by Judy G. Russell
Where oh where is the land…
It’s an amazing set of records that The Legal Genealogist picked up at the South Carolina Archives last week. Amazing, first, because it’s a set of surviving land records from the 1760s. Amazing, second, because it’s a set of surviving land records from my family, which didn’t leave nearly as many records as I would have liked. And amazing most of all because it centers on a land grant not to a however-many-great grandfather.
The grant, clearly and unequivocally, was issued to Sarah Gentry.
My fifth great grandmother.
To be eligible for that land grant in her own name, Sarah had to have been a feme sole — an unmarried woman — when she obtained that land.
Why mapping Sarah is going to be a challenge…