1780 John Smith b. abt 1780 m. Nancy Chisholm b. abt 1780 from Union Co, SC to Pickens Co, AL

John Smith b. abt 1780 m. Nancy Chisholm b. abt 1780 from Union Co, SC to Pickens Co, AL

Parents of John Smith:

Children of John Smith and Nancy Chisholm: 

  • Elizabeth Smith abt 1808-1848 m. Drury B. Goyen abt. 1806-1848
  • Unk daughter

(Note: John Smith and Nancy Chisholm had other children other than Elizabeth Smith – I am still researching this. The 1830 US Census shows him with a daughter 10-14 years old, one 5-9 years, and one under 5.

It shows one son under 5 years of age as well. The difficult part is that the Pickens County, AL area, where they moved to in the early 1830s lost almost all their records before the 1870s – so research there is difficult).

Siblings of John Smith: 

  • John Smith abt. 1777 m. Nancy Chisholm abt 1780
  • Joseph Smith b. abt. 1775 m.
  • Hannah Smith abt. 1775-1849 m. Dr. Samuel D. Alexander
  • Henry Smith 1778-1830 m. Ann Jeffries
  • Daniel Smith 1779 m. Annah C. (unk surname)
  • Mary Polly Smith 1786-1865 m. John J. Humphries
  • Moses Guyton Smith 1790-1825 (no heirs)
  • Sarah “Sally” Smith 1792 m. Col. Elnathan Davis
  • Catherine Smith 1798 m. Dr. William Richards

County Pages with Smith information or to use for research:

FACTS and NOTES: 

Maps of the area in York County, South Carolina where John Smith and wife Nancy Chisholm lived in Union County, SC.

Map of area in Union County, South Carolina – Thicketty Creek and Gilkys Creek area adjacent to York County, SC – on west side of Broad River. Where the Smith family had land. (Click to enlarge):

Thicketty Cr w Gilkys Cr in Union Co SC

Closer view of the Thicketty Creek, Gilkys Creek, Grendal Shoals and Lockharts Upper Shoals – area where the Smith family had land.

Thicketty Cr w Gilkys Cr in Union Co SC closeup

Thicketty Cr w Gilkys Cr in Union Co SC closeup

The following is a map of the area where there is other land John Smith may have had an interest in – land that his father, grandfather, aunts and uncles had an interest in on the York County, SC side of the Broad River.  So far, my research seems to show that the land on the York County, SC side was lived on by his uncle John Smith and his descendants which included his own son named John Smith – but some of the transactions may be for the “John Smith” of this page (there being at least 3 of them in this immediate area – uncle John, cousin John, and the John Smith of this page).

Howards Creek/Branch, Goin Moore’s Creek, Smith’s Ford, all adjacent to Union County, SC – on the east side of the Broad River where the Smith family had land.

Howards Creek w Goin Moors Cr and Smiths Ford in York Co SC where the Smith Family had land

Further out view of Howards Creek and Goin Moore Creek area where the Smiths lived (Click to enlarge):

Howards Creek w Goin Moors Cr and Smiths Ford in York Co SC

Howards Creek w Goin Moors Cr and Smiths Ford in York Co SC

1797 Adam Chisholm to Est of David, bk E, p 31-33 Union Co, SC
… Adam Chisholm of the State of South Carolina and County of Union acknowledge myself indebted to John Henderson, Obediah Trimmer and William Chisholm executors of the estate of David Chisholm deceased in the sum of 55 pounds sterling to be levyed of my goods and chattles lands and tenaments if the said Adam Chisholm shall fail in the condition under written.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Nancy Chisholm daughter of the above named Adam Chisholm being now under age, did on the 4th of this instant purchase of the above executors one negro girl named Lucinda the property of the above estate at the price of 55 pounds no if the said Nancy Chisholm when she arives at the age of 18 years comply with the terms of sale and with the true intent and meaning thereof then the above obligation to be void as else to remain in full force in law.
Signed: Adam Chisholm
Wit: H Farnandis, John Beckham
By the oath of Henry Farnandis and recorded the 2 June 1797.
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1800 US Census Union Co, SC – Name – Abraham Smith
Home in 1800 (City, County, State)
Union District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10 1
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25 3
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44 1
Number of Slaves 13
Number of Household Members Under 16 5
Number of Household Members Over 25 2
Number of Household Members 23
1800; Census Place: Union District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 50; Page: 241; Image: 476; Family History Library Film: 181425
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/498192:7590?ssrc=pt&tid=69705632&pid=322330300186
(Abraham Smith is the male over 45 yrs of age, also is one female 26-44 (Mary his wife). Children would include: 3 males 16-25, 1 male 10-15, 1 male under 10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females under 10) 5 sons and 3 daughters – (daughter Hannah Smith 16-25 has already married Samuel D. Alexander 16-25 and they are listed with 2 sons under 10 in York Co, SC in 1810). In 1800 all of Abraham Smith and Mary Guyton Smith’s children other than Hannah are still living at home with their parents, including John Smith of this page).

1806 May 31 – Will Book A, p 202-204 – Last Will and Testament of Abraham Smith
… first, I give & bequeath to my son John Smith 200 acres of land joining Clanton land being part of the tract where he now liveth, and what money he oweth, and also a negro wench, named Rachel;
… to my daughter Hannah Alexander I will & bequeath that negro wench she “received of me named Winney,
… to my grandchild Polly Alexander I will and bequeath a negro girl named Sarah.
… to my grandchild Abraham Alexander I give and bequeath my young mare or filly that is about 3 years old black colored.
… to my son Henry Smith I will give and bequeath the old survey whereon he now liveth in York District at the Ford containing aboue 100 acres also the land adjoining to him formerly granted to Bridges, including the place granted to his grandfather whereon Joseph Luck lived. Also the negro fellow named Harry which he is now in possession of.
… to my son Joseph Smith I give and bequeath the remainder of that tract of land upon Thickety Creek formerly called Stockotits land adjoining below his brother John, and my negro fellow named Tom.
… to my son Daniel Smith I give and bequeath a part of the land whereon or adjoining to that, I now live on beginning upon Young’s old line E side of the Creek, running down the branch where Murpheys School House stood, crossing the Creek near the mouth of said branch and there a straight course to the Upper Kelleys old field with all below adjoining Morgans land. Also my negro fellow named Ned.
… to my daughter Sally Smith I give and bequeath my negro wench named Jude also and her child called Nancy with my negro girl called Fall, and also a good bed and furniture. With his youn a sorrel mare and saddle with household furniture proportionable to what her married sister has already received.
… to my well beloved wife Molley Smith I give and bequeath all the remainder of my land whereon I now live to be enjoyed by her as her natural rite during her life or widowhood, also my negro wench Hannah and sons and Kate to divide as she pleaseth, and also my three negro fellows named London, Pompey and Mark for the purpose of working the plantation whilst she liveth in widowhood, for the purpose of raising and educating my two youngest children and then to be disposed amongst my children as she pleaseth.
… to my son Moses Smith I give and bequeath the remainder of my land where I now live at his mother’s death or marriage,
… and also my negro boys named Kattey Smith I give and bequeath my five little negroes, Dave, Arnold, Sam, Faun, and Cloi to be given to her if they all should live by my executors, when she is married or of full age.
… my son Moses Smith to have his two negroes if they should live when he is of full age.
… next my will is that my executors sell the remainder of my land to the best advantage they can and collect the debts due to my and all my well beloved wife to divide it amongst all my children as she thinks best, and also the merchantable produce ready made to be eauqlly divided amongst my unnamed children.
… my waggon & house I will that they kept on my executors for upon the farm for the benefit of my widow and two youngest children.
… the remainder of my estate consisting of goods and chattles my will is that my executors after paying my lawful debts divided in the most equitable manner they can.
… I hereby appoint my well beloved wife Molley Smith and my son Joseph Smith executors of this my last will and testament. Signed, sealed published and declared to be my last will and testament this 31 of May 1806.
Signed: Abraham Smith
Wits: Nicholas Corry, Henry Good, Spencer Morgan
Recorded in Will Book A, pages 202-204. May 31, 1806.
Probated June 14, 1808. Union County, South Carolina

