1742 Edward Bland b. in Prince William County, Virginia, died 1800 in York County, South Carolina

Parents:

Robert Bland b. abt 1703

Children:

Elizabeth Bland b. abt 1768 – d. 1818
Doshia Bland b. abt 1770-80 – d. abt 1850
William Bland b. abt 1791 – d. abt ?

Siblings:

Edward Bland b. abt 1742 m. Frances “Frankey”
Robert Bland b. abt 1732 m. Ann
William Bland b. 1744

FACTS and SOURCES: 

1708 Dec 22 – STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 – 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp 460
Will of JAMES BLAND. I James Bland of county Stafford being sick of body .. my will and mind is that my loving wife MARGT. shall peaceably possess my now dwelling; planta & the land from the mouth of the creek to the first branch above the said planta during her natural life & after her decease to fall to my loving son ROBERT BLANDand his heirs lawfully begot give and bequeath to my loving son WILLIAM BLANDOne hundred and fifty acres of land beginning at the upper side of the abovesaid branch and so running up the creek the full complement of 150 acres .. give to my two sons JAMES and JOHN BLAND all the reversion of my land the said tract beginning where my son William leaves off and so running to the head of my line and to be equally divided between them when my son shall arrive to the age of twenty one years .. my will and mind is that my loving son Wm. Bland may have the tuition and bringing up ofmy Eldest Daughter ALICE and my youngest Daughter HANNAH . desire my loving son James Bland to have the tuition and bringing up of my Daughter PATIENCE and my Daughter ELLIN and my youngest son ROBERT my daughters till they come to Eighteen or marryed and my son until he is twenty one years old ., after my debts are paid what is left to be equally divided between my loving wife Margaret & my eight children everyone to have an equal share alike when they shall come to age as afsd .. I make my two sons William Bland and James Bland to be my sole Extrs .. this 22nd day Decr 1708.
Presence John x Williams his mark,
Saml. Kent Junr. James x Bland his mark
At Court held 9th March 1708 This was proved in Court to be the last will and testament of James Bland .. & a probate granted to Wm. Bland & James Bland .. and the will ordered to be recorded BURR HARRISON & THOS. SANDIFORD assumed in Court to be security with said Executors and save the Court harmless and the said will is recorded.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007646081_00236

1730 March 26 Mark Chilton 750 acres adj James and William Bland and Francis Stone Stafford Co Va
Land grant 26 March 1730.
Description: 750 acres beginning at the mouth of a small branch falling into Potomack River below Cockpit Point, adjoining land of James and William Bland and Francis Stone.  “… confirm unto Mark Chilton and William Lynton of the County of Stafford … land containing 750 acres of land and 50 acres of Marsh... in the said County of Stafford …. mouth of a small Branch falling into Potomack River below Cockpit Point, and a little below a Freestone Rock, and near or adjoining to the land of the heirs of Samuel Kent deceased; and extending thence along or next the said Kent’s land South … the Southeast side of a branch falling into Quantiquo Creek, commonly called HorseGrave Branch, thence up the said Branch … near the lines of the land of William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone, thence along their line North …. to the land of the aforesaid William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone …. near the head of a branch falling into Powel’s Creek … to the land of the said William Bland, James Bland, John Bland, and Robert Bland commonly called Horsington patent …. thence down Potomack River … Dated the 26th day of March … 1730.
Mark Chilton and William Lynton their deed for 750 acres of land and fifty acres of Marsh in Stafford County.”
Source: Northern Neck Grants C, 1729-1731, p. 53, folio (Reel 290).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Land titles — Registration and transfer — Virginia — Stafford County
Stafford County (Va.) — History — 18th century
Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Northern Neck Land Office.
Library of Virginia. Archives.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplay?docid=alma990008507140205756&context=L&vid=01LVA_INST:01LVA&lang=en&search_scope=MyInstitution&adaptor=Local%20Search%20Engine&tab=LibraryCatalog&query=any,contains,Bland&sortby=date_a&facet=lds04,include,LAN&offset=0

1729 Aug 5 (warrant) – To: Mr John Warner, surveyor of K George County to survey the same.
Whereas Mark Chilton and William Linton of the County of Stafford hath set forth to the Proprietors Office there is 400 acres of land in the said County which is not yet granted lying on the South side of the Mouth of Powel’s Creek, beginning on the lower side of Cockpit Point, joining to the land of the heirs of Samuel Kent decd, and to land belonging to William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone, and also joining to some land known by the name of the Horsington Patent and to the aforesaid Powel’s Creek.
…. to have a deed duly executed for the said land at any time between the date hereof and the 5th day of February next ensuing.
Given under my hand…. 5th day of August 1729. Signed: Robert Carter.
1729 Oct 20 (survey) – …. have surveyed for Mr Mark Chilton and Mr William Linton of the abovesd County 750 acres of land and about 50 acres of marsh situate lying and being in the sd County and bounded… mouth of a small branch falling into Potomack River below Cockpitt Point and a little below a freestone rock and near or adjoyning to the land of the heirs of Samuel Kent decd and extending thence along or near the sd Kents land … to a large ring oak on the SE side of a branch falling into Quanticoe Creek commonly called Horsegrave Branch… near the line of the land of said William Bland, James Bland and Francis Stone …. near the head of a branch falling into Powells Creek … to the land of the said William Bland, James Bland, John Bland, and Robert Bland commonly called Horsington Pattent … thence down Potomack River … containing 750 acres of land and 50 acres of marsh … Signed: James Thomas. Surveyor ….
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/239/0429_0434.pdf

1735 June 18 – Robert Bland appears in surviving records as an adult in Prince William County (formerly Stafford) when he is listed on June 18, 1735 as a debtor to Richard Melton, for seventy pounds of tobacco.
John Frederick Dorman, Prince William County Will Book: 1734-1744, p. 12.

1738 Aug 11 – 1738-1740 Prince William Co VA Deed D
Pages 42-46. Aug. 11, 1738. John Chilton of Pr. George Co., Maryland, planter to William Davis of Pr. Wm. Co., planter, tract formerly gr. Mark Chilton late dec. father to John Chilton and William Linton by deed from Proprietors dated March 26, 1730 containing 755 acres at small br. falling into Potomack River below Cockpit Point adj. to heirs of Samuel Kent dec to a br. falling into Quantico Cr. called Horse Grave br near line of William Bland, James Bland, and Francis Stone near head of br. falling into Powels Cr….corner to lands of William Bland, James Bland, John Bland, and Robert Bland …. for sum of 4,000 lbs. of tob deeds of lease and release.
John (his mark) Chilton
Wits: Jno. Sturman, Stephen DeLisle, Matthew Dodgshen.
Rec’d. Aug. 12, 1738 sum of 4,000 lbs. tob.
At Court Feb. 26, 1738 this release were proved by oaths of John Sturman and Mathew Dodgshen and on Sept. 24, 1739 this release was proved by oath of Stephen DeLisle.

1738 Aug 11 – entry in the Prince William County Deed Books, which showed Robert Bland living on Cock-Pitt Point Neck, adjacent to land owned by William, James and John Bland.  Prince William Deed Book D, August 17, 1738, recorded February 26, 1738/1739, p. 42. This transaction involved a transfer of land from John Melton (is this supposed to be “Chilton?) to William Davis, husband of Elinor Bland, son-in-law of James Bland (seventh generation) and brother-in-law and business associate of William Bland (eighth generation).

