Bullitt County History

Jacob Froman's 1670 Acre Tract

Jacob Froman claimed 1670 acres adjacent to William Christian's 1000 acre survey. This survey would include the location of what became known as Fort Nonsense. Later Froman lost much of this tract due to earlier claims by others.

Ky Grant Bk 2, p. 31
James Garrard Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky t all to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of two land office treasury warrants No. 1020 and 1015 and part of a treasury warrant No 16568 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Froman a certain tract or parcel of land containing sixteen hundred and seventy acres by survey bearing date the twelfth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty four lying and being in Jefferson County on the North side of Salt River and adjoining William Christian's 1000 acre survey that is below the falls of Salt River including the Salt Spring and Buffaloe Lick and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at a white oak at the foot of a hill thence South 39 East 488 poles to four maples on the river bank at the mouth of a small gut thence down the meanders of the said river binding on the same 680 poles to a white oak and two ashes six poles between the mouth of a [creek] thence North 39 degrees West 500 poles to a chesnut oak and two pine trees on a knob thence North 56 E 450 poles to the Beginning with the appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Jacob Froman and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said James Garrard 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 eighth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight and of the Commonwealth the seventh.
SS by the governor
Harry Toulman
James Garrard

Surveyed for Jacob Froman 1670 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of two treasury warrants No 1020 and 1015, part of a treasury warrant no. 16568 on the north side of Salt River and adjoining William Christians 1000 acre survey that is below the falls of Salt River including the salt spring and buffalo lick and bounded as follows to wit. Beginning at a white oak at the foot of a hill thence S 39 E 488 poles to four maples on the river bank at the mouth of a small gut thence down the meanders of the said river binding on the same 680 poles to a white oak and two ashes six poles below the mouth of a creek thence North 39 W 500 poles to a chesnut oak two pine tree on a knob thence N 56 E 450 poles to the beginning.
Thomas Whitledge
Geo May
January 12th 1784


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