1807 Dec – Mary Smith to John Blanton, bk J, p 509. Union, South Carolina
… we Mary Smith and Joseph Smith of the Dist of Union … Extr and Extrx of the last will and testament of Abraham Smith late of the Dist of Union and state afsd decd for and in consideration of the sum of 800 dollars to the said Abraham Smith paid by John Blanton fo the Dist of Union and State afsd … in the life time of the said Abram Smith and the ballance since his decease unto the said Mary and Joseph Smith … sell and release to the said John Blanton all that tract or parcel of land situate and being in the Dist of Union … on the N side of Thicketty Creek Waters of Broad River formerly granted to Isaac Holman and conveyed from the said Holman by deed to George Taylor and from Taylor to Lewis Saunders and from said Lewis Saunders to Martin Saunders and from Martin Saunders to the above Abram Smith decd … as also 6 acres … bought by said Taylor from Thomas White adjoining the above mentioned 139 acres the whole bounded … on the S by Thicketty Creek …. on the W by land of the heirs of Thomas Wright … and lands of Henry House … on the N by lands of Petty on the E by land of Laurence and Dawkins … including the whole improvement where the above named John Blanton lives …
Signed: Mary Smith, Joseph Smith
Wit: Henry House, John Makinson
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1810 US Census Union Co, SC – Name: John Smith
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 5
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 9
Year: 1810; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 562; Image: 00416; Family History Library Film: 0181420
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(Note: In this 1810 US Census John Smith 26-44 years old, has a wife the same age, and has 2 daughters under the age of 10. His Census listing is two listings away from his mother Mary Smith (1 female over 45 yrs of age, 1 male 26-44, 2 males 16-25, 1 female 10-15) and adjacent to Thomas Jefferies, and on the same page as Joseph Moorehead, Joseph Guiton (Guyton)(over 45 yrs of age – so his grandfather), Margaret Guiton (Guyton), Amos Davis (4 males 16-25, 1 female 16-25, 3 females under 10), Abram Guiton, John Humphrey (1 male and 1 female 26-44, 1 male 16-25, 2 males under 10), John Guiton, Isaac Guiton, another Joseph Guiton (1 male and 1 female 26-44, 4 males under 10, 2 females under 10), and Nathaniel Guiton. These are all relatives (mother, uncles and aunts, brother in law, and cousins) and many of these people are listed on his land transactions – confirming this is the correct John Smith)

1810 US Census Name: Mary Smith
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Union, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 15
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 20
Year: 1810; Census Place: Union, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 562; Image: 00416; Family History Library Film: 0181420 (Note: 3 of Mary’s 5 sons are still living at home with her in 1810, only 1 daughter is still there)

1811 Dec 2 – John Smith to William Moorhead, bk L, p 254 Union Co, SC.
… I John Smith of State aforesaid and District of Union for and in consideration of the sum of 115 dollars and 70 cents in hand paid by William Morehead of District aforesaid …. sell and release unto the said William Morehead one half of a tract of land originally granted to the said John Smith containing 194 acres lying and being in the District on the S side of Thickety Creek bounded N and E on John Lusks S on William Cotter N on lands belonging to the Estate of David Smith decd …
… condition of the above is such that if the above bounden John Smith do well and truly pay … to William Morehead …. a note of hand for 110 dollars … the above to be void …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: Violet Morehead, Davis Goudelock
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1813 Jan 19 – John Smith to Elijah Dawkins, bk L, p 320 Union Co, SC.
… between John Smith of the one part and Elijah Dawkins of the other part … the said John Smith stands indebted to the said Elijah Dawkins by a promisory note bearing date with these presents in the sum of 1011 dollars and 75 cents to be paid to the said Elijah Dawkins … before the 1st day of February next …. for the better securing the payment … confirm unto the said Elijah Dawkins … a certain parcel or tract of land situate in Union District … on both sides of Thickety Creek containing 222 acres and a half being a part of sundry tracts … on the N bank of Thickety Creek on Goudelock’s corner … to a stake in Clanton’s field … on the S side of Thickety Creek … if … paid unto the said Elijah Dawkins … note above mentioned … shall be utterly void…
Signed: John Smith
Wit: Amos DavisJos. Smith
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1813 Nov 18 – John Smith to Elijah Dawkins, bk M, p 142 Union Co, SC.
… I John Smith of the state and district aforesaid in consideration of the sum of 1200 dollars to me in hand paid by Elijah Dawkins … sell and release unto the said Elijah Dawkins all that plantation or tract of land sitate … in Union District … containing 222 acres and a half … part of sundry tracts on both sides of Thickety Creek … on the N bank of Thickety Goudelocks corner … in Clanton’s field …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: John Bird Sr, William Thomason
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1814 Sept 28 – John Smith to John Lusk, bk M, p 284 Union Co, SC.
… I John Smith of the Dist and State afsd in consideration of 801 dollars to me paid by John Lusk … sell and release unto the said John Lusk all that tract or parcel of land lying and being on the waters of Thickety Creek containing 194 acres …. originally granted to the said John Smith …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: Jos. Gist, A W Thompson
… Nancy Smith the wife of the within named John Smith did this day appear … relinquished her dower …
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1815 June 30 – John Smith to Nathaniel Jefferies, bk N, p 43 Union Co, SC.
… Six months after date I promise to pay unto Nathaniel Jefferies or his heirs or assigns the just and full sum of 400 dollars …
For the secure payment of the above su of 400 dollars I hereby pledge … one negro woman named Cindy about 20 years of age …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: Francis Whelchel, John Humphries
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1815 Nov 18 – John Smith to James Scott, bk H, p 118, 250 acres Guyan Moores Cr. York Co, SC
… I John Smith of York Dist in the State aforesaid in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars to me paid by James Scott of the state aforesaid and Dist aforesaid … release unto the said James Scott all that tract of lying and being in York Dist but at the time of the original grant in Craven County on the waters of Guyen Moores Creek … containing 250 acres granted to the said John Smith by patent dated the 14th day of June 1774 …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: Abraham Smith, Joseph Smith (Recorded 4th Apr 1816)
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1816 Jan 2 – Joseph Smith to John Jefferies, bk N, p 128. Union Co, SC
… Twelve months after date I promise to pay to John Jeffries Esqr on his assigns 1500 dollars with lawful interest from this present date …
Signed: Joseph Smith
Wit: Nicholas Cony, James Cony, Joseph Blair, John Jefferies Jr.
… in consideration of 1500 dollars to me in hand paid by John Jefferies … I convey unto the afsd John Jefferies … land situate … in State and District aforesaid upon both sides of Thickety Creek waters of Broad River containing 340 acres … bounded SE by James Cony’s land SW by Davis Goudelock’s and William Goudelocks and John Jefferies land and NE by Jeptha Harrington’s and Joseph Moorhead’s lands…
… Proided, nevertheless, that if the said Joseph Smith … truly pay to the said John Jefferies … the just sum of 1500 dollars on or before the 2d day of January next 1817 … with lawful interest … this deed to be … void …
Signed: Joseph Smith
Wit: James Cony, John Jefferies Jr, Nicholas Cony, Joseph Blair
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1816 April 28 – John Smith to Elijah Dawkins, bk N, p 414 Union Co, SC.
… On or before the 25th of Dec next I promise to pay … Elijah Dawkins … the full sum of 560 dollars and 91 cents for value recd of him …
Signed: John Smith
For the sure payment of the above sum I do hereby pledge … my four negroes viz, Clary & her 3 children Bob, Lucy, and George …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: Thomas Murray, John Littlejohn
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1817 April 7 Smith & Richards to John Jefferies, bk N, p 392. Union Co, SC
… I Joseph Smith of the State and District afsd in consideration of 1850 dollars and 52 cents to me in hand paid by John Jeffries of the Dist afst … convey unto the said John Jeffries … land situate … in the state and dist afsd upon both sides of Thickety Creek waters of Broad River containing 340 acres … bounded SE by James Cargo land, SW by Davis Goudelock’s and William Goudelock’s and John Jeffries land and NE by Jepthah Harrington’s and Joseph Moreland’s land …
… provided nevertheless that if the said Joseph Smith … truly pay to the said John Jeffries … 1850 dollars and 52 cents on or before the 1st day of March next … 1818 … plus interest … shall be void …
Signed: Joseph Smith, W. Richards
Wit: Nathaniel Jeffries, Robert Harris, William Morrow
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1817 Jan 13 – Smith & Rochell to Dawkins & Littlejohn, bk N, p 413 Union Co, SC.
… On or before the 14th of Feb next I promise to pay Dawkins & Littlejohn 446 dollars for value received witness my hand & Seal.
Signed: G T Rochelle, Moses G Smith.
… for the sure payment of the above sum I Moses G Smith … bind myself … my negro boy named Charles … pay the above named sum on or before the 1st of March 1818 …
Signed: Moses Guyton Smith
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1817 Sept 15 – Daniel Smith to John Jefferies, bk O, p 319. Union Co, SC
… On or before the 1st day of Nov next I promise to pay …. unto John Jeffries Sr …. 252 dollars in silver …
Signed: Daniel Smith
… assign unto John Jeffries a certain tract … of land … in State and Dist afsd … on both sides of Gilkeys Cr waters of Broad Riv containing 340 acres … bounded on the N by the widow Smith’s land E by the widow Morgan’s land S by William Mitchell’s land and Philip Petty’s land SW by Stephen Neal’s land NW by William Richard’s land …
… nevertheless that if the said Daniel Smith shall well and truly pay to the said John Jeffries … the just sum of 252 dollars on or before the 1st day of Nov next w lawful interest … aforesaid shall be void …
Signed: Daniel Smith
Wit: John Bird Jr, Stephen Neal
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1818 March 23 – Moses Smith legatees fr Alexander Martin, bk R, p 26. Union Co, SC
… I Alexander Martin … for and in consideration of the sum of 15 dollars to me in hand paid by the legatees of Moses Smith of the said State and Dist have granted … unto the said Legatees of Moses Smith decd all that parcel or tract of land containing 180 acres on the waters of Gilkeys Creek … bounded by lands owned by William Richards on the N, Drury Harrington on the W, by Stephen Neill on the S and lands owned by the estate of Abraham Smith decd on the East ….
Signed: Alexander Martin
Wit: Gibson Richman, Aaron Parker
(recorded March 5, 1822)
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1820 US Census Name: John Smith
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Union, Union, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 14: 1
Slaves – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 14: 1
Slaves – Females – 14 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 4
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Union, Union, South Carolina; Page: 136; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 249