(Note: Looks like name may be wrong here on above note from the Bland Heritage website – the deed actually appears to be from Chilton to Davis … not Melton to Davis).

1749 Nov 4 – In 1749, an entry in Dettingen Parish Vestry Book showed John Blandcollecting a rebate for overtaxation of Robert Bland.
Vestry Book of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, November 4, 1749.

1752 March 30 Robert Bland from John Diskin C1, p 336, 337
(Lease)…between John Diskins of the County of Prince William and Parish of Detinger of the one part and Robert Bland of the aforesaid County and Parish of the other part …. the said John Diskins for and in consideration of 5 shillings sterling to him in hand paid by the said Robert Bland … sell unto the said Robert Bland … land containing 120 acres being part of a greater tract containing 638 acres formerly granted to Mr. John Diskins … bearing date the 10th day of June 1741 …. land being situate lying and being in the County of Fairfax on the East side of Elk Licking Run … Signed: John Diskin. Wit: Thomas Faulkner, Isaac Davis, Edwd Emms.
At a Court and held for Fairfax County June the 17th 1752.
This lease was proved by the oaths of Thomas Faulkner, Isaac Davis, and Edward Emms. Witnesses to the act and deed of John Diskin to Robert Bland and was admitted. Test: John Graham Clerk.
(Release) … between John Diskins of the County of Prince William Paris of Detinger of the one part and Robert Bland of the aforesaid County and Parish of the other part … John Diskins for and in consideration of the sum of 2745 pounds of tobacco to him the said John Diskins in hand paid by the said Robert Bland … confirm unto the said Robert Bland in his actual possession … one tract or parcel of land containing 120 acres being part of a greater track containing 638 acres formerly granted to Mr. John Diskins by paten bearing date the 10th day of June 1741 … situate lying and being in the County of Fairfax on the E side of Elk Licking Run … Signed: John Diskin. Wit: Thomas Faulkner, Edward Emms, Isaac Davis.
April 1, 1752 then received of Robert Bland the consideration mentioned… Signed: John Diskin.
Recorded June 17, 1752.

1753 Robert Bland leased a tract of 538 acres “on the east side of Licking Run,” in Fairfax (later Loudon County) from John Diskin. Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1774, p. 207.  1753 John Diskin to Robert Bland, Deed bk C1, p 336, 337.  1753 … Robert Bland leased a tract of 538 acres “on the east side of Licking Run,” in Fairfax (later Loudon County) from John Diskin.
Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1774, p. 207.
“A Vison of Unity:The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 489.

(Note:  Not sure he leased 538 acres as the above note says –  see below, it looks like he purchased 120 acres of the 638 acre original tract).

1753 Robert Bland took custody of an Orphan Girl in Fairfax County, Va. Robert Bland was in Fairfax County/Truro Parish, which would later be split, the western portion becoming Loudon County. Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1774, p. 459.

1760 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables
A List of Tithables in Loudoun County Taken by Fielding Turner 1760
Robert Blan – 2 tithes listed
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38P-V?i=24&cat=375441

1761 pg 1. A List of Titheables in Loudoun County taken by Fielding Turner 1761
Jean Bland, Titheables – with Edward Bland and William Bland on her tithe .
John Diskin 1 tithe
Binns Genealogy – Tax and Tithe Lists
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1761Tith/01.pdf

(Note: This tithe entry implies that Edward Bland and William Bland were born between 1741-1745Jean Bland, or Jane Bland (typical spelling from the time) – Robert Bland who died in 1760 had a wife named Jane and this appears to be her … Edward and William would have been her sons … the fact that they are listed on her tithe implies that Jean Bland is responsible to pay their tithes,  (since her husband is dead, she is the responsible party for the tithes of the family).  Since Edward and William are listed as Jean’s responsibility, this  means they are not yet legal adults. They are between the ages of 16-20 … DOBs 1741-1745… son Robert is not listed here, but is listed in 1768… had he moved to another location?
Titheable lists do not enumerate “physical locations”, they enumerate who the person paying the tithe was responsible for … such as their slaves, servants, spouses, children between the ages of 16-20. Once a person reached the age of 21 – if they were free then they were listed on their own tithe, regardless of their physical abode).
https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/titheable-laws/ ).

1761 Loudoun County Tithe list with Jean Bland with Edward Bland and William Bland on her list

1762 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 61)
A List of Tithables taken by James Lane for Loudoun
Jean Bland – with 2 tithables for Edward Bland and William Bland.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38V-2?i=60&cat=375441

(Note: left column, 4th from the bottom tithe entry).

(Note: the 1763 Loudoun County, Va tithe list was missing on FamilySearch – and the 1764 list appeared to be incomplete – with no Blands listed on the part that was there)

1764 Feb 15 Edward Bland to Robert Bland gift Deed bk D p. 109 Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds
“…To all whome these presents shall come Edward Bland sendeth Greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Know ye that the said Edward Bland of Cameron Parish in the County of Loudoun for and in consideration of the Natural Love and Affection which he hath and bears to his Brother Robert Bland hath remised released and forever quit claimed and by these presents doth clarly and absolutely Remise Release and forever quit claim unto the said Robert Bland all and all manner of Dower and right and Title of Dower and all right Title and interest whatsoever which he the said Edward Bland now hath any might should or of right ought to have in a certain piece or parcel of land lying situate and being in the said County of Loudoun and Parish aforesaid containing 40 acresof land beginning at two box oaks … on the East side of a Glade … Signed: Edward Bland.
At a Court continued and held for Loudoun County Febry the 15th 1764. This Deed of Gift was acknowledged by Edward Bland and is ordered to be Recorded.
Teste Chas. Binns Ct Cur.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-HS1C-9?i=69&cat=370244… (Notes:  1764 Feb 15 – Robert Bland from Edward Bland gift, bk D, p 109 …. “When this Robert died, he was married to a woman named Jane and had three sons, as alleged by Mrs. Henley.
Loudoun County Deed Book D, Feb 15, 1764, p. 109. Dawson Notes citing the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 39, p. 117, which lists persons on the Rent Rolls of Loudoun County, including “Bland, Robert, heirs of, 527 acres.”. …. (See also:  “1764 The youngest of the three known sons of Robert and Jane Bland was William Bland, Evidently, he was incompetent, or still a minor as late as 1764, when Edward and Robert divided 40 acres of the home tract, without including William in the division.”)
(Loudon County Deed Book D, p. 109, February 15, 1764. This deed concerns transfer of 40 acres between Edward and Robert Bland (ninth generation) .  “A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. pp. 489 & 493.

1765 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 121)
A List of Tithables in Loudoun County Taken by Fielding Turner 1760
Edward Bland – 1 tithe
William Bland – land – 1 tithe – 85 acres
Robert Bland – land – 1 tithe – 40 acres
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y38N-T?i=119&cat=375441

(Note:  This is the first year both Edward Bland and William Bland appear on their own tithes.  The years of 1763 and 1764 are missing – so it possible they turned 21 in those years – so both Edward Bland’s and William Bland’s birth years can be narrowed to between 1742-1744.   There is some notation that indicates William Bland is the youngest son.  Additionally, Robert Bland and Edward Bland conducted a land transaction in 1764, meaning they both were at least 21 by that time – Edward Bland’s birth year is 1742/43, and William Bland’s birth year would be 1743/44).  

