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Important Notice! The following material is from Pendleton District, South Carolina, Deeds, 1790-1806, and the Estate File of Bennett Combs. Most of this material has not yet been integrated into either a (planned) Bennett Combs' Report, or our current (primary) report on Combs &c. of Pendleton District (and others), South Carolina. All of the following graciously provided by Combs Researcher Kathryn Billinski, and see below re Frames 417-451 (microfilm), now uploaded as indicated. Further information, instructions will be added shortly, pending total integration of all materials.


Conveyance Book A 1790-1792, Pages 278-282: 18 Mar. 1791. George Shuler and Mary, his wife, planter, to Joseph Chapman, planter, for £ 200 stg., 305 acres on both sides of South fork of the Saluda River, bd. by Joseph Strabel. Wit: Bennett Combs, Isaac Miller, John Pendergrass. Bennet Combs made oath 30 Mar. 1791. Rec. 31 May 1791.


Conveyance Book B 1701-1795, Pages 194-195:
South Carolina, _ This Indenture made the fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety one, and in the fifteenth year of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America, Between Thomas Shirly and Mary Shirley his wife of the County of Abeville and State aforesaid, planter of the one part; and Bennet Combs of the County of Pendleton and State, planter of the other part, Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings sterling money of the said State to them in hand well and truly paid by the said Bennet Combs, at and before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have bargained, and sold, and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said Bennet Combs his heirs executors administrators and assigns. All that plantation or tract, containing six hundred and forty acres, of land (be the same more or less) lying and being on the waters of Eighteen mile creek, on the old trading road to Keowee, in the District of Ninety Six, bounding on all sides on vacant land at the time of the original survey, thereof, having such shape form and marks, as a plat thereof to the original grant annexed represents, (referrance, being had thereto may more fully appear) being being granted to the said Thomas Shirly by his excellancy Benjamin Guerrard, on the twenty first day of January Anno Domini 1785, Together with all and singular the gardens orchards fences ways, wells, waters, water courses, easements, profits, commodities, advantages, emoluments, hereditaments, and apputenances whatsoever, to the said plantation or tract containing, six hundred and forty acres, of land belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders thereof, and every part and parcel thereof. To have and to hold the said plantation or tract containing six hundred and forty acres of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned, and intended to be hereby bargained and sold, and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Bennet Combs his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, from the day next before the day of the date of these presents, for and during the full time and unto the full end and term of one whole year from thence next ensuing and fully to be compleated and ended, Yielding and paying therefor unto the said Thomas Shirly and Mary his wife their heirs executors or administrators, the rent of one pepper corn, on the last day of said term, if the same shall be lawfully demanded, to the intent and purpose that the sd Bennnet Combs, by virtue hereof, and force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession may be in the actual possession of the premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby bargained and sold, and every part and parel thereof, with their and every of their apputenances, and may be hereby enabled to accept and take a grant and release of the reversion and inheritance of the same to him and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have interchangably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Sealed, and delivered in the presence of
William Mitchell,
James X Shirley, Richard Shirley.
Thomas Shirley, Seal
Mary her X mark Shirley. Seal

South Carolina, _ This Indenture made the sixth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety one, and in the fifteenth year of the independence and sovereignty of the United States of America, Between Thomas Shirly and Mary Shirley his wife of the County of Abbeville and State aforesaid planter of the one part, and Bennet Combs of the County of Pendleton and said State, planter of the other part Witnesseth that the said Thomas Shirley and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds sterling money of the said State, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant bargain, sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said Bennet Combs in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole whole year by an indenture of lease, bearing date the day next before the date of these presents, and by the force of the statute for transferring uses into actual possession, and to him his heirs and assigns forever, All that plantation or tract containing six hundred and forty acres, of land (be the same more or less) lying and being on the waters of Eighteen mile creek, on the old trading road to Keowee in the district of Ninety Six, bounding on all sides by vacant land, at the time of the original survey, having such shape form and marks, as a plat thereof to the original grant annexed represents, (referrance being had thereto may more fully appear) being granted to the said Thomas Shirley by his excellancy Benjamin Guerrard on the twenty first day of January Anno Domini 1785. Together with all and singular the gardens, orchards, fences, ways, wells, waters, water courses, easements, profits, commodities, advantages, emoluments, hereditaments and appurtenasices whatsoever to the said plantation or tract containing, six hundred and forty acres, of land belonging or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and neversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and also all the estate, right, title, interest, possession, property, profit, claim, and demand whatsoever either in law or equity of the Thomas Shirley and Mary his wife, of in or to the said plantation or tract containing six hundred and forty acres of land, to have and to hold the said plantation or tract containing six hundred and forty acres of land hereby granted and released or meant or intended to be hereby granted and released with their and every of their appurtenances, unto the said Bennet Combs his heirs and assigns forever And the said Thomas Shirley and Mary his wife their heirs, executors, administrators, and every of them the said plantation or tract containing six hundred and forty acres of land with the appurtenances unto the said Bennet Combs, his heirs and assigns, against them the said Thomas Shirley, and his wife their heirs, executors, administrators, and every of them and every other person or persons whatsoever, claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Thomas Shirley and Mary his wife, have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and date first above written.
[* The following words over the fourth line from the bottom "and" "his wife" were inserted before the signing of these presents.]

Sealed and delivered in the presence of
William Mitchell,
James X Shirley,
Richard X Shirley
Thomas Shirley. Seal.
Mary herXmark Shirley. Seal.

