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Friday, February 16, 2018

Update on Carolina Family Roots

The past two weeks have been very distressing in our quiet little home. On 4 February, I sat down at my computer to do a blog post and some minor research. When I got up from my computer I noticed that my left knee was severely swollen. I thought nothing of it, rubbed it with liniment and went to bed.

At approximately 3:30 am Monday morning I got up to use the bathroom and fell flat on my behind. Needless to say, there is no way my wife can lift a 210# man so she had to dial 911.

The Rescue Squad was called and off I go to the hospital where I was diagnosed as having an infected knee. Don't know why it's infective, but it is.

On Tuesday, 6 February the Doctors operated on the knee flushing 6 gallons of water through the knee to remove any infection and bacterial residue.

On Friday, they rush to get me out of the hospital; an event that they failed at on Thursday, 8 February.

On Saturday, the home health nurse came for her initial visit; checked my temperature; called the Doctor and had me readmitted to the hospital on 10 February.

On 11 February, I again had the same flushing procedure done on my left knee. I was released from the hospital on 13 February and am presently at home and doing well.

I have a blot clot in my left leg and is on blood thinners to prevent further issues.

I don't know when I will be back posting but I will be back.

Please keep me and my lovely wife Melba in your thoughts and prayers. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed~Sarah Sellers to Hardy Sellers

Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s subject is a Chesterfield County Land Deed~Sarah Sellers to Hardy Sellers 1

DEED BOOK 3, Page 294-page-001DEED BOOK 3, Pg 295-page-001


Sarah Sellers to Hardy Sellers Deed
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
Know all men by these presents that I Sarah Sellers of the district and Streate aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Seven dollars to me in hand paid by Hardy Sellers of the same State and district have granted, bargained, sold and released and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said Hardy Sellers all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the district aforesaid on the waters of bear Creek being part of a tract formerly owned by Vicy Purvis bounded by lands of M. Nair, Phillip Sellers and William Oliver and containing One Hundred and Seven acres more or lefs together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining. To Have and to Hold all and Singular the said premises unto the said Hardy Sellers his heirs and afsigned forever. And I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend the aforesaid premises unto the said Hardy Sellers his heirs and assigns from and against myself my Heirs, executors and administrators and against every other person or persons whomsoever, lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Thirteenth day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered}                      Sarah X her mark Sellers {Seal}
in the presence of}
J. C. Craig
Hugh Craig, Sen.
Land Deed Stamp

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Personally appeared Hugh Craig before me and duly made oath that he was present and saw Sarah Sellers sign, seal and deliver the within Deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and that James C. Craig together with himself signed the same as witnefses to the due execution thereof.
Sworn to before me this 14th}                             Hugh Craig
day of July 1871}
T. F. Mulloy}
Recorded 28th Feby 1871
Origl. Delivd to P. Sellers

Sarah (Purvis) Sellers is the daughter of Vicy Purvis (believed to be a Turnage, unproven though) and John Purvis. She was born between 1811-1814 and in/or about 1827 married Elijah Sellers, son of  Phillip Sellers, Sr. and his wife Mary.

The Hardy Sellers buying this land is her brother Hardy J. Sellers. This deed transaction took place on 13 January 1868. Sarah (Purvis) Sellers could not be found in the 1870 Census for Chesterfield County but a land deed indicates she was alive 14 January 1870.

Sarah died sometime after 14 Jan 1870; Chesterfield Land Deed, HARRIETT SELLERS + Others to JOHN D. DOUGLASS; Deed Book 4, page 401.

Sarah Purvis Sellers is the wife of my 3rd Great Grand Uncle. 

[1] Land Deed - Sarah Sellers to Hardy Sellers Deed; 13 January 1868; Deed Book #3; Page(s) 294-295; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, SC; 3 June 2016.