Bullitt County History

Jacob Bowman's 1000 Acre Survey

Jacob Bowman was the assignee of Isaac Hite, Abraham Bowman, and John Bowman for a tract of 1000 acres, surveyed in June 1793.

A transcription of the deed granting this tract to Jacob Bowman is transcribed below.

"Isaac Shelby Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a land office treasury warrant Number six hundred and thirty five, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Bowman, assignee of Isaac Hite, Abraham Bowman, and John Bowman, a certain tract or parcel of land containing one thousand acres by survey bearing date the eighth day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, lying and being in Nelson County on Long Lick Creek, a branch of Salt River, and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a sugartree and beech the south west corner of Peter Philips' settlement of four hundred acres, running thence south twenty five degrees west one hundred poles to two beeches, thence north sixty five degrees west four hundred poles to a hickory and two white oaks, thence north twenty five degrees east four hundred poles to two white oaks and black oak, thence south sixty five degrees east four hundred poles to two black oaks and red oak, thence south twenty five degrees west one hundred poles to two beeches corner to said settlement, thence with a line of the same south twenty five degrees west two hundred poles to the Beginning with its appurtenances. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Jacob Bowman, assignee of Isaac Hite, Abraham Bowman, and John Bowman, and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Isaac Shelby Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the twenty fourth day of January, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety five and of the Commonwealth the second.
Isaac Shelby

A discussion of the relationship of this survey with adjacent ones may be found on another page.


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