Bullitt County History

William Panebaker's 250 Acre Tract Along Cedar Creek

John Green Jr. surveyed a 250 acre tract on the waters of Cedar Creek, a branch south of Salt River, on 21 Jan 1783 in the name of John Triggs. His name has been, I believe, mistakenly recorded as Frigg or Friggs, but other documents appear to make it Trigg or Triggs. He had obtained this tract under a treasury warrant originally issued to a Thomas Brooke, but which had changed hands more than once before landing with Triggs. After the survey was done, Triggs signed the tract over to William Panebaker (whose surname was then spelled Pennabecker). A deed to Panebaker was issued on 2 Dec 1785. Then in 1807, Panebaker sold the tract to Samuel Boone. Transcriptions of the original survey, deed and warrant are below, together with images of these documents.


Survey

Surveyed for John Triggs 250 acres land in Jefferson County lying on one of the head branches of Cedar Creek a branch of Salt River, beginning at a white oak marked I F and small maple on the north side of the road leading from Froman's to Whitaker's station, extending thence N 30 W 280 poles crossing a branch to a black oak and dogwood, thence S 60 W 143 poles crossing one of the main branches of Cedar Creek to a dogwood & ash, thence S 30 E 280 poles crossing the said branch and running nearly with the meanders thereof to two chesnut oaks near the head of a drain and under the knobs, thence to the beginning. January 31st 1783 by virue of a treasury warrant No. 2814. John Green Jr., surveyor.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 4, pages 360-1
Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and consideration of a land office treasury warrant number 2914 and issued the 25th day of February 1780 there is granted by the said Commonwealth onto William Pennabecker assignee of John Triggs assignee of Benjamin Edwards who was assignee of Thomas Brooke a certain track or a parcel of land containing 250 acres by survey bearing date the 31st day of January 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on one of the head branches of Cedar Creek a south branch of Salt River and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at a white oak marked I F and small maple on the north side of the road leading from Froman's to Whitaker's station, extending thence North 30° West 280 poles crossing a branch to a black oak and dogwood, thence South 60° West 143 poles crossing one of the main branches of Cedar Creek to a dogwood & ash, thence South 30° East 280 poles crossing the said branch and running nearly with the meanders thereof to two chesnut oaks near the head of a drain and under the knobs, thence to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said William Pennabecker and his heirs forever. In witness where of the sad 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 second day of December in the year of our Lord 1785 and of the Commonwealth the 10th. (signed) P. Henry

Warrant


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