Bullitt County History

Jesse Reede's 400 Acre Survey

On 17 Jan 1783, Jesse Reede (who is sometimes called Jesse Rude) paid John Handley and George May to survey a 400 acre plot for him along Long Lick Creek. The image below shows this survey.

Transcriptions of this survey, and of the deed granting this tract to Jesse Reede are transcribed below.

"Surveyed for Jesse Reede 400 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a presumption warrant No. 795. Beginning at two maples & gum standing on the west side of the Valley Road leading from Bullits Lick near the foot of a high nob on the west side of the said road and about 3/4 of a mile from the Long Lick and about 6 poles from the said road thence running N 25 E 200 poles to a gum and small white oak, thence S 65 E 320 poles to 3 small beeches, thence S 25 W 200 poles to a gum and beech, thence N 65 W 320 poles to the beginning.
17th Jany 1783
John Handley
Geo May"

"Grant Book 5, Page 73
Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a presumption treasury warrant number seven hundred and ninety five and issued the twenty sixth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jesse Rude a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres by survey bearing date the seventeenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty three lying and being in the county of Jefferson and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at two maples and gum standing on the west side of Valley road leading from Bullets lick near the foot of a high knob on the west side of the said road and about three quarters of a mile from the long lick and about six miles [poles] from the said road and running thence north twenty five degrees east two hundred poles to a gum and small white oak, thence south sixty five degrees east three hundred and twenty poles to three small beeches, south twenty five degrees west two hundred poles to a gum and beech, thence north sixty five degrees west three hundred and twenty 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 Jessee Reed and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five and of the Commonwealth the ninth.
Patrick Henry "

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


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