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Sarah Rackley Ayres Barrett
Posted by: Annette Logue (ID *****3148) Date: October 20, 2010 at 10:34:35
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Does anyone know who this Sarah is and who she married?

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These abstracts were taken from The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (SCMAR), Volume XVII, Number 3, Summer, 1989, pp. 165-167. Portions may also be found in Woosley, Vol. 3 and elsewhere. and written by Ray Carter, sent to me by Dana Mokalled. I want to thank all who took the time to record this for all to see. Pendleton District. Ambrose Brdley to Joseph Burk, for $2000, 590 acres in four surveys on George's Creek of Saluda River. Adjacent: Daniel McCollum, Ambrose Bradley. Witness: Hezekiah Goodrich, Thomas Barrett. Proved February 12, 1806 by the oath of Thomas Barrett before Samuel C. Duff, J.P. Recorded February 13, 1806.

H 355-356 January 14, 1806. Pendleton District. Thomas Barrett (Berit, sic) to his two sons, William Barrett and Benjamin Barrett, for $100, 100 acres on George's Creek, a water of the Saluda River. Adjacent: Ambrose Bradley (other detailed description). Signed, Thomas Barrett (seal), Mary Barrett, wife of Thomas Barrett, (seal). Witness: John Carson, Jesse Saterfield. Proved January 15, 1806 by the oath of John Carson, sworn before Samuel C. Duff. Recorded July 11, 1806.

H 411 July ---, 1804. Pendleton District. John Hampton Harrison of Greenville Dist. To Samuel Earle of Pendleton District, for $100, 217 acres originally granted Paul Hamilton. Witness: Reuben Barrett, Robert Cooke, J.P., Shadrack Tramill, Greenville District. Proved November 3, 1806 by the oath of Shadrack Tramill before Elijah Green. Recorded November 8, 1806.

H 513-514 Articles of Agreement concluded April 3, 1807 between Edward Doyle, planter, and William Shaw, Attorney at Law, for $1200, whereas Doyle sold to Shaw 350 acres on Mulwee Creek of 23 Mile Creek, purchased from William Mulwee, also tract adjoining, purchased from Spence Mitchell for 250 acres. Signed, Edward Doyle, William Shaw. Witness James Cooper, John B. Melony. Proved April 21, 1807 by the oath of James Cooper before James C. Griffen. Recorded April 22, 1807.

K 74 Thomas Barrett to Thomas Boyd. 100 acres on branch of George's Creek. Recorded May 5, 1810. Need to acquire.

M 484-485 November 2, 1815. Pendleton District. Heirs .. John Smith to lawful heirs of Abraham Anderson, deceased: Aronimias, Isaac, Abel, Zadok, John, and Abraham Anderson and Rosannah Kinnemore, Elizabeth Anderson, Aba Rilla Anderson, 150 acres on Oolonnoy Creek, waters of 12-Mile River. Witness James Barrett, Jesse Barrett. Recorded March 4, 1816.

M 495 December 4, 1815. Pendleton District. Heirs . Daniel Vanoy and John Ragsdale of Cherokee Nation and Michael Ragsdale of GA and Susannah Hambleton / Hamilton and Thomas Ragsdale of Pendleton District, legatees of Estate of Benjamin Ragsdale, deceased, to James Barrett, 175 acres on 23-Mile Creek, waters of Savannah River. Adjacent: Archibald Hamilton. Witness James Hogan, John Smith, Thomas Odell. Relinquish of Dower by Susannah Ragsdale, widow of Benjamin Hamilton. Recorded March 25, 1816.

P 442 July 27, 1816. Pendleton District. James Barrett to Joshua Burtz, for $300, 100 acres on a branch of Rices Creek, a water of Twelve-Mile River. (Detailed description of layout.) A djacent: Abraham Duke (north), David McCollum (other sides). Signed, James Barrett (seal). Witness: Levi Burtz, Mark Barrett, Reuben Burtz. Proved October 8, 1816 by the oath of Levi Burtz before George Edmonton, J.P. Recorded March 26, 1822 and examined by John P. Lewis C.C. and R.M.C.

R 523 April 1, 1819. Pendleton District. William Barrett to John Humphries, for $150, 100 acres on Georges Creek, a water of the Saluda River . Adjacent Ambrose Bradley [further detailed description]. Signed William Barrett (seal). Witness: Lewis Payne, Nathaniel Duncan / Dunkin . Proved November 23, 1826 by the oath of Nathaniel Duncan / Dunkin. Recorded November 26, 1826.

R 524 September 27, 1820. Pendleton District. Benjamine (sic) Barrett to John Humphries, for $76.56 1/4, all right and interest (which is one-half) in the property earlier deeded to John Humphries by William Barrett. Signed Benjamine Barrett (seal). Witness: Samuel Hale, Joseph Hamilton. Proved November 23, 1826 by the oath of Samuel Hale before Edward Norton, J.P. Recorded November 25, 1826 and examined by John P. Lewis C.C. & R.M.C.

Pickens A-B 203 August 9, 1829. Rucker Mauldin to Anthony Coats, for $18.50, 4 acres on branch of Brushy Creek. Witness: James Barrett, Jesse Barrett. [need to acquire]

C1 168-169 September 29, 1835. Pickens District. Elizabeth Barrett, Mark Barrett, and James Barrett, [Widow of and Legatees of James Barrett, deceased] to Lemuel G. Hamilton, all of Pickens District, for $538, 269 acres on 20 Mile Creek, a water of the Savannah River. [detailed description of location] Signed, Elizabeth Barrett (her mark and seal), Mark Barrett (seal), James Barrett (seal). Witness: William M. Hamby, Nancy Barrett. Proved March 28, 1836 by the oath of William M. Hamby before William L. Keith, C.C. Recorded March 28, 1836 and examined by William L Keith, C.C. & R.M.C.

E1 88 October 23, 1828. Pickens District. William Barrett to James Mansell, for $300, 136 1/2 acres, on North Fork of Georges Creek, a water of the Saluda River. Land granted to James Flemming to (by?) Thomas Pickney, 1787. Land then conveyed by Flemming to Peter Corban. Signed, William Barrett. Witness: Thomas Edmonson, C. Packard. Proved November 4, 1828 by the oath of Chileon? Packard before James Osborn, J.Q. Recorded March 4, 1844 and examined by W. L. Keith, C.C. & R.C.M.

E1 88 February 8, 1834. James D. Saterfield to James Mansell, for $50, all his interest as legatee of the land where the Widow Gorman now lives. Adjacent: Burdine (East), John Bowen (South), Robert Bowen (West), Simeon Wade, Hogan (North). Signed, James D. Saterfield. [Witnesses and record of proving and recording cut-off in photocopy.]

E1 394-395 March 16, 1846. Pickens District. William D. Steele to James Burdine, for $66, 50 acres on waters of Carpenters Creek. Sheriff's sale of the land of Sarah Ayres (Alias Sarah Barrett), deceased. Sale advertised first Monday in November 1845. Signed William D. Stele. Witness: W. E. Webb, Levi A. Robbins. Proved March 16, 1846 by the oath of W. E. Webb before Levi A. Robbins. Recorded March 16, 1846 and examined by W. L. Keith C.C. and R.M.C.

G1 391 January 10, 1851. Pickens District. Reese Bowen to Martin Barrett, for $282.50, 113 acres on Wolf Creek know as part of the Miller Tract. Signed, Reese Bowen. Witness Elijah Cannon, David Mosley. Relinquish of Dower by Martha E. Bowen. Proved September 11, 1852 by the oath of David Mosley before Thomas H. Bowen. Recorded January 23, 1854 and examined by W. L. Keith C.C. and R.M.C.

G1 392 September 10, 1852. Pickens District. Martin Barrett to Gideon McWhorter, for $350, 113 acres on Wolf Creek, known as part of the Miller Tract. Signed, Martin Barrett. Witness: S. D Keith, James Major. Relinquish of Dower, Jane Barrett. [part cut-off in photocopy]

G1 499 February 10, 1847. Pickens District. William McDow to Lewis T. Barrett, for $100, 200 acres on branches of Twelve-mile River., originally granted to Jeb Barnard March 11, 1793. Adjacent: Col. B. Hagood, and others [detailed description].Signed, William McDow. Witness: Thomas Gasius, Jesse Haynes. Proved February 11, 1847 in Anderson District on the oath of Jesse Hagood. Recorded September 29, 1854 and examined by W. L. Keith C.C. and R.M.C.

