I believe the senior Isaac Ramsey's wife's name was Sarah (LNU) and land records show him in the area by 1763. I am descended from Randall Ramsey which was likely the son of Isaac Jr or Thomas Sr. I have been trying to find answers in the land records. I have many records from Edgefield District but I need to search records for Abbeville District (they lived on the border of the two districts and I know of at least one land transaction that was recorded in Abbeville instead of Edgefield even though the land was in Edgefield). I'll just dump out all the records I have that mention the Ramseys in this one area (many family relations are mentioned).
Deed Book 1: 1786-1790 Edgefield SC
Pp: 10-16. 16 Mar 1768: Isaac Ramsey and Sarah, his wife of Colleton Co. SC to William Martin for 200 pounds, sold 100 acres in Berkley Co. SC on Ninety Six branch of the Saluda River. Said land originally granted 17 June 1763 to James Johnson and sold by James Johnson and Sarah, his wife, to Isaac Ramsey by L&R 9 & 10 Dec 1763. S/Issaac Ramsey, Sarah (R) Ramsey. Wit: Elisha (X) Brooks, Neome (N) Wood, William Christie, who swore by oath 17 Mar 1768 before John Savage, J.P. Rcd. 17 Mar 1790.
FROM "DAVID RUSH AND HIS DESCENDANTS," PAGE 204:
Grant of 157 acres on a branch of Cuffee town Creek, Branch of Stevens Creek by the State of S. C. to Isaac Ramsey. Certified the 10th day of Dec. 1784 by Bennett Crafton Dept. 7, Surv. E. Breman, Survr. General. Given under the Great Seal of the State, William Moultrie Gov. and Com. in Chief at Charleston the fifth day of June 1786. This tract adjoining lands held by James Henderson. John Vanderhorst, Secretary.
DEED BOOK 13: 1796-1797 EDGEFIELD COUNTY SC
Pp 614-617. William Glover of Georgia to James Rushton. L&R, 9 May 1785/ 10 May 1785, 85.14 SC money, 183 acres on Cuffeetown Creek adj land of John Bostick, Richard Brooks, Isaac Ramsey, part of original grant unto Elisha Brooks 12 August 1768. Wit Nathaniel Henderson, Eli Thornton. /s/ William Glover. Proven 10 March 1790 by Eli Thornton; John Moore J.P. Recorded 22nd April 1797.
DEED BOOK 18: EDGEFIELD COUNTY SC
Pp 166-169. Anthoney Cooper and wife Mary to Thomas Ramsey. Indenture, 19 September 1793, 40 SC money, 417 acres granted to sd Anthoney Cooper 7 February 1791 on Reedy Creek of Cuffeetown Creek adj David Cunningham, Isaac Ramsey, John Murphey, Colonel Gervey, Eli Thornton, Federick Weaver. Wit James McMillan, Isaac Ramsey. /s/ Anthoney Cooper, /s/ Mary (x) Cooper. Proven 12 January 1794 by Isaac Ramsey; James Harrison J.P. Rec 24 March 1800.
Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine Vol LVI January, 1922
P. 369 10309. Henderson – This record was found in the Clerk’s Office, Edgefield, S.C. viz: “We, Rebecca Henderson, Thomas Henderson, Eli Henderson, and Nathaniel Henderson, of Warren Co, State of Ohio, sell to Enoch Brazeal ‘Rev.’ 677 acres of land on Coffeetown Creek, being a part of the land granted to Nathaniel Henderson, deceased, date 1809. Witnesses: John Stott, Willis Kelley, Ezekiel Hollingsworth.” This land was in Edgefield Co. Nathaniel Henderson’s will recorded in 1803 mentions w Rebecca, sons Richard, Thomas, Wm., Eli and Nathaniel, and dau Mary Ramsey, Martha Hollingsworth and son-in-law Thomas Cook. Wife and Thomas Cook executors. Dated Oct, 1801. By putting the will with the deed, it shows that part of the family moved to Ohio; perhaps Priscilla of the query might be a dau of this family. – Mrs. Susan B. Hill, Edgefield, S.C.
DEED BOOK 19: EDGEFIELD COUNTY SC
Pp. 492-495. Henry Horlbeck of Charleston, brick layer, to Thomas Cook & Thomas Ramsay. Deed, 21 January 1801, $300, 193 acres adjoining Thos Ramsay, Nathaniel Henderson, James Henderson. Wit Robt Finney, William (x) Ramsey. /s/ Henry Horlbeck. Justice John Cosper Falker certifies relinquishment of Margaret Buckingham Horlbeck. Proven 21 Jan 1801 by Robert Finney; William Turpin J.P. Rec 23 March 1801.
