Here my 4th great-grandfather, William Devenport, sold land to his son, Isaac Devenport in 1838.
William Devenport To Isaac Devenport- page 139
One Hundred Ninety-five and a half acres
The State of South Carolina
Know all men by these presents that I, William Devenport, of the State and District aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I have for my son Isaac Devenport and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said Isaac Devenport of the said state and district aforesaid have granted, bargained, sold, released and given and by these presents do give, grant, bargain & sell unto the said Isaac Devenport a plantation & tract of land lying in the state and district aforesaid, on the waters of horse creek of Reedy River being the tract of land that the said Isaac Devenport now lives on. Beginning on a P.O. 3x thence N.8.E.46.25. to R. Oak (down) thence S.44W.24.25. to a post O. 3x, thence N.37.W15.10 to a poplar 3x. thence S.56W13.90 to S.G. 3x, thence S. 39 1/2 W.39.30 to R.O. 3x, thence S.70 1/2 E. 42. to a pine 3x, thence N. 57. E. 20.50 to the beginning, containing one hundred ninety five and a half acres be the same more or lefs [less], but retaining to myself and wife the privilege of using any of the timber on the place as long as either of us live, and at our death to be given up to the said Isaac Devenport. Together, with all and singular, the rights, members, hereditaments & appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to have & to hold, all and singular the said premises, above mentioned unto the said Isaac Devenport his heirs and afsigns [assigns] forever, And I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises to the said Isaac Devenport his heirs and assigns against myself and my heirs and against every other person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this 22nd day of February A.D. 1838- and in the 62nd year of the Independence of the U.S. of America.
William Devenport, L.S.
Signed sealed acknowledged and delivered in presence of us
Lewis H. Shumate
Personally came before me (the subscribing magistrate) Micajah Berry and made oath that he saw William Devenport dead, (during his life) execute the within deed of conveyance to Isaac Devenport, purpose therein specified & that L.H. Shumate, William Allison & James Kirby were subscribing witnefses [witnesses] at the same time. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th December 1842.
L.H. Shumate, M.G.P.
Recorded for 4th January, 1843
Original delivered to I. Devenport
Transcribers note: Original document showed Devenport spelled as Davenport in the body of the deed but the signature clearly shows he signed it as "William Devenport;" also both the names Isaac Kirby and James Kirby were listed as the 4th witness (Isaac in 1838, James in 1842)