G1 499 October 16, 1852. Pickens District. Lewis T. Barrett to George R. Burgess of Greenville District, for $300. Plat made by James Jett March 9, 1790 and granted to Jeb Barnard March 11, 1793. Adjacent: Col. B. Hagood, James T. Ferguson. Signed Lewis T. Barrett. Witness: W. W. Robinson, David Roper. Right of Dower relinquished November 4, 1853, by Jane Barrett, wife of Lewis T. Barrett (her mark). Proved October 16, 1852 on the oath of W. W. Robinson. Recorded September 29, 1854 and examined by W. L. Keith C.C. and R.M.C.

Anderson W 35-36 December 20, 1837. Anderson District. Charles Barrett to John Barrett, both of Anderson County, SC, for $300, 100 acres on branches of Sa-lus Creek water of Savannah River, part of the original grant of John Verner (500 acres surveyed September 15, 1793 by Thomas Hindley, D.L and granted December 1, 1794). Adjacent: said John Barrett, William Rush, Edmond Thaches, --- Ledbetter. (Plat shown.) Signed, Charles Barrett (seal).Witness: Enoch Branan, David Haslett. Right of Dower relinquished, December 30, 1837, by Martha Barrett, wife of Charles Barrett. Proved December 30, 1837 by the oath of David Haslett. Recorded May 4, 1838.

W 36-37 December 26, 1837. Anderson District. John Barrett to Alexander Gilliland, for $350, for 100 acres [same land just purchased as recorded previous page]. Adjacent: said John Barrett, William Rush Edmond Thurston, Signed, John Barrett (seal). Witness Hosea Skelton, --- Ledbetter. Jesse P. Norris. Dower relinquished December 30, 1837 by Phebe Ann Barrett, wife of John Barrett. Proved December 29, 1837 by the oath of Hosea Skelton before E. L. Norris, J.P.

Book H, pp. 355-356 Thomas Barrett to Benjamin and Wm. Barrett January 14, 1806

State of South Carolina.// Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Berit (sic) of Pendleton District in State aforesaid in consideration of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid by my two sons William & [no second name] Have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said William and Benjamin Berit all that tract plantation or tract of land situate laying (sic) and being on the waters of Georges Creek waters of Saluda river in State aforesaid and District of Pendleton bounded as follows: beginning on a red oak corner thence N13 W28 to a red oak and thence to a conditional between myself and Ambrose Bradley thence up the creek to the forth branch thence up the branch to the fork and thence up the right hand fork and thence cross to the back line containing 100 acres to the same more of less Together will all and singular the rights members hereditainments and appurtanances to the said premises belonging or in any way incident or appertaining To have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned to the said William and Benjamin Berit their heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby bind myself my heirs Executors & administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said William and Benjamin Berit their heirs and assigns against myself my heirs & against every person or persons whomever Lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this 14th day of January in the year of our Lord 1806. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Test: John Carson Test: Jesse Saterfield. Thomas Barrett (seal) Mary Barrett (seal)

State of South Carolina. Pendleton District// Personally appeared John Carson before me Samuel C. Duff, Esq. And after being sworn as the law directs saith that he saw Thos. Barrett and Mary Barrett his wife sign and deliver the within as their ---- and deed for the purpose herein mentioned and that he also saw Jesse Saterfield subscribe his name as a subscribing Witness with himself sworn and subscribed this 15th day of Jany (sic) 1806 before me Samuel C. Duff J.P. Recorded 4th July 1806 John Carson

Book E1, pp. 394-395 W. D. Steel, O.P.D to James Burdine March 16, 1846

State of South Carolina. Pickens District // Release For ----- Acres Land This Indenture made Sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One eight hundred and Forty six between William D. Steel Ordinary of the District aforesaid and James Burdine of the same Sate and District Whereas a ----- (edict?) of Summons to divide or sell a certain tract of land hereinafter described of the estate of Sarah Ayres (alias Barnett) issued from the Court of Ordinary of said District and upon the return thereof the Judge of the said Court did determine that the said land could not be divided without injury to the parties in interest and did order the same to be sold by the Sheriff of the District aforesaid on a credit of twelve month. Whereupon the Sheriff aforesaid did advertise the said land for sale on the first Monday in November last and whereas the Sheriff aforesaid did on the said day aforesaid impose to sale at Public auction (acting?) on the credit aforesaid the said land where James Burdine was the last and highest bidder to whom the said land was struck off for the sum of Sixty Six dollars. Now this Indenture witnesseth that in consideration of Sixty Six dollars to me paid I have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release to the said James Burdine and his heirs forever all and singular that tract of land on waters of Carpenters Creek containing Fifty acres more of less with the appertainances thereunto belonging and are the Estate right to the interest claim or demand which Sarah Ayres (alias Barnett) decd., at the time of her death had in and to the same To have and Hold the said tract of land Together with all and singular the premises improvements and appertainances to the said James Burdine and his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said William D. Steele as Ordinary aforesaid have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written signed sealed and delivered. In the Presence of W. E. Webb and Levi A. Robins William D. Steele (seal) Ordinary Pickens District

State of South Carolina. Pickens District // Personally appeared before me W. E. Webb and made oath in due form of law that he was present and did see William Steele sign and deliver the written deed for the and purpose therein mentioned and that Levi A. Robins was with himself a subscribing witness to the same sworn before me the 16th March 1846. Levi A. Robbins, Notary Public & Eu. Off. M.P.D. W. E. Webb Recorded the 16th day of March 1846 and examined by W. L. Keith C C & R. M. C.

Book ??, p. 442 James Barrett to Joshua Burtz July 27, 1816

State of South Carolina. Pendleton District // Release Know all men by these presents that James Barrett of the Sate and District aforesaid for an (sic) in consideration of the sum of $300 to me in hand paid by Joshua Burtz the same place have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell & release unto the sd. Joshua Burtz all that tract plantation and parcell (sic) of land containing one hundred acres be the same more of less lying and being in the district aforesaid lying on a branch of Rices creek; water of Twelve-mile river beginning on a chesnut (sic) thence N.19 E.5. chains to white oke (sic) thence N.55 E.31 chains to a post oke thence S.20 E.30 chains and 50 links to red oke thence N.79 W.33 to pine nott (sic) thence the beginning corner bounded on the North by land belonging to the estate of Abraham Duke on all other sides by land belonging to David McCollum. Together with all and singular the rights member heredetiments and appertancenceses (sic) to the sd. Premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining. To Have and Hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the sd. Joshua Burtz his Heirs executors administrators and assigns forever - And I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns to warrant and forever defend all and singular the sd. premises from the lawful claim of all manner of persons whatsoever claiming the same or any part therof - In witness thereunto I have set my hand and seal this 27th day of July, 1816. Signed sealed and delivered in the presents (sic) of us Levi Burtz, Mark Barrett, Reubin Burtz. James Barrett (S. & S.)

State of South Carolina. Pendleton District // Personally appeared Levi Burzts (sic) before me the subscribing Justice and made oath agreeable to law and saith that he saw James Barrett sign his name to the within deed for the within mentioned purposes and Mark Barrett and Reuben Burtz was subscribing witness with himself - Sworn and subscribed before me this 8th day of October 1816. George Edmonton, J.P. Levi Burtz Recorded 26th March 1822 And examined John P. Lewis C.C. & R.M.C.

Other Pickens County Land, Equity, and Probate Records

Property of Sarah Ayres

Deed Book A, p. 63, Probate Judges Office, Pickens, SC. April 24, 1845. South Carolina, Pickens District. To William D. Steele, Ordinary: The Humble petition of the undersigned sheweth that Sarah Ayres or Sarah Barrett died seized & possessed of 50 acres of Land more or less lying on Carpenters Creek adjoining lands belonging to James Burdine & others. The above named Sarah Ayres was married to Arthur Barrett in her first husbands lifetime & was afterwards known as Sarah Barrett. As I understand her husband is dead & Arthur Barrett is also dead. Your petitioner sheweth that his Father was a Brother to the said Sarah & he request you to have the Land sold or divided as may be most advantageous to the heirs of the said Sarah Ayres or Sarah Barrett. Signed, Reden Rackley.

