http://www.genfiles.com/ivey/RobesonChronology.htmhttp://www.genfiles.com/ivey/RobesonChronology.htm "15 Sep 1769Deed:James Ivey, planter of Bladen County, to James Adair, doctor [of Dobbs County], £30 proclamation money, 200 acres in Bladen County in the fork of the Little Pee Dee, on east side Mitchells Creek... granted to Jordan Gibson 1 July 1758, conveyed to John Wootan 25 Sept 1761, then to Benjamin Davis 16 July 1762, and by Davis to James Ivey 26 July 1766 and proved in Bladen County by the oath of John Dunbar in November 1767...Signed: James (mark) Ivey.(The mark a capital I or vertical line, with horizontal line.)Witness: John McLean, Archd. McKissack.[Bladen County Deed Book 23, pp85]
This deed was among the lost deeds, and was re-recorded many years later.Mitchell’s Creek is nearly 20 miles west of the nearest other Bladen County Ivey (except perhaps Joseph) and is practically on the state line.It begins just west of what is now the town of Rowland about two miles above the state line and flows across the line into Dillon County, South Carolina.It joins two other creeks roughly on the state line and the result is called Hayes Creek in Dillon County.
Until 1777, when it was moved to the present Scotland-Robeson line, the county line between Bladen and Anson started where the Little PeeDee (aka Shoeheel Swamp) crossed the South Carolina line.James Ivey’s land ws therefore only about three miles from Anson County at the time he owned it.
It appears that this land was adjacent to a 1762 patent by Benjamin Davis, which Davis sold to Phillip Chavis at about the time James Ivey owned the adjacent land.[See Robeson County Deed Book B, pp161]Archibald McGirt later lived on Mitchell’s Creek, for he sold patented land there in 1782, which he sold in 1786 (Robeson DB A, p279)."
"As a side note, James Adair was a fairly famous interpreter, trader, author, and surgeon who later served as the surgeon for General Francis Marion.He was at this time living in Dobbs County, apparently on land bought from Christopher Reynolds [see Reynolds family pages on this website] but died at Mitchell’s Creek in 1787.There is a historical marker at his supposed grave on the east side of Mitchell’s Creek."