Bullitt County History

Edward Williams to George Reed, 862.5 Acres, 18 Dec 1802

On 18 Dec 1802, Edward Williams of Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia) sold 862.5 acres lying in Bullitt County to George Reed, a resident of Bourbon County, Kentucky. Thomas Bullitt, a Louisville merchant, acted as Williams' attorney in fact to handle the transaction.

According to the deed, this land was the northern part of Williams' settlement and preemption, which contained a total of 1400 acres, and is described on another page.

It's interesting to note that, of the 1400 acres in Williams' settlement and preemption, he conveyed 862.5 acres to Reed, and 700 acres to Isaac Hornbeck, as shown on another page.

A photocopy of this deed is shown below.


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