(Note:  Robert Bland (the younger Robert) was not listed on the tithe lists from 1760-62.  If he was 15 yrs old in 1762, then he would have turned 16 in 1763, and would not be 21 years old until 1768 … BUT this is not the case – Robert Bland is listed on his own tithe in 1765 – meaning he is over 21.  This tells me that Robert Bland was titheable out of the County.  Possibly he was living on land so close to the border of Prince William and/or Fairfax that he was paying tithes in one of those counties.  There are the Darwin Family Bible Records that place Robert Bland’s birth year at 1732, which would likely mean he is the oldest son of Robert Bland b. abt 1703.   It also tells me that there are likely other children that fit in the 10 year gap between Robert Bland and Edward Bland

Two males to consider as siblings are John Bland who served in the 2d Spartanburg Regiment and also in the Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment and was killed by “Bloody Bill” Cunningham at Cloud’s Creek #2.  The other is Samuel Bland who served in Roebuck’s Battalion of Spartan Regiment and some time in Marion’s Brigade (Camden District Regiment).   Both men served in areas where this Bland family moved to – so it is possible these men would be siblings of Edward Bland b. 1742/43, and William Bland b. 1743/44.  

Youngest sibling William Bland may have been the William Bland who was court martialed for being AWOL in 1777.  He was in the 3rd Regiment which was organized in the Ninety-Six District.  This would be in the area this branch of the Bland family lived in, so it definitely fits.

There is also a Thomas Bland who served in the The Kingstree Regiment of Militia near Georgetown – closer to the Bland families of Barbados, but at this point in my research, I’m not certain he belongs with that group … will need to look closer at his information). 

1767 Loudoun County, Va – Tithables (image 142)
Robert Bland 1 tithe, 40 acres
Edward Bland 1 tithe, 75 acres
William Bland and John Deal 2 tithes
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-Y3ZH-5?i=141&cat=375441

1767 Nov 13 – 13 November 1767, Loudoun Order Book D, p. 17
On motion of Robert Bland for leave to turn the Road leading from this place to Colchester from about Rogues road so as to fall into the said Road near John Holme’s, It is Ordered that Vincent Lewis Anthony Russell, and John Lewis or any two of them being first sworn before a Justice of the Peace for this County, view the most convenient way to turn the said Road and make Report to the Court.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1768 pg 15. List of Tithables taken and returned by William Carr Lane Gent 1768.
William Bland – 1 poll.
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1768Tith/15.pdf

1768 p.g 17. List of Tithables taken and returned by William Carr Lane Gent 1768.
Robert Bland – 1 poll.
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/MembersOnlyArea/pdfs/Loudoun/1768Tith/17.pdf

1770 – Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786
William Bland was listed with one slave, Frank.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49197/FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0020?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0106

1760-1777 Index to the Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786 (from Ancestry.com):
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49197/FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0020?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0010

c – means Cameron Parish
s – means Shelburne Parish

Edward Bland – 1761-63, 1765
Jane (Jean) Bland – 1761-63
John Bland – 1774c-77c
Robert Bland – 1760, 1762-63, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771c-78c
William Bland – 1761-63, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771c, 1773c-77c
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49197/FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0020?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=FLHG_IndextoTithesSlavesLoudounCnty-0016

(Note: the above “index” list on Ancestry.com shows the years the above Bland names are listed in Loudoun County, but unfortunately does not list whether the names are listed under someone else’s tithe.  I will need to pay a visit to a FamilySearch library to get copies of the above years that I don’t have yet (in the 1770s) to see the actual documents to see if they shed some additional light on the ages of the above people). 

1770 Sept 13 – 13 September 1770, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 44
Robert Bland is appointed Surveyor of the Road in the room of John Gess who is now discharged from that Office, which he is Ordered to keep in repair and Erect Stones or Posts where the same may be necessary according to the directions of the Act of Assembly.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1770 Nov 13 – 13 November 1770, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 76
[Grand Jury Presentments]
Robert Bland Surveyor of the Road from broad run to the mountain Road for not keeping the same in Repair.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1771 – In 1771, Robert Bland sued a man named McCollister in Fairfax County.
Fairfax County Order Book, 1749-1772, p . 308.
“A Vison of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America: 1555 – 1900”. by Charles L. Bland. Revised 1990. p. 496.

1771 Dec 24 Robert Bland to Thos Hutchison bk H, p. 537 Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds
… between Robert Bland of Loudoun County and Cameron Parish in the Colony of Virginia of the one part and Thomas Hutchison of the same County parish and Colony of the other part, that the said Robert Bland for and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereafter mentioned, have … lett unto the said Thomas Hutchison … land situate, lying and being in the County of Loudoun afsd and bounded by the land now in dispute between the Clelands and John Hough and by the land of Nicholas Muse, Benjamin Hutchison, and the land commonly called Col. Tayloes alias Grymes’ and Rogues Road finally all the land West of Rogues Road now in the possession of the said Bland it being the lot and late Dwelling place of William Bland … for 20 years … will plant 100 apple trees … he will well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Robert Bland … the said yearly rent of 5 pounds as afsd and plant the said Apple Trees with 3 years and at the expiration of the said 20 years leave the said premises in good and tenantable repair … Signed: Robert Bland, Thomas Hutchison. Wit: Jer Hutchison, Nimrod Morris, Charles Stewad Presley.

1772 March 10 – 10 March 1772, Loudoun Order Book E, p. 265
Ordered that Samuel Love Gent. Allott the Hands who are to work on and clear the Road whereof Robert Bland is the Surveyor.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1774 – There is recorded in Prince William Deed Book U (1774) the following deed involving David Bland (tenth generation), grandson of James Bland (eighth generation) and grandnephew of Robert Bland (eighth generation) substantially quoted. In it, David Bland conveys to William Savage:

“… now in his fee under the will of his great grandfather, James Bland, purchased by him from Harrington, (sic)* including the plantation that the said James Bland lived on, and the land from the mouth of the creek to the first branch above the plantation bequeathed to his son, Robert Bland, who died without issue:** Also, a certain parcel of land bequeathed by the said James Bland to his son William Bland, and now in the possession of Josey Waldon, containing 150 acres, more or less; also, a certain parcel of land bequeathed by the said James Bland to his son John Bland, being the undivided moiety of a parcel of land bequeathed aforesaid by the said James Bland to his sons John and James by will bearing date the 22nd day of December, 1708, and recorded in the County Court of Stafford … adjoining to one-half of the parcel bequeathed as above the parcel of land sold by me in presence of witness in the nature of an (illegible) issued by the Secretary’s office of the colony to the said William Savage, and now in his possession, all of which said parcels of land are bequeathed in the will above mentioned and purchased by the above named James Bland out of Harrington’s (sic) patent …”
Prince William Deed Book U, September 13, 1774, pp. 70-71.

