Friday, April 16, 2010

Deed from OL Buffington to OD Buffington- 10 Aug. 1895 Hall Co., GA

This is a deed I transcribed that shows that my great-great-great-grandfather OL Buffington sold land to his son (and my great-great-grandfather) OD Buffington. It is dated 10 August 1895 in Hall County, Georgia. OD Buffington is the father of my great-grandfather Frank Buffington.
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State of Georgia, Hall County.

This indenture made this the tenth day of August in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred & Ninety Five 1895, between O.L. Buffington of said county of the one part and O.D. Buffington of the same county of the other part.

Witnesseth, that the said O.L. Buffington for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred Dollars to him in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged hath granted & bargained, sold and consigned and doth by __ presents grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said O.D. Buffington his heirs and assigns, all that tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the county of Hall State of Georgia, containing seventy five acres, more or less, lying on the waters of the North Oconee River beginning at a white oak corner on the publick road thence nearly east strate to a red oak on the proper home line thence N.W. with said line to a P.O. Oak on the timber ridge road, thence rep said road to a Spanish oak thence W. with the old road to a rock on the public road leading to Dunagan’s Mill thence nearly west to a Sower wood thence S.E. direction to a dogwood, thence N. to a rock at the forks of the road S. with the public road to the beginning corner-

To have and to hold, said tract or parcel of land unto heir the said O.D. Buffington his heirs and assigns together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances thereof to the same in any manner belonging to his and there own proper use, benefit and behoof forever in fee simple.

And the said O.L. Buffington for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators the said bargained premises unto the said O.D. Buffington his heir and assigns will warrant and forever defend the right and title thereof against themselves and against the claims of all other persons whatever.

In witness where of the said O.L. Buffington hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal, the day and year above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered
O.L. Buffington L.S.

in presents of
W.B. Crow
S.S. Crawford, J.P.
Recorded April 28th, 1904.
Thos. M. Bell, C.S.C.

Deed Book 10; Index _ - 314; page 261 & 262; Hall County Records Room, Gainesville, GA

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday- Birth & Death Certificates (This one of Dovie King Buffington)

This is the Georgia Death Certificate of Dovie Emmeline King Buffington.  She is the daughter of John King, Jr. (1795-1852) & his wife,  Kezia King (1805-1878).  Dovie King married Ezekiel Buffington (1832-1911). He is the son of Ezekiel Lafayette Buffington and his wife, Nancy Gilmer/Gilmore.  Both born in Hall County, GA they later moved through Lumpkin County, GA and later into Ellijay, GA in Gilmer County.

Dovie & Ezekiel are the parents of my great-great-grandfather, Walter Leonedas Buffington
He often went by Walter Lee Buffington.

Birth and Death Certificates can be one of our best treasures to find as genealogists. Just remember- they often contain mistakes.  This one has an obvious error or two.



Tombstone in Jarrett Cemetery, Ellijay, Gilmer County, GA.
Thank you for sharing this photograph Patricia!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Land Deed- William Devenport To Temperance Chandler- 22 Feb 1838 in Greenville Co., SC

William Devenport To Temperance Chandler- pg 139
Two Hundred and Sixty One acres (Devenport Homeplace)
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The State of South Carolina
Greenville District

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 Daughter Temperance Chandler, and one dollar to me in hand paid by the said Temperance Chandler of the said state and district aforesaid, have given, granted, bargained, sold and released, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain & sell & release unto the said Temperance Chandler, after my own and my wife's death, the plantation where I now live, and tract of land as described below, lying in the state and district aforesaid on the waters of Horse and Mountain Creeks. Beginning on a P.O. 3x thence running S.1.E.53.10 to a stake 3x bounded by land belonging to I. and John Kirby. Thence N.88 1/2 E. 51 to a stake 3x thence

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N.24W.51.50 to a pine 3x thence N.70 1/2 W. to the beginning containing two hundred and sixty one acres, be the same more or lefs [less], but I retain possession of said plantation and everything appertaining thereto as long as I or my wife lives, and at our death to be given up to the said Temperance Chandler. 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 Temperance Chandler her 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 above mentioned unto the said Temperance Chandler (after the death of myself and wife) from myself and my heirs and from every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witnefs [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. Signed sealed

acknowledged and delivered in presence of

William Devenport, L.S.
Lewis H. Shumate
William Allison
Micajah Berry
Isaac Kirby

South Carolina
Greenville District

Personally came before me (the subscribing magistrate) Micajah Berry and made oath that he saw William Devenport Senr sign & seal the within deed of conveyance to Temperance Chandler, for the use & purpose therein specified & that L.H. Shumate, William Allison & Isaac Kirby were subscribing witnefses [witnesses] at the same time. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th December 1842.