1820 US Census Name: Mary Smith
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Union, Union, South Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves – Males – 45 and over: 2
Slaves – Females – Under 14: 2
Slaves – Females – 14 thru 25: 1
Slaves – Females – 45 and over: 2
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 5
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 7
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Union, Union, South Carolina; Page: 146; NARA Roll: M33_121; Image: 268

1820 March 18 – Joseph Smith to John Jefferies, bk Q, p 291. Union Co, SC
… I Joseph Smith …. in consideration of the sum of 2800 dollars …. paid by John Jeffries Sr … sell and release all that tract or parcel of land lying on the E side of Thickety Creek containing 250 acres … being a part of a tract of land originally granted to John Steen Sr then by different conveyances to Abraham Smith and thence by will to Joseph Smith … bounded …. on William Goudelock’s corner … on the E side of Thickety Creek thence bounded on Wm Goudelocks line …. and on James Corry on the S E and Joseph Moreheads land … on the E Jephthah Harrington’s land on the NW John Jeffries Jr land on the W which said land I do hereby warrant …
Signed: Joseph Smith
Wit: Nathaniel Jeffries, Jepthah Harrington, Philip Petty
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1820 April 7 – Joseph Smith to John Jefferies, bk Q, p 50. Union Co, SC
… On the first day of March next we promise to pay … John Jeffries … 1850 dollars 52 cents with lawful interest …
Signed: Joseph Smith, William Richards
Wit: Robert Harris, Nathaniel Jeffries, William Morrow
… I Joseph Smith … in consideration of the sum of 1850 dollars and 52 cents …. paid by John Jeffries … convey unto the sd John Jeffries … land situate and being in the Dist and State afsd and on both sides of Thickety Cr waters of Broad River containing 340 acres …. bounded SE by Jas Coveys land, SW by Davis Goudelocks land, William Goudelock and John Jefferies land and NE by Septheke Hairington and Joseph Morehead land …. if the said Joseph Smith …. shall well and truly pay to the said John Jeffries … the just sum of 1850 dollars and 52 cts on or before the 1st day of March next 1818 with lawful interest … at the time aforesaid shall be void …
Signed: Joseph Smith, William Richards
Wit: Nathaniell Jeffries, Robert Harris, Wiliam Morrow
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1820 April 19 – John Smith to Betsy Smith, bk Q, p 120 Union Co, SC.
… I John Smith of the State & District aforesaid do certify to all concerned that I do voluntarily give to my well beloved daughter Betsy Smith one negro girl named Lucy also two beds and furniture also one bay mare …. also one folding table, also one womans saddle and bridle …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: William Moorhead, Henry Harlow
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1820 Aug 23 – John Smith to John Jefferies, bk Q, p 93 Union Co, SC.
… 12 months after date I promise to pay … unto John Jeffries Sen … 120 silver dollars …
… I John Smith … sell and release unto the said John Jeffries Sr … land situate lying and being in the State and Dist aforesaid upon both sides of Guikys Creek a branch of Thickety waters of Broad River contaiing his the sd John Smith’s part of a 400 acre tract of land formerly the property of Abraham Smith decd and from Abraham Smith conveyed by his last will and testament to Moses Smith as a laawful heir of a part of the said Moses Smith’s land … bounding on the S by Stephen Neal’s land on the E by said John Jeffries land and ond the N by said John Jeffreis land and on the W by William Richard’s land … computation 400 acres … including the brick house where the widow Smith lives … (condition to repay Jeffries by time stated – if done then void) …
Signed: John Smith
Wit: John Jeffries Jr, Seba Dill
… that Annah C Smith, wife of the within named Daniel Smith … relinquishes dower 
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1821 June 12 – In Equity. Petition for Guardianship
… Petition of Mrs Sarah Davis the widow and relict of Col. Elnathan Davis shewith unto your honor that Amos Davis, Smith Davis, John Davis, William Davis, and Elnathan Davis, sons of your petitioner are infants under the age of 14 years, and Mary Davis and Sarah C Davis are infant daughters of your petitioner under the age of 12 years, that they are entitled to a considerable real and personal estate, and have no guardians. Your petitioner therefore prays that Captain John Thompson be appointed Guardian of their real and personal estate and your petitioner as …. bound will … your mercy.
Signed: Sally Davis
Petitions, packet nos. 1-98, York County, South Carolina
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1822 April 26 – Mary Smith etal to John Jefferies, bk R, p 128 – 130 Union Co, SC.
… I Mary Smith and John Smith planters of Union District and State aforesaid for and in consideration of 210 dollars … paid to us by John Jeffries Sr … sold and released unto the said John Jeffries Sr a certain parcel of tract of land it being the eighth part of a tract of land lying on Gilkey Creek containing 336 acres of land … with Stephen Neil’s line … on Jeffries own corner … it being a parcel of land deeded to Abraham Smith decd by Nathaniel Jeffries and others which above mentioned 8th part of said land and building we do warrant … understood that the said Mary Smith are to keep possession of the said 8th part of land enduring her natural life unless she thinks propert to relinquish her possession sooner ….
Signed: Mary Smith, John Smith
Wit: Amos Northos, Samuel Chisholm, Samuel Jeffries
Personally came Samuel Jeffries befor me the subscribing justice and made oath as the law directs and saith he saw Mary Smith the wife of Abraham Smith decd and John Smith sign and deliver … unto John Jeffries Sr … 4th day of May 1822.
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1822 April 26 – Mary Smith & John Humphries to John Jeffries Sr, bk R, pg. 130. Union, SC.
… I Mary Smith … & John Humphries … sold and released unto the said John Jeffries Sr …. land it being the 4th part of a tract of land lying on Gikys Creek containing 336 acres of land … with Stephen Neil’s line … it being a parcel of land deeded to Abraham Smith decd by Nathaniel Jeffries and others which above mentioned 4th of said land and buildings we do warrant …
Signed: Mary Smith, John Humphries
Wit: Amos Northrop, Samuel Chisholm, Samuel Jeffries.
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1822 May 2 – Mary Smith to John Jeffries, bk R, p 129. Union Dist., SC
… we Mary Smith late the wife of Abraham Smith decd and Daniel Smith both of the State & Dist aforesaid … sell and release unto John Jeffries a certain parcel or tract of land it being the 8th part of a tract of land or 42 acres of a tract of land lying on both sides of Gilkey Creek …. containing 336 acres of land … near Stephen Neil’s old place … with Stephen Neil’s line … on sd Jeffries land … part of a tract of land originally granted to Nathaniel Jeffries and by him conveyed by deed to Abraham Smith decd …. the said Mary Smith … to keep possession of the said 8th part of land enduring her life time unless she thinks proper to relinquish her possession sooner …
Signed: Mary Smith, Daniel Smith
Wit: John Humphries, Samuel Jeffries, William Jeffries
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1823 Aug 11 – John Smith etux v. Henry Farnandis et, Abraham Notte
Continued for want of answer and Mr. Clendenin substituted as Solr for Defts to come in and to file their answer by the 1st of January 1824.
Union County Court of Equity, 1801-1841. pg 51. South Carolina.

