Pearson-SC-1813

Deed of James Pearson of Sumter buying and freeing his son
1813

Sumter County SC deed book D, p. 160- 163
State of South Carolina
Clarendon County
Know all men by these presesnts that I James PEARSON of the
State and County aforesaid, have bargained and sold any
there presents do bargain and sell unto BLACK FREE JAMEY of
the State and County aforesaid, a certain likely negro boy
named DICK, aged fifteen years for and in consideration of
the sum of sixty eight pounds sterling to me in hand paid
before the sealing and delivery of these presents the
receipt where of is herby acknowledged, which Negro boy DICK
, I the said James Pearson do foreever warrant and defend
from the just claims of all manner of Person or Persons unto
the said FREE JAMEY his Heirs, Exors, or Administrators or
Assigns forever.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this fourteenth day of September on thousand seven hundred
and ninety nine, and of the Independence of the United
States of North America the twenty fourth.
Signed Sealed adn Delivered

 JAMES PEARSON
in the Presence of
Issac Conner
Robert Dingle
Originally recorded Nov 25th 1799, now 19 March 1813

South Carolina
Sumter District
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting Know ye
that I JAMES PEARSON otherwise called FREE JEMMY, of
Clarendon county, in the District and State aforesdaid, for
and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand
paid at and before the sealing and delivery of these
presents, and for divers other good causes and
considerations me thereunto moving, have emancipated,
manumitted, and set free, a certain negro man slave (being
my son) named DICK about twenty eight years of age and from
all manner of bondage and slavery, whatsoever.  To have and
to hold the said manumission and freedom unto the said DICK
forever, in as ample a manner to all intents and purposes as
any other slave heretofore set free and discharged from the
bonds of slavery may or can have, hold or enjoy, so that I
the said JAMES PEARSON my executors, administrators or
assigns, nor any other person for me or in my name, or to my
or their use, shall or may herafter, claim challenge, or
demand in any manner of right, title, claim or demand of, in
and to the said DICK, or any service from him the said DICK
during his natural life.  In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this fourth day March in the year of
our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and thirteen, and in
the thrity seventh year of the Independence of the United
States of America.
Signed, sealed and delivered            James (his X mark)
Pearson
in the presence of
Samuel Richbourg

South Carolina
Sumter District
Personally appeared Samuel Richbourg who being duly sworn
desposeth that he saw James Pearson (by making his mark)
sign the above instrument or writing, and deliver the same
as his act and deed for the uses, intents, and purposes
therein mentioned Sworn to before me this 4th March 1813
Claudius Richbourg J.Q.            Samuel Richbourh

South Carolina
Sumter District
We do hereby certify that upon the examination of oath of
James Pearson the owner of a certain negro man slave named
DICK, satisfactory proof had been given to us that the said
DICK is not of bad character, and is capable of gaining a
livelihood by honest means
Claudius Richbourg J.Q.
John H. Ragin
Michl Wilder
James Ragin
Henry Bradham
Nathl Richbourg
recorded 19 March 1813

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