Micajah Berry
L.H. Shumate, M.G.P.

Recorded for 4th January, 1843
Original delivered to I. Devenport

Transcribers note: Original document showed Devenport spelled as both Davenport & Devenport in the body of the deed; also both the names Isaac Kirby and James Kirby were listed as the 4th witness (Isaac in 1838, James in 1842)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

William Devenport to Isaac Devenport- Land Deed- Greenville County, SC

Here my 4th great-grandfather, William Devenport, sold land to his son, Isaac Devenport in 1838.

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William Devenport To Isaac Devenport- page 139
One Hundred Ninety-five and a half acres


The State of South Carolina
Greenville District


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
William Allison
Micajah Berry
Isaac Kirby


South Carolina
Greenville District


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.


Micajah Berry
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)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Follow Friday- Greenville County Records Online

What better way to start my first “Follow Friday” than to share a link to an amazing online source?


Greenville County, South Carolina has posted images of early Land Records and I have found so many wonderful deeds that I did not know existed. These are the original images on file in Greenville, not typed transcribed copies that often contain errors. Here’s the link to the disclaimer so you can check it out yourself:


http://www.greenvillecounty.org/disclaimer/ROD_Geneology_Disclaimer.asp?DirURL=http://www.greenvillecounty.org/rod/geneology.asp



I have transcribed one of my family’s deeds below. This was when my great(x4)-grandfather, William Devenport deeded land to his daughter (and my great(x3)-grandmother), Sisaly Devenport Vance in 1838. She and her husband, William Gilmer Vance lived in Laurens County, South Carolina at that time.
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William Devenport To Sicily Vance- page 102
Deed 166 1/2 Acres


The State of South Carolina
Greenville District


Know all men by these presents that I, William Devenport of the State and District aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of love and affection I have for my daughter Sicily Vance of the state aforesaid and Laurens District have granted bargained sold and given, and by these presents do give grant bargain sell and release unto said Sicily Vance a parcel or tract of land laying in the state and district aforesaid on the waters of horse creek of Reedy River. Beginning on a S.G. 3x thence running N.50.W.30.60. to a stake 3x bounded by land that belongs to the estate of John Anderson thence S. 52. W. 49. to a stake 3x bounded by Tully Bolling thence S.46.E.16.83 to a Red oak 3x thence S. 70 1/2 E.26 to a R.O. 3x thence S. 391/2 W. 39.50 to the Beginning containing one hundred and sixty six and a half acres be the same more or less, but retaining to myself and my wife the privilege of using any timber in the place as long as either of us lives and at our death to be given up to the said Sicily Vance for the use of her and the ishue [issue] of her body and if she never has any children or non living at her death then the said tract of land to fall back to my estate and be equally




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divided between my four other children or their heirs. Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises above mentioned unto the said Sicily Vance and the ishue [issue] of her body, (if she has any, but if she has none then to my other four children and their heirs and assigns forever) to wit, Francis Devenport, Isaac Devenport, Susannah McDavid and Temperance Chandler, And I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises above mentioned unto the said Sicily Vance and the issue of her body, but if she has none then to my other legatees as mentioned above their 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 twenty second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight and in the sixty second year of the Independence of the United States of America.


William Devenport, L.S.


Signed sealed acknowledged and delivered in presents of us


Lewis H. Shumate
William Allison
Micajah Berry
Isaac Kirby




South Carolina
Greenville District


Personally came before me the subscribing magistrate Micajah Berry and made oath that he saw William Devenport (son) sign & seal the within deed of conveyance to Sicily Vance for the use and purpose therein specified & that Lewis H. Shumate, William Allison and Isaac Kirby were subscribing witnesses at the same time. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th December 1842.


Micajah Berry
Lewis H. Shumate, M.G.P.


Recorded for 1st June, 1846, by Robt. McKay, R. M.C.
Original delivered to Davenport