Deed Book A (or Real Estate Book A), p. 64. June 30, 1845. South Carolina, Pickens District. Personally appeared before me Elijah Alexander & W. L. Keith & made oath that the Tract of Land described in the foregoing petition containing Fifty Acres more or less lying on Carpenters Creek adjoning James Burdine & others being the Real Estate of Sarah Ayres or Sarah Barrett is not worth $1000 & they think it best for the parties interested that it should be sold for Distribution among the Heirs. E. Alexander, W. L. Keith. Sworn to before me 30th June 1845. Wm. D. Steele, O.P.D. Signed E. Alexander, W. L. Keith.

South Carolina, Pickens District. Reden Rackley applicant vs Thomas Rackley, Wm. Rackley's heirs, Abner Rackley, Jesse Rackley, Winny Rackley & Elizabeth Rackley, Defts. For the Sale or the Real Estate of Sarah Ayres or Sarah Barrett Dec'd and it appearing that the last named Heirs are without the limits of this State it is therefore ordered that they appear within 3 Months for the date hereof or their consent to the same will be taken as confessed. William D. Steele, Ordinary Pickens District. Ordinarys Office, Pickens C. H. 30th June 1845. South Carolina, Pickens District. To Thos Rackley & the Heirs of William Rackley dec'd. You are hereby required to appear before the Court of Ordinary to be holden at Pickens C. H. for Pickens District on the first Monday in October next to shew cause if any you can why the Real Estate of Sarah Barrett or Sarah Ayres Dec'd situate in said District on Carpenters Creek adjoining Lands belonging to James Burdine & others containing 50 acres more or less should not be divided or sold. Given under my hand & Seal this 30th June 1845. William D. Steele, O.P.D. (Seal).

Page 66: October 6, 1845 The Real Estate of Sarah Barrett (Alias Ayres) Dec'd. On due examination it is ordered and decreed that the lands described in the Summons in this case be sold by the Sheriff of Pickens District on the first Monday in November next or on such other Sale day as will be more advantageous for the parties in interest on a credit of 12 Months except the cost which will be required in cash the purchaser giving bond with good security and a Mortgage of the premises if deemed necessary to the Ordinary for the payment of the purchase Money. William D. Steele, O.P.D. Octr 6th 1845.


 Prior to the 1769 organization of seven judicial districts, Pendleton did not exist. From 1769 until 1789, the area known as Pendleton District lay within the unorganized Indian lands, taken from the Cherokee during the American Revolution. In 1786, Greenville County was carved from this area, and in 1789 Pendleton County was established. In 1791 the state was reorganized again, and nine districts existed: Washington, Pinckney, Ninety-Six, Orangeburg, Camden, Cheraws, Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort. Washington District encompassed the counties of Pendleton and Greenville.

In 1800, Washington District was abolished and Pendleton County became Pendleton District. In 1826 Pendleton District was divided into Pickens and Anderson Districts. Pickens was further divided into present-day Pickens and Oconee Counties in 1868. Anderson County inherited all of the Old Pendelton District records. The entries here for Pickens County seem to be from what is present-day Pickens County rather than Oconee County.

William Shaw is the father-in-law of James Barrett ( m. Elizabeth Shaw, 1790). Robert Anderson (for whom Anderson county / town are named) is the father-in-law of William Shaw (m. Jane Anderson). He (Robert Anderson) served in the Revolutionary War under General Andrew Pickens.

Michael Barrett is recorded as living in Columbia, SC and also as a Charleston attorney. It is not clear that he ever lived on the considerable property that he owned in Pendleton.

This (and his witness in the preceding entry) seem to be the first evidence of James in Pendleton. He had sold his property in Newberry to (presumed brother) Arthur in 1812. (See Newberry Deed Book K, p. 313.) Perhaps this is part of the property his heirs sold to Lemuel Hamilton. (See Deed Book C1, p. 168.)

This would be James Barrett, Sr. His daughter, Sarah married Levi Burtz in 1809. No record has been found of James having purchased this land.

There is a Dunkin / Duncan Quaker family in Newberry, SC as recorded by Hinshaw (Vol 1, pp. 1019, 1029).

See Deed Book R, p. 523. This is obviously the same property that William Barrett left to his sons William and Benjamin in 1806. It seems that William gave deed to John Humphries without clearance from co-owner Benjamin. The difference in sale price is also interesting.

Rucker Mauldin is the father of Nancy Mauldin, who married Mark Barrett , son of James, Sr. and brother to James. Jr., and Jesse.

This would be James, Jr. and Mark, sons of James Sr. (dec'd) and Elizabeth. Nancy Barrett is Mark's wife, the former Nancy Mauldin.

The 1830 Census lists the following households, starting with #1065: William Hamilton, Jane Hamilton, William Hamby, James Barrett [Barrot, sic], Marcus Barrett [Barrot, sic].

There seem to be two contemporaneous William Barretts in Pickens County around this time. One, the son of Thomas was married to Mary Bradley and the other, to Frances Mansell, daughter of James Mansel. In the 1830 census, they are listed as William and William, Sr., though the ages are quite similar. Likewise, there are two wills recorded in Pickens County for WilliamBarrett: 1859 and 1868.

The 1830 Census lists the following households: #1273 Joshua Mansell, #1274 William Barrot (sic), # 1276 William Barrot, Sr., #1279 Arthur Barrett, Sr., #1281 James Saterfield, #1282Simeon Wade.

This land was sold upon the petition of Sarah's nephew, Reden Rackley. A note in the Package of the Will of William Rackley ( Reden Rackley's father) contains a note dated February 5, 1850 indicates that Thomas Rackley and Lewis Rackley were awarded $12.28 from this sale, since some of the heirs of Sarah Ayres (i.e., Barrett) had not claimed the same. Perhaps these were her children, including, who had moved to Anderson County.

It seems likely that this property was formerly that of her first husband, Arthur Barrett, rather than her second, Ayres. The Deed from James D. Saterfield to James Mansell shows the property in that transaction was adjacent Burdine, Saterfield and Wade. (See Pickens Book E, p. 88 and footnote.) All of these were near neighbors of Arthur Barrett, Sr. in 1830. If Burdine is the same James Burdine that purchased Sarah's property here (and whose property is adjacent ), it stands to reason that this parcel is the same 50 acre tract where Arthur and Sarah lived prior to his death in 1831. See also the Equity Record (Package 106, Clerck of Courts Office, Pickens, SC) for additional description of the property of James Mansell. Adjacent Burdine may be A. or Andrew.

The deed seems to record Sarah's name as "Sarah Barnett". However, there are several other sources related to this event which speak of "Sarah Barrett, who was married to Arthur Barrett". See additional details for Sarah Barrett.

This seems to be the same property purchased by Lewis T. Barrett, recorded just prior on the same page. It's not clear whether this is the same John Barrett earlier in (the Pickens area of) Pendleton.

There are Gilliland families in Pickens in 1840: Flemming Gilliland (household #1272) and James Gilliland (household # 1281)

This is the former Sarah Rackley, married first to Arthur Barrett (d. 1831) and then to [William or James?] Ayres. Sarah is the sister of William Rackley and Aunt to his nine children, Reden, et al. (See Will of William Rackley.)

These abstracts were taken from The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (SCMAR), Volume XVII, Number 3, Summer, 1989, pp. 165-167. Portions may also be found in Woosley, Vol. 3 and elsewhere.

One Source lists his name as Arthur B. Barrett. This is the only know reference to a middle name. The property was sold at auction to James Burdine (who owned adjacent property) for $66, as recorded inDeed Book E, pp. 394-395 March 16, 1846.


Pendleton / Pickens /Anderson County Deeds 1790-1840

Other Pickens County Land / Equity

Newberry District Deed Book K, pp Bruce Barrett Bruce Barrett Pendleton District. Andrew Pickens, Robert Anderson, and Benjamin Cleveland, Esq., Judges to William Steele for 7.15 [no units], lot of one-half acre being moiety of Lot #2 belonging to William Shaw on south, on north by part of Lot #2 belonging to Wadsworth, Turpin and Steele, directly opposite Lot #1, belonging to John Grissam. Signed, John Miller, Clerk. Witness: William McGuffin, Henry Sims. Proved June 19, 1793 by the oath of William McGuffin before John Miller, J.P. Recorded Sept 25, 1793.