1796 – The following additional deed appeared in Prince William Records in 1796:

David Bland, grandson and heir-at-law of James Bland, deceased, conveyed to Willoughby Tebbs, all those lands and tenements within the said county of Prince William, on which the said David now lives, lying and being in Quantico Neck, formerly called Cock Pitt Point Neck, containing now by estimation about 210 acres, the same being formerly granted by Patent dated the 13th day of August, 1711, to Francis Stone, William and James Bland, grandfather to the said David, which said land was devised by the said James Bland, by will dated the 16th day of February, 1755, and recorded in the said county, the 22nd day of March, 1756, to the said David Bland and Benjamin Bland, or the survivor, together with all the rest of his estate (the said land being first purchased by the said James Bland and the said Stone and William Bland … excepting 30 acres out of the aforementioned land conveyed by the said Bland unto John Curry and now in possession of the widow of said Curry, as reference to the said deed will more fully appear. Also, one other tract or parcel of land lying and being on Occoquan Run, granted to said James Bland, at or near what is now called Davis’ Ford. also one other tract of land in Terrapin Forest, formerly called Pate’s Oars or otherwise (illegible) old field …
Prince William County Deed Book Y, March 25, 1796, p. 664.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1781 approx.  Records related to Blands in South Carolina serving in the Revolutionary War:

1775-1780 – SC Third Regiment (Rangers)
Known Sergeants – Captain Unknown:
William Bland
Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
William Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_third_regiment.html

1780 – Roebuck’s Battalion of Spartan Regiment (Militia)
Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
Samuel Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_roebucks_batallion.html

1775-1782 – The Camden District Regiment of Militia
Known Quarter Masters:
Samuel Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_camden_district_regiment.html
Bland, Samuel Camden District Regiment 1779 1779 A QM under Col. Thomas Taylor Feb.-May 1779.
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_military_sc_qms.htm

1779 – The Kingstree Regiment of Militia
Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
Thomas Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_kingstree_regiment.html

1776-1777 – Bland, William SC 3rd Regiment 1776 1776 Reduced to Private Dec. 1776. Court martialed for being AWOL on 1/27/1777.
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_military_sc_sergeants.htm

1777 – The Second Spartan Regiment of Militia
Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
John Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_second_spartan_regiment.html

1775-1780 – Capt. Robert Ellison Independent Company of Rangers SC 3rd Regiment
Known Privates, etc.:
Edward Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriots_sc_capt_robert_ellison.html

1775 – SC Second Regiment (Infantry)
Known Privates / Fifers / Drumnmers / Etc. – Captain Unknown:
Andrew Bland
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_second_regiment.html

1775-1781 – Bland, Andrew SC 2nd Regiment 1776
Bland, Edward Independent Company of Rangers 1775 1775 From Fairfield District. Served under Capt. Robert Ellison.
Bland, John 2nd Spartan Regiment After the Fall of Charleston served under Col. Thomas Brandon. Unit and dates unknown.
Bland, John Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment 1781 Served under Capt. Sterling Turner. Killed by “Bloody Bill” Cunningham at Cloud’s Creek #2. Cloud’s Creek #2.
Bland, Samuel Roebuck’s Battalion of Spartan Regiment Served under Col. Benjamin Roebuck, unit and dates unknown. At some time in Marion’s Brigade, unit and dates unknown. A QM under Col. Thomas Taylor (Camden District Regiment) Feb.-May 1779.
Bland, Thomas Kingstree Regiment 1780 1781 Served under Lt. Col. Peter Horry 1780-1781.
Bland, William SC 3rd Regiment 1776 1776 Enlisted as a Sergeant. Reduced to Private Dec. 1776. Court martialed for being AWOL on 1/27/1777.
https://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_military_sc_privates_b.htm

1775 June 12 – 12 June 1775, Loudoun Order Book F, p. 555
Ordered that Fielding Turner, Jeremiah Hutchison, Jacob Ramey Junr. and Arthur Edwards or any three of them being first sworn do view the way for turning the road (which now leads by Robert Blands) so as the same may lead by the Church, and make report thereof to the Court.
http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/13-r10.pdf

1775 Aug 14 Robert Bland from Robert Johnson bk L, p. 1 Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds
(Lease)… between Robert Johnson of Loudoun County and Cameron Parish in the Colony of Virginia of the one part, and Robert Bland of Cameron Parish in Loudoun County in the Colony aforesaid of the other part … the said Robert Johnson for and in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings … in hand paid by the said Robert Bland … sell unto the said Robert Bland … land situate lying and being in the County of Loudoun aforesaid lying on the drains of Elk Licking Run being a part of a tract of land that was taken up by John Diskin of Prince William County and sold to Robert Bland and after his Decease fell to Jane Bland his wife and Edward Bland his son and the said Jane and Edward Bland made a conveyance of the said land to Robert Johnson by deed and is bounded as follow: Beginning at a Red Oak and two Box Oaks then extending SW … to two white Oaks …. to a white oak … to a red oak on the North side of a branch … to a box oak and black oak on the North side of a branch, thence NE … to the beginning … containing 85 acres … transferring uses into possession the said Robert Bland may be in actual possession of the premises … Signed: Robert Johnson. Wit: Alexr McIntyre, Erasmus Gill Junr, Robert Stephens, Henry Eaton.
At a Court held for Loudoun County Aug 14, 1775 this indenture was acknowledged by Robert Johnson partyer thereto and ordered to be Recorded. Teste Chas Binns, Cl Cur.
(Release)… between Robert Johnson of Loudoun County and Cameron Parish in the Colony of Virginia of the one part, and Robert Bland of Cameron Parish in Loudoun County in the Colony aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 90 pounds current money of Virginia to the said Robert Johnson … paid by the said Robert Bland … confirm unto Robert Bland in his actual possession now being by a virtue of a bargain and sale … land lying and being in the County of Loudoun aforesaid on the drains of Elk Licking Run being a part of a tract of land that was granted to John Diskin of Prince William County by pattent from the Proprietors Office and sold to Robert Bland Senior and at his decease fell to Jane his wife and Edward Bland his son and afterwards transferred by Deeds to Robert Johnson by the said Jane and Edward Bland and is bounded as follows, Beginning at a Red Oak and two Box Oaks … containing 85 acres … Signed: Robert Johnson. Wit: Erasmus Gill Junr, Alexr McIntyre, Robert Stephens, Henry Eaton.

1775 Sept 2 – To: Mr Robert Ellison between Wateree and Congaree Rivers on Simpson’s Creek. South Carolina, Camden District) We the Subscribers sensible of the Danger to which all the Rights and Libertys of this Colony are reduced to by the Violence with which all America is threatened by a wicked Ministry do freely unite ourselves into a Volunteer Company of Rangers as soon as our number amounts to thirty to chuse and submit to the Comm of such officers as the majority shall agree to Hereby Engaging to obey such officers punctually in subordination; the Commanding officer of the Regt in this District and Undr the Direction of the Counsell of Safety: muster and Exercise Under Arms as often as necessary and to hold ourselves in readiness to march to any part of the Province to defend it against the Enemies of its Libertys at an hours Warning. Given under our hands this 2d Sept 1775.
R. Ellison Captn, James Sanders 1st Lieut, John Ellison 2d Lieut, Alexander Boyes, Eleazar Gore, John Askford Gore, David Hamilton, Saml Armstrong, James T Kennedy, Wm Martin, John Martin, Cato West, Edward Bland, Alexr McDowle, William Penny, James McDowell, David McCreight, James McCreight, Robert Gray, Samuel Dods, James Dods, Willm Willson, Alex McQuarters, John Askew, And. McDole, Wilm. McCalester, Robt Potts, William McLvey, James Morison, Alexdr Robinson, James McQuoin, John Agnew, James McMullen, Wm Young, James Hanin, Thomas Saint. https://books.google.com/books?id=weg6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA195&lpg=PA195&dq=%22Edward+Bland%22,+camden,+South+carolina&source=bl&ots=jB-3w2nHFt&sig=ACfU3U3MyGqtZ1yMb05o2eH5ksDMzF4ETQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiBsMDmgZTjAhVaa80KHQrcD2QQ6AEwBnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Edward%20Bland%22%2C%20camden%2C%20South%20carolina&f=false

