State of South Carolina. Know all men by these presence that I Gallant Pennix of Union District in an for the consideration of 200 dollars to me in hand paid by Josiah Martin of York District and State aforesaid bargained and sold and by these presence do bargain sell and convey and confirm unto the said Josiah Martin his heirs and afsigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the Union District State aforesaid upon the waters of Gilkeys Creek boundered as follows, beginning on an red oak thence north two hundred poles to a black oak thence west two hundred poles to a stake thence south two hundred poles to a stake thence east two hundred poles to the beginning, containing two hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less. This being a tract of land surveyed to Patrick Robertson, and then gave to his daughter Betsey and __ her heirs and to John Bird to have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned land and premises to his and the said Josiah Martin only proper use and behalf for ever and I the said Gallant pennix do for myself my heirs executors administrators and afsigns to the said Josiah Martin his heirs executors administrators and afsigns warrent and forever defend the above mentioned land and premises against myself my heirs and afsigns and every other person lawfully claiming or __ claim the same in writing whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this twenty third of January Eighteen Nineteen, Test Thomas Martin Jr. and Valentine Martin. Signed Gallant Pennix.
South Carolina. Personally came Valentine Martin before me the subscribing justice and being duly sworn saith that he saw Gallent Pennix sign seal and deliver the written deed to Josiah Martin for the use within mentioned and that he then and there saw Thomas Martin sign his name as a concuring evidence, sworn and subscribed this 10th day of Jan, 1820. Valentin Martin
I am trying to find the connection between these Robertsons and Phenix' in York/Union Co. SC to Abraham Phenix of Brunswick Co. VA. I know there is one because Josiah, Valentine and Thomas Martin all descend from William Martin Sr. who died in Brunswick 1752. The Robertsons and Martins then went to Orange/Chatham Co. NC before migrating south to the border region.
Please Cc me if you have any information because I may never follow my breadcrumbs back to this page.
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