COUNTY COURT RECORDS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
County Court Minutes
These records have been abstracted and published in “Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1785-1799” by Brent H. Holcomb (Southern Historical Press, 1981). See http://www.scmar.com/
The Estray (or just plain Stray) Book is the record of domestic animals found wandering at large. The finder registered it with the court, and after a certain time, they could claim them as theirs if nobody entered a claim otherwise. The Sheriff typically listed them in the local newspaper via a notice.