1776 March 11 – 11 March 1776, Loudoun Order Book F, p. 579
Ordered that Robert Bland open the way that has been lately viewed for a Road by the new Church and that the usual Hands work thereon.
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1778 May 18 Robert Bland to Joseph Mershon bk P, p. 503 Loudoun County, Virginia Deeds
… between Robert Bland of Cameron Parish and Loudoun County in the Commonwealth of Virginia of the one part and Joseph Mershon of the same parish and county of the other part … Robert Bland for and in consideration of the sum of 180 pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Joseph Mershon at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents … confirm unto the said Joseph Mershon … land situate in Loudoun County aforesaid on the East Side of Elk Licking Run being part of a tract of land containing 638 acres granted by deed from the proprietors office bearing date the 10th day of June 1741 to John Diskin and by the said Diskin transferred to Robert Bland late of Loudoun County deceased by deeds …. in the County Court of Fairfax … containing 120 acres … Signed: Robert Bland. Wit: Richard Major, Lewis Hutchison, William Hutchison, Benjamin Hutchison.

1779 July 19 personally appeared Samuel Bland, quarter-master of Col Thomas’ Regiment before me and made oath that the above account against the public as it stands is Just and True… Sworn to before me the 19th day of July 1779. S/ Thomas (illegible), JP. (To the public of State of South Carolina, to Samuel Bland. To service done said State as Quarter-master to Col Thomas’ Regiment under the command of Gen Williamson on Savannah River SC, from 16 Feb until 10th day of May 1779 … 83 days at 40/ per day.
1785 Sept 23 Mr Samuel Bland his acct of Militia duty as Quarter Master from 16 Feb to the 10 May 1779 say 83 days charged at 40/per day to old South Carolina currency…
1788 Jan 10 Samuel Bland order to John Thomas Jr some of his acct is for Quarter Master…
1788 Feb 22 Samuel Bland’s account L 166, recd the amount of the within account in a treasury indent no 711 Book X.
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1784 June 8 Jones, Harwood, Plat For 248 Acres On Bridge Creek, Orangeburgh District, Surveyed By Harwood Jones. Date: 6/8/1784
People in this record: Blann
Also: Donovan, Daniel; Inman, Capt.; Jones, Harwood; Waring, Benjamin
Places in this record: Bridge Creek; Orangeburg District; Savannah River
Date: 6/8/1784
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document Type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0005 Page: 00405 Item: 000
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1784 Aug 30 Darlington, John, Plat For 13 Acres On Savanah River, Orangeburgh District, Surveyed By William Evans. Date: 8/30/1784
People in this record: William Bland 
Also: Darlington, John; Evans, William; Low, John Sr.
Places in this record: Orangeburg District; Savannah River
Date: 8/30/1784
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0003 Page: 00029 Item: 001
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1784 Oct 4 Robert Bland Plat For 300 Acres On Beaver Dam Creek, Camden District, Surveyed By John Palmer. Date: 10/4/1784
People in this record: Bland, Robert
Also: Dawton, John; Mccurdy, Robert; Palmer, John; Richardson, John
Places in this record: Beaver Dam Creek; Broad River; Camden District
Date: 10/4/1784
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0001 Page: 00077 Item: 000
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1786 Jan 18 – Common Plea Minute Book – 1785-1800 p 10 Chester Co, SC – Hambleton and John Owin v. J Brown and Edward Bland put to issue https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-KPJG?i=12&cat=260534

1786 July 4 – Common Plea Minute Book – 1785-1800 p. 22 Chester Co, SC – Jas. McNeal vs Edward Bland and Learking Brown judgment for Spl and costs. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-KPW1?i=18&cat=260534

1786 Dec 21 – South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980…
Robert Bland – Abbeville, South Carolina…
… Will … I Robert Bland of Edgefield County in the State of South Carolina and Nintey Six District yeoman being in proper sence … my last will…
… I give to my grandson Mycaja Bland, son of John Bland and Mary his wife … the plantation where I live and 150 of the most conveniantest of the land joining this plantation …
… my youngest son James Bland
… rest of the land to be equally divided amongst the boys as follows – Presley, Wormley, Elizha and Payton
… my wife Ann Bland one of my executrix and Joseph Nun and Sollomon Pope Executors of this my last will…
Signed: Robert Bland. Wit: Edward Bland, Samuel Bland, Joel Sweney.
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Appraisal of estate shown by Ann Bland executrix..
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1787 June 8 – Anna Bland, grantor and Wormley Bland, grantee, Anna sells 120 acres on the road from Ninety Six to Charleston, for ten shillings. Part of a tract conveyed to Anna by William Little June 8, 1787. DB 7, November 1,1792, pp. 297-302. Future researchers should note that ‘Anna Bland’s mark was a sharply drawn A ( ). Edgefield Co, SC.

1788 March 7 – William Brown to Anna Bland bk 2, p. 51-52. Record Deeds, No 2. 1787-88. Edgefield Co, SC
… between William Brown of the County and State aforesaid, yeoman of the one part, and Anna Bland of the County and State aforesaid (Edgefield County, South Carolina) … widow and executrix of the Estate of Robert Bland late of said County deceased of the other part … sell unto the said Ann Bland all that plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres situate in the County aforesaid on Little Mine Creek a branch of Little Saluda River bounding SW on William Daniel’s land, NW by land of Harts, all other sides by vacant land … surveyed granted …. unto the said William Brown the 1st day of January 1787 …
Signed: William Brown. Wits: Henry King, Avezillah King.
1788 March 8 – between William Brown … and Anna Bland … by a certain grant bearing date the 1st day of January 1787 … unto William Brown a plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres situate in Edgefield County on Little Mine Creek a Branch of Little Saluda River butting and bounding SW on land of William Daniel, NW on Harts land … being duly recorded in Secretary’s offic in grant book PPPP page 443…. confirm unto the said Anna Bland in her actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to her thereof made for one whole year by indenture bearing the day next before the day of the date hereof and by force of the statute for transferring of uses into possession and her heirs and assigns forever all that plantation or tract of land containing 350 acres…
Signed: William Brown. Wits: Henry King, Averillah King.
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1788 Sept 3 – Stark, Rebecca, Plat For 1,000 Acres On Wateree Branch, Ninety Six District, Surveyed By John Abney. Date: 9/3/1788
People in this record: Edward Bland
Also: Abney, John; Lewis, Azariah; Parsons; Stark, Alexander Bollin; Stark, Rebecca
Places in this record: Ninety Six District; Savannah River; Stevens Creek; Wateree Branch
Date: 9/3/1788
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document type: Plat
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Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0023 Page: 00210 Item: 001
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1790 US Census:
Name: Edwd Blan
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 6
Year: 1790; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 511; Image: 326; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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1790 US Census:
Name: Ann Blann
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Edgefield, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 1
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1790; Census Place: Edgefield, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 511; Image: 326; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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NOTE: The 1790 US Censis in Edgefield County, SC has Edward Blan listed directly next to Ann Blann – widow of Robert Bland.

