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Prudence Mixon.Is the daughter of William Mixon and his wife Frances. She is the sister of Elizabeth Mixon who married Draper Dixon. The following information was found after I originally released the first copy of my book Our Hearts Are Intertwined. So, this is one of the corrections to the book. South Carolina records show that Prudence was married at least 3 or 4 times. Chosewell names his wife as Mary in the following land deed.
Source 8-C: Land Deed: Dated: December 13, 1763. Beaufort Co., NC: Deed Bk. #4; pp. 36-37. Reads as follows: LAND DEED BETWEEN CHOSWELL DIXON AND JOHN DIXON OF BEAUFORT CO., NC. Copy of this deed was contributed by Gean Gray Caton Nelson to Suzy Dixon Bennett. (This deed was extremely difficult to read. However, ALL the names were clearly written and transcribed.) Obviously, the blanks represent the words that I could not clearly read from the deed itself.)
This indenture made this 13th day of December 1763. Between JOHN DIXON, of Beaufort County, North Carolina of the one part and CHOSWELL DIXON, of the said the other part. Witnesseth, that CHOSWELL DIXON, for and in consideration of thirty pounds proc: (proclamation) money paid before the delivery of the said premises?, the ____. Whereof, I do hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained, said aliened enfeoffs?. Confirmed unto the said JOHN DIXON, his heirs and afsigns (assigns) forever. A parcel of land in the cor____? by wit_____. 100 acres more or lefs (less) beginning at a pine at the mouth of a branch and running with marked trees to the back line, and running with the back line to the head of White Hill branch and down the branch to the main swamp and up the main swamp to the _____ _____ ____. To have and to hold the said bargained premises with all _____ ______ _____ and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging unto him the said JOHN DIXON his heirs and assigns forever: and and the said CHOSWELL DIXON, for himself his heirs and do covenant and agree to and with said JOHN DIXON, and his heirs and assigns that he and they shall ____ forever hereafter have, hold, posess and enjoy the said bargained premises free and clear from of all incumberances whatsoever the ann___ p_nts hereinafter due always excep___ and the said CHOSWELL DIXON for himself and his heirs doth hereby consent and agree to and with the said JOHN DIXON, his heirs and afsigns 9assigns) that he the said CHOSWELL DIXON. Shall and warrant and defend the bargained premises: and MARY the wife of the said CHOSWELL DIXON: doth consent and make over her rights assigns unto the said JOHN DIXON, his heirs and assigns. In witnesseth whereof the parties to these pursuants have set their hand and seals and in the year above written. (x CHOSWELL DIXON, mark & seal.)
Sealed and delivered in the presence of JOHN ROE. Beaufort County March Court, 1764, Presents his Majesties Justices, This deed was proved by the oath of JOHN ROE, ordered to be registered. Wyriott Ormond, Clerk. Please note: One important fact mentioned in this deed is that Choswell Dixon's wife is listed as being MARY not PRUDENCE. We now have more research to do on the wife of CHOSWELL DIXON. All of the research and books that I have seen written show CHOSWELL DIXON'S wife as PRUDENCE DIXON. However, never before have I actually seen it documented in a formal type of will or deed. That is until now. So, we need to be sure to make this note on any information involving him and his wife. So far, this is the only solid piece of documentation that has been brought to my attention which contained the name of his wife. It could be that her name was Mary Prudence Mixon or Prudence Mary Mixon. Or Mary and Prudence could be two completely different individuals. More research still needs to be done. At this time, Chosewell's wife should be listed as Mary.
Suzy Dixon Bennett
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