Bullitt County History

Philip Salley's 400 Acre Tract

On 29 Oct 1783, Thomas Whitledge surveyed 400 acres on Cox's Creek for Philip Salley that adjoined a tract belonging to William Salley. Philip Salley obtained his deed to the land on 26 Apr 1792. His tract also adjoined Whitledge's 500 acre tract and John Whitaker's 150 acres, as shown here.


Survey

Surveyed for Philip Salley 400 acres of land on treasury warrant No. 3921 in Jefferson County on Cox's Creek waters and adjoining William Salley's 200 acre survey on the northwest side and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at [A] a white oak, red oak, ash and elm tree near a glade corner to William Salley's northwest corner then along his line South 30° West 246 poles to [B] a poplar, gum, black oak and hickory in the line of John Whitaker's 150 acre survey, then with his line North 17° West 64 poles to [C] a poplar tree near a branch, corner to Whitaker's, thence with his line South 73° West 64 poles to [D] a white ash and black oak, then leaving the said Whitaker's land thence North 60° West 174 poles to [E] a poplar, white oak and a beech tree, thence North 30° East 246 poles to [F] a black oak, hickory and two dogwoods, thence South 60° East 266 poles to the beginning. October 29th day 1783. Thomas Whitledge, assistant surveyor. Dennis Sullivan and William Collings Jr., chain carriers. John Whitaker, marker.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 16, pages 273-4
Henry Lee Esquire, governor of the commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue of a land office treasury warrant number 3921 issued the 15th day of March 1780, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Philip Salley a certain tract or parcel of land containing 400 acres by survey bearing date the 29th day of October 1783, lying and being in the County of Jefferson on the waters of Cox's Creek and adjoining William Salley's 400 acre survey on the northwest side and bonded as followeth (to wit). Beginning at a white oak, red oak, ash and elm tree near a glade corner to William Salley's northwest corner then along his line South 30° West 246 poles to a poplar, gum, black oak and hickory in the line of John Whitaker's 150 acre survey, then with his line North 17° West 64 poles to a poplar tree near a branch, corner to Whitaker's, thence with his line South 73° West 64 poles to a white ash and black oak, then leaving the said Whitaker's land thence North 60° West 174 poles to a poplar, white oak and a beech tree, thence North 30° East 246 poles to a black oak, hickory and two dogwoods, thence South 60° East 266 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to the said Philip Salley and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Henry Lee 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 26th day of April in the year of our Lord 1792, and of the Commonwealth the 16th. (signed) Henry Lee

Warrant


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