Henry Zorn Sr. was a planter in the southern part of Orangeburg Dist, SC. His entry in the 1790 census shows he owned 7 slaves. His entry shows 3 white males over 16, 4 under 16, and 4 white females. He died intestate, and on 4 Aug. 1800 a partition deed was written in Barnwell Dist SC (established in 1798 from the southern part of Orangeburg) which enumerates his heirs. (A: 50) In 1809 Henry Zorn Jr, admin. of the estate, had another deed recorded dealing with the estate which I have not seen. (F 165)
Barnwell Deed book A:50:
"... We Henry Zorn Jr. & Elizabeth Zorn, Henry D? and Ann Hutto, Charly Matheny & Rebecka Matheny, Wm Hightower & Catharine Hightower, Downhill Hartzog & Susanna Hartzog, John F Mitchell & Elizabeth Mitchell of the State Afsd. for and in consideration of 10 L sterling to us paid by Nicholas Zorn & David Zorn of the District of Barnwell, State afsd. .. (sell to) Nicholas & David ... all that Plantation or Tract of land containing three hundred acres where the afsd Nicholas & David Zorn now live, being part of the Tract of land containing 640 acres originally granted to James W? Millan & Conveyed by J McMillan to Henry Zorn Sr dec'd. & situate on the Little Salkehatchie...." Dated 4 Aug 1800, recorded 22 Sept 1800.
The above parties of both parts are the children of Henry Zorn Sr and their respective spouses. (Ed.)
Folks Huxford in "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia" (1948) indicates that Henry Zorn had Revolutionary War service. He was certainly the right age.
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