C 413 February 28, 1798. Washington District. William Shaw of Abbeville District to Joseph Brown, for $171, 200 acres in Washington District on Hencoop Creek of the Savanah River, granted to James McConnell by William Moultrie [Governor] November 7, 1785 and recorded in Book GGGG, p. 42. Witness: Joseph Brown, Charles Sims. Proved June 23, 1798 by the oath of Joseph Brown before William Hall, J.P. Recorded June 26, 1798.

C 415-416 July 14, 1798. Pendleton District. John Carew, Lewis Dickens, Jenny Marie Alkin, and Michael Boulge to Michael Barrett, all of Columbia, SC, 500 acres each on Georges Creek. [These represent four separate, consecutive Deeds. It seems that each of the above Grantors had received adjacent grants of 500 acres from SC Governor Pickney on July 2, 1798 and sold the same in tandem to Michael Barrett in a prearranged sale.] Recorded July 23, 1798.C 416 July 14, 1798. Pendleton District. Michael Barrett to Richard Hatfield Harmon. Power of Attorney sell property on Big and Little George sCreek. Said property purchased for Michael Barrett by Waddy Thompsom at Sheriff s sale in 1793 from Thomas Farrar, Esq., Washington District. [Previous entry in Deed Book describes property as 960 acres of 1920 acres purchased at Sheriffs sale.] Witness: Martyn Alkin, Camden District, Richland County. Proved July14, 1798 by the oath of Martyn Alkin before Harris Turner, J.P. Recorded July 23, 1798.

E 88 April 27, 1799 Pendleton District. Michael Barrett of Charleston, Attorney at Law to Patrick Duncan, for 100 sterling, 200 acres on Little Georges Creek. Witness: John Nicholson, Thomas Duncan. Proved November 1799 by the oath of John Nicholoson before William Edmondson, J.P. Reco rded November 14, 1799.

H 122 [ Anderson (i.e., Pendleton) County Deed index lists this as a conveyance from John Barrett and wife Nancy Barrett to Abner Robinson in 1805. The Deed book clearly states John Barnett rather than Barrett. Also, the preceding Deed recorded is from a James Barnett to the same Abner Robinson. Further, this James Barrnett makes his mark, while James Barrett could write. James is clearly still in Newberry at the time.]

H 166-167 Pendleton District. Thomas Boyd to George Boyd, 800 acres on Saluda and Georges Creek.Part of three tracts of land. Adjacent: Thomas M. Barrett, Thomas Boyd, Gillespie. Susan Boyd released Dower. [incomplete abstract] Recorded Abt. March 1805.

H 235-236 February 11, 1806. Pendleton District. Ambrose Brdley to Joseph Burk, for $2000, 590 acres in four surveys on Georges Creek of Saluda River. Adjacent: Daniel McCollum, Ambrose Bradley. Witness: Hezekiah Goodrich, Thomas Barrett. Proved February 12, 1806 by the oath of Thomas Barrett before Samuel C. Duff, J.P. Recorded February 13, 1806.

H 355-356 January 14, 1806. Pendleton District. Thomas Barrett (Berit, sic) to his two sons, William Barrett and Benjamin Barrett, for $100, 100 acres on Georges Creek, a water of the Saluda River. Adjacent: Ambrose Bradley (other detailed description). Signed, Thomas Barrett (seal), Mary Barrett, wife of Thomas Barrett, (seal). Witness: John Carson, Jesse Saterfield. Proved January 15,1806 by the oath of John Carson, sworn before Samuel C. Duff. Recorded July 11, 1806.

H 411 July ---, 1804. Pendleton District. John Hampton Harrison of Greenville Dist.To Samuel Earle of Pendleton District, for $100, 217 acres originally granted Paul Hamilton. Witness: Reuben Barrett,Robert Cooke, J.P., Shadrack Tramill, Greenville District. Proved November 3, 1806 by the oath of Shadrack Tramill before Elijah Green. Recorded November 8, 1806.

H 513-514 Articles of Agreement concluded April 3, 1807 between Edward Doyle, Planter, and William Shaw, Attorney at Law, for $1200, whereas Doyle sold to Shaw 350 acres on Mulwee Creek of 23 Mile Creek, purchased from William Mulwee, also tract adjoining, purchased from Spence Mitchell for 250 acres. Signed, Edward Doyle, William Shaw. Witness James Cooper, John B. Melony. Proved April 21, 1807 by the oath of James Cooper before James C. Griffen. Recorded April 22, 1807.K 74 Thomas Barrett to Thomas Boyd. 100 acres on branch of Georges Creek. Recorded May 5, 1810. Need to acquire.

M 484-485 November 2, 1815. Pendleton District. Heirs .. John Smith to lawful heirs of Abraham Anderson, deceased: Aronimias, Isaac, Abel, Zadok, John, and Abraham Anderson and Rosannah Kinnemore, Elizabeth Anderson, Aba Rilla Anderson, 150 acres on Oolonnoy Creek, waters of 12-Mile River. Witness James Barrett, Jesse Barrett. Recorded March 4, 1816.

M 495 December 4, 1815. Pendleton District. Heirs & Daniel Vanoy and John Ragsdale of Cherokee Nation and Michael Ragsdale of GA and Susannah Hambleton / Hamilton and Thomas Ragsdale of Pendleton District, legatees of Estate of Benjamin Ragsdale, deceased, to James Barrett, 175 acres on 23-Mile Creek, waters of Savannah River. Adjacent: Archibald Hamilton. Witness James Hogan, John Smith, Thomas Odell. Relinquish of Dower by Susannah Ragsdale, widow of Benjamin Hamilton. Recorded March 25, 1816. P 442 July 27, 1816. Pendleton District. James Barrett to Joshua Burtz, for $300, 100 acres on a branch of Rices Creek, a water of Twelve- Mile River. (Detailed description of layout.) Adjacent: Abraham Duke (north), David McCollum (other sides). Signed, James Barrett (seal). Witness: Levi Burtz, Mark Barrett, Reuben Burtz. Proved October 8, 1816 by the oath of Levi Burtz before GeorgeEdmonton, J.P. Recorded March 26, 1822 and examined by John P. Lewis C.C. and R.M.C.

R 523 April 1, 1819. Pendleton District. William Barrett to John Humphries, for $150, 100 acres on Georges Creek, a water of the Saluda River. Adjacent Ambrose Bradley [further detailed description]. Signed William Barrett (seal). Witness: Lewis Payne, Nathaniel Duncan / Dunkin. Proved November 23, 1826 by the oath of Nathaniel Duncan / Dunkin. Recorded November 26, 1826.R 524 September 27, 1820. Pendleton District. Benjamine (sic) Barrett to John Humphries, for $76.56 1/4, all right and interest which is one-half) in the property earlier deeded to John Humphries by William Barrett. Signed Benjamine Barrett (seal). Witness: Samuel Hale, Joseph Hamilton. Proved November 23, 1826 by the oath of Samuel Hale before Edward Norton, J..P. Recorded November 25, 1826 and examined by John P. Lewis C.C. & R.M.C.Pickens

A-B 203 August 9, 1829. Rucker Mauldin to Anthony Coats, for $18.50, 4 acres on branch of Brushy Creek. Witness: James Barrett, Jesse Barrett. [need to acquire]

C1 168-169 September 29, 1835. Pickens District. Elizabeth Barrett, Mark Barrett, and James Barrett, [Widow of and Legatees of James Barrett, deceased] to Lemuel G. Hamilton, all of Pickens District,for $538, 269acres on 20 Mile Creek, a water of the Savannah River.[detailed description of location] Signed, Elizabeth Barrett (her mark and seal), Mark Barrett (seal), James Barrett (seal). Witness: William M. Hamby, Nancy Barrett. Provied March 28, 1836 by the oath of William M. Hamby before William L. Keith, C.C. Recorded March 28, 1836 and examined by William L Keith, C.C. & R.M.C

E1 88 October 23, 1828. Pickens District. William Barrett to James Mansell, for $300, 136 1/2 acres, on North Fork of Georges Creek, a water of the Saluda River. Land granted to James Flemming to (by?) Thomas Pickney, 1787. Land then conveyed by Flemming to Peter Corban. Signed, William Barrett. Witness: Thomas Edmonson, C. Packard. Proved November 4, 1828 by the oath of Chileon? Packard before James Osborn, J.Q. Recorded March 4, 1844 and examined by W. L. Keith, C.C. & R.C.M.