Received the day date first within written of the within named Bennett Combs, The sum of eighty

pounds sterling money it being the full consideration money within mentioned, we say received by us.

Witness_William Mitchell,
James X Shirley,
Richard X Shirley.
Thomas Shirley.

State of South Carolina, Abbeville County, _ Memorandum, that on the 23 day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety one, before me Adam Crain Jones, one of the Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid, personally appeared Richard Shirley, and made oath on the Holy Evangelists that he did see the within named Thomas Shirley and mary Shirley, sign, seal, and as their act and deed deliver the within deed for the uses within mentioned, and did also see the said Thomas Shirley, sign the receipt on the back thereof indosed, and did likewise see Wm Mitchell & Jas. Shirley Subscribe their names as witnesses thereto in presents of each other.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23d day of July 1791.
Adm Crn Jones J.P.Richd his X mark Shirley
(Recorded Sept. 25, 1793)


Conveyance Book B 1701-1795, Pages 195-197:
South Carolina, This Indenture, made this 22 day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, and in the eighteenth year of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America Between Bennet Combs & Doratha his wife of Pendleton County, and State above mentioned, of the one

part, & Thomas Garvin of the same County and State aforesaid, of the other part. Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of ten shillings sterling to him in hand will and truly paid by the said Thos Garvin, at and before the sealing and delivery hereof, (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) hath bargained and sold, and by these presents doth bargain and sell to the said Thos Garvin, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, all that tract or parcel of land, containing three hundred and twenty acres, be the same more or less, situtate lying and on branches, of Eighteen mile creek, and on the old trading road to Keowee, begining on a post oak, runing N.15.E. to a post oak station, continuing on to a black oak corner, a conditional line made between the said Bennet Combs, and Thos Garvin, thence N.75.W. to a post oak corner, on the back line thence running S.15.W. to Po. oak station, continuing on to a black oak, corner, thence S.75.E. to a black oak station continuing on to the first station, for complement, it being half the survey or tract of land, that was surveyed by Jon Purvis to Thos Shirley, on the third day of June, in the year, one thousand seven hundred and eighty four, and granted by Benjamin Guerrard, the twenty first day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty five, which said tract, was, and hath such other form and marks, as appears by a plat to the original grant annexed, referrance being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear, together with all and singular, the rights, members and appurtenances, whatsoever to the said tract or parcel of land belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion, and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof. To have and to hold, the said tract or parcel of land, and all and singular the premises, herein before mentioned, and intended to be hereby bargained and sold, with their appurtenances, unto the said Thomas Garvin his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns from the day next before the day of the date of these presents, for and during the full time and term of one whole year, from thence next ensuing, and fully to be compleated and ended, yielding and paying therefor unto the sd Bennet Combs & Doratha Combs his wife their heirs, executors, administrators the rent of one pepper corn on the last day of the said term, if the same shall be lawfully demanded, to the intent and purpose that the sd Thomas Garvin by virtue hereof and by force of the Statute for transferring of uses into possession may be in the actual possession of the premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby bargained and sold, and every part and parcel thereof, and every of the appurtenances, and may be hereby enabled, to accept and take a grant and release of the reversion, and inheritance of the same, to him and to his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Bennet Combs, and Doratha Combs his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Signed, sealed & delivered, in the presence of us
Benjamin Barton, John Holland, Thomas Anderson.
Bennet Combs. Seal
Doratha her X mark Combs. Seal

Pendleton County, South Carolina, _to wit, Personally came Benjamin Barton, and made oath as the Law directs, that he did see Bennet Combs, and Doratha Combs, sign, seal, and deliver the within lease unto Thomas Garvin, and that himself & John Holland & Thomas Anderson did subscribe their names, as witnesses to the same.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of August 1793.
Bayley Anderson J.P.
Benjamin Barton

South Carolina, _ This Indenture made the twenty second day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, and in the eighteenth year of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America. Between Bennet Combs & Doratha Combs his wife of Pendleton County, and State above mentioned, of the one part, & Thomas Garvin of the same County, and said State, of the other part.

Witnesseth, that the said Bennet Combs & Doratha Combs his wife, for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds, sterling money to him in hand paid by the said Thos Garvin, hath granted, bargained, sold aliened, released, and confirmed, and by these doth, grant, bargain, sell, alien, release and confirm, unto the said Thos Garvin, in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year by an indenture of lease bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents, and by force of the statute for transferring uses into actual possession, and to his heirs forever, all that tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and twenty acres, be the same more or less, situtate lying and being on Branches of Eighteen mile creek, and on the old trading road to Keowee, Begining on a post oak runing N.15.E. to post oak station, continuing on to a black oak corner, a conditional line made between the said Bennet Combs, and Thos Garvin, thence N.75.W. to a post oak corner, on the back line thence running S.15. W. to Po. oak station, continuing on to a black oak corner, thence S.75.E. to black oak station continuing on to the first station, for complyment, it being half the survey or tract of land, that was surveyed by Jon Purvis to Thos Shirley the third day of June in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty four, and granted by Benjamin Guerrard, the twenty first day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty five and which tract has such forms and marks as appears by the plat annexed to the original grant, referrance being thereunto had will more fully and at large appear, together with all and singular, the rights members and appurtenances unto the said tract of land belonging, or in any wise appertaining, and the reversion, and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, uses, & profits thereof, and also all the estate, right, title, interest, possession, property, profit, claim and demand whatsoever thereunto, either in law or equity of the sd Bennet Combs, and Doratha Combs his wife, of in or to the said tract, or parcel of land. To have and to hold, the said tract or parcel of land herby granted and released with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Garvin his heirs and assigns, against the said Bennet Combs, and Doratha Combs his wife their heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, and every of them and all other persons whatsoever, claiming or to claim shall and will warrant and forever defend the same by these presents. In witness whereof the said Bennet Combs and Doratha Combs his wife, have hereunto set our hands and seals, the day and date first above written.

