Has anyone been able to locate the land grants given to Josiah Allen (son of Robert Allen, Jr. and husband of Elizabeth Deloach) in South Carolina.Here is what I have found in "Allens of the Southern States" -
Land was surveyed in South Carolina for Josiah Allen in 1762.A grant for 100 acres in Colleton County, surrounded on all sides by vacant land, was approved and recorded on March 8, 1763.(Royal Land Grants, Vol. 10, p. 457, South Carolina Archives).Another tract of 100 acres was granted to Josiah on April 7, 1772.That land was bounded on two sides by land Josiah owned, on one side by Jacob Smith and on one side by vacant land.(Colonial Plats, p. 34, South Carolina Archives).
As I understand it, the area of Edgefield and Saluda Counties was originally called Colleton County.From other things written in "Allens of the Southern States" it appears Josiah's land was actually in present day Saluda County near Richland Creek, perhaps near the Mt. Willing community.Josiah also received a land grant on Mine Creek from what I have read.If anyone has located his land I would appreciate hearing from you.You can e-mail me directly, if you like, at Etheri2351@aol.com.Thanks.