...I suspect that the John “Batts” shown in the following abstracts is actually John “Batte”. A James Thweatt witnesses John Batts’ deed in 1793 and John Batts sells land (presumably the same parcel) to a James Thweatt in 1799. Records in Hancock County prove that these Thweatt’s are connected with those in Greensville County, VA. (Note: Henry Batte and a James Thweatt jointly patent 673 acres in 1682 in Charles City Co., VA. The Batte and Thweatt families are known to have owned land adjacent one another in the mid and late 1700’s and possibly into the 1800’s.)
Wilkes Co., GA: Nicholas Lang [possibly, Nicholas Long] and Rebeccka, his wife, sold to John Batts [John Batte], State of Virginia, on 6 February 1793 for the sum of $400, two tracts of land in Greene County, formerly Washington County, granted to William Hearthhorne and Peter Edwards 25 January 1785, 287-1/2 acres each [for a total of 575 acres]. Wit. James Thwett [James Thweatt], Daniel Richardson and Boling Hall [Bolling Hall]. Recorded 17 September 1793.
Recorded in Hancock Co., GA: State of Virginia, Greenville County. This the last day of October 1799. John Batts [John Batte] and his wife, Elisabeth Batts [Elizabeth Batte] to James Thweat [James Thweatt] of Hancock County for the sum of $2300 for two tracts of land on the Twelve Mile Beaverdam of Shoulderbone Creek in Hancock County formerly Bynum’s, Obadiah Richardson’s land, by Davis McGeehee’s land originally granted to John Lamar 15th March 1785. Wit. Rubin Blankinship and James Horton. Reg: 6th May 1800.
Hancock Co., GA: 15th January 1801. James Thweat [James Thweatt] and Betsy Thweat [Betsy Thweatt] of Hancock County to Peterson Thweat [Peterson Thweatt] of same place for the sum of $2300 for a tract of land on the Twelve Mile Beaverdam of Shoulderbone Creek in Hancock County, formerly Washington County, containing 475 acres adjoining on the Wilkes County line and the said creek. Said land being part of two surveys granted to Wm. Hearthern and Peter Edwards on 25th January 1785 for 287-1/2 acres each [for a total of 575 acres]. Wit. Jesse Grigg and U. Thweat [U. Thweatt] and Jno. Wm. Devereux, J.P. Reg: 2nd May 1801.
Hancock Co., GA: 1st July 1800. James Thweat [James Thweatt] of Hancock County to Dixon Hall of same place for the sum of $384 for a tract of land in Hancock County on the Beaverdam waters. Said land being part of a survey made for James Aller(?) on 3rd January 1785 and by him sold and conveyed to N. Long [possibly, Nicholas Lang or Nicholas Long] and thence to J. Bates [John Batte] and thence to Thweat [Thweatt]. Wit.: (illegible) and (illegible). Reg: 18th February 1801.
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