Random Miscellaneous Things Appear in…

Deed books in some locations contain items besides land transactions. There may be marriage contracts regarding property (sometimes just personal property), slave manumissions, wills, records of apprenticeships, or other items. Just because your ancestor never owned real estate does not mean that they won’t appear in a deed book.

Today a county’s deed books usually only contain land transfers between private individuals, but that was not true in some locations in the earlier days of settlement.