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Land records: Sampson J. English family of Macon Co., Georgia
migration: NC to GA counties -- Hancock/ Washington to Houston to Crawford/ Marion/ Macon/Sumter
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Hancock Co., GA; 1818
Hancock Co., GA; 1818: Sampson English of Washington Co. buys 400 acres from Charles Allen of Hancock Co. that is described as lying in the counties of Hancock and Washington on Kegg Creek. It is near Ledbetter, Lewis and Allen land. Witnesses are Jeremiah Melton and Charles McDade.

[Transcribed: 1818 Hancock GA Deed between Charles Allen & Sampson English]


This Indenture made this Seventh of July in the year of our Lord one

thousand eight hundred & Eighteen * of the  Independency of the United States

this party        Between Charles Allen of the County of Hancock & State

of Georgia of the one part & Sampson English of the County of Washington

& state afores* of the other part.  Witnefseth that the said Charles Allen

hath bargained sold & by these means doth bargain & sell, alien, convey

and confirmed unto the aforementioned Sampson English for and in consideration of__

the sum of nine hundred dollars to him in hand paid the receipt is

hereby acknowledged for all that tract or parcel of land containing

Four hundred acres be the same more or lefs, situate, lying and

being in the counties of Hancock & Washington & on Kegg creek Butting

and bounding as follows Northwardly by Ledbetters, Eastwardly by Molpafs?

at this Southwardly by Lewis. Beginning at a pine x running North

ten  **** fifty  fi**  to a pine x south Eighty ****  *****ly   sich  **
ks  to a  p***  ****  on C Allen line N10 W to a  ****  x thence westwardly

to a pine x thence S.7.E. to a stake x made by Lewis and Allen, thence

Eastwardly along a line of marked trees to a hickory x on L.  Kegg creek

thence down P. Creek to Lewis line, thence N.81D.E to a pine x thence

N.36.D East to a pine x on ****s old line, thence along said line to the

beginning x it being part of  two surveys, one made by Michael **ar  10

February 1790 and the other by Charles Allen 23red October 1812 having such

shape, form & marks as appears by p lots of the same, together with

all & singular that rights, members of appear **anced thereof  what

soever to the P tract or parcel of land belonging or in any wise apper-

taining & use P Charles Allen does hereby cov*s*an* & agree to & with

the P Sampson English that I myself & my heirs & afsigns will war-

rant of forever defend the P. land of promises to him the P. Sampson

English his heirs & & aligns, to have & to hold the P. tracts of land with

All its rights, ___ers & app__tenanced afores to Sampson English

having any first Right or claim or title to the same or any part

thereof.  In witnesfs whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed

my seal the day and years first above written

Charles A Allen  {Sc?}

Signed Sealed & delivered}                            
In the presence of us}              
Jeremiah Melton}                                    
Charles M. Dade}

Washington County} 
Personally comes before me Charles M. Dade                                       
and hath on Oath, that he saw the ___
Deed executed and that Jeremiah Melton became
a substituting witnesfs with himself

Sworn to before me
This 8th day of August 1818
John Gilmore JP }                

Registered this 9th December 1819

(Ex)  Phil L. Simms, clk Supr Court
Hancock Co., GA; deed in 1821
Hancock Co., GA; deed in 1821, Thomas Coleman sells to Sampson English, both of Hancock County , deed witnessed by John English Senior

Dd. Bk. N, p.124: Dec. 12, 1821,

Thomas Coleman to Sampson English, both of Hancock County, Ga., for $1,000, that tract of land lying in the counties of Hancock and Washington containing 449 a.  (Description) the shoals of the Ogeechee.  Wit: John English and John Brommel(?) (Note by Sandra P. Wellons: Crowell ?  In 1815 John Hardison’s property was to be sold to satisfy John Crowell in Washington County.)


Washington County, Georgia
May 2, 1825, personally appeared before me John English, Senr…said he saw Thomas Coleman assign and deliver ... deed to Sampson English... Lee Reaves J.P. 
 Rec. May 5, 1825.

Hancock Co., GA; deed in 1822
Hancock Co., GA; deed in 1822 Sampson English sells to John English, both of Hancock County, 220 acres in Hancock County on Keg Creek bounded by Lewis, Swint and Brown. Witnessed by William Gilmore and John English.
Hancock Co., GA; deed in 1823
Hancock Co., GA; deed in 1823: Sampson English of Hancock County sells to James WiIkins of Hancock 449 acres in Hancock and Washington.

Dd. Bk. N, July 18, 1823,

Sampson English to James Wilkins, both of Hancock County, Georgia, for $1,000.00, 449 a. in Hancock and Washington Counties to the shoals of Ogeechee… from County line on Southwest side of Sampson English’s house.  Wit: James Jackson, Theophilus Hardie and Wm. Rachel, J.P.  Rec: July 5, 1824.

(Note by SPW: 1) In Eliz. Ryan’s book. "The Hardisons: A Southern Odyssey", she mentions that a Theophilus Hardie started out in Maine with the Hardisons, appears in North Carolina with them, and later a Theophilus Hardie, a Primitive Baptist minister,  performs a wedding ceremony for some Hardisons in Florida in the 1800’s.  She points out that a number of the Hardisons named children Hardie Hardison. 2)  A Theophulus (sic) Hardie marries Nancy Woodward in Macon County, Ga., on December 16, 1860.

Macon Co., GA -- 11 Sep 1833:

Macon County, Georgia Land Records:

* "Lot No. 61 in Twenty-ninth District of Lee was drawn by
Isaac Huston, Burnetts District, Glynn County, December
9, 1829. Isaac Huston sold it to Wilson Collins on December
15, 1829, for $35.00. Wilson Collins sold it to Sampson English,
September 11, 1833, for $500.00. Witnesses, Asa Archer and
Wiley Law.

Lot No. 60 in Twenty-ninth District of Lee was drawn by
Benjamin Davis of Houses District, Monroe County, August
27, 1836. Sold by him to Sampson English.

The Plats and Grants of the two above lots, as well as the
succeeding deeds, are in the papers of Sampson English and
the land is still owned by the English Family."

* (source: "History of Macon County Georgia" by Louise Frederick Hays; 1935; page 97)

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