DEED BOOK 21: EDGEFIELD COUNTY SC
Pp. 71-72. Isaac Ramsey of Abbeville District to Edward Kirksey. Deed, 27 November 1801, $80, one hundred acres bounded by lands of Thomas Pincket, Conerly, & sd Ramsey. Wit John Logen, Thomas Youngblood. /s/ Isaac Ramsey. Proven 27 November 1801 by Thos Youngblood; Wm Robertson J.P. Rec 4 Nov 1801; Rd Tutt C.C.
DEED BOOK 23: EDGEFIELD COUNTY SC
P 152. Thomas Ramsay, planter, to Joseph Cook, planter, 21 May 1803, $84, eighty-four acres on Cuffeetown Creek bounded E by land of sd Joseph Cook, N by Thomas Cook, NW by land granted to Lawrence Mark, being part of a tract whereon sd Thomas Ramsay now lives and which was granted to Anthony Cooper. Wit John Adams, Rebeckah Adams. /s/ Thomas (T) Ramsay. Justice John Lyon certifies the relinquishment of dower rights by Lerena Ramsay wife of Thomas Ramsay, 21 May 1803; /s/ Lerna (T) Ramsay. Proven by John Adams 21 May 1803; John Lyon JQ. Rec 6 June 1803.
P 155. Isaac Ramsay, planter, to Joseph Cook, 1 April 1800, $225, eighty-five acres on Beaver Dam Creek, NW of John Fort (Holt?), NE on Daniel Sullivan, NW on Beaver Dam Creek, other sides joining Thomas Cook, it being part of a tract whereon sd Isaac Ramsay now lives, originally granted to John Brown. Wit Thomas (T) Cook, James Sandefur, Judiah (x) Sanderfer. /s/ Isaac Ramsey. Justice John Lyon certifies the relinquishment of dower Mary Ramsey wife of Isaac Ramsey 21 June 1803; /s/ Mary (x) Ramsey. Proven by Thomas Cook 16 June 1802; Jas Harrison JP. Rec 6 June 1803.
DEED BOOK 24: EDGEFIELD COUNTY SC
P 164. Mary Ramsey to Patrick Sullivan. Abbeville District, 29 April 1803, Justice Fleming Bates certifies relinquishment of dower rights by Mary Ramsey wife of David Ramsey, 116 acres sold by her husband to Sullivan 4 November 1797, /s/ Mary (M) Ramsey. Rec 5 January 1804.
DEED BOOK 26: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P 178. James Ramsay, planter, to Frederick Williams, planter. Deed, 23 February 1805, Twenty Five Dollars, Forty four acres on the waters of Sleepy Creek of Savannah River, bounded N by Thomas Youngblood, the other sides by sd Frederick Williams’s land, and was granted to sd James Ramsay on 3 December 1804. Wit James Walker, John Dorn. /s/ James Ramsay. Proven 2 August 1805 by James Walker Junr; William Robinson J.P. Rec 4 Nov 1805.
DEED BOOK 28: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P 239. James Ramsay, planter, to John Dunn, Deed, 23 February 1805, Nine hundred sixteen dollars, two plantations containing by the original surveys five hundred sixteen acres, situated on Sleep Creek of Savannah River bounded at time of survey SW on William Matthews, W on unknown, SE on Hutchison, NE and SE on Youngblood, NE on Thomas Eveleigh, NW vacant, and was granted to Samuel Ramsay by two grants one for one hundred acres 10 April 1771, the other for four hundred eighty six sixth November 1786, and at the death of sd Samuel Ramsay the two tracts afsd descended to Matthew Ramsay his oldest son and was left by will of sd Matthew Ramsay now decd to sd James Ramsay. Wit Gilbert Faulkner, James Walker. Proven 3 March 1807 by Gilbert Faulkner; Alexr Bean J.P. Rec 4 August 1807.
DEED BOOK 29: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P 443. Allen Glover to Daniel English, Deed of coveyance , 26 September 1806, Five hundred dollars, one hundred acres on waters of Beaverdam Creek adj land now belonging to Thos Ramsey, Jesse Harris, and Braseel. Wit William Hollandy, Eli Henderson. /s/ Allen Glover. Proven 10 March 1809 by Eli Henderson; [name of justice of peace has been cut from the bottom of the page]. Rec 13 June 1809.
