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Information on Jeremiah Wilbourn, Edgefield, SC
Posted by: J A (ID *****6187) Date: May 29, 2009 at 15:19:12
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Greetings to you all,

Here are some data on Jeremiah Wilbourn, who lived in Edgefield District, SC for the first one-fifth of the 1800s. At least one online researcher says he died in Taliaferro Co., GA, but he doesn't cite his source. And I can't confirm or deny this. He does not appear in Edgefield probate. Anyone sharing information on the whereabouts of his decease, with proper documentation, would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway, here are Jeremiah and his wife Polly (Hudson) Wilbourn, in Edgefield, SC.


April 1815: Edgefield District.

Jeremiah Wilborn served on the Common Pleas Petit Jury


April 20, 1809: Edgefield District. Deed of Conveyance. Richard McCary to Jeremiah Wilborn, $300.00, 100 acres on Bird Creek adjacent property line made to divide Philip Holt and John Holt. A Thomas lives on the property. Witnesses: Richard McCary, Stephen White, Samuel Thomas, John Lyon, Nancy McCary, wife of Richard M. McCary relinquishes dower April __ 1809 (day lost in binding). (Deed Book 30, p. 41)


November 28, 1809: Edgefield District. William Hudson deed-gifts to his son-in-law Jeremiah Wilbourn and his daughter Polly. (Deed Book 30, p. 40; in Deed Book I or J, p. 146, in Laurens District, SC)


William Hudson to J. Wilborn & Wife, Deed Gift
South Carolina
Edgefield District

Know all men by these presents that I William Hudson of the district and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and do bear toward, my beloved Son in Law Jeremiah Wilborn and Polly Wilborn, them and their heirs forever the following Property, to wit: one negroe [sic] fellow named Barnett one negroe [sic] boy named Emmanuel, Two mares and a colt and one Cow and Yearling and Sundry other Articles of household furniture, all of which property is herewith delivered To have and to hold to their proper ___ and behoof. And I do hereby bind my Self and my Heirs to warrant and defend the right and title to the said property from the claim of all and every person or persons whomoever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-eighth day of November 1809.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents [sic] of in Anderson Crawford, Jo’ Fields

William (X) Hudson

South Carolina,
Edgefield District

Personally appeared Anderson Crawford who being duly sworn made oath that he did see William Hudson sign seal and as his act and Deed deliver the written Instrument of writing to and for the uses and purposes within mentioned and did also see Joseph Fields with himself subscribe his name as a witness to the due execution thereof.

Sworn to before me the 28th day of November 1809, Anderson Crawford
John Lyon, Q.U.

Recorded 8th February 1810



December 26, 1809: Edgefield District. Deed of Conveyance. For $190.00 Mary George sells to Jeremiah Welborn 120 acres on Bird Creek of Stephens Creek and Savannah River, being part of 550 acres granted to Henry Caldwell 18 October 1774, bounding W on the creek and Richard McCrary, N. on Jeremiah Williams [word in binding] granted to James Blocker, S by James Martin. Signed Mary (X) George. Wit Wm White, Daniel White. Proven 26 Dec by Wm White; John Lyon Q.U. Recorded 1 Jan 1810. (Deed Book 30, p. 23)

August 1, 1810: Edgefield District. Deed of Conveyance. Jeremiah Wilborn sells to David George, $400.00, for 100 acres; names Philip Holt and John Holt; signatories: Samuel Thomas and D. (David) White; Polly (X) Wilborn relinquishes dower June 13, 1811; John Lyon Q U (Deed Book 31, p. 15)

September 4, 1812: Edgefield District. Deed of Land Sale. Richard McCary sells to Jeremiah Wilbourn, $600.00; signatories: Robert Harrison, Allen Burton, Richard McCary, John Lyon, JQ, Nancy (X) McCary (but recorder writes “Nancy Martin”) relinquishes dower November 25, 1813 (Deed Book 31, p. 492)

December 29, 1813: Edgefield District. Deed of Land Sale. Jeremiah Wilborn sells to Ansel Talbert, Esq., $49.25, for 39 acres and four-tenths, part of 309 acres first granted to Cornelius Lofton Mar. 3, 1799; names: James Blocher, John Blocher; Signatories: Jeremiah Wilborn, Thomas Morton and Blumer Martin, Jr. Edmund Belcher, JP (Deed Book 33, p. 49)

April 6, 1814. Edgefield District. Jeremiah Wilbourn purchased from John Blocker Jr. for two hundred thirteen dollars 213 acres on Bird Creek adjacent land of Widow George, estate of Wm. Morton, Ansel Tolbert, said Jeremiah Wilbourn. (Deed Book 31, p. 520)

January 27, 1816: Edgefield District. Deed of Land Sale. Jeremiah Wilborn sells to Henry Martin, for $279.00, 293 acres, part of which was first granted to Henry Calwell Oct. 18, 1774, the other part to Cornelius Lofton and sold to Ansel Talbert; Witnesses: Jeremiah Wilbourn, Moab Martin, Thomas Martin, Ansel Talbert, JP. (Deed Book 33, p. 229)

January 27, 1816: Edgefield District. Deed of Land Sale. Jeremiah Wilborn sells to Moab Martin, for $700.00, 200 acres, bounded by Henry Martin. Thomas Martin, and Richard Wibborn [sic]; Signatories: J. C. Talbert, Henry Martin, Jeremiah Wilbourn, Ansel Talbert, JP, and Henry Martin (Deed Book 33, p. 187)


April 4, 1817: Edgefield District. Stephen Garrett v. Jeremiah Wilborn. Jeremiah is administrator of the estate of Peter Farrer Jr. Peter Farrar Senr pledged to Garrett a Negro boy London as security for payment of $247 which Garrett paid in discharge of a prior mortgage. London was quite small at the time. Took out mortgage on other Negroes since dead. Garrett has never received payment. Jeremiah Willborn, administrator of Peter Farrar Jr. on alleged verbal gift of said Negro to Peter Farrar Jr. by his grandfather the said Peter Farrar Sr. about 20 years ago, which Negro remained in possession of Peter Farrar Sr. About three years ago, when he was about to leave the state, took from Peter Farrar Sr. a written mortgage of this Negro. Peter Farrar Jr. died about 16 years ago. (Source: Equity Court Records # 14)


In the 1810 Census, Jeremiah Wilbourn is the head of household.

1 male 26-44
2 girls under 10
1 woman 16-25


Polly (Hudson) Wilbourn's father is William Hudson, who deed-gifted her property and household items on Nov. 28, 1809 (see above). William Hudson does the same on the same date for his daughter Cairy (Hudson) Wilbourn, who married William Wilbourn. So we have two sisters. It is very probable that they married two brothers, Jeremiah and William.

For more information on William and Cairy, see these posts:

The reason I place this information in a discussion forum is that this is where researchers are the most desperate (!). I hope this helps.



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