1824 Mary Smith to Amos Davis, bk S, p 500 Union Co, SC.
… I Mary Smith of said State and District … in consideration of the sum of 350 dollars to me paid in hand by Amos Davis … sell unto Amos Davis … an undivided 1/4 of all the land willed by Abraham Smith decd to me during life and at my death to Moses Smith my son to him forever being in the State and Dist aforesaid … the said Moses Smith having died intestate and without heirs the fee simple is by the act of distribution vested in me … said land lying in the State and Dist aforsd on both sides of Gilkeys Creek …
Signed: Mary Smith
Wit: Sarah Davis, Amos Davis (Note: must be Jr)
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1824 June 12 – John Smith v Abraham Nott etal
In this case it was ordered that Mr Herndon be appointed a Special referee.
Union County Court of Equity, 1801-1841. pg 56. South Carolina.

1824 Anna C Smith to John Jefferies, bk S, p 150 Union Co, SC.
… (wife of Daniel Smith – releasing dower)
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1824 Nov 4 – Mary Smith to Amos Davis, bk S, p 498 Union Co, SC.
… I Mary Smith of the said State and District …. in consideration of the sum of 350 dollars … paid by Amos Davis of the State and Dist aforesaid … sell unto Amos Davis … the lands willed by Abraham Smith decd to me during life and at my death to Moses Smith (my son, to him …. being in the State and Dist aforesaid and to the said Moses Smith having died intestate and without heir the fee simple is by the Act of Distribution is vested in me and in consideration of the same above named paid by the said Amos Davis to me I have granted … and undivided 1/8th of said lands lying in the State and District aforesaid on both sides of Gilkeys Creek and … release unto him the said Amos Davis the premises above ….
Signed: Mary Smith
Wit: Sarah Davis, Amos Davis Jr
(recorded Sept 17, 1827)
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1824 Dec 6 – Nancy Smith to John Jefferies, bk S, p 110 Union Co, SC.
… I Nicholas Carry one of the Justices of he Quarum do hereby certify … that Nancy Smith wife of the within named John Smith did appear before me and upon privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does freely … release and forever relinquish unto the within named John Jeffries … all her interest and estate … claim of doweer … the premises within mentioned and released… 6th Dec 1824
Signed: Nancy Smith.
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1825 Jan 3 Deed bk S, p 104- I John Bates, Sheriff of Union Dist … by virtue of a writ of Firie Facias issued out fo the Court of Common Pleas held for the Dist of Union the 3d Monday of March 1820 at the suit of Henry Loomis to me directed commanding me that the goods, chattles, lands and tenements of Joseph Smith otherwise Smith & Richards to levy the sum of 600 dollars damages … I have seized and taken the land … of said Joseph Smith all that certain parcell and tract of land situated and being in the District of Union lying on Gilkeys Creek containing by estimation 336 acres … with Stephen Neal line … to said Jeffries corner … being willed to Moses Smith the brother of the said Joseph by his father Abram Smith and all the interest that Joseph Smith has in said lands adjoining the above described land owned by Moses Smith decd … purchased at public sale by John Jeffries Esqr of the Dist of Union for the sum of 150 dollars being the highest bidder …
Signed: J Bates
Wit: Samuel Harris, D A Mitchell
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1825 Jan 4 Deed bk S, p 102 – I John Bates, Sheriff of Union Dist … by virtue of a writ of Firie Facias issued out fo the Court of Common Pleas held for the Dist of Union the 3d Monday of March 1820 at the suit of E.N. Davis and William Mitchell to me directed commanding me that the goods, chattles, lands and tenements of Daniel Smith to levy the sum of 200 dollars damages plus costs … I have seized and taken the land and tenaments of the said Daniel Smith … tract of land containing 336 acres … in the Dist of Union lying on both sides of Gilkies Creek … John Jeffries corner … 336 acres being the 1/8th part of said land or the interest said Smith has in the same the same being willed to Moses Smith the brother of the said Daniel by his father Abraham Smith decd and all the interest that Daniel Smith has in any land adjoining the above described land owned by Moses Smith decd… purchased by John Jefferies Esqr of the Dist of Union for the sum of 150 dollars being the highest sum … and all the interest estate right and title which the said Daniel Smith of right …
Signed: John Bates
Wit: Samuel Harris, DA Mitchell.
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1826 May 8 – William Rice, Esq. Ordinary of Union Dist, SC orders “Genl. E. Dawkins admn of the Estate of Adam Chisholm late of said District, deceased.
These are to cite and admonish you, the said Elijah Dawkins at the instance and request of Mrs Nancy Smith the wife of John Smith Esqr a legatee of the Estate of said decd personally to appear before me in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Union Court House on Friday the 26th day of May Inst next ensuing, then & there to shew cause, if any you can, why you should not make and render before me a just true and full account of the personal estate of said Adam Chisholm decd and of your management thereof upon oath, a true and faithful account of your administration upon said estate. Hereof fail not, as you shall answer the contrary at your peril …
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1826 May 12 – E Dawkins is served with a copy of order for account of Adam Chisholm decd’s estate on May 12, 1826.
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1826 Aug 7 – Account filed with court on Adam Chisholm decd’s estate
In the Court of Ordinary 7th Aug 1826
Personally came Genl. E. Dawkins admr of the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd and made due proof to the within amount. He at the same time produced sufficient & sales factorig vouchers for the same. It was thereupon admitted and allowed him.
Duly proved before and examined by me.
Wm Rice, Ordy
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(Note: Undated Account – which appears to have been filed with the court on August 7, 1826 as stated above)
The Estate of Adam Chisholm decd
To E. Dawkins admn of sd Estate.
Paid:
Dawkins * Littleton note & interest: $458.00
Fernandis on a (note?): $37.7
Sundry Notes: $85.33
Amus Davis proven acct: $6.17
Amus Daivs admr of S Fergasen: $5.80
Wm. Fernandis: $148.89 and 3/4
Doctor Richards: $24.87 and 1/2
Ordinary: $9.60
Tax for 1817: $5.8
Saml recd making his coffin: $5.00
Total: $785.82 and 1/4
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Elijah Dawkins Admr in account with the Legatees of Adam Chisholm Deceased
Amounts Recd:
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John Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Coleman No. 1 – $47.28
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 2 – $236.66
-note Dawkins & Littylejohn 3 – $444.75
-note C. Jones 4 – $16.45
-note J Wilkins 5 – $12.12 and 1/2
Total: $757.26 and 1/2
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Obadiah Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 1 – $64.20
-note Sillas Littlejohn 2 – $40.00
-note William Littlejohn 3 – $18.50
-note E Dawkins 4 – $164.18 and 3/4
-note Samuel Chisholm 5 – $30.00
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 6 – $26.12 and 1/2
-paid execution in favor of P Pridemore 7 – $22.08
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 8 – $210.50
-note Dawkins & Son 9 – $26.50
-note Dawkins & Son 10 – $20.75
-note Dawkins & Son 11 – $11.56 and 1/4
-note Johnathan McCulloch 12 – $12.87 and 1/2
-Book account Dawkins & Son 13 – $5.74
Total: $653.03
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Samuel Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
His Receipt 1 – $772.07
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Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina; Probate records, Box 8, packages 1-41 Probate records, Box 9, packages 1-38, Miscellaneous probate records, 1777-1866, index, 1777-1961 (Package 9-14)
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1827 Sept 20 – Samuel Hoey to John Jeffries Esqr, bk S, p 499, Union Co, SC