_Signed, sealed, and delivered
in the presence of us,
Benjamin Barton,
John Hollan,
Thomas Anderson.
Bennet Combs. Seal
Doratha her X mark Combs. Seal

Received the day and date within written, of the within named Thos Garvin the sum of sixty pounds sterling money it being the full consideration money within mentioned I say recd by me.

Witness_Benjamin Barton.Bennet Combs.

Pendleton County, South Carolina, _to wit, Personally came Benjamin Barton before me & made oath as the law directs that he did see Bennet Combs, and Doratha Combs, sign, seal, and deliver the within release unto Thomas Garvin, and that himself & John Holland & Thomas Anderson did subscribe as witnesses to the same.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd day of
August 1793. Bayley Anderson J.P.Benjamin Barton
(Recorded Sept. 25, 1793.)

Conveyance Book B 1701-1795, Pages 354-355: 24 Dec. 1794. George Pain to Henry Gasaway for £ 25 stg. for 150 acres on 18 Mile Creek, waters of the Seneca, bd. on SW by Bennet Combs, on NW by Joseph Chapman, granted 30 Sep. 1792, by Chas. Pinckney, being part of a tract of 300 acres. Signed: George Payne. Wit: Robert Baker, Sarah (X) Baker. Robert Baker made oath to John Wilson, 4 Jan. 1795. Rec. 24 Jan 1795.


Conveyance Books C-D 1795-1799 Pages 349: 16 May 1795. Bailey Anderson, Esq. To Bennett Combs for £ 200 stg. for 345 acres, part of the tract granted George Reobuck, 7 May 1786 in Washington Dist., bd. by John Robertson, Bailey Anderson. Signed: Bayley Anderson, Mary Anderson. Wit: Jesse Murphree, Leonard (X) Farer. Jesse Murphree made oath to Wm. Reid, J. P., 7 Oct. 1797. Rec: 7 Oct 1797.


Conveyance Books C-D 1795-1799 Page 350: I, Martin Hewlet for £ 60 stg. Sold to Bennett Combs 112 acres on 12 Mile River, granted to Samuel Earle by Wm. Moultrie, 5 Feb. 1787. Date: 7 Oct. 1797. Wit: Daniel Ship, John Easley, Abram Duff. Abraham Duff made oath to W. W. Reid, J. P., 7 Oct. 1797.


Conveyance Books C-D 1795-1799 Page 363: I, Bennett Combs of Washington Dist., for 3 pds. sold to Williby Brotton 107 acres on NW side of 15 Mile Branch of Savannah River, part of tract granted Thomas Shirely by Benj. Guerard, 25 Jan. 1785. Date: 20 Dec 1797. Wit: Wm. Hunter, Fredrick (F) Johnston. Doctor Wm. Hunter made oath to George W. Earle, D.C.C. 20 Dec. 1797. Rec. 20 Dec 1797.


Conveyance Books C-D 1795-1799 Page 363: Washington Dist., I, Bennet Combs, for 70 pds., sold to Fredrick Johnston 213 acres on 15 Mile Branch of Savannah River, part of tract granted Thos. Shirely by Benj. Guerard, 25 Jan. 1788, bd. by Willoby Brotton. Date: 20 Dec 1797. Wit: Wm. Hunter, Willoby (+) Brotton. Dr. Wm. Hunter made oath to G. W. Earle, D.C.C. 20 Dec. 1797. Rec. 20 Dec. 1797.


Conveyance Books C-D 1795-1799 Page 370: 3 Nov. 1795. James Jett to William Brown for (blank) lbs. stg. for 297 acres granted Jett on 2 Sep. 1793, W. of old Indian boundary on both sides of Raven fork of 12 Mile River, bd. on SW by William Brown, NW by John Young, vacant land. Wit: Bennett Combs, John Robinson. Bennett Combs made oath to G. W. Earle, D.C.C., 29 Dec. 1797. Rec. 29 Dec. 1797.


Conveyance Books C-D 1795-1799 Page 373: I, Bennett Combs for $341, sold to John Gipson 250 acres on both sides of 15 Mile Branch of the Savannah River, granted by Charles Pinckney, 5 Mar. 1792, bd. by Mary Gibson. Date: 29 Dec. 1797. Wit: Moses Hunt, Saml. Cherry. Moses Hunt made oath to G. W. Earle, D.C.C., 29 Dec. 1797. Rec. 1 Jan. 1798.


Conveyance Books C-D 1795-1799 Page 407: 28 Mar. 1797. George Thompson to Richard Thompson for £ 25 stg. for 200 acres on the N. fork of 12 Mile River, bd. by Richard Thompson, James Gibson, Bennett Combs, part of tract conveyed from Wm. Thomas to George Thompson. Wit: James Jett, Reuben Reid. James Jett made oath to G. W. Earle, DCC, 25 Jun. 1798.


Conveyance Books C-D 1795-1799 Page 413: I, Bennett Combs for $300 sold to Mary Gibson 390 acres on 15 Mile Branch of Savannah River, granted by Chas. Pinckney, 5 Mar. 1792, bd. by John Gibson. Date: 29 Dec. 1797. Wit: Moses Hunt, Saml. Cherry. Moses Hunt made oath to G. W. Earle, DCC, 29 Dec. 1797. Rec. 26 Jun. 1798.


