Lancaster County SC
15 January 1845
Deed Book D p263-264
This deed was recorded twice. See 1845 Deed - James H. Witherspoon C E to John Reeves for the other one.
James H. Witherspoon Comr. In Equity }
To } Deed of Conveyance
John Reeves }
State of South Carolina
This Indenture made the Fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five between James H. Witherspoon Esquire, Commissioner of the Honorable Court of Equity for Lancaster District, at Lancaster Court House, in the said State, of the one part, and John Reeves of other part:
Whereas, Elisha Reeves and Bethenia Reeves on or about the Fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four did exhibit their Bill of Complaint, in the Court of Equity, at Lancaster Court House, in the said State, against Phillips Richardson and wife Winney - Richardson, Amos Blackmon & wife Jane, James Reeves, John Reeves, Bynum J. Blackmon & wife Elizabeth, Caroline Reeves, Mary Reeves, Dorcas Reeves, Thomas Reeves, Amey Reeves & Bethenia Reeves, devisees of James Reeves late of said District deceased.
And the said Cause, being at issue before the Honorable Court came in to be heard 28 Novr. 1844 in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four - when the said Court, after fully hearing thereof, and mature deliberation in the premises - did Order, Adjudge, and Decree, that the said piece, parcel plantation or tract of land below described belonging to James Reeves (decd) should be sold at Public Auction by the Commissioner of the said Court on the times and for the purposes mentioned in the Decretal Order, as by reference thereto in the Registry of the said Court, will appear; And the said James H. Witherspoon as Commissioner of the said Court, after having duly advertized the said piece parcel plantation or tract of land for sale, by Public Outcry, on the Sixth day of January in the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five (1845) did then, openly and publicly, and according to the custom of Auctions, sell and dispose of the said premises & lands below described unto the said John Reeves for the sum of One Thousand Eight Hundred & Two Dollars, he being at that price, the highest bidder for the same.
Now therefore, this Indenture Witnesseth: that the said James H. Witherspoon as Commissioner of the said Court, under, and by virtue of the said Decree, and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand Eight hundred & Two Dollars, secured tp be paid him by the said John Reeves the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath Granted, Bargained, Sold and Released, and by these presents doth Grant, Bargain, Sell and Release unto the said John Reeves and his Heirs and Asisgns, all that piece parcel or tract of land, situate in the District of Lancaster on both sides of Little Lynches Creek, known & described in the Bill & proceedings as the Mike Horton tract containing Five hundred & twenty five acres, more or less, bounded by lands of Susan Caston, Michael Horton, Thos. L. Clyburn, Brewer’s land; and John Baskin, having such forms, marks & boundaries, as a plat thereof marked A made December 1843 by B. J. Blackmon D. S. & annexed to the Comr’s Return in above case represents, a copy of which is hereunto annexed, reference being had to the same to more fully describe & locate said land.
Together with all and singular the Hereditaments, Rights, Members, and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said piece, parcel, plantation or tract of land belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the Remains & Remainders, Rents, Issues and Profits thereof; also all his Estate Rights, Title, Interest, Dower, Possession, Property, Benefit, Claim and Demand whatsoever; both at Law and in Equity of the Heirs and Representatives of the said James Reeves Senr deceased and of all the parties to the suit and of all other persons rightfully claiming, or to claim the same, or any part thereof by, from, or under these, or either of them; To have and to hold the said premises above described with its Hereditaments, Privileges, and Appurtenances, unto the said John Reeves & his Heirs and Assigns, to him and his only proper use, benefit and _, forever.
In Witness whereof, the said James H. Witherspoon as Commissioner of the said Court under and by virtue of the said Decree, hath hereunto set his Hand and Seal the Seal of the Court, on the day and year first above written
Signed Sealed and Delivered }James H. Witherspoon (Commissioner in Equty Seal)
in the Presence of }Comr Eqty
Geo Mc C. Witherspoon }Lancaster District
Wm. A. Moore }
South Carolina }
Lancaster District } Personally appeared Wm. A. Moore and on oath saith that he saw James H. Witherspoon Comr. In Equity for Lancaster District sign, seal, and deliver the within deed of conveyance to John Reeves for the uses and purposes within mentioned and that George Mc C. Witherspoon with himself in the presence of each other witnessed the same
Sworn to before me, 28 Jany. 1845
S. Beckham }Wm. A. Moore
Resurveyed Decr. 1843 by B. J. Blackmon D. S.
The above is a true copy from the original & was annexed by me to this Conveyance to Jno. Reeves.
James H. Witherspoon
Comr. Eq. L. D.