Edgefield County, South Carolina, Deed Books 34 and 35


Here is the latest in this useful series of deed book abstracts. In addition to dates of conveyances and names of grantors and grantees as listed in courthouse indexes, deeds name place of residence which may be in another district, state or country. Deeds may note the location of land, names of watercourses, names of adjoining landowners, original grantee, wives or mothers with dower interests to the land, and names of witnesses. Deeds concerning inheritances may list siblings and parents. Prenuptial agreements may include names of previous spouses and children. Deeds of Gift may explain kinship or friendship with grantees. Trust deeds name friends who are to care for dependent persons named within. Connections with other locations are shown in powers of attorney, while other deeds name parties to lawsuits or partition of inherited land. Depositions, often about an ear bitten off in a fight, name combatants and witnesses. Recorded between 1817 and 1819, some of these deeds date back as early as the 1760s, and some chains of title to the 1740s. Presented in original page number order with a full name index.

Carol Wells

(2000), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 168 pp.

ISBN: 9780788416682