… I Samuel J Hoey of the State and Dist aforesaid … in consideration of 630 dollars … paid by John Jeffries Esqr … release unto the said John Jeffries Esqr three undivided 1/8ths of a certain tract or parcell of land … in the State and Dist aforesaid on both sides of Gilkey’s Cr …. containing 336 acres … being the land on which Abraham Smith died, left to his wife for life and after her death to his son Moses … the above mentioned 3/8ths are the three individual interests purchased from Ms Sarah Davis, Dr. Samuel D. Alexander and wife, and Dr. William Richards and wife by Amos Davis and conveyed by said Amos Davis to me which since three undivided eigths of said land … I do grant … sell and release unto the said John Jeffries Esqr …
Signed: S Hoey
Wit: William Jeffries, Lyman Walker, Joseph Ashworth.
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1828 March 10 – Henry Smith to John Jefferies, bk T, p 14. Union Co, SC
… I Henry Smith of York Dist and State afsd … in consideration of the sum of 210 dollars to me in hand aid by John Jeffries … of said Dist and State afsd …. sell and release unto the said John Jeffries one undivided 1/8th part of all that tract of parcel of land … in Union Dist … on both sides of Gilkey Creek … with Stephen Neals line to a stake on John Jeffries corner … 336 acres …
Signed: Henry Smith
Wit: W Graham, Cynthia Graham, Seborn Dill
 Ann Smith the wife of the within named Henry Smith … relinquished her right of dower …
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1829 June 20 – John Smith & wife v Wm B Nott & Elizabeth Farnandis
Order’d that the order pro confesse be set aside & that the Defts have leave to file their Answer.
Union County Court of Equity, 1801-1841. pg 76. South Carolina.

1829 April 30 – William B Nott & Eliz Fernandes ads John Smith & Nancy his wife – bill
past acct & relief – 1829 – No 190
South Carolina, Union District}
In Equity
To the honoarable chancellors of the said State.
Humbly complaining shew unto your honors that your orator and oratrix John Smith and Nancy Smith his wife formerly Nancy Chisholm, that in or about the ___ day of ___ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ____ Adam Chisholm the father of your oratrix departed this life intestate, being at the term of his death siezed and possessed in fee of a valuable trat of land lying on Pacolet River near to Grindols Shoals which is now in the possession and for time past has been of the dfendants William B Nott and Elizabeth Farnandis and that the said Adam Chisholm at the term of his death left John Chisholm, Obediah Chisholm, Samuel Chisholm, and your oratrix then Nancy Chisholm his heirs at law … that partition and division yet remains to be made of the said land as your orator and oratrix have not as yet received their part of portion of said land and that the Defendants have by some means under claim your orators do not know have been receiving the whole of the rents and profits of said land which is very valuable without accounting in any manner whatever to your orators for that tract of the said rents and profits.
And your orators further shew unto your honors that John Smith the complainant and husband of your oratrix is unfortunately for him either entirely insolvent or nearly so and they are poor and bu a slender means of procuring a support and that the whole of the rest of the fortune of your oratrix which she received from her father’s estate has past into and through the hands of her husband the said John Smith and that he has not as yet made any settlement by any Estate on your oratrix.
The complainants therefore pray that the said land may be partitioned and divided and the share of the said Nancy the complainant settled on her to the use of herself and husband for the — and that the defts may account for rents and profits of the said lands and that the defts may answer this … and that a writ of subpoena issued …. may issue directed the said Defendants William B. Nott and Elizabeth Farnandes and so such other and further relief … compts case may be given and as in duty bound the bill ever pass.
A.W. Thomson for compts. (atty).
And the said complainants John Smith and Nancy his wife by way of amendment to their original bill have alledged and shews to your honor that the said defendants William B. Nott and Elizabeth Farnandez are tenants in common with your orators being in possession under a purchaser or purchasers either directly from someone or more of the heirs at law of the said Adam Chisholm or under them also purchased from them no one having purchased complainants interest as they have never sold or conveyed to anyone, and that said Defendants have been holding as tenants in common with your orators the said premises so that they are clearly entitled to partition and division of the said premises. And your orators pray that the said Defendants may answer this their amended bill as fully and particularly as if the same were herein again repeated and they thereto distinctly interrogated etc.
A.W. Thomson, Compls Sol
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… these Defendants state that in time that Adam Chisholm died many years ago having the four children enumerated in the will … the Defendant did not know whether he died intestated.
The Defendant Wm B Nott says that his father ___ Nott, under whom he claims, as he is informed bought ___ of the land which he supposes the complts refer to, from the late Henry Farnandis and the Defendant Elizabeth Farnandis states that her late husband, the said Henry, having purchased, claimed the whole of the tract while he held the whole & the half after he divided with Judge Nott, adversely to the claim of the complainants.
The Defendants plead that they and them under whom they claim have had an adverse and ___ possession of the land, example the complainants claims for about ? and claim the complt of the statute of limitations.
The Defendant Wm B Nott states that he is informed by his father, that some years before he bought any part of the land, and while John Chisholme lived on it, he (John Chisholm) offered to sell it to him and showed him a deed which his father Adam Chisholm had made him of it.
And the Defendant Farnandis states, that in the division of her husbands estate, that part of the land in question which he retained was assigned to their daughter Catherine Farnandis now the wife of Jos L Lines as whose guardian Deft held it until her ward attained majority. When she ____ it to her and this ____
That the partition of her husbands estate was by ____ in the court of equity in this district, open and public, and no counter claim was put ___ states that some years ago, in her husband’s lifetime, the said complainants as she is informed brought suit against him for the land, which suit they abandoned & let drop & that her husband has been dead now within about 4 months of 6 years.
1829 June 20 … And the said defendants in answer to the complainants amendment, or so much thereof as they are advised is material for them to answer, state that they have never considered themselves as tenants in common with the complainants, but on the contrary they and them under whom they claim have set up an adverse claim to the complainants, as they have stated in their answer to the original bill.
These defendants state, that of their own knowledge they know but little of the case, or the manner of acquiring title by the complainants or them under whom they claim and they therefor require the complainants to make out their case by strict proof. … Defendants insist upon the matters of defense as contained in their original answer which they consider as fully meeting complainants amendment and pray to be dismissed with their costs etc.
Dawkins, Defts Sol.
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South Carolina, Union County} Walter Farnandis states on oath that he went in company with John Smith last fall to Alabama and he understood that Smith intended to settle there where his family then was. Smith has not since that time as deponent knows of been in this State.
Sworn Before Me – June 14, 1834
S. Rogers.
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Equity bills, 1798-1870, Bills, no. 187-220. Bill No. 190. Union Co, SC

