Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 39 and 40 - Carol Wells. This is the tenth volume in this useful series of deed book abstracts. In addition to the names, dates and land descriptions one would expect to find in such records, these deed abstracts also reveal names of children and neighbors, ties to other areas, clues to family wealth (or lack of), names of wives, mothers, slaves, previous spouses, kinship, etc. These pages contain deeds of trust, depositions, mortgages, prenuptial and business contracts, sheriff sales and sales of undivided estates, survey plats, deeds of gift, proof of heirship, property locations identified by names of watercourses and adjoining landowners, releases of dower, bills of sale, and the names of witnesses, guardians, and county officials. Occasionally deeds were written many years before they were recorded. These documents, signed in the late 1700s, were recorded between 1822 and 1824. The deeds are presented in original page number order with a full name index.
2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 270 pp.