Edgefield County, South Carolina, Deed Books 27, 28 and 29


In this book are mentioned the names of more than 3,700 free persons. They are sellers, buyers, orphans, widows, adjoining neighbors, previous owners, and donors of gifts to children and friends. Most deeds concern land conveyances. There are also prenuptial agreements, mortgages, powers of attorney, certification of documents completed in other states, and depositions made by witnesses to controversial events. More than 200 slaves are named, the majority being sold or given as gifts, some being granted freedom. Although quite a few deeds were signed ten or twenty years earlier, chains of title lead back to the 1750s and 1760s. These deeds were not recorded until between 1806 and 1809.


Carol Wells


(1998), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 224 pp.

ISBN: 9780788410734