1817 October 17 – South Carolina, Union District}
By William Rice Ordinary of said District
Whereas Elijah Dawkins hath applied to me for Letters of Administration on all singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Adam Chisholm late of the district aforesaid, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to be and appear before me, at our next Ordinary’s Court for the said District, to be holden at Union Court House on the 1st Monday of November next to shew cause, if any, why the said administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this 6th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and in the Fortisecond year of American Independence.
Wm Rice, Ordy.
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1817 Nov 3 – Elijah Dawkins and Joseph Collins apply as administrators of Adam Chisholm’s estate and post a 4000 dollar bond to be paid to William Rice, ordinary in Union Co, SC.
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1817 Nov 3 – The Court orders admr Col. Elijah Dawkins admr of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of Adam Chisholm … To Messrs: Henry Farnandis, William Farnandis, Joseph Collins, Samuel Reid & James Laurence.
Return: That on the 18th day of November 1817 personally appeared before me William Henderson one of the justices of the peace … William Farnandis, James Laurence, Joseph Collins, Samuel Reed being 4 of the appraisers appointed to appraise the goods and chattels of Adam Chisholm late of Union Dist decd … that they would make a just and true appraisement … of the said Adam Chisholm … and that they would returne the same certified under their hands, unto the said William Rice …
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1817 Nov 18 – A true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattles and personal estate of Adam Chisholm late of Union District decd made by us whose names are here unto subscribed the 18th day of Nov 1817.
(Items includ hoggs, barrels, cattle, corn, blades, horses, augers and chisel, cleavers, axes, shears, plows, shovel, bull tong, weeding hoes, cutting box and knife, pots, ovens, skillets, sythes, cradles, pails, cotton wheel, hides, bushel of rye, kegs, chains, hoggshead containing rye, cotton patch fields, seed for cotton, feather bed bedstead and covering, quilt, flour and flour barrel, boxes and gun, sickles, chests, check reel, knife box, bunches spun cotton, tables, cupboard and furniture, setting chairs, claw hammer and candle mold, tin pans, flat iron, Negro man named Lewis, boy named Daniel, negro women Milly and child – Total $2724.00
Signed: Wm Farnandis, Jos Collins, Saml Reid, James Lawrence.
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1817 Nov 22 – On the petition of Col. Elijah Dawkins adm of the Estate & Effects of Adam Chisholm decd praying leave to sell the whole of the personal effects belonging to the Estate of said decd … ordered that he have leave to sell the whole of the personal effects belonging to the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd … Wm Rice, Ordy
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1818 Feb 10 – Sale of Estate of Adam Chisholm late of Union Dist decd sold on the 10th day of Feb 1818.
Filed March 2, 1818. William Rice, Ordy.
Purchasers included:
Elijah Dawkins (Note – Interestingly, the return shows Elijah Dawkins purchased all $3054.44 of the estate – no other buyers were listed listed. Nobody from the family, no other neighbors, no Farnandis family members – nobody else).
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1826 May 8 – William Rice, Esq. Ordinary of Union Dist, SC orders “Genl. E. Dawkins admn of the Estate of Adam Chisholm late of said District, deceased.
These are to cite and admonish you, the said Elijah Dawkins at the instance and request of Mrs Nancy Smith the wife of John Smith Esqr a legatee of the Estate of said decd personally to appear before me in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Union Court House on Friday the 26th day of May Inst next ensuing, then & there to shew cause, if any you can, why you should not make and render before me a just true and full account of the personal estate of said Adam Chisholm decd and of your management thereof upon oath, a true and faithful account of your administration upon said estate. Hereof fail not, as you shall answer the contrary at your peril …
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1826 May 12 – E Dawkins is served with a copy of order for account of Adam Chisholm decd’s estate on May 12, 1826.
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1826 Aug 7 – Account filed with court on Adam Chisholm decd’s estate
In the Court of Ordinary 7th Aug 1826
Personally came Genl. E. Dawkins admr of the Estate of Adam Chisholm decd and made due proof to the within amount. He at the same time produced sufficient & sales factorig vouchers for the same. It was thereupon admitted and allowed him.
Duly proved before and examined by me.
Wm Rice, Ordy
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(Note: Undated Account – which appears to have been filed with the court on August 7, 1826 as stated above)
The Estate of Adam Chisholm decd
To E. Dawkins admn of sd Estate.
Paid:
Dawkins * Littleton note & interest: $458.00
Fernandis on a (note?): $37.7
Sundry Notes: $85.33
Amus Davis proven acct: $6.17
Amus Daivs admr of S Fergasen: $5.80
Wm. Fernandis: $148.89 and 3/4
Doctor Richards: $24.87 and 1/2
Ordinary: $9.60
Tax for 1817: $5.8
Saml recd making his coffin: $5.00
Total: $785.82 and 1/4
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Elijah Dawkins Admr in account with the Legatees of Adam Chisholm Deceased
Amounts Recd:
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John Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Coleman No. 1 – $47.28
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 2 – $236.66
-note Dawkins & Littylejohn 3 – $444.75
-note C. Jones 4 – $16.45
-note J Wilkins 5 – $12.12 and 1/2
Total: $757.26 and 1/2
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Obadiah Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 1 – $64.20
-note Sillas Littlejohn 2 – $40.00
-note William Littlejohn 3 – $18.50
-note E Dawkins 4 – $164.18 and 3/4
-note Samuel Chisholm 5 – $30.00
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 6 – $26.12 and 1/2
-paid execution in favor of P Pridemore 7 – $22.08
-note Dawkins & Littlejohn 8 – $210.50
-note Dawkins & Son 9 – $26.50
-note Dawkins & Son 10 – $20.75
-note Dawkins & Son 11 – $11.56 and 1/4
-note Johnathan McCulloch 12 – $12.87 and 1/2
-Book account Dawkins & Son 13 – $5.74
Total: $653.03
…..
Samuel Chisholm (Note – legatee, is son of Adam Chisholm decd)
His Receipt 1 – $772.07
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Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1777-1866, Index, 1777-1961; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Union County); Probate Place: Union, South Carolina; Probate records, Box 8, packages 1-41 Probate records, Box 9, packages 1-38, Miscellaneous probate records, 1777-1866, index, 1777-1961 (Package 9-14)
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RELATED: See the following Deed Transactions that occurred after the death of Adam Chisholm:

1819 Feb 27 – John Chisholm to Elijah Dawkins bk P, p 349 Union Co, SC
… I John Chisholm of the State and District aforesaid in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars … paid by Elijah Dawkins of said State and District … sell and release unto the said Elijah Dawkins all my right and title to a certain tract of land owned by my Father in his lifetime and having fallen to me by heirship lying on the South sid of Packolet River bounding on the N by said River, West by Judge Nott, E and SE by Henry Farnandis land together with all and singular the rignts members and apperainances …
Signed: John Chisholm
Wit: John Littlejohn, William Farnandis
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1820 March 7 – Obediah Chisholm to Henry Fernandez bk Q, p 313 Union Co, SC
… I Obediah Chisholm of Union District and State aforesaid in consideration of 250 dollars to me in hand paid by Henry Farnandis of the District and State aforesaid … sell and release unto the said Henry Farnandis all my right and title to that tract of land whereon my Father Adam Chisholm decd formerly lived on Pacolet River …
Signed: Obadiah Chisholm
Wit: J H Farnandiz, Clabourn Lawrence
John H Farnandis appeared personally before me and made oath that he saw Obediah Chisholm sign and acknowledge the within deeds to Henry Farnandiz for the use and purpose within mentioned and that himself and Clabourn Lawrence. Feb 12, 1821.
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(NOTE: These deeds plus the testimony of William B. Nott – son of Judge Nott – indicate that Genl. Dawkins, Henry Farnandis, and Judge Nott had purchased the land owned by Adam Chisholm from three of the heirs of Adam Chisholm decd – Judge Nott had purchased John Chisholm’s deed, Genl. Dawkins purchased John Chisholm’s rights in his father’s land, and Henry Farnandis had purchased Obediah Chisholm’s rights in his father’s land.). 

(NOTE: It appears the administrator forgot to pay one of the legatees – Nancy Chisholm daughter of Adam Chisholm, decd. Nancy Chisholm had married John Smith – John & Nancy Smith filed suit in 1823, then Henry Farnandis dies. John Smith and wife allow the lawsuit to be dropped afterwards. They then refile in 1829. John Smith and Nancy Chisholm Smith eventually appear to have moved to Alabama by 1834 and the lawsuit is then dropped again. 

My take on what happened is the administrator Genl. Elijah Dawkins realized he messed up. It appears that either Genl. Dawkins or Henry Farnandis – who was a prominent lawyer in the area when he was alive – sold a portion of Adam Chisholm’s land to Judge Nott. So you have General Dawkins, Judge Nott, and Henry Farnandis Esqr all who have or have had possession of the land of Adam Chisholm decd’s estate where the title is is not clear. They cannot admit they messed up like this (a General, a Judge, and lawyer) – so they likely were looking to gather the money to settle Nancy Chisholm Smith’s case – which is what appears happened according to a later lawsuit in Mississippi. 

Remember, the Equity case says John Smith in 1829 is poor. Some time between 1827 to 1829 Elizabeth Smith, daughter of John Smith and Nancy Smith, marries a Drury Goyen (Going). In 1839 Drury Goyen is involved in litigation in Lowndes County, MS. In one of his pleadings he indicates that his wife Elizabeth had received slaves from her father via John Fernandis of Union Co, SC who had purchased the slaves for her, and she had later sold them in a series of transactions making around $2000 and that this is all she has left from her father John Smith.

This gives the appearance that John Farnandis – son of Henry Farnandis – purchased and delivered the slave(s) as a settlement.  John Smith and wife Nancy then move to Alabama by 1833-34 – (this is where Drury Goyen moves to with Elizabeth, receiving several land grants between 1837-39 in Pickens Co, AL).  John Smith and wife Nancy let the lawsuit in Union Co, SC die out. It appears John Farnandis purchased the slave(s) for Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Nancy Chisholm Smith, as part of a settlement and having settled the case, they no longer pursue it. This way there is no judgment on record showing that Genl. Dawkins, Judge Nott, and Henry Farnandis had made any mistake, and Nancy Chisholm Smith gets her inheritance which she passes on at least part of her inheritance to her daughter Elizabeth Smith Goyen. This series of transactions and filings give the appearance that the case was settled with no admission of guilt being filed in court).

1829 Nov 3 – Mary C Humphries fr Mary Smith, bk 1, p 20, Lowndes Co, MS
… Know all men by these presents that I Mary Smith now of the State and County aforesaid for the good will and respect that I have for my two grand daugthers towit: Mary Clementine Humphries and Sarah Elvira Humphries have given and by these presents do give and bequeath unto my two grand daughters above named one feather bed and furniture each, towit: one feather bed and furniture to Mary Clementine Humphries and one beather bed and furniture to Sarah Elivira Humphries which above named beds I do and by these presents have given and bequeathed and delivered unto my two above named grand daughters the above named feather beds to have and to hold as their own right and property free from any and every claim whatsoever. In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and afix my seal this 3d day of November 1829.
Signed: Mary Smith
Wit: John J. Humphries Jr., Henry G. Humphries
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1830 US Census Name: William Richards
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Pickens, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 70 thru 79: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total Slaves: 2
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 10
1830; Census Place: Pickens, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 2; Page: 115; Family History Library Film: 0002329

1830 US Census Name: Samuel D Alexander
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Pickens, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4
1830; Census Place: Pickens, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 2; Page: 133; Family History Library Film: 0002329

Name: John J Humphries
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Lowndes, Mississippi
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Slaves – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 4
Slaves – Females – 36 thru 54: 1
Slaves – Females – 100 and over: 6
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total Slaves: 12
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 19
1830; Census Place: Lowndes, Mississippi; Series: M19; Roll: 71; Page: 84; Family History Library Film: 0014839