E1 88 February 8, 1834. James D. Saterfield to James Mansell, for $50, all his interest as legatee of the land where the Widow Gorman now lives. Adjacent: Burdine (East) , John Bowen (South), Robert Bowen (West), Simeon Wade, Hogan (North). Signed, James D. Saterfield. [Witnesses and record of proving and recording cut-off in photocopy.]

E1 394-395 March 16, 1846. Pickens District. William D. Steele to James Burdine, for $66, 50 acres on waters of Carpenters Creek. Sheriff s sale of the land of Sarah Ayres (Alias Sarah Barrett), deceased. Sale advertised first Monday in November 1845. Signed William D. Stele. Witness: W. E. Webb, Levi A. Robbins. Proved March 16, 1846 by the oath of W. E. Webb before Levi A. Robbins. Recorded March 16, 1846 and examined by W. L. Keith C.C. and R.M.C.

G1 391 January 10, 1851. Pickens District. Reese Bowen to Martin Barrett, for $282.50, 113 acres on Wolf Creek know as part of the Miller Tract. Signed, Reese Bowen. Witness Elijah Cannon, David Mosley. Relinquish of Dower by Martha E. Bowen. Proved September 11, 1852 by the oath of David Mosley before Thomas H. Bowen. Recorded January 23, 1854 and examined by W. L. Keith C.C. and R.M.C.

G1 392 September 10, 1852. Pickens District. Martin Barrett to Gideon McWhorter, for $350, 113 acres on Wolf Creek, known as part of the Miller Tract. Signed, Martin Barrett. Witness: S. D Keith, James Major. Relinquish of Dower, Jane Barrett. [part cut-off in photocopy]

G1 499 February 10, 1847. Pickens District. William McDow to Lewis T. Barrett, for $100, 200 acres on branches of Twelve-mile River., originally granted to Jeb Barnard March 11, 1793. Adjacent: Col. B. Hagood, and others [detailed description].Signed, William McDow. Witness: Thomas Gasius, Jesse Haynes. Proved February 11, 1847 in Anderson District on the oath of Jesse Hagood. Recorded September 29, 1854 and examined by W. L. Keith C.C. and R.M.C.

G1 499 October 16, 1852. Pickens District. Lewis T. Barrett to George R. Burgess of Greenville District, for $300. Plat made by James Jett March 9, 1790 and granted to Jeb Barnard March 11, 1793. Adjacent: Col. B. Hagood, James T. Ferguson. Signed Lewis T. Barrett. Witness: W. W. Robinson, David Roper. Right of Dower relinquished November 4, 1853, by Jane Barrett, wife of Lewis T. Barrett (her mark). Proved October 16, 1852 on the oath of W. W. Robinson. Recorded September 29, 1854 and examined by W. L. Keith C.C. and R.M.C.

Anderson

W 35-36 December 20, 1837. Anderson District. Charles Barrett to John Barrett, both of Anderson County, SC, for $300, 100 acres on branches of Salus Creek water of Savannah River, part of the original grant of John Verner (500 acres surveyed September 15, 1793 by Thomas Hindley, D.L and granted December 1, 1794). Adjacent: said John Barrett, William Rush, Edmond Thaches, --- Ledbetter. (Plat shown.) Signed, Charles Barrett (seal).Witness: Enoch Branan, David Haslett. Right of Dower relinquished, December 30, 1837, by Martha Barrett, wife of Charles Barrett. Proved December 30, 1837 by the oath of David Haslett. Recorded May 4, 1838.

W 36-37 December 26, 1837. Anderson District. John Barrett to Alexander Gilliland, for $350, for 100 acres [same land just purchased as recorded previous page]. Adjacent: said John Barrett, William Rush Edmond Thurston, Signed, John Barrett (seal). Witness Hosea Skelton, --- Ledbetter. Jesse P. Norris. Dower relinquished December 30, 1837 by Phebe Ann Barrett, wife of John Barrett. Proved December 29, 1837 by the oath of Hosea Skelton before E. L. Norris, J.P.

Book H, pp. 355-356 Thomas Barrett to Benjamin and Wm. Barrett January 14, 1806

State of South Carolina.// Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Berit (sic) of Pendleton District in State aforesaid in consideration of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid by my two sons William & [no second name] Have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said William and Benjamin Berit all that tract plantation or tract of land situate laying (sic) and being on the waters of Georges Creek waters of Saluda river in State aforesaid and District of Pendleton bounded as follows: beginning on a red oak corner thence N13 W28 to a red oak and thence to a conditional between myself and Ambrose Bradley thence up the creek to the forth branch thence up the branch to the fork and thence up the right hand fork and thence cross to the back line containing 100 acres to the same more of less Together will all and singular the rights members hereditainments and appurtanances to the said premises belonging or in any way incident or appertaining To have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned to the said William and Benjamin Berit their heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby bind myself my heirs Executors & administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said William and Benjamin Berit their heirs and assigns against myself my heirs & against every person or persons whomever Lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this 14th day of January in the year of our Lord 1806. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Test: John Carson Test: Jesse Saterfield. Thomas Barrett (seal) Mary Barrett (seal)

State of South Carolina. Pendleton District// Personally appeared John Carson before me Samuel C. Duff, Esq. And after being sworn as the law directs saith that he saw Thos. Barrett and Mary Barrett his wife sign and deliver the within as their ---- and deed for the purpose herein mentioned and that he also saw Jesse Saterfield subscribe his name as a subscribing Witness with himself sworn and subscribed this 15th day of Jany (sic) 1806 before me Samuel C. Duff J.P. Recorded 4th July 1806 John Carson

Book E1, pp. 394-395 W. D. Steel, O.P.D to James Burdine March 16, 1846 State of South Carolina. Pickens District // Release For ----- Acres Land This Indenture made Sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One eight hundred and Forty six between William D. Steel Ordinary of the District aforesaid and James Burdine of the same Sate and District Whereas a ----- (edict?) of Summons to divide or sell a certain tract of land hereinafter described of the estate of Sarah Ayres (alias Barnett) issued from the Court of Ordinary of said District and upon the return thereof the Judge of the said Court did determine that the said land could not be divided without injury to the parties in interest and did order the same to be sold by the Sheriff of the District aforesaid on a credit of twelve month. Whereupon the Sheriff aforesaid did advertise the said land for sale on the first Monday in November last and whereas the Sheriff aforesaid did on the said day aforesaid impose to sale at Public auction (acting?) on the credit aforesaid the said land where James Burdine was the last and highest bidder to whom the said land was struck off for the sum of Sixty Six dollars. Now this Indenture witnesseth that in consideration of Sixty Six dollars to me paid I have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release to the said James Burdine and his heirs forever all and singular that tract of land on waters of Carpenters Creek containing Fifty acres more of less with the appertainances thereunto belonging and are the Estate right to the interest claim or demand which Sarah Ayres (alias Barnett) decd., at the time of her death had in and to the same To have and Hold the said tract of land Together with all and singular the premises improvements and appertainances to the said James Burdine and his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said William D. Steele as Ordinary aforesaid have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written signed sealed and delivered. In the Presence of W. E. Webb and Levi A. Robins William D. Steele (seal) Ordinary Pickens District State of South Carolina. Pickens District // Personally appeared before me W. E. Webb and made oath in due form of law that he was present and did see William Steele sign and deliver the written deed for the and purpose therein mentioned and that Levi A. Robins was with himself a subscribing witness to the same sworn before me the 16th March 1846. Levi A. Robbins, Notary Public & Eu. Off. M.P.D. W. E. Webb Recorded the 16th day of March 1846 and examined by W. L. Keith C C & R. M. C.

