Thomas Finklea

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Thomas Finklea

Born about 1752 in Georgetown District, South Carolina
Died about 1806
Buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Butler County, Alabama

14 June 1793
Marion County, South Carolina Deed Book C, Pages 266-268

South Carolina, Prince William Parrish, Beaufort District --- To all Christian people to whom these present shall come, I, Thomas Finklea send greetings.Know ye that I, Thomas Finklea of Prince William Parrish of the state and district aforesaid for and in consideration of the love, good will, and affection which I have for my wife and children have given, granted and by these present do give and grant freely, clearly, and absolutely unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Finklea and my children viz: Frances, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Martha to them and their heirs forever.To wit, my negro slave winch Phillus and girl Dole with six cows and five calves in my mark and brand "Flo" be equally divided among my said children:Frances, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Martha Finklea at the day of marriage or eighteen years of age.To said beloved wife Elizabeth Finklea my winch Mireal and bay mare, two cows and calf in my brand "Flo" for the rest of her natural life then to be equally divided among my said children, the heirs of her body to have and to hold the said Negroes:Tony, Connor, Phillus, and Dole with the above six cows and calves in my mark and brand unto my aforesaid children (viz., Frances, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Martha) to them and their heirs forever.To my wife, Mariah, mare, Cati and one cow and calf in my brand from hence forth although proper and absolutely without any conditions as I the said Thomas Finklea have absolutely of my own accord set and put my hand and seal in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three and on the fourteenth day of June signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of A. E. Scott and Aaron Barber.

We do certify that the above to be a true copy of the original that Elizabeth Finklea produced to us this Seventeenth day of May Eighteen Hundred and Six.Signed by B. Gregg and Alex Gregg, Jr.Personally appeared before me Mrs. Amelia Eliza Scott who being duly sworn sayeth that she was present and saw Mr. Thomas Finklea sign, seal, and deliver the within deed of gift as his act and deed and that she with Aaron Baron signed their names in witness to the same.Sworn to before me this fourteenth day of June 1793.Signed by A.E. Scott.Recorded June 24, 1806.

Personally appeared before me Mrs. Amelia Eliza Scott who being duly sworn sayth that she was present and saw Mr. Thomas Finklea sign, seal, and deliver the within deed of gift as his act and deed and that she with Aaron Barber signed their names in witness to the same.Sworn to before me this fourteenth day of June 1793. Recorded June 24, 1806.

30 January 1800
Thomas Finklea Appoints His Brother John Finklea Attorney

South Carolina, Beaufort District, Prince William Parish -- Know men by these present that Thomas Finklea of the District and Parish aforesaid for due consideration and good causes have made, ordained, constituted and appointed and by these present do make, ordain, constitute and appoint my trusty friend and brother John Finklea of Georgetown District, Prince Frederick Parish, State aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me in my name and to my use to sell and transfer by lawful title a certain tract of land containing three hundred acres more or less granted to William Thepered Jones on the north side of Willow Creek on the Two Mile Branch bounded on the south by William Wilson and Joseph Burch, southeast on Doctor Wilson; all other sides on vacant land at the time of the survey given and by these present granting to my attorney my sole and full power and authority to sell and convey the aforesaid plantation or tract of land containing three hundred acres more of less, bounded as aforesaid, and I, the said Thomas Finklea aforesaid, in my own person ought or could do in and About the same ratifying, allowing and confirming whatsoever my lawful attorney shall do in the sale of such land by virtue of these present an in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th of January 1800.Signed by Thomas Finklea.Witnessed by T.G. Scott and Thomas Finklea, Jr.

Darlington District, South Carolina -- Personally appeared before me William Muldrow, one of the Justices for said District.Thomas Finklea, Jr. who being duly sworn and under oath said that he had seen Thomas Finklea sign, seal and deliver this instrument of writing for the purposes within mentioned and that he together with T G Scott were the verifying witnesses.

 

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Amelia Elizabeth Scott

Father was Thomas G. Scott
Mother was Amelia Elizabeth ?????

19 October 1805
State of South Carolina, Marion District

Thomas Finklea sold land to Thomas Paige for $204.Description of land is as follows:“all that plantation or tract of land being in Marion District located on the southwest side of Little Pee Dee River and Buck Swamp bounded on all sides by vacant land containing 400 acres, it being a tract of land granted to William and Thomas Parker 6 September 1774, and the said William and Thomas Parker conveyed to John Smith, Sr. and from John Smith, Sr. to Samuel and John Smith, Jr., his administrators and then from them to Thomas Finklea and now to Thomas Paige.” Signed by Thomas Finklea
Father: Thomas G. Scott
Mother: Elizabeth Scott Mother of Amelia Elizabeth Scott
19 October 1805

3 January 1806, State of South Carolina, Marion District

John Molley sold land to Thomas Finklea for $3,000.Description of land is as follows:“all that plantation or tract of land containing 327 acres situated in Marion District on the southwest side of the Great Peedee River below Mars Bluff ferry; bounded by a line running southwest by lands belonging to ???? Howard, originally surveyed for John K.Edwards and others; northeast by William Gregg's lands and Thomas Finklea's east side of Great Peedee River having said shape, form and marks as are represented by a plat hereunto affixed, granted by his Excellency Paul Hamilton in at Charleston 2 September 1805 to the said John Molley.

20 May 1806, Marion CountyDeed Book C, Page 267

By request of Thomas Finklea and Elizabeth Finklea (Thomas Finklea's widow), now known by the name of Elizabeth Smith, we Robert Gregg and Alexander Gregg in obedience trust examined the matter in dispute.Where as the said Thomas Finklea had sold a certain negro slave named Toney to Charles Finklea for five hundred dollars and took a bond from the said Charles Finklea for the payment of the same and it being discovered by Thomas Finklea that the said Elizabeth Finklea had a deed of gift of the said negro, Toney, made over to herself and children: Frances, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Martha by her husband Thomas Finklea, Sr. and the said Elizabeth Finklea produced to us the said deed of gift and the said bond that Charles Finklea had given and she also confessed that it was given to her for the negro, Toney, mentioned in the deed of gift, also the negro, Toney, was seven months possession of the said Charles Finklea on his estate.Therefore, after mature deliberation we recommend to the said parties that Thomas Finklea to give up the said negro, Toney, and the sale and to pay the said Elizabeth Finklea, now known by the name of Elizabeth Smith, thirty five dollars next March for the labour of the said negro seven month also for the said Elizabeth Finklea to give up the said bond of five hundred dollars to the said Thomas Finklea and to drop her intention of suing for the bond as it appears so plain to be a fraudulent sale in our opinion as the gift of the negro was not to her alone but to her children also.Given under our hands this 20th day of May 1806.

May 21, 1806 -- Received of the within award by a receipt from Thomas Finklea, nineteen dollars and seven cents which I had received of Mr. Charles Finklea, October 19, 1805 and was to be credited on a certain bond of that date and was neglected by me. Signed by Elizabeth Smith.Richard Howard sold land to Thomas Finklea, Jr. For $1,452. Description of the land is as follows:“all that plantation or part of five tracts of land containing 788 acres situated on the southwest side of Great Peedee River adjacent to Mars Bluff.”Witnesses were Ann Jolly and James Holland

Children

   

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Amelia Finklea

   

 

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Joel Fore

   

2

Mary Elizabeth Finklea

   

 

2S1

William Middleton

   

3

Frances (Frankey) Finklea

   

4

Martha Finklea

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