Conveyance Book E 1799-1800 Pages 14-15: I, Bennett Combs of Greenville Co., S.C. for $600 sold to Jacob Light of Pendleton Co. 170 ac. On 12 Mile River, bd. William Murphree, Caleb Boyd, Geo. Thompson, Samuel Earle. Date: 24 Jun. 1799. Wit: James Jett, Abin (X) Light. Dolley (+) Combs, wife of Bennett Combs released dower to John Willson, J. P., 31 Mar, 1799 (marked through) 1800. Abin Light made oath to Henry Burch, J. P., 24 Jun. 1799. Rec. 24 Jun 1799.


Conveyance Book E 1799-1800 Pages 22-23: We, Elijah Mayfield and Elizabeth his wife, for $600 sold to Bennett Combs 270 acres on 12 Mile River, bd. by William Murphree, Archd. Boyd, George Thompson, Nathl. Newman. Date: 12 Apr. 1799. Signed: Elijah (M) Mayfield, Elizabeth (X) Mayfield. Wit: Stephen Mayfield, Isham Mayfield. Isam Mayfield made oath to Henry Burch, J. P., 24 Jun. 1799. Rec: 25 Jun. 1799.


Conveyance Book E 1799-1800 Pages 85-86: 21 Aug. 1797, Nicholas Perkins of Pittsylvania Co., Va to Jesse Byneham of Pendleton Co. for £ 200 stg. for 640 acres on Rice's Creek. Wit: Abraham Perkins, Peter Perkins, Bennet Combs. Capt. Bennet Combs made oath to Wm. Reed, 21 Aug. 1797. Rec. 4 Oct. 1800.


Conveyance Book E 1799-1800 Pages 86-87: 8 Oct. 1798, Peter Perkins of Stokes Co., NC to William Glenn of Pendleton Co. for £ 100 stg. for 116 acres (later says 117 acres) on Wollonoy Creek. Signed: Peter Perkins, Agnes Perkins. Wit: Thos. (?) Perkins, Bennet Combs, N. Perkins. Bennet Combs made oath to W. Reid. Rec: ___ (faded).


Conveyance Book E 1799-1800 Pages 139-140: 9 Mar. 1793, John Hollan to John Davis for £ 60 for 200 acres on Shoal Creek of Saluda River in Washington Dist., granted Domico(?) Holland. Wit: Bennet Combs, William Whelchel. Bennet Combs made oath to Baly Anderson, J. P., 12 Mar. 1798. Rec: 5 Jan. 1800.


Conveyance Book E 1799-1800 Pages 166-168: Washington Dist., I, Bennett Combs for $200 sold to John Hunt 80 (?) acres on N. side of 12 Mile River, on W. side of the Mile Creek, bd. lines to Turner's old house. Date: 4 Aug. 1798. Wit: Abner Robertson, James Wardlaw. Thomas Wardlaw made oath to Henry Burch, J. P., 21 Dec. 1799. Rec: 29 Jan. 1800.


Conveyance Book E 1799-1800 Pages 179-180: I, William Young, am firmly bound to Bennet Combs for $1500. Date: 23 Sep. 1796, and make title to 275 acres on N. fork of 12 Mile River, plantation I now live on. Date: 1 Mar. 1798. Signed: W. Young. Wit: John Morehead(?), Nathan (X) Turner. Nathan Turner made oath to Danl Murphree, J. P., 26 Feb. 1800. Rec: 27 Feb. 1800.


Conveyance Book F 1800-1802 Page 45: I, Bennett Combs am firmly bound to Joseph Chapman for "thirty hundred dollars". Date: 6 Aug. 1798 and make title to tract of 275 ac. plantation I now live on, bd. on N. by 12 Mile River. Wit: John Gibson, John Chapman. John Chapman made oath to Paul Hallum(?), J. P., 20 Sep. 1799. Rec: 22 Oct. 1800.


Conveyance Book F 1800-1802 Page 128:
This Indenture made this sixth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine between Bennett Combs of the State of South carolina and Pendleton County of the one part and Nathaniel Harman of the County and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that as Bennet Combs for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath Given Granted and sold to Nathaniel Harman a certain plantation or tract of land cotaining four hundred thirty one acres more or less it being apointed from State's office to Samuel Earle and Bennitt Combs Being and on the fifth day of Feb surveyed in the year of one thousand seven hundred and eighty four and whereby four lying and being in the county aforesaid situate on Twelve Mile River Begining at red oak Runing S86 Degrees E fifty ------ to a post oak thence S49W. Eighty --------- -- -------- 16 ChS ---- ----- thence S53W Seventyfive ChS ---- ---- ---- thence -45E One and eighty ------- to the first Station. Together with all woods waters mines Minerals Hereditaments and Apportunances to the land Belonging or Appertaining to hold to the sd Nathaniel Harman his heirs or Assigns forever. They yielding and paying such Sums of money yearly or Th------ of the General Assembly from --- to term may direct the said Bennit Combs and said Bennett Combs and his heirs the said Tenements and premises and Every part thereof Against myself my heirs and against every other person or Persons to the sd Nathaniel Harman his heirs or assigns shall and do warrant forever defend by these presents. In Witness Whereof the sd Bennit Combs hath Hereunto set my hand and Seal on the day and year above written. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of

Wm Boran
Samuel Jackson
John Hunt
Bennett Combs. Seal.

