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  • Name: Nancy Reynolds
  • Note: according to another source 1
  • Name: Nancy Harrison
  • Name: Nancy Bell
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 05 OCT 2007
  • Birth: ABT 1807
  • Note: she was 27 and Reuben was 76-77 when they married; she was probably a neighbor's daughter
  • Death: 1863



    Marriage 1 Vincent H. Bell Jr. b: 1807 in Fairfield Co., SC
    • Married: 07 JUL 1836 in Fairfield Dist., SC
    • Note: Camden Journal issue of July 23, 1836. 'On the 7th inst., on Thorntree Creek, Fairfield District, by J. Mickle, Esq., Mr. Vincent Bell of Autauga Co., Alabama, to Mrs. Nancy Harrison, relict of the late Reubin Harrison, Esq.' 2
    • Census: 1850 in Fairfield Co., SC
    • Note: with their three children and 29 slaves, nextdoor to his cousin Austin N. Cloud
    Children
    1. Has No Children Sarah Ann Bell b: 1838 in SC
    2. Has No Children Anna Penelope Bell b: 1840
    3. Has No Children Reuben Harrison Bell b: 03 OCT 1841 in Fairfield Co., SC
    4. Has No Children Nancy Elizabeth Bell b: 1843 in Fairfield Co., SC

    Marriage 2 Reuben Harrison b: ABT 1760 in Wateree River, Craven Co., SC
    • Married: AFT 01 NOV 1834 in Fairfield Co., SC
    • Note:
      2nd wife: Transcript copy of Marriage Indenture between Reuben Harrison and Nancy Reynolds Fairfield County Deed Book LL, beginning on Page 341 (Prepared from the original by Ken Baldwin)
      SC, Fairfield District: This indenture made and concluded, signed and sealed by & between Nancy Reynolds of the District and State aforesaid on the one part and Reuben Harrison of the same District and State on the other part. Witnesseth, that whereas the said Nancy Reynolds and Reuben Harrison are about to be joined & united in the Holy State of Matrimony & become man & wife, & whereas by the law of the land the said Nancy Reynolds would after marriage & by virtue thereof acquire the right of Dower in & to the Property both real & personal from the said Reuben Harrison, & the same would after his death vest in her, unless and provided a contract, bargain covenant, or marriage contract be made, concluded & executed by the said Nancy Reynolds with him the said Reuben Harrison, his heirs and assigns wherein & whereby for & in consideration of the property & valuable consideration therein mentioned & secured, or intended to be secured to her the said Nancy Reynolds, her heirs & assigns forever, by the said Reuben Harrison, the said Nancy Reynolds will and does relinquish and forever renounce, acquit & release for herself & for her heirs all her right of Dower to, & in all the property both real & personal of him the said Reuben Harrison, to him & his heirs forever; for that purpose & to the intent that she the said Nancy Reynolds may renounce & relinquish & divest herself her & her heirs of all right, title claim & interest to, or in Dower, or to or in right of Dower, to or in all the property both real & personal of him the said Reuben Harrison; Now know ye that the said Nancy Reynolds for and in consideration of the property and valuable consideration following, that is to say, of two hundred acres of land lying & being on Sawneys Creek in Fairfield District & being part of a tract (of) land known by the name of the Barrot tract, & for & in consideration of a Negro fellow named Pleasant about twenty years old, & of a Negro woman named Mary about twenty one years old, one young able work mule, one young saddle horse, two likely cows & calves, six head of sheep, two sows & pigs, as well as for & in consideration of the property to be mentioned & set forth in another part of this Indenture, or instrument of writing, does by these presents relinquish, renounce, release & give up forever all her right, title, claim & interest of to & in Dower or right of Dower which would otherwise & without this contract, bargain, covenant or marriage contract, after marriage accrue or arise or attach to her in all the property both real & personal of him the said Reuben Harrison; and the said Nancy Reynolds for, & in consideration of all the property above mentioned, & hereafter to be mentioned doth hereby relinquish, renounce give up & release all right, title claim & interest to & in Dower, or the right of Dower, to & in all the property both real & personal of him the said Reuben Harrison which after marriage might accrue or attach to her the said Nancy, were it not for this contract, bargain, covenant & mariage contract; and the said Reuben Harrison for & in consideration of Marriage with the said Nancy Reynolds, & for & in consideration of her relinquishment & renunciation of Dower to & in all his property both real & personal doth by these presents, give, grant, bargain sell & convey to her the said Nancy Reynolds her heirs & assigns forever, two hundred acres of land lying and being on Sawneys Creek, & being part of a tract commonly called the Barrot tract, which two hundred acres of land is to be taken from any part of said land in a body, that she or her heirs may choose, and also a Negro fellow named Pleasant about twenty one years of age, one Negro woman named Mary about twenty one years old, & one young able mule, one young saddle horse, two likely cows & calves, six head of sheep, two sows & pigs, & also a good feather bed bedsted & bed furniture and all the household & kitchen furniture in his possession at his death, & whatever silver plate, & farming utensils, & poultry of every description in his possession at his death, and the said Reuben Harrison further promises & agrees that in case he dies before the said Nancy, that then the said Nancy Reynolds shall have one years provision of corn, pork, & fodder for herself Negroes & stock. In witness whereof the said Nancy Reynolds, & Reuben Harrison have hereunto set their names & affixed their seals this 1st day of November1834. In the presence of Jas. E. Graham, Jno. Smart & Griffith Graham.
      Nancy Reynolds her X mark (Seal)
      Reuben Harrison (Seal)
      State of South Carolina
      Fairfield District
      Personally came before me Jno. Smart who made oath that he saw the within deed duly executed between Reuben Harrison & Nancy Reynolds, & that James E. Graham, Griffith Graham & himself subscribed their names as witnesses to the same, in the presence of each other and the said parties. Sworn before me Jany 8th, 1835.
      Jno. Smart (Seal)
      J. (?) Elliott (Seal)
      Recorded Jany 8th 1835
      3

    Sources:
    1. Title: Kirkland Source Book, Volumes I and II
      Abbrev: Kirkland Source Book I-II
      Author: Mary Ruth Green & Wilma C. Kirkland
      Publication: 1988
      Page: Vol. I
    2. Title: Marriage and Death Notices from Camden, SC Newspapers, 1816-1865
      Abbrev: Camden SC Newspapers
      Author: Holcomb, Brett
    3. Title: Fairfield Co., South Carolina, Deeds
      Abbrev: Fairfield Co. SC Deeds
      Page: Deed Book LL, pp. 341-
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