Ophelia Richardson Wade in The Box Book with McElroy and Floyd, compiled and published by her in July 1975, on page 3 and 4 wrote: "Who then was the Robert Box to whom the land was originally granted that John Box was selling. At this point, I am now going to refer to him as Robert Box, the elder. This will avoid confusion."
She and her cooperators did not discover the deed that would have identified the Robert Box who Wade labeled as "the elder". That deed is a lease/release deed of Robert Box wherein on 22 December 1769, Robert Box sold to Joseph Kershaw 300 acres on Jackson Creek, probably in what is now known as Fairfield County, SC. The deed was signed by Robert Box, and witnessed by Robert Box, Junr. who made his mark "R" and Wm. Allison who made his mark "A".
There was a second document: the release of 300 acres on Draughts of Jackson Creek to Joseph Kershaw for the sum of 500 pounds and was dated 22 December 1769. This was signed by Robet Box (ls) (spelled as on document) and witnessed by Rob. Box Junr (his mark "R"), Wm. Allison (his mark "A") and Jas Lindley (signature).
In addition there was a statement after the above signatures in which Robert Box stated he had received 500 pounds from Joseph Kershaw and the statement was signed by Robet Box (ls) (spelled as on document) witnessed by Rob. Box, Junr. (his mark "R"), Wm. Allison (his mark "A") and Jas Lindley (signature).
There was then an official statement by James Lindley as a Justice of Peace dated 21 December 1769 in which he stated Robert Box had appeared before him and acknowledged that he had received 500 pounds from Joseph Kershaw for the Release and lease . The statement was signed by Jas Lindley with the abbreviation J.P. after his signature.
All of the above was Recorded and examined 7th day of September 1778