South Carolina Pendleton District} Personally came William Boran before me and made oath that he did see Bennett Combs sign seal and Acknowledge the within deed of ------ -------- sd Nathaniel Harman also that he did see Samuel Jackson and John Hunt Subscribe their names as Witnesses with him self Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 25th day of April 1800.

David Murphree

J.P. Wm Boran

Recorded 14th October 1800.


Conveyance Book F 1800-1802 Pages 407-408:
State of South Carolina Washington District Know all Men by these presents that I Bennett Combs Of the State & District aforesaid and of the County of Pendleton and in Consideration of the sun of five hundred and fifty Dollars to me paid by James Warlaw of the County of Pendleton and State and District aforesaid hath Granted bargained & Released to the said James Wardlaw all that plantation or tract of Land Containing two hundred and forty acres (the same being more or less) Begining on a posimon tree & landing on the Origi nal line N°E thence across the said land to the original line Runing N°W against Turner's old house thence Down Creek by a insintable line to the waggon ford on Mill Creek thence up the pollorn to the Original line thence along the old line to an oak Corner and so to the River and up the varevres courses of said River on the North side to where it intersects with the Original line runing up the River to the begining together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises be belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold all and singular the premises before Mentioned unto the said James Wardlaw his heirs and assigns for Ever and I do hereby bind myself my heirs and assigns to warrant and forever defend all and Singular the said premises unto the said James Ward law his heirs and assigns against my self my heirs and assigns and all persons whatsoever. Witness my hand this twenty ninth day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven and in the twenty second year of the Inde pendance of the United States of America Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of us.

Harmon HawkinsJohn Jenkins Bennet Combs Seal

South Carolina Pendleton District Personally came John Jenkins before me and made that he saw Bennis Combs Sign Seal and Deliver the within Deed to James Wardlaw the one within mentioned and also that Harmon Hawkins was a subscribing witness to the same. Given under my hand this seventh day of March 1800. John Jenkins
Henry Birch J.P. Recorded 30th Decm 1801


Conveyance Book G, Pages 294-295:
State of South Carolina Pendleton District This Indenture made this fourth day of April One thousand Eight hundred and three and in the twenty seventh year of the Independance of the United States of America between David M Caleb Sheriff of the District aforesasid of the part and Dolly Combs of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas Dolly Combs and others was seized in fee simple of and in all that plantation or tract of Land Containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less situate lying and being in the State and District aforesaid on the Waters of twelve Mile River and whereas Samuel Earle did obtain Judgement against Dolly Combs and Others for the sum of five hundred and Eighty Dollars for the damages and Costs by him Expended in behalf of his said suit in persuance of which said Judgement there I secd a Certain Writ of Five facias tested by John B Earle Clerk of the District aforesaid directed to all and singular the Sheriff of the State aforesaid that of the Goods Chattels houses Lands and other hereditaments and Real Estate of the said Dolly Combs and others should Cause to be leveed the sum of five hundred and Eighty dollars for which the said Samuel Earle had obtained Judgement as beface set forth in Obidience to Which Writ of five facias the said David M Caleb Sheriff of the District aforesaid did seize and take into Execution all these aforesaid plantation or tract of Land herein before described and having given Legal notice of Ecposing the same to sale at public Auction by advertising and other wise the said David M Caleb did on the seventh day of March one thousand Eight hundred and three for and towards sales paying the aforesaid Judgement sell and dispose of all the aforesaid tract of Land, Dolly Combs for the sum of fifty one dollars she at that price or sum being the highest and last Bidder avoiding to the usage and custom Vendues now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said David M Caleb for and in Consideration of the sum of fifty One dollars to him in hand well and truly paid by the said Dolly Combs at and before the Sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt Whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted Bargained and sold and by these persents doth grant Bargain and sell unto the said Dolly Combs all the aforsaid Plantation or tract of Land herein before described together with all and singular the Rights members and appurtenances to the said tract of Land belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Remainder Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders rents Issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof unto the said Dolly Combs her heirs and assigns forever and her and their proper use benifit and behoof in Witness Whereof the said David M Caleb as Sheriff aforesaid hath hereunto set his hand and affisced his Seal the day and year first above Written. Signed, Sealed and delivred in the prescence of

M Hammond
George Edmunson. David M Caleb Sheriff

State of South Carolina
Pendleton District
Personally Came Michael Hammond and made Oath to the due Executor of the within Deed and saith that George Edmunson was a subscribing witness with him self to the same sworn to this 7th day of June 1803 before JW Earle Clk

