Kershaw County, South Carolina
5 Feb 1821
Deed Book I p372-374
Andrew Reeves and Jane his wife, (formerly Jane Harbison of Kershaw district for & in consideration of fifty dollars, to us in hand paid by Neill Smith of Camden in the State aforesaid, have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Neill Smith all that plantation or tract of land containing one hundred acres more or less situated in the district aforesaid on the twenty five mile Creek. Beginning at a pine arrow near the near the mill path and runs down the branch with it strikes the line of the tract that has been known by the name of Motley, claim, then corner & binds on said line to a pine corner near Griffins old field then turns and follows said line to the twenty file mile Creek and then continues up the said Creek until it strikes Judge Brevard’s land, then it strikes a dividing line above the mouth of Allen Perry’s Spring branch then turning a south course until it strikes said branch and then Continuing up said branch until it comes to the head, and then continuing a straight course to the corner above the mill path then turning an East course until it strikes the corner below the mill path it being part of a tract of one thousand acres originally granted to Josiah Burns and was sold and conveyed to the said Jane Reeves (formerly Jane Harbison) by George Harbison her father by deed dated the 7 of April 1812. Together with all and singular the rights members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging, or in any wise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Neill Smith his heirs and assigns forever. And we do hereby bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators to warrant & forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Neill Smith his heirs and assigns against ourselves & our heirs but no other persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one and in the 45th year of American Independence. Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of. The words “But no other” enter__ before spring
George Forbes Andrew (his mark) Reeves (LS)
Thos P. Evans Jane (her mark) Reeves (LS)
The State of South Carolina Kershaw distrct
I Thomas P Evans clerk of the Court of Common pleas & a Justice of the quorum in and for the district and State aforesaid do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Mrs. Jane Reeves the wife of the within named Andrew Reeves did this day appear before me and upon being privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does freely voluntarily and without any compulsion dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever renounced release and forever relinquish unto the within named Neill Smith his heirs and assigns all her estate interest & inheritance and also all her right and claim of dower of in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned & released, that she did actually join her husband in the execution of the within release or conveyance at least seven days before this her examination, that she did at the execution thereof and at this her examination still does freely and voluntarily relinquish as aforesaid. And I do further certify that the said Jane Reeves did on such her examination declare that the within release was positively and bonafide executed at least seven days before this her examination. Given under my hand and seal this 23d day of March 1821.
(LS) Thos P Evans ????? Jane (her mark) Reeves
South Carolina Kershaw District Thomas P Evans makes oath and saith that he was present and saw the within named Andrew Reeves and Jane Reeves execute the within conveyance and that he together with George Forbes witnessed the due execution of the same.
Sworn to before me 5 Apr 1821
Francis S Lee Not. Pub. Exc&? Thos P. Evans