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Rhea County, Tennessee, Tax Lists 1832-1834, and County Court Minutes, Volume D: 1829-1834

By: Carol Wells

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1996)

Seller ID: W0554

ISBN: 0788405543

Condition: 176 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1996), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 176 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


176 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1996), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 176 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Sumner County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, 1787-1805 and 1808-1810

By: Carol Wells

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1995)

Seller ID: W0295

ISBN: 0788402951

Condition: 364 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 364 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Cut from Davidson County in 1786, Sumner was the fastest growing county in central Tennessee. Sumner covered a large area which is now divided into many other counties. When the Indian troubles ended, Sumner was a hive of activity: ferries and mills were established, new road were laid out, and old roads were altered to follow more convenient ways. Town lots were sold; a courthouse, prison and stocks were constructed. The larger population created other situations for the county court to resolve. Inheritances of orphans were protected, widow's dowers were laid off, conditions such as poverty, ... View more info

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Natchez Postscripts, 1781-1798

By: Carol Wells

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1992, 2005)

Seller ID: W0604

ISBN: 1556136048

Condition: 82 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992, 2005), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 82 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Natchez, Mississippi, was under Spanish rule from 1779 until 1798. Official documents were translated from the Spanish in 1818. At some later date, the handwritten translation was transcribed into type. This work is compiled from that typed transcript, which is located at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. It includes such records as depositions, declarations, wills, deeds, bills of sale and reports of disagreements. Most of the records date between 1781 and 1798, although there are scattered earlier and later dates. Over 550 surnames are given, over 100 slaves are named, and there ar... View more info

Genealogical Abstracts of Edgefield, South Carolina Equity Court Records

By: Carol Wells

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002, 2005)

Seller ID: W2100

ISBN: 0078842100X

Condition: 94 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002, 2005), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 94 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Equity records are a rich source of genealogical facts. In the course of settling disputed or complicated inheritances, names of stepchildren, half siblings, maiden names, deceased husbands, first, second, third spouses, and extended family relations may all be part of testimony. Suits for separate maintenance show the deplorable situation of women when married to violent or unstable husbands. Here we find families torn by dissention, abused wives, dishonest guardians, contentious relatives, and at least one destroyed will. Other official records and family bibles cannot compare with the revel... View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina, Probate Records, Boxes One Through Three, Packages 1-106

By: Carol Wells

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2004)

Seller ID: W2519

ISBN: 0788425196

Condition: 128 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2004), 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 128 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


128 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2004), 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 128 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 13, 14, 15

By: Carol Wells

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: W0600

ISBN: 0788406000

Condition: 142 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 142 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


142 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 142 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 16, 17, 18

By: Carol Wells

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: W0670

ISBN: 0788406701

Condition: 160 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 160 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Although these abstracted deeds were recorded from 1798 to 1800, the years in which they were written stretch from the 1760s. Many chains of title reach back to the 1750s and may tell of land sold, disputed and inherited; they name heirs, kinfolk of other surnames, remarriages, residences in different states and counties, and may state exact or approximate dates of arrivals, departures, deaths and marriages. Edgefield then included parts of present Aiken, Greenwood, McCormick and Saluda Counties. Much commerce across the Savannah River with businessmen and planters in several Georgia counties ... View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 19, 20, 21, & 22

By: Carol Wells

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: W0704

ISBN: 0078840704X

Condition: 190 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 190 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


By the end of the 18th century, Edgefield County veterans of the American Revolution were becoming the older generation. Changes surrounded them. The cotton gin gave a profitable crop to the South and strengthened the once-fading institution of slavery. Prices of slaves and land rose. Large holdings were divided into farms. There was much traffic across the Savannah River with Augusta, Georgia. Deed books concern land conveyances but also contain powers of attorney, depositions, bills of sale and other documents. Occasionally, deeds explain family relationships. Chains of titles may show why l... View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 23, 24, 25, 26

By: Carol Wells

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1998)

Seller ID: W0888

ISBN: 0788408887

Condition: 166 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 166 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


At the time these deeds were written, Edgefield contained all or parts of the present counties of Aiken, Greenwood, McCormick and Saluda. Deed books contain not only land conveyances, but also powers of attorney, depositions, judicial sales and sales of household and farm equipment, livestock and slaves. The earliest of these was dated 1749; many were dated to the 1760s.166 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 166 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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

By: Carol Wells

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1998)

Seller ID: W1073

ISBN: 0788410733

Condition: 224 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 224 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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 titl... View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 32 and 33