1790 US Census:
Name: Wormley Bland
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 1
Number of Household Members: 2
Year: 1790; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 50; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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1793 Jan 19 – Common Plea Minute Book – 1785-1800 p. 169 Chester Co, SC – Edward Bland https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-KG5W?i=91&cat=260534

1798 Dec 8 – Committee On Public Accounts, Report On Contingent Accounts. (24 Pages) Date: 12/8/1798
People in this record: Edward Bland
Also: China, John; Freer, Samuel; Gaston, William; Haney, John; Jackson, John; Mcclenahan, John; Mccloud, Daniel; Metz, Henry; Reeves, Burgess
Topics in this record: Accounts, Committee On; Constabulary; Coroners; Jailers; Sheriffs; Witnesses, Trial
Date: 12/8/1798
Series: Committee Reports (S165005)
Document type: Report Of Legislative Committee
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Archives ID: Series: S165005 Year: 1798 Item: 00120 Page: 000
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1800 US Census:
Name:  Frances Bland
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): York District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Slaves: 2
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 6
Year: 1800; Census Place: York District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 49; Page: 624; Image: 204; Family History Library Film: 181424
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1800 June 9 – Edward Bland Of York County, Will Typescript (Estate Packet: Case 53, File 2329) (2 Frames). Date: 6/9/1800
People in this record: Bland, Edward
Also: Bland, Dosha; Bland, Elisabeth; Bland, Frankey; Bland, William; Plaxco, George; Plaxco, James
Places in this record: York County
Date: 6/9/1800
Series: South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No 9) (S108093)
Document type: Will (Typescript)
Archives ID: Series: S108093 Reel: 0029 Frame: 00228 Item: 000
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1800 June 9 will probated – 1797 Oct 12 will written – Edward Bland will – Doshea Bland is identified by her father, Edward Bland, in his will dated October 12, 1797. The will is probated on June 9, 1800. Edward Bland identifies the following family members in his will: His beloved wife Frankey, his beloved son William Bland, his two daughters, Dosha and Elizabeth, his wife Frankey and his son in law George Plaxco were appointed as executors of the will. The will was witnessed by William Bland and James Plaxco. Elizabeth was the daughter that married George Plaxco. Dosha married Elijah Goyen, but she remarried to John Plaxco after Elijah Goyen died.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9080/004753032_00074/386159?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/69705632/person/34476778348/facts/citation/942065364931/edit/record#?imageId=004753032_00075 ; Last Will of Edward Bland
Wills, 1786-1813, York County, SC p. 16-17
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1801 March 9 – Edward Bland inventory in York Co SC
An Inventory of the Estate of Edward Bland decd as given in to us the undernamed subscribers and appointed appraisers of the sd Estate …
One negroe boy named Moses
One negroe woman named Frank
…. (household items, farm items, livestock, etc listed)…
After being duly sworn as the law directs we have proceeded and appraised the above named articles as they stand stated certifyd by us the 9th of March 1801.
Signed: William Nelson, Charles Gillham, Adam Meek.
Estate Record Book B, p. 133, York Co, SC.
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pg. 145 – the above inventory is repeated in the Estate Book…
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1810 US Census:
Name: William Blan
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 3
Year: 1810; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 588; Image: 00439; Family History Library Film: 0181420
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1812 Dec 9 – State of South Carolina, Union District … I John Kindrick in the District and State aforesaid in consideration of 150 dollars to me in hand paid by William Blanden in the state aforesaid, have granted… and release unto the said William Blandall that … the premises together with all and singular the rights … being a tract of land lying and being on Broad River in the District above mentioned and bounding as follows, begining at a white oak on the River bank … 50 acres more or less … bounding at the begining by John Hamiltons land by Thomas Blacks land … the above described land was granted to Thomas Jones Senr on the 25th day of September 1787 and from him by heirship unto Thomas Jones Jr … unto William Bland …. Signed: John Kindrick. Wits: Isaac Parker, Amos Davis.
Deed bk M, p 149. Union County, SC.
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1820 US Census:
Name: William Bland
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Union, Union, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 5
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons – Under 16: 6
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Union, Union, South Carolina; Page: 146; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 268
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1827 Dec 18 – State of South Carolina, Union District. … I William Bland the State aforesaid in consideration of 300 dollars to me paid by Paytan B Darwin in the State aforesaid, have granted …. release unto the said Paytan B Darwin all that tract of land lying on the West side of Broad River bounded South by Mrs Hamlton and North and West by Thomas Black … following the courses and meanders of the River … Signed: William Bland. Wit: Nicholas Corry, Wm Corry.
Nicholas Corry one of the Justices of the quarum … that Nancy Bland wife of the within named William Bland did this day appear before me … did declare that she does freely and voluntarily … relinquish unto the within names Paytan B Darwin … all her interest and estate and also all her right and claim of Dower of in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released… Dec 18, 1827. Signed: Nancy Bland. Deed bk. S, p 515. Union Co, SC.
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1823 June 18 – Equity Bill …
“Chester County (SC) Equity Bill #105, frames 128-136, Joseph Reid vs. John Plaxico and others.” It is a writ of partition, with some of the papers dated 1823 but most are dated 1824. The writing is very difficult to read. This is an abbreviated transcription:
“South Carolina
Chester District
In Equity
To William McCreight, John Gilmore, John Bearden (or Brandon), Thos. McDaniel, and James McCluney or any three of them
Elisha Goyen died seized of one tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres, lying and being in Chester District and State aforesaid and at the time of his death left Doshe Going his widow now the wife of John Plexico entitle by law to one third of the said Estate, Sarah Going now the wife of Thos. Nowlen, Drury Going the son of the deceased now a minor about seventeen years old, are each entitled to one half of the estate remaining two thirds and whereas a summons in partition has found requiring the said John Plexico and Sarah [sic] his wife to show cause if they could why a division and partition of the said land should not be made according to law. And they have failed to do so or show cause…”
It appears to be dated “the third day after the second Monday in June Eighteen Hundred and twenty three and in the forty seventh year of the independence of the Unites States of America”. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C348-PSS4-W?i=556&cat=260591

1823 Nov 27 – Doshea Plaxco applies for letters of admin of John Plaxco decd estate. Warrant of appraisement for Doshea Plaxco for John Plaxco decd’s estate. Signed: Benjamin Chambers Esq. To: Samuel Feemster, Rhoda Smith, Thomas Wilson, William Hamilton, and John Good. Letters of Admin to Doshea Plaxco. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1820-1826, p. 219-220. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JXY2-G?i=1152&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1824 Jan 26 – Qualified Doshea Plaxco admin of the estate of John Plaxco decd, she haveing previously entered into a bond of six thousand dollars with Thos Wilson and Rhoda Smith, securities for her performance. Minutes and Journals,1814-1909. pg. 152. York Co, SC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JX9H-29?i=95&cc=1919417&cat=24663