DEED BOOK 31: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P 333. Isaac Ramsey to Jacob Youngblood, Deed of Coveyance, 30 December 1799, twenty five pounds sterling, 15 acres on Beaverdam Creek par of 100 acres originally granted to John Brown 31 August 1774; also 75 acres being part of 157 acres originally granted to sd Isaac Ramsey 5 June 1786. Wit Thomas (x) Ramsey, John Harkens. /s/ Isaac Ramsey. Proven 9 May 1813 by Thomas Ramsey, Das Williams J.P. Rec 13 May 1813.
DEED BOOK 32: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P 234. Theophilus Goode and his wife Priscilla Goode to Michael Corley. Deed, Putnam County, Georgia, 3 April 1811, late of Columbia County, GA but now of Putnam, Three hundred Dollars land on Ready Creek a branch of Cuffeetown Creek bounded by lands of Thomas Ramsay, Rooks land now belonging to Thomas Berry, original grant made to Anthony Cooper 22 February 1802 by His Excy John Drayton, tested by Peter Bremar Dep Secy. Wit Eli Champion, William Corley, William D Lane JP. /s/ Theophilus (x) Goode, /s/ Priscilla Goode. Putnam County, Georgia, Justice William D Lane certifies relinquishment of dower rights by Priscilla Goode 3 April 1811; [no signature]. Proven Edgefield District, 18 March 1815 by William D Lane; Robert Walker JP. Rec 29 March 1815.
DEED BOOK 33: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P 356. Eli Thornton to William Thomas, Deed, 20 October 1815, Four Hundred Dollars, 200 acres adj lands of Henry Weaver, James Hollingsworth, Thomas Ramsey, Thornton, Rasha Manby, Cannon, on waters of Cuffeetown Creek of Stephens Creek. Wit Hugh Mosley, John Timmerman. /s/ Eli Thornton. Proven 16 December 1815 by Hugh Mosley; Edmd B Belcher J.P. Rec 3 March 1817.
P 357. William Thomas Jr to Menoah Wetherington, Deed, 17 January 1816, Five hundred ten Dollars, 200 acres adj SW on Henry, S on James Hollingsworth, E on Thomas Ramsey and Jacob Thornton, N on Phillip H Manby, NW on Carson, lying on Reedy Creek of Cuffeetown Creek of Stephens Creek. Wit Hugh Mosley, James (x) Thomas. /s/ William (x) Thomas Junr. Proven 9 February 1816 by Hugh Mosley; E B Belcher J.P. Rec 3 March 1817
DEED BOOK 35: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P 154. Mary Ann Ramsay, to her granddaughter Mary Ann Barton dau of Willoughby Barton who is married to my youngest daughter Sarah, Deed of Gift, 30 May 1818, Negro woman Sally with her increase. Wit Charles Goodwin, Chas Goodwin Junr. /s/ M A Ramsay. Proven 13 June 1818 by Chas Goodwin; M Mims C.C.P. Rec 13th June 1818.
DEED BOOK 37: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P 115. Jacob Thornton of Abbeville District to Menoah Heathington, Deed, 25 December 1819, One hundred fifty Dollars, 67 ½ acres on Cuffeetown Creek adj Thomas Ramsay, sd Heathington, heirs of James Hollingsworth. /s/ Jacob (x) Thornton. Wit Robert Perrin, Abner Perrin Junr. Proven 1 Apr 1820 by Abner Perrin jr; William Thurmond JQ. Rec 3d April 1820.
DEED BOOK 39: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P. 108 Thomas Ramsay to Starling Deen. Ramsay for One hundred fifty Dollars sold to Deen One hundred thirty eight acres being part of tract originally granted to Antony Cooper lying as shown on plat. 27 April 1822. /s/ Thomas Ramsay. [no witnesses]
Plat by Jas Carson D S at request of Thomas Ramsey shows adjoining land of Hugh Mosley, Jacob Miller, Joseph Fergason, Randel Ramsey, lying on waters of Cuffeetown creek of Stephens Creek. 22 April 1822.
Proved 2 May 1822 by Samuel Timmerman who saw Thomas Ramsay and James Carson sign with himself. William Thurmond JQ. Rec 3 May 1822.
