Bullitt County History

George & Margaret Wilson's 400 Acre Tract

Using a treasury warrant in his wife Margaret's name, George Wilson surveyed 400 acres along Wilson Creek on 5 Jul 1783. They obtained their deed for the tract on 15 Feb 1785.


Warrant

Survey

Surveyed for George Wilson and Margaret his wife, formerly Margaret Pendergrass by virtue of a preemption warrant 400 acres of land beginning at a white oak & hickory on the point of a ridge about 40 poles from Wilson Creek on the north side and about half a mile below Doctor Smith's Station, running thence S 57 W 130 poles to two sugar trees, thence N 33 W 64 poles to a dogwood & hickory, thence S 57 W 109 poles to a white oak, thence S 33 E 304 poles to two white oaks, thence N 57 E 239 poles to a hickory and dogwood, thence N 33 W 240 poles to the beginning. Jefferson County. July 5th 1783. George Wilson, surveyor

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 5, pages 75-76
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 preemption treasury warrant number 1165 and issued the 15th day of September 1780 there is granted by the said Commonwealth onto George Wilson and Margaret Wilson his wife, formerly Margaret Pendergrass, a certain track or parcel of land containing 400 acres by survey bearing date the fifth day of July 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a white oak & hickory on the point of a ridge about 40 poles from Wilson Creek on the north side and about half a mile below Doctor Smith's Station, running thence South 57° West 130 poles to two sugar trees, North 33° West 64 poles to a dogwood & hickory, South 57° West 109 poles to a white oak, South 33° East 304 poles to two white oaks, thence North 57° East 239 poles to a hickory and dogwood, thence North 33° West 240 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 George Wilson and Margaret Wilson his wife & their 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 fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five, and of the Commonwealth the ninth. (signed) Patrick Henry


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