Book ??, p. 442 James Barrett to Joshua Burtz July 27, 1816

State of South Carolina. Pendleton District // Release Know all men by these presents that James Barrett of the Sate and District aforesaid for an (sic) in consideration of the sum of $300 to me in hand paid by Joshua Burtz the same place have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell & release unto the sd. Joshua Burtz all that tract plantation and parcell (sic) of land containing one hundred acres be the same more of less lying and being in the district aforesaid lying on a branch of Rices creek; water of Twelve-mile river beginning on a chesnut (sic) thence N. 19 E.5. chains to white oke (sic) thence N.55 E.31 chains to a post oke thence S.20 E.30 chains and 50 links to red oke thence N.79 W.33 to pine nott (sic) thence the beginning corner bounded on the North by land belonging to the estate of Abraham Duke on all other sides by land belonging to David McCollum. Together with all and singular the rights member heredetiments and appertancenceses (sic) to the sd. Premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining. To Have and Hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the sd. Joshua Burtz his Heirs executors administrators and assigns forever  And I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns to warrant and forever defend all and singular the sd. premises from the lawful claim of all manner of persons whatsoever claiming the same or any part therof  In witness thereunto I have set my hand and seal this 27th day of July, 1816. Signed sealed and delivered in the presents (sic) of us Levi Burtz, Mark Barrett, Reubin Burtz. James Barrett (S. & S.)

State of South Carolina. Pendleton District // Personally appeared Levi Burzts (sic) before me the subscribing Justice and made oath agreeable to law and saith that he saw James Barrett sign his name to the within deed for the within mentioned purposes and Mark Barrett and Reuben Burtz was subscribing witness with himself  Sworn and subscribed before me this 8th day of October 1816. George Edmonton, J.P. Levi Burtz Recorded 26th March 1822 And examined John P. Lewis C.C. & R.M.C.

Other Pickens County Land, Equity, and Probate Records

Property of Sarah Ayres Deed Book A, p. 63, Probate Judges Office, Pickens, SC. April 24, 1845. South Carolina, Pickens District. To William D. Steele, Ordinary: The Humble petition of the undersigned sheweth that Sarah Ayres or Sarah Barrett died seized & possessed of 50 acres of Land more or less lying on Carpenters Creek adjoining lands belonging to James Burdine & others. The above named Sarah Ayres was married to Arthur Barrett in her first husbands lifetime & was afterwards known as Sarah Barrett. As I understand her husband is dead & Arthur Barrett is also dead. Your petitioner sheweth that his Father was a Brother to the said Sarah & he request you to have the Land sold or divided as may be most advantageous to the heirs of the said Sarah Ayres or Sarah Barrett. Signed, Reden Rackley.

Deed Book A (or Real Estate Book A), p. 64. June 30, 1845. South Carolina, Pickens District. Personally appeared before me Elijah Alexander & W. L. Keith & made oath that the Tract of Land described in the foregoing petition containing Fifty Acres more or less lying on Carpenters Creek adjoning James Burdine & others being the Real Estate of Sarah Ayres or Sarah Barrett is not worth $1000 & they think it best for the parties interested that it should be sold for Distribution among the Heirs. E. Alexander, W. L. Keith. Sworn to before me 30th June 1845. Wm. D. Steele, O.P.D. Signed E. Alexander, W. L. Keith.

South Carolina, Pickens District. Reden Rackley applicant vs Thomas Rackley, Wm. Rackley's heirs, Abner Rackley, Jesse Rackley, Winny Rackley & Elizabeth Rackley, Defts. For the Sale or the Real Estate of Sarah Ayres or Sarah Barrett Dec'd and it appearing that the last named Heirs are without the limits of this State it is therefore ordered that they appear within 3 Months for the date hereof or their consent to the same will be taken as confessed. William D. Steele, Ordinary Pickens District.

Ordinarys Office, Pickens C. H. 30th June 1845. South Carolina, Pickens District. To Thos Rackley & the Heirs of William Rackley dec'd. You are hereby required to appear before the Court of Ordinary to be holden at Pickens C. H. for Pickens District on the first Monday in October next to shew cause if any you can why the Real Estate of Sarah Barrett or Sarah Ayres Dec'd situate in said District on Carpenters Creek adjoining Lands belonging to James Burdine & others containing 50 acres more or less should not be divided or sold. Given under my hand & Seal this 30th June 1845. William D. Steele, O.P.D. (Seal).

Page 66: October 6, 1845 The Real Estate of Sarah Barrett (Alias Ayres) Dec'd. On due examination it is ordered and decreed that the lands described in the Summons in this case be sold by the Sheriff of Pickens District on the first Monday in November next or on such other Sale day as will be more advantageous for the parties in interest on a credit of 12 Months except the cost which will be required in cash the purchaser giving bond with good security and a Mortgage of the premises if deemed necessary to the Ordinary for the payment of the purchase Money. William D. Steele, O.P.D. Octr 6th 1845.

Will of William Rackley (Abstract) Box 10, #128, Probate Judges Office, Pickens, SC

September 6, 1841. Reden Rackley having applied to become administrator of the estate of William Rackley, deceased, any creditor objecting to such appointment should appear in the court of Ordinary on the third Monday of the Instant [current month?] to shew cause. Signed, J. L. H. Dendy, O.P.D.

September 27, 1841. William Rackley, having died intestate, Reden Rackley is appointed as administrator of the estate and ordered to make report by December 6, 1841.

November 10, 1841. Sale of personal property. Citation published as Cross Road Church. Buyers: Lewis Rackley, Warren Rackley.

September 6, 1844. Reden Rackley, Adm. of Wm. Rackley, deceased. Return for 1844.

Received of J. T. Cany ($1.00) Received of A. Medlin (10.00) Amount received ($11.00) By cash paid Wireney E. Rackley per rect. $5.00 By cash paid Eliza C. Rackley per rect. 17.75 By cash paid Adaline Rackley per rect. 5.00 By cash J. A. Doyle Tast as per rect. 0.17 1/4 $27.92 1/4 Due Adm on this return $16.92 1/4 Ordinary fees for this return 1.50 Due Administrator $18.42 1/4 Proved by the oath of Reden Rackley before Wm, D. Steele.

September 15, 1845. Reden Rackley received from his father [William] in his lifetime the following property: 1 Colt & 3 Gears ole $35; 1 Bed $5; Total received, $40. Sworn before William D. Steele.

March 5, 1846. Warren B. Rackley Rackley received from his father [William] in his lifetime the following property: 1 Colt & Saddle $37.50. Sworn before William D. Steele, O.P. D.

March 30, 1846. Reden Rackley Adm. of Wm. Rackley in accordance with Estate.

Amount of sale bill $409.225 Cash received on old note as per --- 10.00 Note on Reden Rackley 100.50 Interest on same 12.31 Cash received of Thomas Sooper on note & interest 6.50 Note on A. Medlin 55.00

Received on Thomas Bowen - note 17.25 Received on Thomas Bowen of Elias Kennium 5.00

$615.78 1/2 Cash paid for estate for 1st return ($16.62)

Cash paid for estate for 2nd return (23.75) Cash paid for estate for 3rd return (4.17)

Cash paid for estate for 4th return (1.67 1/4) ($46.19 1/4) $569.58 3/4 Widow s Share (189.86 1/2) $413.06 1/4 Advanced to Reden Rackley as per schedule 40.00 Advanced to Warren B. Rackley as per schedule 37.50 $490.56 1/4

Due each child (total of 9 children) ($50.80 1/2) 

I order and decree that Reden Rackley pay to the widow of William Rackley, deceased, $156.52 1/2 and to each child $54.901/2. W. D. Steele, O.P.D.

September 21, 1846. Reden Rackley Adm. Of Wm. Rackley, Decd. in accordance with Estate. Paid Mary Rackley, Widow, her share $189.66 To Warren B. Rackley, his share $50.75 To Eliza Rackley, her share $50.75 To Adaline Rackley, her share $50.75 I [i.e., Redden] acknowledge to receiving my share $50.75 And in my hand as guardian for 5 children, viz: Winney E., William B., Mahala C., John L. & James L. Rackley $253.75

The above shows a final settlement of William Rackley s Estate. Signed Reden Rackly (sic). Examined by Wm. D. Steele.