1824 Jan 28 – filed …
South Carolina, Chester District} In Equity
To the Honorable the Judges of the said Court Joseph Reed your orator complaining humbly shows unto your honors that Elish Goyen in his life time was seized and possessed in fee of a tract of land containing 150 acres situate and being in the District of Chester on the Waters of Broad River and being so seized and possessed died intestate leaving Doshea Going his widow now the wife of John Plaxico entitled by law to one third of the real estate, Sarah Going now the wife of Thomas Nowlen and Drury Going the son of the deceased now a minor about 17 years old are each intitled to one half of the remaining two thirds. That your orator have purchased and obtained the fee simple to the shares of …. (blank)
That no division or partition of the said land have been made and that by law your orator is intitled to the shares of those legatees of the said Elish Goyen deceased. That it is inconvenient that the said parties should hold the said land any longer in common and that they are desirous to hold the same in severalty which …. will be done without the aid of this Honorable Court where such matters are most properly cognizable and receivable and therefore that the same may be done and that your honors decree division and partition of the said land or that the same may be sold according to law and that a commission may … for that purpose and that such other decree may be made by your Honors as to your Honorse shall deem meet.
May it please your Honors to grant to your orator the …. process to …. the appearance of the said minor by his guardian upon the usuale terms.
And your orator as in duty bound will ever pray. Farnandes and Sims, Pltfs attys.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C348-PSMC-X?i=554&cat=260591

1824 Feb 5 – Appraisement bill of estate of John Plexco decd was certified as $1719.90 and signed, William Hamilton, John Good, Samuel Feemster. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1820-1826, p. 221. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JXBW-8?i=1154&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1825 May 17 – Doshea Plaxco admnr of the estate of John Plaxco decd. Settlement. Sale bill $1591.09, recd of Asa Tindal $113.37 and 1/2, recd of Thomas B Goyne $98.00. Total: $1802.46 and 1/2. Various people listed and paid out of account, totalling $313.87. Leaving $1488.59. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1820-1826, pg. 331. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JX94-18?i=1265&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1826 July 21 – Doshea Plaxco admin of the estate of John Plaxco decd Settlement. Amt of Estate $1802.46. Note due on Joseph Reed for $2.50. Recd by adming on May 12, 1825 $50.00. Total: $1852.46. Payments of $380.75 itemized. Total: $1471.71. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1820-1826, pg. 495. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JX9W-NM?i=1431&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1827 July 2 – Doshea Plexco administratrix of the estate of John Plexco decd Settlement. Amt from last: $1852.46. Recd of Jos Reed in Oct 1826 – $15.00, in July 1827 – $50.00, in June 1827 – $25.00 – for a total of $90.00. Total $1942.46.
Payments to: Last settlement hd $380.75. Samuel McCluny note $30.00. Drury Going receipt for the amount of his legacy as per receipt – $980.00. Amnrx Commissions – $97.02. Ordinary fees – $1.07. Total: $1488.84. Leaving $453.62. Widow’s Third – $151.20 and 2/3. The balance of Jos Reeds note and interest not recd and charged to me in previous settlement which I am entitled to one third of is one hundred and forty five dollars and Elvira Plexco the other heir at law entitled to the balance which is $96.66. Sworn to or before me July 2, 1827. Benjn Chambers Clk.
Received of Doshea Plexco admnx of the Estate of John Plexco decd his note as adminx of said estate in full when paid of the legacy due in rights of my wife Elvira McCluney alias Elvira Plexco it being for three hundred and ninety nine dollars and seven cents July 2, 1827. Signed: Thompson McCluney. York District (also referred to as County) estate record books, 1823-1829, pg. 136. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-J6QK-BW?i=88&cc=1919417&cat=116272

1830 US Census:
Name: William Blann
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 3
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 11
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 13
Total Slaves: 2
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 15
1830; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 171; Page: 212; Family History Library Film: 0022505
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=kUu5086&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=8058&gsln=Blan&cp=12&msypn__ftp=south%20carolina,%20usa&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn=43&msypn_x=1&ssrc=pt_t69705632_p34476778348&qh=8QKO1Gx6KM3O2qWc8PwrqA%3D%3D&new=1&rank=1&uidh=m37&redir=false&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=1&h=657371&recoff=&ml_rpos=2

1850 US Census
Name: Thompson McCluny
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1850: North of the Yallobusha River, Yalobusha, Mississippi, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 424
Household Members:
Name Age
Thompson McCluny 46
A McCluny 21
John McCluny 20
Samuel McCluny 18
Thadus McCluny 12
Docia Plaxco 80
Hugh Forbus 24
Jas Stephens 19
Year: 1850; Census Place: North of the Yallobusha River, Yalobusha, Mississippi; Roll: M432_382; Page: 406A; Image: 824
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8054&h=3601306&ssrc=pt&tid=69705632&pid=34476423723&usePUB=true

1851 (LETTERS of William W. Goyen, combined with the above 1850 Census prove that Docia Bland Going Plaxco was his grandmother).

William W. Goyen meets and marries Sarah Martha Bell in 1851.  He is working as a school teacher at the time.  William W. Goyen boards at the home of Sarah Martha Bell’s father, Hugh Bell.   The following letters written by William W. Goyen from July to September of 1851 show his relationships with those in the McCluney household – and that he is married to Sarah Martha Bell in that time:

William W. Going’s letters written to E. D. Going and A. McCluney in July 1851:

Starkville, Miss mailed to Oakland, Miss

These were letters written to William W. Going’s sister E. D. Going (Elvira Docea Going), and his cousin Adeline McCluney. William W. Going was living in Starkville, Miss. at Hugh Bell’s home as a boarder (Hugh Bell was the father of Sarah Martha Bell – future wife of William W. Going). He had just finished teaching for the year. Elvira Going and Adeline McCluney were living with Thompson McCluney and Docea Plaxco – who was Thompson McCluney’s mother in law. Thompson McCluney was Adeline’s father, and William Going and Elvira Going’s uncleThompson McCluney had married Elvira Plaxco – who had died by the time these letters were written. Elvira Plaxco was half-sister to Drury Going. So Thompson McCluney was William W. Going’s uncle – and Docea Plaxco (maiden name was Docea Bland – she first had married Elijah Going and had two children – Drury Going, and Thomas Baxter Going. When Elijah Going died, she remarried to John Plaxco and they had Elvira Plaxco. So Docea Plaxco was William W. Going’s grandmother (his father’s mother).

The envelope the following letters came in was addressed to: Miss E. D. Goings, Oakland, Miss. The stamp on the envelope was Aug 4, 1851 – originating from Starkville, Miss. 1) The first letter addressed to “Dear Sister” – which is Miss E. D. Goings. Miss. – Oktibbeha County, July 29, 1851:

“Dear Sister – I embrace this opportunity of answering yours of June 10th which gave me great satisfaction to hear that you were all enjoying tollerably good health. It found me in good health. My health for the last few days has been rather delicate, but it is improving. Owing to the intensity of the heat and long continuance of this drought I concluded to defer coming down until fall.

My first session closed the 18th inst, and I will resume the second the 4th of August. I had quite an interesting examination and an excellent dinner given by the patrons and friends of my school. The Rev. Mr. Presley delivered an address suited to the occasion. All that was present was well pleased. Next session I shall have sevaral new schollars. I am well satisfied and am getting along with great facility. Since my school closed I have enjoyed myself finely.

Last week I road about and became acquainted with several young ladies, some of which I am greatly distressed about. This week we have had a protracted meeting at the 16 Dist. Section. I saw the Miss Burts and Miss Rife there. I can say but little about them except they are not married as yet and I suppose there is no probability of it soon.

