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Rees, Martin families
Posted by: Bill Page (ID *****3418) Date: April 15, 2002 at 11:40:48
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Looking for information on Peter Rees(e)and his wife Barbara (perhaps Martin ?) who lived in the Fairfield District, SC area from at least 1771 until after 1787.

I am especially interested in any records which show either of them as being related to any other person -- parents, siblings, or children.

But any additional references to Peter or Barbara Rees might be important?

Below are the sources I have found documenting Peter and Barbara Rees during their lives in the Fairfield County area.

Holcomb, Brent, Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Journals, Volume VI, Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1999, p.319:
Meeting of Tuesday 4 December 1770: To certify plats
Peter Rees 200 [acres] Craven County surveyed for Thomas Mador
Then, looking for Mador's [probably Meador] grant, I found, on p.118: Meeting of Tuesday 3 November 1767
Thomas Madder 200 [acres] Waters Broad River
I take these two entries to mean that Thomas "Mador" [probably Meador] received a land grant in 1767, then somehow conveyed it to Peter Rees (probably by sale but that is not certain) by 1770, when Rees had the plat certified in Charleston ? If so, then the acreage had nothing to do with the size of Rees' family.

1771 - N-5, 536-537: Lease and release. 24 Nov. 1771, Peter Rees of Province of SC, planter, to Hans Cannemore [Kennemore] of Craven County, planter, for P100 SC money, tract granted 8 March 1771 to Peter Rees, 100 acres on a branch called Rockey Creek on the North side of Broad River adj. land of Jones. (2 miles N of Salem Crossroads, Rocky & Beaver Crks). Peter Rees (LS), Barbara Rees (mark) (LS). Wit.: John Martin, David Martin, George Martin (mark). Proved in Craven County before Samuel Cannon, J.P., by the oath of David Martin. 21 May 1772. Recorded 9 Jan. 1786. - from Brent H. Holcomb, South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1783-1788 (1996), p.134.

Holcomb, Brent, Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Journals, Volume VII, 1771-1774. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1999, p.169:
Meeting of Tuesday 1 December 1772
Peter Rees 150 [acres]
Immediately above Peter Rees' name appears George Martin [100 acres] I *assume* that this grant DID reflect the size of Peter's family: perhaps 1 wife + 1 child ?

1774 - Peter Rees, 22 Sept. 1774; 150 acres on drains of Rocky Creek. Bounded NW by Peter HISS and vacant land; NE on John Dye and vacant land; other sides vacant. Survey certified 16 Mar. 1773; granted 7 May 1774. Quit rent in 2 years. David Hopkins, DS. Delivered 15 Dec. 1774 to George Yirtz {?-signature} (Jesse H. Motes' South Carolina Memorials of Land Titles 1774-1776, vol.1, p.123)

1775 Michael Kennymore, 3 Feb. 1775: 100 acres in Craven County on drains of Rocky Creek. Bounded NE on John Dye, NW on Peter Rees, SW on John Roebuck, SE & NE on Jacob Kennymore. Survey certified 23 Dec. 1772; granted 19 August 1774. Quit rent in 2 years. David Hopkins, DS. Delivered 10 Feb. 1775 to Peter Quinn [13-277:3]
(Jesse H. Motes' South Carolina Memorials of Land Titles 1774-1776, vol.1, p.229)

1777 - A, 279-281: Lease and release. 1 & 2 April 1777, John Pearson of Ninety-Six District, planter, to Rudolph Buzzard of same, for 500 pds., 60 acres granted to Henry Oxner 25 May 1774 on south side Broad River adj. Jacob Falker, Rudolph Buzzard, Richard Clark, recorded in Book 3G, page 44, conveyed by said Henry Oxner and his wife Eliz'th 3 & 4 Nov. 1777 to John Pearson. John Pearson (Seal). Elis Pearson (E) (Seal), Wit.: Peter Reece, John Badner (I), Conrad Zuber. Presented in open court and permitted on a former proof 5 March 1787. Recorded 25 May 1787. (Holcombe, Brent H., Newberry County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts Deed Books A-B, volume 1 (1999), p.25)

1786 - Peter Reese was a witness on 22 Jan 1786 when Henry Rogers sold 200A to Joseph Cameron on Little River bounding Richard Walker, now claimed by Burr Harrison, the other sides are vacant land 1 Aug 1785 (which date is correct?). Other wit. John and Andrew Cameron, recorded 17 Jan 1788 Fairfield Co., SC Book A p. 499.

1787 - From "Some SC Genealogical Records" compiled by Janie Revill, in Fairfield county - John Godfrey and wife Margaret in 1787 sold to Peter Rees (Reives) 100 Acres Granted to Joseph Howard on ROCKY CREEK N-s Broad - - Gr. 19 Aug 1774

I have not had access to the Fairfield deeds after 1788, when it is likely that Peter sold his land and moved to Pendleton District, SC.

Nor have I located Peter Reese's family in the 1790 SC census.

In 1794 Peter Reese buys land in Pendleton District, SC, where he continues to appear in records until his death in 1831.

Any additional help on the Rees or Martin families will be appreciated.

Bill Page
Bryan, Texas

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