July 8, 1850 One day after date, we or either of us promise to pay W. D. Steele O.P.D. Twelve Dollars & Twenty Eight cents for value rec d, as witness our hand & seal 8th July, 1850. The conditions of the above note is such that if the heirs of Sarah Ayres, Dec d, never apply for the above amt. [$12.28] due them from the sale of Real Estate of said Dec d, the note to be void; otherwise to remain good. Signed, Thomas Rackley (seal), Lewis Rackley (his mark and seal) Witness: E. E. Alexander.


 Prior to the 1769 organization of seven judicial districts, Pendleton did not exist. From 1769 until 1789, the area known as Pendleton District lay within the unorganized Indian lands, taken from the Cherokee during the American Revolution.In 1786, Greenville County was carved from this area, and in 1789 Pendleton County was established. In 1791 the state was reorganized again, and nine districts existed: Washington, Pinckney, Ninety-Six,Orangeburg, Camden, Cheraws, Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort.Washington District encompassed the counties of Pendleton and Greenville.

In 1800, Washington District was abolished and Pendleton County became Pendleton District. In 1826 Pendleton District was divided into Pickens and Anderson Districts. Pickens was further divided into present-day Pickens and OconeeCounties in 1868. Anderson County inherited all of the Old Pendelton District records. The entries here for Pickens County seem to be from what is present-day Pickens County rather than Oconee County.

William Shaw is the father-in-law of James Barrett (m. Elizabeth Shaw, 1790). Robert Anderson (for whom Anderson county / town are named) is the father-in-law of William Shaw (m. Jane Anderson). He (Robert Anderson) served in the Revolutionary War under General Andrew Pickens.

Michael Barrett is recorded as living in Columbia, SC and also as a Charleston attorney. It is not clear that he ever lived on the considerable property that he owned in Pendleton.

This (and his witness in the preceding entry)seem to be the first evidence of James in Pendleton. He had sold his property in Newberry to (presumed brother) Arthur in 1812. (See Newberry Deed Book K, p. 313.) Perhaps this is part of the property his heirs sold to Lemuel Hamilton. (See Deed Book C1, p. 168.)

This would be James Barrett, Sr. His daughter, Sarah married Levi Burtz in 1809. No record has been found of James having purchased this land.

 There is a Dunkin / Duncan Quaker family in Newberry, SC as recorded by Hinshaw (Vol 1, pp. 1019, 1029).

 See Deed Book R, p. 523. This is obviously the same property that William Barrett left to his sons William and Benjamin in 1806. It seems that William gave deed to John Humphries without clearance from co-owner Benjamin. The difference in sale price is also interesting.

 Rucker Mauldin is the father of Nancy Mauldin, who married Mark Barrett, son of James, Sr. and brother to James. Jr., and Jesse.

 This would be James, Jr. and Mark, sons of James Sr. (dec d) and Elizabeth. Nancy Barrett is Mark s wife, the former Nancy Mauldin.

The 1830 Census lists the following households, starting with #1065: William Hamilton, Jane Hamilton, William Hamby, James Barrett [Barrot, sic], Marcus Barrett [Barrot, sic].

 There seem to be two contemporaneous William Barretts in Pickens County around this time. One, the son of Thomas was married to Mary Bradley and the other, to Frances Mansell, daughter of James Mansel. In the 1830 census, they are listed as William and William, Sr., though the ages are quite similar. Likewise, there are two wills recorded in Pickens County for WilliamBarrett: 1859 and 1868.

 The 1830 Census lists the following households: #1273 Joshua Mansell, #1274 William Barrot (sic), # 1276 William Barrot, Sr., #1279 Arthur Barrett, Sr., #1281 James Saterfield, #1282Simeon Wade.

 This land was sold upon the petition of Sarah s nephew, Reden Rackley. A note in the Package of the Will of William Rackley (Reden Rackley s father) contains a note dated February 5, 1850 indicates that Thomas Rackley and Lewis Rackley were awarded $12.28 from this sale, since some of the heirs of Sarah Ayres (i.e., Barrett) had not claimed the same. Perhaps these were her children, including, who had moved to Anderson County.

It seems likely that this property was formerly that of her first husband, Arthur Barrett, rather than her second, Ayres. The Deed from James D. Saterfield to James Mansell shows the property in that transaction was adjacent Burdine, Saterfield and Wade. (See Pickens Book E, p. 88 and footnote.) All of these were near neighbors of Arthur Barrett, Sr. in 1830. If Burdine is the same James Burdine that purchased Sarah s property here (and whose property is adjacent), it stands to reason that this parcel is the same 50 acre tract where Arthur and Sarah lived prior to his death in 1831. See also the Equity Record (Package 106, Clerck of Courts Office, Pickens, SC) for additional description of the property of James Mansell. Adjacent Burdine may be A. or Andrew.

 The deed seems to record Sarah s name as  Sarah Barnett . However, there are several other sources related to this event which speak of  Sarah Barrett, who was married to Arthur Barrett . See additional details for Sarah Barrett.

 This seems to be the same property purchased by Lewis T. Barrett, recorded just prior on the same page. It's not clear whether this is the same John Barrett earlier in (the Pickens area of) Pendleton. There are Gilliland families in Pickens in 1840: Flemming Gilliland (household #1272) and James Gilliland (household # 1281).

 This is the former Sarah Rackley, married first to Arthur Barrett (d. 1831) and then to [William or James?] Ayres. Sarah is the sister of William Rackley and Aunt to his nine children, Reden, et al. (See Will of William Rackley.).

These abstracts were taken from The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (SCMAR), Volume XVII, Number 3, Summer, 1989, pp. 165-167. Portions may also be found in Woosley, Vol. 3 and elsewhere.

 One Source lists his name as Arthur B. Barrett. This is the only know reference to a middle name.

 The property was sold at auction to James Burdine (who owned adjacent property) for $66, as recorded inDeed Book E, pp. 394-395 March 16, 1846.

Likely Andrew Medlin. See 1830 Census records, household #1231.

 Other researchers report that Warren B. Rackley married Clementine McEver 1879 in Misc County, GA. This may be off by a generation. He had certainly died by 1870.

 It appears that the Widows share was one-third.

 The amount $54.90 1/2 was overwritten The arithmetic is off just a bit. Should be $54.50 1/2.

 Other researchers report that Lucretia  Winney Rackley was born April 4, 1825 in Pickens Co., SC and married William Henry Dacus Abt 1848.

 Sarah Rackley, sister of Wm. Rackley, married Arthur Barrett (son of Jacob, Sr.). They moved from Newberry to Pickens. Arthur died in 1831 and Sarah subsequently married [William or James?] Ayres, who also predeceased her. At her death (Bef. 1845), Redden Rackley, her nephew, petitioned for the sale of 50 acres still in Sarah s estate. The land was sold for $66 to James Burdine. (See Deed Book C1, p. 394.)

It is implied that among Sarah s heirs are her brothers, Thomas Rackley and William Rackley, dec d. (See Pickens Deed Book A, pp. 63-66.) There is no evidence of her Barrett children as heirs, though perhaps these are the missing heirs referred to above. Since brother William seems to have been one of Sarah s heirs, she may have predeceased him, putting her death before 1841, or perhaps she had not changed her will at William s death.

If Thomas Rackley and Lewis Rackley are indeed both brothers of Sarah (and William), it gives some additional weight to the possibility that Lewis T. Barrett is the son of Arthur Barrett and Sarah (Rackley) Barrett.


Pendleton / Pickens /Anderson County Deeds 1790-1840

Other Pickens County Land / Equity Records

Pickens County Probate Records

Unknown Bruce Barrett

Pendleton / Pickens / Anderson County SC Deed Abstracts

Pendleton

B 189-191 June 18, Newberry District Deed Book K, pp Bruce Barrett Bruce Tatum Estate of John Tatum. Pack 711. Probate Judge Office. Anderson, S. C. Est admr 24 December 1824 by Hugh Tatum, William Tatum, Edward Tatum , Who are bound unto John Harris, Ord., in the sum of two thousand dollars. Citation published 19 Dec. 1824 at Fairview Meeting House. Sale was held on 25 Jan. 1825. Buyers: Levi Burtz, Joseph Young, Elijah Cannon, Rebecca Tatum, Edward Tatum, Perthany Tatum, Hugh Tatum, William Tatum, Moese Hendrix, Jeremiah Field, John Humphreys, John Prince, Mark Kirksey. William Barrett,John Gilstrap, Wiley Gilstrap, John W. Tatum, Nathaniel Tatum, Sheriff Haynes.

