If anything is certain, it's that there were no typewriters in 1868... nor for several decades thereafter... so this deed was typed many years after the fact by someone who probably had no knowledge at all of the parties to it.  The typing was not well proofed, either.  For instance, the name "W. C. Hentz" in the body became rendered as "W. C. Hendry" in the jurat.  I am fairly certain that "W. C. Hentz" was the correct rendition.  Also, this deed states that Jesse Hair's wife's name was Dicey.  That may be, but the name was handed down and I believe that it was "Diery" rather than "Dicey".  However, I cannot assert that absolutely.

Richard White
Tallahassee, Florida
7 April 2006