When looking at a deed or will, do you realize that the document in the book is usually a clerk’s transcription of the document AND of the signature.  If your ancestor made a mark (X), that is what is shown.  However, if your ancestor signed the original document, the signature will most likely look like the same handwriting as the document.  Sometimes the clerk would try to match the signature, but that is usually not likely.

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Maggie

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