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James Rutherford Wylie of Habersham County, Georgia
Posted by: Patricia Gresham (ID *****2241) Date: June 24, 2007 at 12:11:35
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Hello. I may have some information for you. I have a transcript of a deed filed in Pickens, S.C., 8/10/1829 that I found in "A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records, Volume II." The deed appears to be from James Rutherford Wyley to Jabez Jones. The transcript reads as follows:

Jones, Jabez. Pack 653. #9. Clerk of Court Office. Pickens, S.C. I, James R. Wyley of Habersham County, State of Georgia, in consideration of $1200.00 to me paid by Jabez Jones of Pickens District, State of South Carolina, have bargained, sold and released a certain tract of land lying in Pickens District on the north side of Tugaloo River on both sides of Cleveland Mill Creek. Being the same tract whereon Col. Benjamin Cleveland last resided containing 250 acres. Adjacent land of Henry Shell, Moses Shannan, Micahaj Bryan. Land originally granted to William Lott and Robert Grooms. Being the same that Moses Shannan bid off at sale of property of the estate of Absalom Cleveland, deceased. Dated 10 Aug. 1829. Wit: James Blackstock, James Eddins. Signed: James R. Wyley.

I am writing to determine any and all information I can about William Lott. I believe he might have been the Rev. War patriot found in Orangeburgh District, S.C. census in 1790. William Lott obtained grants in 1784 on the Chauga River/Creek branch of the Tugaloo River in Pendleton District; and in 1792 on the Toby Creek branch of the Saltcatcher River in Orangeburgh District. William Lott was a member of Col. Henry Hampton's Regiment of Light Dragoons, Capt. John Mills Troop that reported to Gen. Sumter as the Hampton's Brigade" or part of the "Sumter Brigade." Also in the Light Dragoons were a James Wyllie and a John Wylie. A James Wiley (Wylie) settled on the Rocky Creek in Chester County (Camden District), S.C. in 1768, and died there in 1806. I note that one of your posters placed the marriage of James Wylie to Jemima Cleveland, a daughter of Benjamin Cleveland of Pendleton District, S.C., at about 1780. I have been unable to find any information on Robert Grooms other than his being a neighbor to William Lott's grant of land in 1784, period.

William Lott had probable brothers George Lott, Sr. and John Lott, Jr. of Fairfield/Chester, S.C. I am wondering if you have seen or would know where to look for a deed from William Lott to Benjamin or Absalom Cleveland sometime between 1784 and I guess 1806, when it appears that Benjamin Cleveland died. It appears that Moses Shannan also married into the Cleveland family, also to a Jemima, in my review of the Cleveland posts. I am confused on this Jemima point. Was Absalom Cleveland a son of Benjamin Cleveland? Did James Rutherford Wylie's mother die sometime shortly before 1829, when James Rutherford Wylie sold this property?

Any information would be welcome.

Pat Gresham
Descendant of George Lott, Sr.

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