Recorded 18th June 1803


Conveyance Book G, Pages 473-474:
State of South Carolina
Pendleton District
This Indenture made this fourth Day of April One thousand Eight hundred and three, and in the twenty seventh year of the Independance of the United States of America between David M Caleb Sheriff of Pendleton District of the one part and Dolly Combs of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas Dolly Combs and others was seized in fee simple of and in all that Plantation or tract of land Containing five hundred and seventy two acres More or less Situate lying and being in the State and District aforesaid on the waters of twelve Mile River and waters of Crow Creek whereas Samuel Earle did obtain Judgement against Dolly Combs and Others for the sum of five hundred and Eighty Dollars the Damages and Costs by him Expended in behalf of said Suit in persuance of which said suit Judgement there I secd a Writ of Five facias Tested by John Baylis Earle Clerk of the District aforesaid directed to all and singular the Sheriff of the District aforesaid that of the Goods Chattels houses lands and other hereditaments and Real Estate of the said Dolly Combs and others should cause to be leveed the sum of five hundred and seventy Dollars for which the said Samuel Earle had Obtained Judgement as beface set forth in Abedience to which writ of Five faias the said David M Caleb Sheriff of the District aforesaid did seize and take into Execution all the aforesaid Plantation or tract of land herein before Described and having given legal Notice of Ecposing the same to sale at Public Auction by Advertising and other wise the said David M Caleb did on the seventh day of March one thousand Eight hundred and three for and towards satisfying the aforesaid Judgement sell and dispose of all the aforesaid tract of land herein before described with all the appurtenances to the aforesaid Dolly Combs for the sum of fifty Dollars she at that Price or sum Being the highest and last Bidder avoiding to the usage and Custom of Vindues now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said David M Caleb for and in Consideration of the sum of fifty Dollars to him hand well and truly paid by the said Dolly Combs at and before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath Granted Bargained and sold and by these persents doth grant Bargain and sell unto the said Dolly Combs all the aforsaid Plantation or tract of land herein before Described Together with all and singular the Rights Members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said tract of land Belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents, Issues and Profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof unto the said Dolly Combs her heirs and assigns forever and to her and their proper use Bennifit and behoof in Witness whereof the said David M Caleb as Sheriff aforesaid hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his Seal the Day and year first above Written. Signed, Sealed and Delivred in the presence of

Wm Hamilton Moses Hendrix. DCM Caleb Shff PD

State of South Carolina
Pendleton District

Personally William Hamilton made Oath before me according to Law that he was present and see David M Caleb acknowledge the within Conveyance unto Dolly Combs for the uses and purposes in mentioned and that Moses Hendrix was a witness with himself to the same Sworn and Subscribed this 11th Day of October 1803 before me

David Murphree JP Wm Hamilton

Recorded 5th Dec. 1803


Conveyance Book H 1804-1807 Page 139: James Wardlaw, J.Q. of Pendleton Dist., certify that Doratha Combs, wife of Bennet Combs, dec'd., relinquished dower to Nathaniel Merritt for 100 acres on 15 Mile Creek, bd. by John Gibson's old line. Date: 30 Mar. 1805. Signed: Dolitha (X) Combs. Rec: 4 Jan. 1805.


Conveyance Book H 1804-1807 Page 155: James Wardlaw, one of the Justices of the Quorom, certify Dolitha (X) Combs, wife of Bennet Combs, dec'd., released dower to Joseph Chapman, to tract that Chapman now lives on that he bought from sd. Combs on 12 mile River bd. by Wm. Brown. Date: 22 Feb. 1805. Rec: 12 Mar. 1805.


Conveyance Book H 1804-1807 Page 179: Bennet Combs for $110 sold Nathaniel Merret 100 acres on W. side of 15 Mile branch of Savannah River, granted by Chas. Pinckney, 5 Mar. 1792, bd. by John Gibson. Date: 18 Dec. 1799. Signed: Bannat Comebess (Combs). Wit: Jeramiah (X) Chapman and John Eubanks. Jeramiah Chapman made oath to Basil Hallum, J. P., 1 Mar. 1800. Rec: 4 Mar. 1804.


Conveyance Book H 1804-1807 Pages 181-182: William Thompson for $500 sold Richard Thompson 200 acres on 12 Mile River, bd. by Richard Thompson, James Gibson, Bennet Combs. Date: 31 Oct. 1803. Signed: William (X) Thompson. Wit: Nat. Newman and Alex. Burns. Nathaniel Newman made oath to Davis Murphree, J. P., 12 May 1804. Rec: 5 Aug. 1805.


Conveyance Book H 1804-1807 Page 212:
State of South Carolina
Pendleton District

Know all men by these presents that I Abraham Duff of the State and District aforesaid in Consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars in hand paid by John Leatherdale of the State and District aforesaid have granted Bargained and by these presents do Bargain sell and release unto the said John Leatherdale a tract of land Containing fifty acres more or less situate and lying on both sides of weaver Creek and Bounded as follows: Begining at a post oak corrner thence runing South to a red oak thence South fifty degrees west to red oak thence North thirty Eight degrees west to Burch station thence to a pine thence along the Conditional line to a white oak thence to the begining corner post oak. Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said Premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining To have and to hold all and singular the said premises unto said John Leatherdale his heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby bind myself and my heirs Executors administrators and assigns to warrant and forever defend all and singular the premises unto unto the said John Leatherdale his heirs and assigns against my self my heirs and all other persons whomsoever Laying any Claim or any part to the same in Witness hereunto I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fourteenth day of July one thousand Eight hundred and two Signed sealed and

delivered in presence of us
Test James Wardlaw
Dolly her X mark Combs
Abram Duff (Seal)
Lenny his mark Duff (Seal)

South Carolina
Pendleton District
Personally came James Wardlaw and made Oath that he saw Abram Duff and Lanny Duff assign seal and deliver the within as their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned and that Dollatha Combs was a subscribing Witness together with himself sworn to and subscribed the 30th of March 1805 before me

John Cochran J.P. James Wardlaw


Conveyance Book H 1804-1807 Page 533:
State of South Carolina Washington District Know all men by these presents that I Bennett Combs Of the State & District affoursed and of the County of Pendleton for & in Consideration of the sun of Eighty Dollars paid in hand By me John Morriss Of the County of Pendleton and State and District affor said have granted Bargained & released to the John Morriss all that tract of land containing thirty acres be the same more or less lying on the south side of Twelve Mile river Beginning at the river on Balay Anderson old line running along the old line to the corner on South.E. corse thence a N.E. corse less the old line to the river. Thence Down the river to the Beginning. Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments & appertenances to the said belonging or in wise appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said John Morriss his heirs and assigns for ever And I do hereby bind my self my heirs and assigns, to warrant and forever defend from all persons whatsoever and singular the said unto the said John Morriss his heirs & assigns against myself my heirs administrators and assigns and all persons whatsoever. As witness my hand at this twenty third day of April One Thousand Eight hundred and in the twenty fifth of the Independence of the United States Of America signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us this 15th day of June 1800.

