To clarify this 1816 land transaction a bit: 374 acres of Beaverdam are being sold by James Wright of Laurens to John Leveall of Newberry. The providence of 300 of those acres is given as follows: 1)150 acres: James Ryan > James Henry/Hersey/Harvey? > Ratcliffe Joel > Mark Moore > James Wright 2)50 acres: James Ryan > John Hersterson? > Edward Learwood > Robert Sims > Ratcliffe Joel > James Wright 3)150 Acres Edward Learwood > James Wright
When I compare this 1816 plat map to the 1784 plat map of Edmond Learwood's 600 acre grant from Moultrie, it's obvious that very little of Edmond's 1784 land in involved in this transaction. The 1816 transaction concerns land to the east of Edmond's land. However, the land bordering to the NW of the 1816 land being sold belongs to James Learwood. When I again compare the two maps, this land of James Learwood's is the heart of Edmond's 1784 600 acre grant. For those who have copies of the 1784 plat map, James Learwood's land is that section above the Beaverdam that crosses the heart of Edmond's land, right where the words "600 acres" are written.
Lewis Wood's take on this was that James Learwood may have been James Edmond, son of Thomas & grandson of old Edmond. A wild guess as there is no indication that Edmond (Thomas's son) had the first name of James. Moreover, Thomas's son was born after 1800 census and in 1816 would not have been old enough to hold property.
There are two males who appear in old Edmond's census record who I cannont account for -- in 1790 a male over 16, and in 1810 a male 16-26. Lewis guessed the latter was Thomas's son Edmond, but it can't be as Thomas & his two young children (Edmond & Rachel) are listed in separate household on 1810 census.
For this James Learwood to have land at the heart of old Edmond's grant, he must be either a son (more likely) or a nephew (less likely) of old Edmond, and likely he subsequently used the surname Wood (as did Thomas & John 'Jackie'). Obviously, more study of all Wood land transactionsin Laurens is needed. Also, census listings for all Wood families in the known areas where Edmond's known descendants migrated -- in TN & AL.