The whole pack of families, Muldrows, Cannons, Gees, Ervins, Cusacks, etc. were all living near Black Creek, Darlington District, South Carolina. Sometimes researching a different family yields more information about the Muldrow family. Carroll Deschaines is our map expert -- sometime I hope to have him make us a set of old/newer/newest overlay maps showing the orginal family lands as superimposed onto modern day Darlington. At any rate, here is some geographical information.
"...in lieu therof I do give & devise to the said Martha A. Warr for life a tract of land described as follows. Towit a part of a tract of land conveyed to me by George H. Pawley by his deed dated the tenth day of June A.D. 1843. the part thereof hereby divised being about one hundred & fifty acres. embraced within lines as follows, a line beginning at a large pine corner 3x0m. being corner of george Cusacks & Misses Coopers lands thence along George Cusacks line. until it strikes Pie hole branch, thence down said branch on said Cusacks land to a pine corner 3xn.m. on Geo. H. Pawleys land. thence on a line newly made on Geo. H. Pawleys land running northwardly to a pine corner 3xn in a large pine flat, thence on a line newly made on Geo. H. Pawleys land a course varying a little from the last Eastward to a stake corner 3xn per pine, in deaded ground, thence on a line not new marked North West 45 degrees until it strikes this line which seperated the land of W.H. Cannon senior & Geo. H. Pawley before the Execution of the deed of Geo. H. Pawley aforesaid Towit a road called the old Muldrow Road thence along said road to the beginning corner bounded as follows So. west & So. by George Cusacks land & Pie Branch Eastward by Geo. H. Pawleys land S.E. by W.H. Cannons Land Towit part of the land conveyed by Geo. H. Pawley as aforesaid. N & N.W. by said old Muldrow Road which separates it from W.H. Cannons seniors Jacob Parrots & the Misses Coopers land. "
Mont Muldrow (John1, John2, Simon3, Robert4, Henry Lowndes (Hal)5, Al6, Mont7 -- a.k.a. my husband's Uncle Mont!) brought forth the following recollection:
"Sometime during the late 60's my Dad [Al] received a long
phone call from Major Hal Eustace who I beleive at the time
was stationed at the Pentagon. Shortly thereafter Dad received a
letter with a long scroll of butcher paper showing the Major's
research on his family tree. One branch went back to Dad's
grandfather, Col. Robert Muldrow of Mississippi.
I have no idea what might have happened to the scroll. I have looked for it many times but I suspect Dad passed it on to his brother, Fisher, who was the family patriarch and historian of that generation."
So now we have some idea of what Hal might have passed along to various family members... Sybil may have a lead on the Coursar branch of the family, perhaps they also received such a scroll?
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