Witnesseth
Moses Murphree
James Wardlaw
Bennet Combs (seal)

State South carolina
Pendleton District
Personally James Wardlaw made oath according to law that he see Bennet Combs assign And as his act & did deliver the within Indenture unto John Morriss for the uses and mentioned and that Moses Murphree was a witness with himself to the same. Sworn and Subscribed 20th March 1802.
before me David Murphree J.P. James Wardlaw
Recorded the 23d March 1807.



Bennett Combs Estate File

Microfilm Frames 417-451 (scanned and transcribed by Combs Researcher Kathryn Billinski)

Intestate's Estate

  1. Citation for Letters of Administration
  2. Petition for Letters of Administration
  3. Administration Bond
  4. Letters of Administration
  5. Warrant of Appraisement
  6. Inventory Bill
  7. Appraisement Bill
  8. Order for Sale
  9. Sale Bill
  10. Real Estate (petition, summon, and order)
  11. Returns (annual)
  12. Accounts
  13. Petition for final discharge
  14. Letters Dismissory
  15. Receipts
  16. Miscellaneous

Some papers may not be included as they were either lost or stolen at the time of filming.

FRAME 417

No 82
Bennett Combs
1801

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…sonally Benn…
Package No…
Bundle No. 3
Box 3
No 82

FRAME 418

Bennet Combs Dec'd
Citation
10 Mar 1801

FRAME 419

By John HARRIS - Esquire Ordinary.
Whereas Abraham Duff of P. District
made suit to me to grant him letters of administration of the estate and effects of Benett Combes Deceased.

These are therefore to cite and admonish all and & singular the kindred and creditors of the said Benett Combes deceased, that they be & appear before me, in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at my place of labor on Friday next after publication hereof, to show cause, if any they have, why the said administration should not be granted to Abraham Duff.

Given under my hand & seal, this tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one & in the twenty fifth year of American Independence.
Published on the 17 day of March 1801.
Wm Murphree.

FRAME 420

Benett Combes Dec'd
Administration Bond
24 Mar 1801

FRAME 421

Letters of Administration
South Carolina
Pendleton District

Know all men by these Presents, That we Dolly Combes, James Wardlaw, Nathaniel Newman & Joseph Woodall of the State and District aforesaid are holden and firmly bound unto John Harris, Esquire Ordinary for the District of Pendleton District in the full and just sum of five thousand Dollars, to be paid to the said John Harris Esquire Ordinary or his Successors, Ordinaries of the District, or to their certain Attorney or Assigns. To which Payment will and truly hold, we bind ourselves, and every of us, all and every of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators for the whole and in the whole, jointly and severally firmly by these presents, sealed with our Seals, and dated the twenty fourth Day of March in the Year of our LORD one thousand eight hundred and one, and in the twenty fifth Year of AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.
THE CONDITION of the above OBLIGATION is such, That if the above bound Dolly Combes & James Wardlaw Administrators of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of Benett Combes Late of said Pendleton District Deceased, do make a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased which have or shall come into the Hands, Possession, or knowledge of the said Dolly Combes & James Wardlaw or into the Hands or Possession of the ---- person or persons for them and the same so made, do exhibit into the said COURT of ORDINARY, for P. District, when they shall be thereunto required and such Goods, Chattels, and Credits , do will and truly administer according to Law, and do make a just and true account of their Actings and Doings therein, when required by the said Court; and all the rest of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the Account of the said Administration, the same being first allowed by the said Court, shall deliver and pay unto such Persons respectively, as are entitled to the same by Law; hereafter appear that and last Will and Testament was made by the said deceased, and the same be proved in Court, and the Executors obtain a Certificate of the Probates thereof, and the said Dolly Combes & James Wardlaw do in such Case, if required, render and deliver up the said Letters of Administration, then this Obligation to be void, or else to remain in full Force.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
In the Presence of
John Mitchell
Dolly Combes
James Wardlaw
Nath. S. Newman
Joseph Wooddall

FRAME 422

Petition for sale of the Estate of Bennet Combs
24 Mar 1801

The Estate of Bennett Combs ordered to be sold on the second Monday in April next on a creadit of Eight months by me in the Court of Ordinary this 24th Day of March 1801.
John Harris

FRAME 423

To his Honour the Judg of the Court of Ordinary for Pendleton District. Wee Pray an order of the sale of the Estate of Bennet Combs Decd on which we have administered on the Estate as much indebted & the Sd Estat of a Perishable nature.
March the 28th 1801
John Harris, Esq.
Dolly Combes
James Wardlaw

FRAME 424

Inventory of the Estate of Benet Combs Dec'd.
27 Mar 1801

We do hereby Certify that the within is a True Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Bennett Combs Dec'd according to warrant of appraisement To us Derected Witness our Hands 27th March 1801
David Murphree
Benjamin Barton
Lewis Winebodey

Sworn ------

FRAME 425

A Just and true Inventory of all The Goods and Chattels of Bennet Combs Deceasd (To Wit)

