Bullitt County History

William Fitzhugh's 5850 Acre Survey on Salt River

Isaac Cox surveyed this 5850 acre tract for William Fitzhugh on the south side of Salt River, downstream from Clough & William Overton's 117 acres on 5 Jan 1786, The deed was signed on 14 Nov 1786.

The drawing to the right shows the Fitzhugh tract in relation to the tracts of the Overton's and Henry Wilson. Salt River forms the northern border of these three tracts, and is roughly drawn in on this drawing.

Fitzhugh, who lived in Maryland, had signed an agreement with George May in 1784, granting May a half interest in this tract, likely in exchange for locating the tract. By 1802, Richard Bibb had obtained the interest of both men in this tract.


Survey

Surveyed for William Fitzhugh 5850 acres of land in Nelson County, 5628 acres upon a treasury warrant number 20,187 and 222 acres the residue on part of the treasury warrant number 20,049 lying on Salt River joining Clough and Waller Overton's 117 acre survey. Beginning at three beeches on the bank of the said river about five miles and a quarter below the mouth of Cox's Creek, running thence South 40 East 1300 poles to two white oaks on a small nole, thence North 80 East 630 poles to a walnut, white oak, hickory and sugar saplings near a small run in the edge of a glade, thence North 40 West 474 poles to a poplar, red oak and white oak, thence North 50 East 32 poles to a black oak, dogwood and two poplars, thence North 40 West 212 poles to three sugar trees, a red oak and ironwood, thence North 50 East 130 poles to a beech and dogwood, North 18 West 370 poles to a poplar, ash and sugar tree, South 60 West 110 poles to a white oak and hickory, North 10 West 165 poles to a sugar tree and walnut on the bank of Salt River corner to Clough and Waller Overton's survey of 117 acres, thence down the river and binding thereto to the beginning. January 5th 1786. Isaac Cox, surveyor.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 9, pages 440-1
Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue of and in consideration of a land office treasury warrant number 20187 issued the 25th day of October 1783, and part of another land office treasury warrant number 20049 issued the 17th day of October 1783 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto William Fitzhugh a certain tract or parcel of land containing 5850 acres by survey bearing date the 5th day of January 1786, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Salt River joining Clough & Waller Overton's 117 acre survey and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at three beeches on the bank of said river about five miles and a quarter below the mouth of Cox's Creek, running thence South 40° East 1300 poles to two white oaks on a small nole, thence North 80° East 630 poles to a walnut, white oak, hickory and sugar tree saplings near a small run in the edge of a glade, thence North 40° West 474 poles to a poplar, red oak and white oak, thence North 50° East 32 poles to a black oak, dogwood and two poplars, thence North 40° West 212 poles to three sugar trees, a red oak and ironwood, thence North 50° East 130 poles to a beech and dogwood, North 18° West 370 poles to a poplar, ash and sugar tree, South 60° West 110 poles to a white oak and hickory, North 10° West 165 poles to a sugar tree and walnut on the bank of Salt River corner to Clough and Waller Overton's survey of 117 acres, thence down the river and binding thereon 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 Fitzhugh & 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 14th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six & of the Commonwealth the eleventh. (signed) Patrick Henry


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