I am still in the notion of settling myself next Fall though; if I could always have such a boarding house as I have now I would be satisfied to board. I have all the conveniences that I could ask for and nothing to pay. I am no boarding at the house of Mr. Bell the father of the beautiful Miss BellI alluded to some time since. I intend to make a speech to Miss Bell in good earnest soon.

If you or cousin A either are going to marry I want you to write and I will com down without delay. If not I will not com before my school is out which will be the first of Dec.

The health of the country is good so far as my knowledge extends. Crops are very short in this vicinity owing to the drought. So nothing more.

Give my best love and respect to all and more especially to Granma. Tell her I want to see her very much. I am your most affectionate Brotheruntil death. Wm. W. Goings

2) The following second part of this July 29, 1851 letter was from William W. Going to his cousin – A. E. McCluney.

Miss A. E. McCluney

Dear Cousin, I was greatly moved when I heard of your illness, but glad to hear that you are getting better when Sister wrote. I am sorry to say to you that owing to the delicacy of my health that I shall have to defer paying you a visit until fall. Nothing is more painful to me than to defer a visit in which I have anticipated as much pleasure. At this time I have vacation. I have enjoyed my self finely for the past week, and am getting along most admirably both in school and out of school.

I spend my evenings in conversation with a very amiable and intelligent young lady who shares the greater part of my affections and is sweet and consoling to me. I vainly cherish the hope that my love is reciprocated by her.

However, I have pledged myself not to give my hand in matrimony until I see Miss P of whom you have spoke of, and I am resolved to stick to my integrity if Miss P does not marry, which I hope she will not do before I come down. Though the time may seem long the fleeting moments will soon rool round. If it be the will of God for us to live we may then be blessed.

Think not hard of me dear cousin for not coming sooner, for I want to see you all worse than you can want to me. Write soon as this comes to hand. Give my respect to all and believe me I am your Affectionate cousin until death. Wm. W. Going to Miss McC

W W Goyen or Goings letters written to McCluney family in Sept 1851:

September 9, 1851

Starkville, Miss mailed to Oakland, Miss

The following two-part letter was sent to T. E. Goings (T. E. Goings – sister of William W. Going), and A. McCluney (Adeline McCluney – cousin of William W. Going). Also mentioned in the letter are 1) Uncle – who is Thompson McCluney, 2) Hugh Bell – father in law, 3) Sarah Martha Bell – now his wife, 4) cousin John (John McCluney), and 5) cousin Samuel (Samuel Thomas McCluney)T. E. A. McCluney is a combination greeting for T. E. (for T. E. Going) then A. McCluney (for Adeline McCluney).

Contents of Letter: __________________________________

Starkville, Miss. Sept. 4th, 1851

Miss T. E. Goings

“Most Dear and affectionate Sister, it is with renewed manifestation of love that I assume the pleasant task of answering your joint letter, which I have just received by today’s mail. It found us in good health and gave us great satisfaction to learn that you were enjoing the same blessing, thanks be to our great and beneficient Preserver for his mercies and blessings. You gave me a genuine riding down for not writing. I think the whipping should come on the other hand as I wrote immediately on the reception of your last letter.

I am yet teaching and anticipate teaching the ensuing year . . . if I can get Six Hundred Dollars for my services, if not I presume that I shall settle on a farm somewhere West. I have gotten along with great ease and facility in my school this year, had but one or two graduates last session and none this. Fletcher Beard came to me part of last session and for some incident I thrashed him sorter like oats and he runaway, graduated, and absconded, which I do not regret. My present patrons express their regret as not being able to procure my service for the rival year.

Crops are very fine through this County. Corn crops are by far better than I have ever saw in this County. I am of opinion the corn may be bought at 25cents per bu. There was also a very spontaneous yield of wheat. Cotton fine except where the bole worm has infected it. The Farmer in new prospect views his spacious barns filled with the yellow antennal grain and supremely takes his ease this year in the farmers’ jubilee. Nothing more on this page turn over.

Page 2.

I am highly gratified to hear of your excellent meetings, and regret much that I am not there to participate with you in your religious devotion. We have had several protracted in this vicinity, Several conversions. The health of our County is good but few deaths have occured since I last wrote you. Some marriages have taken place none of whom you were acquainted.

I am boarding at Mr. Bell’s and have been since married. You requested me to give you a description of my better half. She is of medium size, dark hair, black eyes, and indescribably hansome. she has sweet, mild and amiable disposition, and I think dear Sister when you see her and become acquainted with her that you will say that I have been happy in my choice. We anticipate paying you a visit as soon as my school is out. Sarah sends her love and respect to you. Nothing more, but remaining your affectionate brother and sister until death.”

W. W. and S. M. Goings to Miss T. E. Goings.

P. S. “Wright immediately, if not sooner.” ___________________

Sept. 9th, 1852

Miss T. E. A. McCluney

Dear Cousin, it is with pleasure that I assume the pleasant task of answering your letter which I received the 4th inst. You will see by references to sister’spart of this letter that it was written a few days ago, the reason of the delay is that I have been sick, quite sick four or five days, but I have gotten considerable better and think by good nursing and prudence that I will soon be as well as usual hear. I will assure you that I have one on whom

(Page 3)

I can rely to nurse and administer to my wants whilst sick and convalessing, this is none other than my sweet and darling wife.  Sarah is well except a bad cold. I have gotten along finely with my business and have enjoyed fine health until this little spell.

I am much rejoiced to learn of your excellent meetings and regret much that we could not be there to participate with you in your religious devotion. The health of our County is tolleabl good though there is more sickness at this time than has been this season and some fatality attending it.

I shall resume my school next Monday if I do not relapse. Tell Uncle if he can find a good piece of land for sale that he thinks will soot me to some measure what it can be bought at and perhaps I will move there. I received a letter from cousin John a few days ago and he is well and better satisfied. He wrights that he is enjoying himself finely with the young ladies. You and Sister and cousin Samuel must not get married before we come out.

You must excuse me for not writing more as I am quite week this morning. You must wright as soon as this comes to hand. Give our love to all and accept the same for your self. Nothing more, but remain your affectionate cousins until death.”

W. W. and S. M. Goings To Miss T. E. A. McCluney.

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NOTE:

My connection to the Bland Family is through my 6x great grandfather Edward Bland b. abt. 1742 likely in Prince William County, Va – d. 1797 in York County, South Carolina

Bland family on the James River near Charles County, Va, etchttps://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-york-co-and-charles-city-co-virginia/
Bland family in Stafford, Prince William, Loudoun Co’s, Va, and Edgefield Co, SC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-edgefield-county-south-carolina/
Bland family in Maryland: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-records-in-maryland/
Bland family in Barbados and South Carolina:https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/bland-family-of-barbados-and-south-carolina/

The Bland Heritage Foundation: http://blandheritage.org/

Fairfax County Page (mosly Gowing/Gowen info – but some good maps along edge of PWC):  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-fairfax-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

See the following pages on this site (for Docia Bland, daughter of Edward Bland b. abt. 1742’s info):

Elijah Going b. abt. 1770-1807: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1770-elijah-going-d-1807-m-docea-bland/

Drury B. Goyen b. abt. 1805-1849: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1800-drury-b-goyen/

William W. Goyen b. abt. 1827-1864: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1825-william-w-goyen-m-sarah-martha-bell/

John Plaxco (Doshea’s 2d marriage): https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/john-plaxco-married-to-docia-bland/

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