1830 Sept 16 – Mary Smith to Jos Guyton, bk T, p 486 Union Co, SC.
… State of Alabama, Pickens County} I Mary Smith & widow and relict of Abraham Smith formerly of the State of South Carolina & District of Union, reposing special trust and confidence in my brother Joseph Guyton of the State of South Carolina and District of Union, do commission … the said Joseph Guyton to be my true and lawful attorney in fact … the said Joseph Guyton for me and in my name to bargain and sell to any person or persons whomsoever all and singular a certain piece parcel or tract of land situate lying and being in the said Dist of Union and State of S Carolina on the waters of Gilkie Creek & Thickety … with Stephen Neal’s old line to a stake on John Jeffries corner … on the Creek bank thence across the Creek and up a branch … to Dowd’s corner … containing 336 acres … being the land willed to me by my deceased husband Abraham Smith including the brick house and improvements …
Signed: Mary Smith
Wit: W K Brown, Alexr Martin
The State of Alabama, Pickens County}
… I Joseph Guytan attorney in fact for Mrs Mary Smith of Pickens County in the State of Alabama for and in consideration of the sum of 20 dollars to me paid annuallly during the natural life of the said Mary Smith and no longer by John Jeffries … of Union Dist and the State of South Carolina … to the said John Jeffries … a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on both sides of Gilkeys Creek in Union Dist … at Lusks Branch of Thickety Creek …. with Stephen Neals old line … on said Jeffries own corner …. containing … 336 acres … land willed to her by her late husband Abraham Smith including the brick house and improvements …
Signed: Joseph Guyton Senr, atty in fact for M Smith
Wit: Aran Wilkins, Samuel Huey, Noah Pennington
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1831 Feb 15 – Smith & Harrington to John Jefferies Esq, bk V, p 214 Union Co, SC.
… we John Smith & Stephen Harrington … for Daniel Smith for the in consideration of the sum of 22 dollars and 37 cents and this day bargained sold and released unto John Jeffries Senr all our undivided parts of a certain tract or parcel of land lying on the S side of Gilkies Creek … part of a tract granted to Alexander Martin in the year 1803 … supposed to be 17 acres and 9/10ths …. on Doud’s line … on Steens line …. the intersection of Jeffries’ line … near the brick house …
Signed: John Smith, Joseph Harrington
Wit: James Jefferies, Nancy Harrington, William Jeffries
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1831 Nov 14 – Sarah Davis applicant v John Smith, Daniel Smith & Sarah Davis, William Richards in right of his wife Catherine, Samuel Alexander in right of his wife, John Humphreys in right of his wife Polly and the heirs of Henry Smith being 9 of them, Defendants.
To Daniel Smith, John Smith, John Humphreys in right of his wife Polly, Dr William Richards in right of his wife Catherine, Dr Samuel Alexander in right of his wife Hannah, Henry Smith decd heirs viz: Benj Morgan in right of his wife Rachel, Abraham J. Smith, John Smith, and Abraham Smith guardian of Henry, Nathaniel, Sarah, James, Eleanor & Sintha heirs at law of Henry Smith aforesd decd, legal heirs and representatives of Henry Smith & legal representatives of their father who is one of the heirs at law of Mary Smith who decd intestate, Greeting.
You are hereby required to appear at the court of ordinary to be holden at York Court … on the 4th day of Nov 1831 to shew cause if any you can why the real estate of Mary Smith widow of Abraham Smith decd situate in said district on Looes Creek a branch of Bullock’s Creek bounding on the N by lands of John Leech, E by John Thompson, S by John Thompson & Gordon Moore & containing by estimation 230 acres originally granted to Abraham Smith should not be divided or sold allotting to the said Sarah Davis 1/7th part thereof & the remainder in like equal parts to each of the aforesaid heirs at law being six of them the heirs at law of Henry Smith taking among them being 9 in number the part their father would have been entitled if living …
Signed: Benj Chambers, Ordinary, York Dist
Real estate books, 1825-1867 pg. 48. York Co, SC
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1833 Jan 23 – Settlements – Sarah Davis one of the heirs at law of Mary Smith decd applicant v. the other heirs at law of said decd estate Defendants. Summons in Partition
… received of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist being appointed guardian for six of the minor heirs at law of Henry Smith decd, one of the heirs at law of said decd, viz Henry, Nathaniel, Sarah, James, Eleanor, and Santha, each 11 dollars and 24 cents …
Recd of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist 11 dollars 24 and 1/2 cents at full of the distrib share I am entitled to one of the heirs at law of Henry Smith decd in the above state case Feb 12, 1833
Signed: Abraham J. Smith
Recd of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist 11 dollars 24 and 1/2 cents at full of the distrib share I am entitled to one of the heirs at law of Henry Smith decd in the above state case Feb 12, 1833
Signed: John Smith Jr.
Recd of Benj Chamber ordinary of the Dist of York one dollar for carrying chain surveying land and 2 dollars 87 cents land tax … in all 3 dollars 87 cents Feb 12 1833
Signed: Abraham J Smith
Benj Chambers ordy of the Dist of York 101 dollars and 20 cents in full of the dist share that John Humphreys in right of his wife Mary is entitled to of the State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, they having authoried me by power of attorney to receive the same answer from the sale of the real estate of Mary Smith decd as within state March 4, 1833
Signed: Amos Davis, Attorney
Recd of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist 11 dollars 24 and 1/2 cents in full of the Distribution share which I am entitled to as attorney of Benj Morgan of the State of Tennessee, Rutherford County, May 6th, 1833.
Signed: Abraham J. Smith
South Carolina, York Dist, Oct 29th, 1833.
Recd of B Chambers ordinary in the District aforesaid 101 dollars 20 cents, us full of their distributive share of the real estate of Mary Smith late decd of the State of Alabama sold to make partition among the heirs at law as a power of attorney will more fully shew authorizing me to collect and receipt for the share which Samuel D Alexander is entitle to in right of his wife Hannah one of the heirs of said deceased.
Signed: J. McLuny, Atto.
South Carolina, York Dist} Recd 11th Dec 1833 of B Chambers ordinary of the Dist of York 101 dollars 20 cents in full of the distributive share of John Smith to a tract of land sold by order as the estate of Mary Smith decd of the State of Alabama to make partition among the heirs at law of said Mary Smith decd, The amt recd by me as the share of John Smith due of the heirs and by John Smith by order directed to be paid to T N Dawkins and by T N Dawkins as for order divided to be paid to me.
Signed: J. M. Cooper
Recd March 26, 1834 of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist one hundred and one dollars and 20 ct it being Daniel Smith’s distributive share of a tract of land sold by the ordinary of York Dist as the property of Mary Smith for partition among the distibutees of said Mary Smith a suit is now pending in the Court of Equity between us the undersigned and it is understood that this receipt is not co-effect the decision of said suit but to releave the ordinary from any liability to either of us.
Signed: Thomas N Dawkins, Aaron Wilkins
Real estate books, 1825-1867 pg. 123. York Co, SC
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1834 June 16 – John Smith & wife v Wm. B Nott & Eliz. Farnandis
On motion of Dawkins Dfdts. Soltr.
It is ordered that the complts in this case give security for costs by the first day of April next & that on their failure to do their bill be dismissed. Henry W. DeSaussure.
Union County Court of Equity, 1801-1841. pg 115. South Carolina.

1835 June Term – John Smith & wife v. Wm B Nott & Elizabeth Fernandis
On motion of Dawkins Defts Solr
It is order’d that the Bill in this case be dismissed for the want of security for costs. J. Johnston.
Union County Court of Equity, 1801-1841. pg 119. South Carolina.

1836 March 7 – Smith & Wilkins to AJ Smith bk Y, p 198 Union Co, SC.
… we Henry Smith and Aran Wilkins … on a power from Samuel Lowry … to us directed in consideration of 500 dollars … paid by Abraham J Smith … convey unto Abraham J Smith … land lying on the waters of Gilkies and Abington Creeks waters of Broad River … on Wilkins line … on Gabriel Patrick’s line … containint 179 acres it being a tract of land conveyed from John Wood to Drury Harrington, from Harrington to John Jeffries, from John Jeffries to John & Benj Morgan, one third part from Benj Morgan to John Morgan, from John Morgan to Samuel Lowrey and a power of atty from Lowry to us to sell for the use of his daughter Elisabeth Lowrey it being part of a tract of land originally granted to Thophilus Favour ….
Signed: Henry Smith, Aron Wilkins
John J Wilkins, James B Smith
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