Lancaster County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1787 -1811
By Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S.
Pp. 179-180: 17 Oct 1786, Peter Boer of North Carolina, Granville County, to William Baily of Lancaser Co., SC, planter (lease sl, release 50 sterling) land in Craven Co., on E side Wateree River on Cedar Creek & the road leading from Rocky Mount to the Hanging Rock, all sides vacant, where the said William Baily now liveth, grant to Thomas Brannan, and sold by Brannan to James Mcollough, the to Peter Boyer; 14 Sept 1771 Rec. In Sec. Office Book III p. 339 Peter Boyer (Seal), Wit: Jos Cole, John Stephens, Richard Perry (X).
Page 80: 17 Apr 1787, Nathaniel Pace of Camden Dist., to William Bailey, of same, for lb. 10 … 100 A (acres) on Cedar Creek Catawba River … Nathaniel Pace (Seal), Micajah Crenshaw, James Crenshaw. Prov. By Nathaniel Pace, 22 Apr 1789, before Robert Dunlap, J.P.
Page 319: 2 Feb 1795, Bailey Fleming (Double Cousin of William Fleming Bailey) of Lancaster Co. , To William Bailey of same, for lb. 30 sterling … 100 A, part of 654 A granted to sd. Bailey Fleming 5 March 1792 on Rocky Creek adj. Benedict Best .. Bailey Fleming (Seal), Wit Benedict Best, John Baker, Solomon Mackey (X). Prov. By Benedict Best, 26 Apr 1795, before Robt Bratney, J.P.
Page 329: 12 Sep 1796, Robert Bratney of Lancaster Co., to Thomas Chawhon (Cauthen) of same, for lb 140 sterling … 250 A on NE side Catawba River on both sides Rockey Creek, granted 5 May 1773 conveyed to sd. Robert Bratney by Hugh Summrvville 5 Oct 1784
(the sd. Somerville having purchased from Thomas McIlhany, 1 & 2 Aug 1774) also 75 A surveyed for Charles Bratney 4 March 1786, ad land formerly the property of William Maddox … Robert Bratney (Seal), Henrietta Bratney (X) (Seal), Wit: Joseph Coil, William Bailey, Richard Perry (X). Prov. By Joseph Coil, before Henry Massey, J.P. 27 Jan 1797.
Book C & E
Pp. 83 - 84: 17 July 1792, James Simpson of Ceder Creek, Lancaster Co., to James Sprunt of same, planter, for lb 25 ster… , 200 A on N side Catabaw River on Ceder Creek, originally granted to Frederick Touchstone, 14 Sept 1771(?), conveyed to sd. James Simpson by John McCain by deed 28 July 1782, on E side Touchstone's branch … James Simpson (Seal), Wit: William Bailey, Thomas Cauthon, Jos. Coile.
Page 259: 22 Feb 1790, Hugh Milling of Fairfield Co., to Kenaday Bailey of Lancaster Co., for lb 50 sterling ..250 A on a branch of Ceder Creek, granted to Hugh Milling, 5 March 1787.. H. Milling (Seal), Wit: Wm. Durphey, John Elison. Prov. By John Elison, 22 Feb 1790, before Saml Dunlap, J.P.
Pp. 258-260: 15 Oct 1796, James Simpson, of Lancaster Co., to Kanady Bailey of same, for 160 … 150 A part of 200 A granted to Fedrick Touchston 14 Sept 1771, adj. to land sold by James Simpson to Harriss Rice, part of survey now held by James Sprunt on Touchstone branch, 150 A conveyed by James Simpson to Kanady Bailey, the remainder of sd. Tract, adj. Wm Bailey, Absalom Clark, Widown Clark … James Simpson (seal), Martha Simpson. Wit: Jos Coile, Hnry Judson, Allston Clark. Prov. By Joseph Coile, before Wm Barkley, 15 Feb 1799.
Pp. 260-262: 30 Dec 1797, Kanady Bailey of Lancaster Co., to Ely Clark of same, for $50 … 50 A, part of 123 A granted to sd. Ely Clark 5 Mar 1792… (error obviously, land was conveyed from Ely Clark to Kanady Bailey) … Ely Clark (Seal), Wit: William Bailey, Joseph Coile, Wm Oweings (X). Prov. By Joseph Coile, 15 Jan 1799, before Wm Barkley, J.P.
Page 104: Personally appeared before James Douglas, J.P., Elay Clark and Mark Stevens, and saith that on 4 July 1801, Capt. Kennedy Bailey and William Stevens were in a fray, and Capt Bailey had his ear bit off … 1 Feb 1802. Ealey (X) Clark, Mark Stevens.
Page 143: 1 Aug 1801, Kenedy Bailey of Lancaster District, South Carolina, to Mark Stevens, for $500, 365 acres granted 12 Aug 1797… Wit: John Johnston, John Bell, Daniel Glaze. Proved 1 Aug 1801 before Wm Currey, J.P.
Page 174: 1 Aug 1797, William Baily of Lancaster Co., to Richard Perry, for 10 sterling, 40 acres, part of 340 acres granted to Wm Baily, 2 June 1788
Wit: Wm. S. Linton, Joseph Coile, John Perry.