Pendleton / Pickens / Anderson County SC Deed Abstracts Pendleton

B 189-191 June 18, 1792. Pendleton District. Andrew Pickens, Robert Anderson, and Benjamin Cleveland, Esq., Judges to William Steele for 7.15 [no units], lot of one-half acre being moiety of Lot #2 belonging to William Shaw on south, on north by part of Lot #2 belonging to Wadsworth, Turpin and Steele, directly opposite Lot #1, belonging to John Grissam. Signed, John Miller, Clerk. Witness: William McGuffin, Henry Sims. Proved June 19, 1793 by the oath of William McGuffin before John Miller, J.P. Recorded Sept 25, 1793.

C 413 February 28, 1798. Washington District. William Shaw of Abbeville District to Joseph Brown, for $171, 200 acres in Washington District on Hencoop Creek of the Savanah River, granted to James McConnell by William Moultrie [Governor] November 7, 1785 and recorded in Book GGGG, p. 42. Witness: Joseph Brown, Charles Sims. Proved June 23, 1798 by the oath of Joseph Brown before William Hall, J.P. Recorded June 26, 1798.

C 415-416 July 14, 1798. Pendleton District. John Carew, Lewis Dickens, Jenny Marie Alkin, and Michael Boulge to Michael Barrett, all of Columbia, SC, 500 acres each on Georges Creek. [These represent four separate, consecutive Deeds. It seems that each of the above Grantors had received adjacent grants of 500 acres from SC Governor Pickney on July 2, 1798 and sold the same in tandem to Michael Barrett in a prearranged sale.] Recorded July 23, 1798.

C 416 July 14, 1798. Pendleton District. Michael Barrett to Richard Hatfield Harmon. Power of Attorney to sell property on Big and Little George's Creek. Said property purchased for Michael Barrett by Waddy Thompsom at Sheriff's sale in 1793 from Thomas Farrar, Esq., Washington District. [Previous entry in Deed Book describes property as 960 acres of 1920 acres purchased at Sheriff's sale.] Witness: Martyn Alkin, Camden District, Richland County. Proved July 14, 1798 by the oath of Martyn Alkin before Harris Turner, J.P. Recorded July 23, 1798.

E 88 April 27, 1799. Pendleton District. Michael Barrett of Charleston, Attorney at Law to Patrick Duncan, for 100 sterling, 200 acres on Little George's Creek. Witness: John Nicholson, Thomas Duncan. Proved November --, 1799 by the oath of John Nicholoson before William Edmondson, J.P. Recorded November 14, 1799.

H 122 [ Anderson (i.e., Pendleton) County Deed index lists this as a conveyance from John Barrett and wife Nancy Barrett to Abner Robinson in 1805. The Deed book clearly states John Barnett rather than Barrett. Also, the preceding Deed recorded is from a James Barnett to the same Abner Robinson. Further, this James Barnett makes his mark, while James Barrett could write. James is clearly still in Newberry at the time.]

H 166-167 Pendleton District. Thomas Boyd to George Boyd, 800 acres on Saluda and George's Creek. Part of three tracts of land. Adjacent: Thomas M. Barrett, Thomas Boyd, Gillespie. Susan Boyd released Dower. [incomplete abstract] Recorded Abt. March 1805.

H 235-236 February 11, 1806.Newberry District Deed Book K, pp Bruce Barrett Bruce Barrett himself his wife and child to be directed to Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Virginia. Thomas Pearson and Samuel Compt[on are] appointed to inquire

MARCH 28, 1826. James MANSELL of Pendleton to Jeremiah FIELD. $375. On waters of George's Creek wateers of Saluda River being part of a tract conveyed by Thomas BOYDS heirs to sd James MANSELL..Wit: John HUMPHRIES, Daniel MURPHREE. Sarah, wife of James relinquished right of dower p. 198-9

Pendleton / Pickens / Anderson County SC Deed Abstracts

Pendleton

B 189-191 June 18, 1792. Pendleton District. Andrew Pickens, Robert Anderson, and Benjamin Cleveland, Esq., Judges to William Steele for 7.15 [no units], lot of one-half acre being moiety of Lot #2 belonging to William Shaw on south, on north by part of Lot #2 belonging to Wadsworth, Turpin and Steele, directly opposite Lot #1, belonging to John Grissam. Signed, John Miller, Clerk. Witness: William McGuffin, Henry Sims. Proved June 19, 1793 by the oath of William McGuffin before John Miller, J.P. Recorded Sept 25, 1793.

C 413 February 28, 1798. Washington District. William Shaw of Abbeville District to Joseph Brown, for $171, 200 acres in Washington District on Hencoop Creek of the Savanah River, granted to James McConnell by William Moultrie [Governor] November 7, 1785 and recorded in Book GGGG, p. 42. Witness: Joseph Brown, Charles Sims. Proved June 23, 1798 by the oath of Joseph Brown before William Hall, J.P. Recorded June 26, 1798.

C 415-416 July 14, 1798. Pendleton District. John Carew, Lewis Dickens, Jenny Marie Alkin, and Michael Boulge to Michael Barrett, all of Columbia, SC, 500 acres each on Georges Creek. [These represent four separate, consecutive Deeds. It seems that each of the above Grantors had received adjacent grants of 500 acres from SC Governor Pickney on July 2, 1798 and sold the same in tandem to Michael Barrett in a prearranged sale.] Recorded July 23, 1798.

C 416 July 14, 1798. Pendleton District. Michael Barrett to Richard Hatfield Harmon. Power of Attorney to sell property on Big and Little George's Creek. Said property purchased for Michael Barrett by Waddy Thompsom at Sheriff's sale in 1793 from Thomas Farrar, Esq., Washington District. [Previous entry in Deed Book describes property as 960 acres of 1920 acres purchased at Sheriff's sale.] Witness: Martyn Alkin, Camden District, Richland County. Proved July 14, 1798 by the oath of Martyn Alkin before Harris Turner, J.P. Recorded July 23, 1798.

E 88 April 27, 1799. Pendleton District. Michael Barrett of Charleston, Attorney at Law to Patrick Duncan, for 100 sterling, 200 acres on Little George's Creek. Witness: John Nicholson, Thomas Duncan. Proved November --, 1799 by the oath of John Nicholoson before William Edmondson, J.P. Recorded November 14, 1799.

H 122 [ Anderson (i.e., Pendleton) County Deed index lists this as a conveyance from John Barrett and wife Nancy Barrett to Abner Robinson in 1805. The Deed book clearly states John Barnett rather than Barrett. Also, the preceding Deed recorded is from a James Barnett to the same Abner Robinson. Further, this James Barnett makes his mark, while James Barrett could write. James is clearly still in Newberry at the time.]

H 166-167 Pendleton District. Thomas Boyd to George Boyd, 800 acres on Saluda and George's Creek. Part of three tracts of land. Adjacent: Thomas M. Barrett, Thomas Boyd, Gillespie. Susan Boyd released Dower. [incomplete abstract] Recorded Abt. March 1805.

H 235-236 February 11, 1806. Estate of John Tatum. Pack 711. Probate Judge Office. Anderson, S.C. Est admr 24 December 1824 by Hugh Tatum, William Tatum, Edward Tatum, Who are bound unto John Harris, Ord., in the sum of two thousand dollars. Citation published 19 Dec. 1824 at Fairview Meeting House. Sale was held on 25 Jan. 1825. Buyers: Levi Burtz, Joseph Young, Elijah Cannon, Rebecca Tatum, Edward Tatum, Perthany Tatum, Hugh Tatum, William Tatum, Moese Hendrix, Jeremiah Field, John Humphreys, John Prince, Mark Kirksey, William Barrett, John Gilstrap, Wiley Gilstrap, John W. Tatum, Nathaniel Tatum, Sheriff Haynes.




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