LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson: Author | Teacher | Certified Genealogical Lecturer ℠ | Certified Genealogist® | Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists

We have documented quite a bit about the Free Man of Color named Dublin Hunter (1785-1850?), from whom Garretts, Mills, and Hunters claim descent. This document supplies another piece of the puzzle: James Hunter — a man with the same man as the former slave owner in Dublin’s 1819 deed of Manumission — also sold Dublin 21 acres of land on Duncan Creek in 1822. I had not discovered any indication that he was a landowner before coming across the following deed on 9 July 2014 (Laurens Co., South Carolina, Deed Book L, page 45, James Hunter to Dublin Hunter, Laurens County Clerk of the Court):

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