YORK COUNTY, SC RECORDING OF DEEDS curtesy of Sandra Elliott
SANDRA ELLIOTT (12/3/2000) says:
I could not go to the York County Courthouse, but found they have microfilmed all the deeds and keep them at the McCelvey Center, which is open different hours than the courthouse and easier to get to and haas a brand new microfilm read/printer. The girl who is the archivist that works there is very helpful. I was the only person there last Wednesday morning, so she could help by picking out the correct microfilm rolls. I only looked at the land bought by people named Mintz, and Haas. Did not have time for the land that he might have sold.
H.H. & J. Maddy Thomson to John B. Mintz
E.A.Morgan to John B. Mintz 1886
Pleasant Foster to John B. Mintz
York County, SC
Deed Book G-8, page 517
90 acres on Buffalo Creek
E. A. Morgan & Others State of South Carolina
To York County
John B. Mintz
Know all men by those present that we, E. A. Morgan and wife, M. M. Morgan of Cleveland County, the said C. M. Sarratt & wife, S. J. Sarratt of York County, in the State aforesaid in consideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars, to us paid by J. B. Mintz of the County of York in the state aforesaid, have granted, bargained, sold and released, and by those present do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said J. B. Mintz, his heirs, orders or assigns a certain piece or parcel of land, being in the County of York State of SC, and west of Buffalo Creek and adjoining the lands of R. E. Porter, Benjamin Tolbert, Allen Holt & others, commencing on a bunch of dogwood, R. E. Porter, H. Turner corner thence N. 88 degrees to Holts Place thence & with Holts line 163 to a pine ___ & pointers, thence S. 90 to a branch, thence up the branch as it meanders 129 p to a Post Oak head of branch, thence N. 72 W 28 to the beginning, containing by estimation ninety acres, more or less-
Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditainments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging, or in ___-or appertaining: To have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned, unto the said J. B. Mintz, his heirs and assigns forever.
And we do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the premises before mentioned, unto the said J. B. Mintz, his heirs and assigns forever.
And we do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said J. B. Mintz, his heirs, assigns, against ourselves and our heirs, and all, or any part thereof.
Witness, our hand and seal, this 30th day of Sept. in the year of our Lord, 1886, and in the one hundred and __ year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America
Signed, sealed, and delivered E. A. Morgan (seal)
In the presence of M. M. Morgan (seal)
J. W. Rhyne C. M. Sarratt
(unreadable) S. G. Sarratt
found at York County 1873
Deed Book Y, page 542-543
269 acres near Whitaker Mountain and Broad River
J. B. Mintz
Know all men by these present that I, Pleasant Foster of the State of SC, York County
In consideration of the sum of six hundred dollars to me paid by J. B. Mintz of the aforesaid state and county the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge do hereby give, grant, sell and convey unto the said J. B. Mintz his heirs, and assigns all the land that I ____ it being North West of Whitaker Mountain in the aforesaid state and county bounded described as follows:
Viz. Beginning at a White Oak tree N. 76 E 4 chains to White Oak tree thence N. 23 E 22 chains to a Hickory tree thence S 50 E 2 and __ chains to __small Spanish Oak trees thence W 20 E 30 to stake, thence W 72 -26 chains to __ thence 58 E 6 chains to a small Post Oak tree ___S. 30 E. 650 chains S. 35 W 24 Dogwood tree chains, thence E 45chains ___ corner ___ N. 68 N 58.50 Post Oak corner thence S 75 W 50 chains to a Spanish Oak thence N 11 W 45 chains to the beginning ___ estimated to contain 269? Acres to have and to hold the aforesaid premises to the said J. B. Mintz his heirs and assigns their use and __ forever.
And the said Pleasant Foster do hereby for myself and heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said J. B. Mintz his heirs and assigns that I am lawfully seized in fee simple of the _____ premises that they are free from all encumbrances that I have _____ to sell and convey the same to the said J. B. Mintz and that I ___ my heirs, executors, and administrators will and by those present _____ the same premises to the said J. B. Mintz his heirs and assigns forever ____ and lawful claims of all persons.
