forester of the parrish aforesaid who ? being duly sworm saith on oath that he was present & saw John Reaves of the aforesaid parrish sign his marke seal & deliver the within instrument of writing for the ? within it mentioned & also saw John Videan sign his name as a witness together with him
Sworn to before me this }
1st day of June in the year 1809 }James Forester
Edmond Smart J P
Recorded the 5th June 1809


This may be John Reeves who appears on the 1830 census in Barnwell District. However, it's possible that John Reeves was too young to this one. Perhaps it was his father. The fact that he was apparently of St. Peters Parish in Beaufort District in 1809 suggests a possible connection to David Reeves who appears there in the 1820 census.


FamilySearch - Barnwell District, South Carolina Deed Book D, p345