Bullitt County History

Henry Crist's 653 Acre Tract on Cox's Creek

On 26 Mar 1781, Richard May surveyed a large track containing 653 acres along both sides of Cox's Creek for David Mitchell and George Wilson. Then on 15 Dec 1802, Wilson, for himself and for the heirs of Mitchell who was deceased, signed the survey over to Henry Crist who obtained a deed to the land on 15 Dec 1805.

The images we have of the survey and the subsequent deed to Henry Crist are of poor quality, and we can't be certain of many of the degree readings or pole distances. We have included here an enlarged version of the survey drawing to help with locating the survey. We do know that the tract lay along Cox's Creek in Bullitt County.


Survey

Surveyed for David Mitchell & George Wilson 653 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a treasury warrant on both sides of Coxes Creek, a branch of Salt River and bounded as followeth. Beginning at A, a sugar tree and beech on the bank of the creek on the upper side about half a mile below the crossing of the road leading from the Harrodsburgh to the Bullitt's Lick and up the meanders of the same S 40 E 213 poles to a beech, S 15 E 54 poles to an ash and sugar tree, S 6 W 112 poles to 3 sycamore, S 30 W crossing the creek above Hite's mill seat 70 poles to a hickory & hoop ash, thence S 10 E 321 poles to 3 hoop ash trees, S 42 E 58 poles to an ash and sycamore, N 80 E 132 poles to a sugar tree & ironwood on the side of a steep hill, thence crossing the same S 15 E 118 poles to two hickory, N 50 E crossing the creek 14 poles t o2 sugar trees on the creek band and up the meanders of the same S 20 E 116 poles to 3 sycamores, S 70 E 30 poles to two sycamores, N 60 E 40 poles to two sugar trees at the foot of a very steep mountain & along the foot of the same N 74 poles to a hoop ash & sugar tree, N 34 E 40 poles to a buckeye & hickory, N 70 E 76 poles to an ash & beech, N 70 W 40 poles to a sugar tree & ash, N 10 E 63 poles to a sugar tree & hoop ash, N 10 W along the foot of a mountain 33 poles to two elms, N 63 E 96 poles to two beech trees, N 7 W 118 poles crossing the east branch of Coxes Creek to a sugar tree & hickory at the foot of a steep hill and along the same S 69 W 36 poles to two white oaks, S 35 W 40 poles to a mulberry and hoop ash, S 55 W 82 poles to a hickory & sugar tree, N 46 poles to an elm, S 66 W 112 poles to a sugar tree, S 50 W 152 poles to a walnut & hoop ash, N 70 W crossing the said hill 76 poles to a walnut and sugar tree, N 10 E 104 poles to a walnut and sugar tree, N 45 W 30 poles to a walnut and sugar tree, N 10 W 77 poles to a hickory and buckeye, thence S 46 W 50 poles to the beginning. March 26th 1781. Richard May, surveyor

Transfer: For value received of Henry Crist we do hereby transfer and convey all our right and title of in and to a certain entry and survey of six hundred and fifty three aces of land on Coxes Creek now in Bullitt County, and do hereby request the register to issue a grant to the said Crist. Witness our hands, seals this 15th December 1802. (signed) George Wilson for self and John Mitchell, heir at law to David Mitchell, deceased.

Deed

Kentucky grant book 15, pages 469-470
James Garrard Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a treasury warrant number __ there is granted by the Commonwealth unto Henry Crist, assignee of David Mitchell and George Wilson, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 653 acres survey bearing date the .. day of March 1781, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on both sides of Coxes Creek a branch of Salt River, beginning at a sugar tree and beech on the bank of the creek on the upper side about half a mile below the crossing of the road leading from the Harrodsburgh to the Bullitt's Lick and up the meanders of the same S 40 E 213 poles to a beech, S 15 E 54 poles to an ash and sugar tree, S 6 W 112 poles to 3 sycamore, S 30 W crossing the creek above Hite's mill seat 70 poles to a hickory & hoop ash, thence S 10 E 321 poles to 3 hoop ash trees, S 42 E 58 poles to an ash and sycamore, N 80 E 132 poles to a sugar tree & ironwood on the side of a steep hill, thence crossing the same S 15 E 118 poles to two hickory, N 50 E crossing the creek 14 poles t o2 sugar trees on the creek band and up the meanders of the same S 20 E 116 poles to 3 sycamores, S 70 E 30 poles to two sycamores, N 60 E 40 poles to two sugar trees at the foot of a very steep mountain & along the foot of the same N 74 poles to a hoop ash & sugar tree, N 34 E 40 poles to a buckeye & hickory, N 70 E 76 poles to an ash & beech, N 70 W 40 poles to a sugar tree & ash, N 10 E 63 poles to a sugar tree & hoop ash, N 10 W along the foot of a mountain 33 poles to two elms, N 63 E 96 poles to two beech trees, N 7 W 118 poles crossing the east branch of Coxes Creek to a sugar tree & hickory at the foot of a steep hill and along the same S 69 W 36 poles to two white oaks, S 35 W 40 poles to a mulberry and hoop ash, S 55 W 82 poles to a hickory & sugar tree, N 46 poles to an elm, S 66 W 112 poles to a sugar tree, S 50 W 152 poles to a walnut & hoop ash, N 70 W crossing the said hill 76 poles to a walnut and sugar tree, N 10 E 104 poles to a walnut and sugar tree, N 45 W 30 poles to a walnut and sugar tree, N 10 W 77 poles to a hickory and buckeye, thence S 46 W 50 poles to the beginning with its appurtenance to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Henry Crist and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said James Garrard Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the fifteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & five, and of the Commonwealth the eleventh. (signed) James Garrard


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