Witnesseth whereof I the said Pleasant Foster have hereunto set my hand and seal this the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord 1873, signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of
W. D. Camp?? Pleasant Foster (seal)
Pauline Foster (her mark) S.C. York County
Personally appeared before me W. D. Camp?, and said that he was present and saw the said Pleasant Foster sign, seal and __ deed written deed, and he with Pauline Foster witnesseth the execution thereof _____ before me Sept. 6th, 1872
W. D. Camp??
J. F. Waller?
Clerk of Court of Pleas and Quarters Sept. 6, 1873
Delivered to J. B. Mintz Oct. 9, 1874
Deed Book S, page 115-116
John B. Mintz buys two tracts of land, 1000 acres on Buffalo Creek
(Cherokee County was not formed until about 1897)
(note: names are spelled different ways in this document, Junius M. Thomson and Maddy Thomson I believe are the same person, Mintz is spelled both ways also.)
H. H. Thompson The State of SC
J. Maddy Thomson Spartanburg District
Know all men by those present that I, H. H. Thomson and I, Maddy Thomson of the State aforesaid in consideration of two notes given unto us Junius M. Thomson, Simpson Bobo and David W. Moore, One two thousand and twenty-three dollars and 68/100 due the second day of June 1850, the other note for two thousand one hundred and sixty-five dollars and 33/100, due the second of June 1851, we do hereby in accordance with the requirement made with Junius W. Thompson do grant, bargain, sell and release unto J. B. Mints all the right title, and interest only which each of us have in our individual right and which our deceased brother James W. Thomson had in his individual right, by and in & under the will of our father Richard Thomson, deceased, in and to the Buffalo tract of land lying and being in York District. Being all that tract of land lying near the mouth of the Buffalo Creek except the Garner tract of land, bounded as follows
Beginning at a live oak on the North side of Broad River about 5 or 6 hundred yards above the mouth of Buffalo Creek and ____ N. 21 E. 15 chains 80 links to an Elm thence N. 63 E. 25 chains to a small oak thence N 18 _31 chains to a red oak by the side of a small branch thence N. 31 E. 15 chains 70 links to a pine thence N. 25 E 1 chain 50 links to a maple on a branch thence No. 65 E. 23 to a pine thence S 10 chains 70 links to a maple on the head of a branch thence down the meanders of said branch to a maple thence N 46 E 18 chains to a persimmon near the head of a small branch thence down the meanders of said branch to a hickory on the branch of Buffalo thence down the meanders to the mount of the Red Fork Branch thence up the meanders of said branch to the fork thence up the south fork of said branch to a maple thence 24 chains 30 links to a post oak on Dumas? Ferry Rd. thence S. 50 __- 39 chains to a red oak on River bank thence up the river about 5 chains to a chestnut old corner, thence up the meanders of said river crossing Buffalo Creek at its mouth to the beginning including the Quinn tract of 547 acres more or less, the John Dill tract containing 357 acres more of less bounded as follows:
Beginning on Broad River runs N. 21 E. 15 chains 50 links to an Elm tree thence N 63 E 25 to a Pine tree thence N 16 W 31 chains 30 links to a red oak tree thence North 32 E 15 chains 30 links to a Pine tree thence North 36 E 14 chains 25 links to a Pine tree thence N. 53 E 11 chains 30 links to the back corner thence 27 w 16 chains 50 links to a Blackjack tree thence No. 71 - 34 chains, 80 links to a Pine tree thence south 4 W 50 to a Pine tree thence South 35 W 113 chains 50 links to a Red Oak tree thence North 79 chains 68 links to a Pine tree thence South 32 west 14 chains 30 links to a Poplar tree on a branch thence down branch to a White Oak tree thence south 43 E 17 chains 50 links to a Red Oak tree thence south 8 west 28 chains 30 to a Water Oak tree on the river bank, thence down the river to the beginning corner at a Water Oak tree being about in all one thousand acres more or less together with all and singular the rights members ____and appurtenances to the said interest in the said premises belonging ____ to have and to hold all and singular the right and title hereby conveyed in the ___ before mentioned unto the said J. B. Mints his heirs and assigns forever.
And I, H. H.. Thomson, and I, Maddy Thomson do hereby each of us bind ourselves, each of our heirs executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the right and title hereby conveyed to the said premises unto the said J. B. Mints, his heirs and assigns against each of us heirs, executors and administrators from lawfully claiming or to claims any part of the right and title hereby conveyed to the said premises or any part thereof ____________
Witnesseth to our hand and seals this fourth day of February 1850 and the 74th year of American Independence.
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of
J.B. Churtison?? H. H. Thomson
Jno. L. W. Ligg?? Maddy Thomson