March 27th 1801

Do.Cts.
1 Negroe Man named Amos450
1 other Negroe Man named Jourdan350
1 Stud Horse200
1 Waggon and hind Geers40
1 Black Gelding60
1 Sorrel Colt40
6 Cows & 3 young Calves54
3 Heifers $21 & yearlings $1536
2 sows & ten pigs $5.50 & 2 saddles $10 1550
2 Pr Heanis with Iron hales 6
Sundrey pruning utensils12 75
1 Riffle Gun10
1 Cace pistols with Holsters12
Sundrey Black Smith Tools40
2 Hoghead $1, 5 Cow Hides $9, 1 Key $111
Sundrey Queensware $1.50, 1 Coffee Mill $1 250
Candlesticks, Snuffers, pepper --- - ----325
Candle -----, Books & Shelves5 622
5 pewter Basons & 4 dishes11
20 pewter plates --- -- -- - - -6 05
1 ------ ----- ------ -- - -2
Sundrey Water Vessels $1.25, -- ---- Irons .50 175
1 --- Steel yokes $3, Potts & Dutch Ovens $10 13
1 Flax Wheel & 1 Cotton Wheel3
2 Beds, Bedsteads & Furniture50
1 razor case & shaving box $1, 1 Chest $1 2
1438022
6 head of Cattle44
FRAME 426

List of the Sale and to whom sold of Bennet Combs

Sundrey pewter --, Sold Mrs Combs6--
one Table & one Chest1 --
Two Beds Bedsteads & Furniture12 --
19--
Cezar Agustis One Dish2--
One half dozen plates2--
5--
William Boren - one coffee Mill1 --
Capt Cockran - Sundrey Queensware1 --
Sally Lysin - one Candle Stick1 --
John Stephens - one Dutch Oven1 --
Jacob Servis - one Hoghead" --
Mrs Combs - one Cotton Wheel" --
One flax wheel1--
One Hoghead and one lash"
2--
Capt Cockran - one ---1--
John Barnet - One Cow Hide2 --
Jacob Servis - one Hide2--
James Barnet - one Hide 1 --
James Murphrey - one Cow Hide1 --
Mrs Combs - one Cow Hide1 --
John Robison - One --- -- of ------ --
James Murphrey - One pr Sheep Sheers-- --
Mrs Combs - One State" --
One Cace pistols10--
Four Cows ea $520--
One Black Colt2---
One Soral Colt15--
74--
120--
FRAME 427

Sale List of Combs Estate

A------- Brought Over----
James Barnett - one Saddle5
James Hues - one Saddle5
Abraham Duff - one Gunn9
One set Black Smith Tools36 35
4535
Samuel Smith - one waggon & hind Gears-7--
Serjeant Giffin - Two Bars Iron1 622
Elijah Humphrey - One pr Steel yards4 57
John Edwards - One Cow & One Heifer19
Jesse Harrod - one Heifer8 50
Benjamin Barton - Six Yearlings19 ---
George -ubbs - One Negroe named Jourdan461
One Negroe named Amos490
------- - - --- ---- - - -Tables and -- - - ----- ---- ------ -------- ----- -------- - ------- - - ------- 10220
Hezikah Johnston - one stud Horse280
John Smith - one White Cow9 75
Am-- Total E. Excepted1638 93--
 
- head of cattle4250
167933--
FRAME 428

Ms Calebs

Resd

FRAME 429

Receivd March 29th 1801 of Mr James Wardlaw fifty cents in full for a ----- one ----- of that value
DCM Caleb

FRAME 430

Thompsons Res.

FRAME 431

Oct 14th 1801
Rec'd of James Wardlaw Fourteen dollars being my fee in the suit Combs Administor Wm Jubb.
W. Thompson

FRAME 432

The estate of Bennett Combs
Dolly Combs Administ---

[kb: This frame is backwards and was written on the back of an early census sheet.]

FRAME 433

The Estate of Bennet Combs Dec'd
To Dolly Combs Administrator D----

[kb: Appears to be the same as the previous frame, but not backwards. Seems to be a list of expenses of Dolly's.]

FRAME 434

16th of October 1802
This Recd from Mrs Combs Eight ----- and nine ----- it being my fees in full
Fred Hopkins vs Gibson A Boyor
JPQ

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Taylors Rec.

FRAME 435

Boyor Resd.

[columns of numbers]

FRAME 436

Saml. Earle Rec'd of James Wardlaw Admin of Bennitt Combs fifteen Dollars in full For my fees in this Case. John Taylor.
October --th 1802

FRAME 437

Boyer Recd.

[some sort of list]

FRAME 438

25th of October 1802
This red'd of Dollee Combs two dollars fifty cents It being in full for Recording One deed for from Elijah Mayfield To Bennett Combes deceased
A. Boyor DA

FRAME 439

Taylors Resd
State of So Carolina
Pendleton District
Personally appeared James Wardlaw ----- --- the Witness --- of this belongs Administration Of Bennet Combes Estate for the -------------- Of the court of ------ of the ------- ---- ----- ------- ------- ------- ---- - -- -----
12th day of November 1802
John Harris DPP

FRAME 440

[Nov 12 1802]

FRAME 441

Boyer Resd

Combs Estate

FRAME 442

[Nov 7 1802]

FRAME 443

Combs Estate

FRAME 444

[5th Dec 1802]

FRAME 445

Boyer ….Combs Estate

FRAME 446

[5th Dec 1802]

FRAME 447

[13 Mar 1804]

FRAME 448

[13 Mar 1804]

FRAME 449

[24 Mar 1804]

FRAME 450

Warrant of Appraisement

[24 Mar 1801]

FRAME 451

[24 Mar 1801]



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