Bullitt County History

John Carr's 200 Acre Tract

On 28 Oct 1785, a Mr. G. Calhoon (possibly George Calhoun) surveyed 200 acres on the waters of Cane Run in what became southern Bullitt County for John Carr who received a deed for the land on 25 Aug 1788. A transcription of that survey and deed, together with images of each are below.


Survey

Surveyed for John Carr 200 acres of land in Nelson County on part of a treasury warrant No. 10275. Beginning on the east side of a branch of Cane Run on Mackirs' North line at a large white oak, thence N 45° E 100 poles to a white oak & gum, thence N 45° W 140 poles to 2 white oaks & gum on the edge of a run, thence S 45° W 228 1/2 poles to a white oak & chestnut oak on the SW side of a knob, thence S 45° E 140 poles to a white oak, thence N 45° E 128 1/2 poles to the beginning. October 28th 1785. G. Calhoon, surveyor.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 15, page 85
Edmund Randolph 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 No. 10274, issued the 24th day of December 1781, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Carr a certain tract or parcel of land containing 200 acres by survey bearing date the 28th day of October 1785, lying and being in the County of Nelson, and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning on the east side of a branch of Cane Run on Mackirs' North line at a large white oak, thence North 45° East 100 poles to a white oak & gum, thence North 45° West 140 poles to 2 white oaks & gum on the edge of a run, thence South 45° West 228 1/2 poles to a white oak & chestnut oak on the southwest side of a knob, thence South 45° East 140 poles to a white oak, thence North 45° East 128 1/2 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 John Carr and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Edmund Randolph 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 25th day of August in the year of our Lord 1788, and of the Commonwealth the 13th. (signed) Edmund Randolph


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