Deed Conveyance, James Brown to Moses Duke
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Kershaw County, SC Deed Book N, pages 32-33
"The State of South Carolina, Know all Men by these presents that I James Brown of the District of Fairfield in the State aforesaid Bricklayer in Consideration of Five hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Moses Duke of Kershaw District & State aforesaid, have granted, bargained sold & released this these presents do grant, bargain, sell & release unto the said Moses Duke all that plantation or tract of land containing Three hundred & thirty seven acres (Being part of a tract of 450 Acres, originally granted to James Brown the 1st day of January 1787. Being all of said tract but such plat as was taken by an older Grant of the estate of John Milling situate on Bear Creek in the District of Kershaw, a re-survey of which was made by Samuel Aliton Es. the 9th day of December 1812. Bounding S. E., N. E. & N. W. on lands originally granted to Isaac Winke N. E. Smiths land, S. E. on Salomon Brown's land S. W. on Wadkins land, North on Millings land having such form and marks as the tract attached to the survey represents. Together with all & singular the rights, members, herditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in some wise incident or apurtaining. To have and to hold all and singular the said premises to the said Moses Duke his heirs and assigns forever, and I do hereby bind myself my heirs, executors & administrators to warrant & forever defend all & singular the said premises to the said Moses Duke against myself & my heirs and against every other person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this twenty-seventh day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand, eight hundred & fifteen & in the 40th year of the Independence of the United States of America.
(signed) James Brown (seal)

Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of
(signed) William Haygood
(signed) John Drummond (signed) William Brown

The State of South Carolina. I, William Brown, one of the Justices of the Quorsion? of the said State do hereby certify to whomsoever it may concern that Jane Brown wife of the within named James Brown did this day appear before me and upon being privately & separately examined by me did declare that she does freely. voluntarily & without any compulsion, ??? or fear of any person or persons whomsoever, renounce, release & forever relinquish unto the within Named Moses Duke, his heirs & assigns forever, all her interest and estate and also all her rights and claim of dower of, in & to all singular the premises within mentioned and released. Given under my hand & seal, this 27th day of December 1815
(signed) William Brown J. Q. (seal)
(signed) Jane Brown

South Carolina, Fairfield District. William Haygood appeared personally before me & made oath as the law directs that he saw James Brown Seal, Sign & deliver to James Brown Jun'r to be delivered by him to the herein named Moses Duke the within deed of conveyance as his act and deed & that John Drummond & William Brown signed the same as Witnesses at the same time with himself. Sworn to before me the 27 day of December 1815
(signed) William Haygood
(signed) William Brown J. Q.
Ex'd & D'd"

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