Bullitt County History

Peter Shepherd's 100 Acre Survey

On 16 Jan 1786 John Ray and Will May surveyed a 100 acre tract in the name of Peter Shepherd, Adam Shepherd's father. This was located along Long Lick Creek between the survey of Jesse Reede and that of Spilman and Owings.

Transcriptions of this survey, and of the deed granting this tract to Peter Shepherd are transcribed below.

"Surveyed for Peter Shepherd 100 acres of land lying in Nelson County. By virtue of part of a treasury warrant No. 923. Being on the South side of Long Lick Creek, branch of Salt River, Beginning at Jesse Reede most north east corner of his 400 acre presumption, at a small white oak & a gum, thence S 65 E 260 poles to a white oak and beech corner to Spilman and Owins presumption of 400 acres. Thence N 45 W 234 poles with the said Spilman & Owins line to their beginning corner on the bank of Long Lick Creek, white oak & gum. Thence down the creek binding on the same with the meanders thereof 139 poles, when reduced to a strait line to a black oak on the north side of the creek on the bank, thence S 26 E 125 poles to the beginning.
January 16, 1786.
John Ray
Will May."

"Grant Book 13, Pages 450-451
Edmund Randolph 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 part of a land office treasury warrant number 923 issued the 15th day of October 1779 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Peter Shepherd a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres by survey bearing date the 16th day of January 1786, lying and being in the County of Nelson on the south side of Long Lick Creek, a branch of Salt River, and bounded as followeth to wit: Beginning at Jesse Reedes most north east corner of his four hundred acre presumption at a small white oak and a gum, thence south sixty five degrees east two hundred and sixty poles to a white oak and beech, corner to Spilman and Owens presumption of four hundred acres, thence north forty five degrees west two hundred and thirty four poles with the said Spilmans and owens line to the beginning corner on the bank of Long Lick Creek to a white oak and gum, thence down the creek binding on the same with the meanders thereof one hundred thirty nine poles when reduced to a straight line to a black oak on the north side of the creek on the bank, thence south twenty six degrees east one hundred and twenty five 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 Peter Shepherd and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Edmund Randolph 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 sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight and of the Commonwealth the thirteenth.
Edmund Randolph "

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


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