Page 55: 20 March 1802(?), Mark Stevens of Lancaster Dist., to William Walker, for $500, 315 acres, part of grant to Kennedy Bailey, 12 Aug 1797, adj. William Curry, Jesse Tilman, George King…
Mark Stevens (Seal), Wit: Saml. Johnston, Jeremiah Walker, Rebekah Walker. Proved by Jeremiah Walker, 25 March 1802, before Wm. Curry, J.P.
Completes Bailey Deed Abstracts from source: Lancaster County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1787 -1811, By Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S.
More Bailey Deed Abstracts from the research of Maryline Cauthen Westenhaver
Book I, p 24
1810: Wm. Bailey sells land to "my son Joshua Bailey" wit. John Bailey, Lancaster Deed I p 24 (recorded Aug. 9, 1817)
Book I, p 111
4 Feb 1818: James Bailey (son of Wm. Fleming Bailey) sells to George Cauthen & John Gibson (both son-in-laws of Wm. Fleming Bailey) 330 acres granted Wm Bailey, Senior in 1788. (Deed does not say how James Bailey came into possession of the land) Wit. Kennady Bailey, Joshua Bailey, & Kennady Gibson.
Book M, p 80
9 Dec 1827: Johnathan Bailey sells land wit. Kennady & Mary Bailey
Book N, p 245 & 248
11 Nov 1833: K. W. Bailey (son of Wm. Fleming Bailey) sells land adjoining land of Kennady Bailey, Senior to Rawleigh Hammond. (Kennedy W. Bailey to Raleigh Hammond, Sr.- 200 acres of land belonging to Wm. Bailey, deceased, on Cedar Creek. Witnesses to this deed were Jasen Clark, Sam'L. B. Hammond and Jacob Hughes. The Dower was signed by Mary Bailey.)
Suit in Court of Common Pleas filed 30 Sept. 1842, (Lancaster Courthouse, South Carolina)
(This following documented suit with the above mention Land Deed from Book N shows relationships of William Fleming Bailey Senior to son Kennedy William Bailey and to brother Kennedy Bailey Senior and nephew, Kennedy Bailey Junior. Also William Fleming Bailey's son-in-laws are mentioned, Thomas Stevens and John Gibson. Also William F Bailey's other two sons, James and John.) These are important documents to show lineage to William Fleming Bailey, the recognized patriot of the American Revolution.
Box 3221-3290 (Top Shelf, SE corner). Roll 3273
Samuel B. Hammond vs Griffin Short. Trespass to try Title.
Filed 30 Sept. 1842. Appealed Fi-fa 10 Dec. 1846.
In the Court of Common Pleas. Lancaster. Nov. 1845.
Under a survey made 8 Feb. 1768 for Thomas Brannon, a grant was made 14 Sept. 1771 for 200 acres in a square tract; adjoining the Cheshire grant on Rocky Mount Road.
Under a survey of 2 Dec. 1769 for Henry Woodward a grant was made 15 March, 1771 to John Cheshire for 100 acres in a parallelogram on Thos. Brannon's grant on W. Mattock's land. (How shall these grants be located and the dispute settled?)
DEED: Kenedy W. Bailey sold to Raleigh Hammond, Sr. of Kershaw Dist. 200 acres originally granted to Thomas Brannon & sold to McCollack & from him to Peter Boyer & then to William Bailey, decd. And from his heirs to Kenedy W. Bailey; also one other tract of 2 acres originally granted to Jacin Hicklin & sold to Thomas Stevens & from him to Kennedy W. Bailey.
Wm. Bailey, Senr. was in possession 20 years or more. During his possession Thomas Stevens, his son-in-law, became owner of the whole Cheshire tract. In April 1809, Thomas Stevens sold half to John Gibson, another son-in-law of William Bailey. In Dec. 1810, John Gibson sold this tract to Griffin Short. In July 1812, Thomas Stevens sold the other half to Sol. Williams and afterwards it came into the possession of Kennedy Bailey, Jr., a nephew of William Bailey.
William Bailey died June 21, 1818. (Error here, death year was 1817) Some of his other heirs conveyed to his son Kennedy W. (William) Bailey. Kennedy W. Bailey held possession for 15 years.
On April 28, 1837 Raleigh Hammond conveyed to Saml B. Hammond.
Testimony was given by Elijah Perry, a surveyor and brother-in-law of Kennedy W. Bailey.
(Note: K. Bailey married Mary Perry, see 1812 pension)
Testimony also by James Bailey & John Bailey, sons of Wm. Bailey; William Walker, George Cauthen (son-in-law to Wm. F Bailey Sr), Griffin Short, Jr. (Nephew of defendant), Leonard Fleming, Stewart Mitchell.
Deed Book A-218. John Cheshire, County of Lincolnton, N.C. to Wm Stevens on Feb. 14, 1788 … 100 acres on Rocky Creek, adjoining land laid out to Thomas Brannon.
Book G p 294 Thomas Stevens to John Gibson 100 acres April 25, 1809
Platy by James D. McIlwain. Oct. 5, 1843.