Pp. 161-162 Thomas Ramsey Senr to Jesse Ramsay. One hundred fify Dollars in hand paid by Isaac Ramsay, one hundred thirty seven acres, being part of land bought by Thomas Cook and Thomas Ramsey from Henry Horlbeck. 22 March 1822 /s/ Thomas (x) Ramsey. Wit /s/ Jas Carson, Jacob Miller.
Plat of Thomas Ramsays 137 acres shows adj owners Brazel, English, heirs of Philip Steifel, John Ramsay and road from the south to Hamburgh.
20 March 1822. /s/ Jas Carson D S.
Proved 12 April 1822 by Jacob Miller; Robert Walker J P.
Recorded 24 June 1822.
DEED BOOK 41: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
Pp. 299-300 Isaac Ramsey to John Harris. Deed. For Six hundred fifty Dollars in hand paid by John Harris, Ramsey sold one hundred thirty seven acres, being part of land purchased by Thomas Cood and Thomas Ramsey from Henry Harlbeck 22 April 1823. /s/ Isaac (x) Ramsey. Wit: /s/ Jas. N. Casey, /s/ James Carson.
Proved by James Carson who saw Isaac Ramsey and James N. Casey sign. Sworn 22nd April 1823. /s/ Jas Carson. Saml Perrin J.Q.
Justice Saml Perrin certified release of dower by Sally Ramsey wife of Isaac Ramsey 9th May 1823. /s/ Sally (x) Ramsey.
Recorded 28th Decr 1825.
FROM "DAVID RUSH AND HIS DESCENDANTS," PAGE 203-204:
Edgefield District, S. C. - Deed by Isaac Ramsey to William Weatherington for 81 acres on Reedy Creek adjoining lands of Thomas Randall Ramsey, Randall Ramsey, Jas. Hollingsworth and Isaac Ramsey, for the sum of $325.00. Wit. Sterling Dean and Jacob Miller. Dower was signed by Sarah Ramsey by her mark, before Jas. Carson, J. Q. of Abbeville Dist. Dated Nov. 7, 1825. Surveyed by Jas. Carson, D. Sr.
DEED BOOK 42: EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
P. 316 William Weatherington to William R. Miller. Mortgage. For One hundred sixty five Dollars fifty cents paid by William R. Miller sold him eighty one acres adj. lands of Randal Ramsey, Isaac [Binding], Thomas Ramsey, James Hollingsworth, place whereon sd Weatherington lives. Condition that if William Weatherington repays Miller on 1 January 1829 with interest, the articles herein contained shall be utterly void. 12 February 1827. /s/ William Weatherington. Wit: Wm H. Buffington, /s/ Robert Lanier.
Proved 12 February 1827 by William H. Buffington. J. Harrison J.Q.
Recorded 5th March 1827.
FROM "DAVID RUSH AND HIS DESCENDANTS," PAGE 202 – ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, SC
Thomas Ramsey gives deed to Wade S. Cothran for his interest in tract of land deeded to him and his brothers James Ramsey and William Ramsey by their grandfather, Thomas Ramsey, Sr. deceased, for the sum of $50.00. Dated Nov. 16, 1835. Wit. Jas. G. Sheppard and Jacob Miller. Sworn to Mar. 2, 1836 before Jas. Carson, J. Q.
FROM "DAVID RUSH AND HIS DESCENDANTS," PAGE 202 – (Original old land records in the hands of Mrs, Mag Aiton Agnew)
Deed by John Rodgers and Dower by wife, Caroline A. Rodgers, to Wesley A. Miller for 81 acres of land in District of Edgefield on Reedy Creek, adjoining lands of Capt. James Hollingsworth, John B. Johnson, and lands given by Thomas Ramsey, Sr. to sons of Thomas Ramsey, Jr. for the sum of $250.00. Witnessed by: Wade S. Cothran and Jacob Miller. Dated March 2, 1836. Before James Carson, J. Q.
FROM "DAVID RUSH AND HIS DESCENDANTS," PAGE 206 - EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC
Frances Ramsey Deed to Wade S. Cothran for her share of her brother’s estate. William Ramsey with his brothers James and Thomas inherited the estate of their grandfather, Thomas Ramsey and William died a minor and Frances, his sister, inherited one fifth of his share which she sold for $20.00. Paper dated Apr. 2, 1844. Wit. S. M. Bradford and J. W. Spikes.