Bullitt County History

Phillip Huffman's 500 Acre Tract on Wilson Creek

On 2 Feb 1783, Sam Smyth surveyed 500 acres along Wilson Creek for Phillip Huffman who received his deed to the tract on 4 Aug 1786.


Warrant

Survey

Surveyed for Philip Huffman 500 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a treasury warrant lying on Wilson's Creek, a branch of Rolling Fork of Salt River & adjoining George Willson's preemption on the west side, beginning at a large hickory, white oak & sugar tree 74 poles from the northwest corner of George Wilson's preemption, running thence S 60 W 280 poles to a corner a sugar tree, wich hazel & beech, thence S 30 E 286 poles to a corner two elms & a sugar tree on the west side of a high knob, thence N 60 E 280 to a corner a white oak & beech on Wilson's line, thence N 30 W 286 poles to the beginning. Feby 2nd 1783. Sam Smyth surveyor

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 9, pages 310-311
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 part of a land office treasury warrant number 3800 and issued the sixth day of March 1780 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Phillip Huffman a certain track or parcel of land containing 500 acres by survey bearing date the 2nd day of February 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Wilson Creek, a branch of the Rolling Fork of Salt River adjoining George Wilson's preemption on the west side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a large hickory, white oak & sugar tree 74 poles from the northwest corner of George Wilson's preemption, running thence South 60° West 280 poles to a corner a sugar tree, wich hazel & beech, thence South 30° East 286 poles to a corner two elms & a sugar tree on the west side of a high knob, thence North 60° East 280 to a corner white oak & beech on Wilson's line, thence North 30° West 286 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 Phillip Huffman & his 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 fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six, and of the Commonwealth the eleventh. (signed) Patrick Henry


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