Bullitt County History

Marsham Brashear's Land
(including parts he sold to Richard Simmons)

Marsham Brashear obtained a 400 acre settlement and 1000 acre preemption based on his making a settlement and raising a crop in 1776 in this area. The first image below is of this certification. The next image shows where he paid for his preemption.

This next image is taking from the Bullitt County Plat Book I, and shows that he had his 400 acres settlement tract surveyed on the Salt River on 22 Nov 1783.

Next is the original survey document, front and back. You will note that the backside indicates that he sold this 400 acres to Richard Simmons.

And here is Richard Simmon's grant for this 400 acres.

Here is Marsham Brashear's Preemption Warrant for the 1000 acres.

This next image is taking from the Bullitt County Plat Book I, and shows that Marsham Brashear had 400 acres of his preemption surveyed on 25 Nov 1783.

Below is the original survey, front and back.

The next two images show parts of the back side of the previous image, rotated so you can read them better.

Below is the grant that Marsham Brashear received for this 400 acres.

This next image is taking from the Bullitt County Plat Book I, and shows that Marsham Brashear had the other 600 acres of his preemption surveyed on 24 Nov 1783.

Here is the original survey, front and back. Note that the back indicates that Brashear also sold this tract to Richard Simmons.

And here is Richard Simmon's grant to this 600 acres.


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