By: Carol Wells

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2000)

Seller ID: W1554

ISBN: 0788415549

Condition: 186 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2000), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 186 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Recorded between 1814 and 1817, years which saw many families leave Edgefield County to settle in newly acquired territories in the South and West.186 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2000), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 186 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 36, 37 & 38

By: Carol Wells

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: W1807

ISBN: 0788418076

Condition: 190 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 190 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Here is the latest 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, witnesses, slaves, previous spouses, kinship, etc. Occasionally deeds were written many years before they were recorded. A few chains of title date back to grants made in the 1730s. Recorded between 1819 and 1822, the deeds are presented in original page number order with a full name index... View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina Probate Records Boxes Four Through Six, Packages 107 - 218

By: Carol Wells

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2006

Seller ID: W3581

ISBN: 0788435817

Condition: 140 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 140 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Probate records are sworn documents that go beyond the will to show how the estate was settled. These records offer insight even when persons left no will. They may reveal names, relationships, date of death, items being sold, names of buyers, final distribution, money due to the estate, and more. Probate records are especially valuable for researchers in the difficult field of black genealogy. Slave names may be traced from estate to estate. The early nineteenth-century Edgefield District, South Carolina, probate records are arranged by the initial of last name of the decedent. Thus, although... View more info

Rutherford County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, 1811-1815

By: Carol Wells

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1994)

Seller ID: W0965

ISBN: 1556139659

Condition: 194 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1994), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 194 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


194 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1994), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 194 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

Williamson County, Tennessee, County Court Minutes, May 1806 - April 1812

By: Carol Wells

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1994)

Seller ID: W0072

ISBN: 0078840072X

Condition: 234 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1994), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 234 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


No census exists for the years covered in this book-a time when settlers were flooding into Tennessee in record numbers as a result of the subjugation of the hitherto troublesome Indians. Some settlers stayed on permanently, while others just stopped over for a brief spell on their way further west. In the absence of a census, county court records are a genealogist's richest source of names and other family data. These court minutes give a picture of life on the expanding frontier and also demonstrate how events were handled: not just disputes and lawsuits, but also the building of roads and b... View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 30 and 31

By: Carol Wells

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999)

Seller ID: W1317

ISBN: 0788413171

Condition: 222 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 222 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Deed books contain not only land conveyances, but also powers of attorney, depositions, judicial sales, and sales of household and farm equipment, livestock and slaves. These transactions often name wives, children, parents, assorted kinfolk, previous owners, witnesses, justices and others. These deeds were recorded between December 1809 and July 1814, a time of great dispute in South Carolina over the issue of a high or low tariff. Property locations are identified by names of nearby watercourses and by names of adjoining landowners. Every name and all watercourses are indexed. Names and ages... View more info

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Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Books 34 and 35

By: Carol Wells

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2000)

Seller ID: W1668

ISBN: 0788416685

Condition: 168 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2000), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 168 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Here is the latest in this useful series of deed book abstracts. In addition to dates of conveyances and names of grantors and grantees as listed in courthouse indexes, deeds name place of residence which may be in another district, state or country. Deeds may note the location of land, names of watercourses, names of adjoining landowners, original grantee, wives or mothers with dower interests to the land, and names of witnesses. Deeds concerning inheritances may list siblings and parents. Prenuptial agreements may include names of previous spouses and children. Deeds of Gift may explain kins... View more info

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Williamson County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, July 1812-October 1815

By: Carol Wells

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1994)

Seller ID: W0112

ISBN: 0788401122

Condition: 170 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1994), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 170 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Although Williamson County, Tennessee, was formed from part of Davidson County in 1799, the first surviving census is the 1820 enumeration. Other records must be used to throw light on families of those early years. Minute Book Two of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions-the County Court-contains matters which passed before the justices of the peace from July 1812 to the end of 1815. In these pages can be found: names of new settlers, landowners whose claims conflicted, or the wording of whose grants needed to be corrected, whose taxes were unpaid, or who were selling land in other counties... View more info

Abstracts of Giles County, Tennessee: County Court Minutes, 1813-1816, and Circuit Court Minutes, 1810-1816

By: Carol Wells

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1995)

Seller ID: W9372

ISBN: 0788403729

Condition: 180 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 180 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


180 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 180 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

Robertson County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, 1796-1807

By: Carol Wells

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1992)

Seller ID: W0734

ISBN: 1556137346

Condition: 274 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 274 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


274 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 274 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info