Bullitt County History

John Dunn's 800 Acre Tract

On 10 May 1784, Adam Shepherd as surveyor along with James Welch and Robert Samuels as chain carriers, and John Moore as his marker, set out to survey two tracts, this one of 800 acres for John Moore, and another one adjoining it of 1100 acres for Moses Moore. As best we can determine at this time, these tracts today lay in the vicinity of the northern part of Flatlick Road in northeastern Bullitt County. The drawing shown here, taken from the original survey document, has been rotated to properly align its direction. Later legal actions taken up in the District Court of Bardstown in 1824 led to John Dunn being able to obtain deeds to both of these tracts on 9 Feb 1824.

Survey

Surveyed for John Moore 800 acres of land by virtue of a treasury warrant number 4405 and entered the 15th day of March 1781 lying in Jefferson County on the upper side of Floyd's Fork about 7 or 8 miles from the mouth of the same. Beginning at an elm marked W.B. sugar tree and buckeye on the bank of the fork at the mouth of a gut opposite a small sand bar in the said fork and about 40 poles above where Cox's trace crosses the same, thence South 56° East 618 poles to a sugar tree, hickory and white oak, North 34° East 207 poles to two white oaks and a black oak, North 56° West 618 poles to a linn, sugar tree and mulberry on the bank of the fork, thence down with the meanders of the same, binding thereon 222 poles to the beginning. March 15th 1784. Adam Shepherd, surveyor. James Welch & Robert Samuels, chain carriers. John Moore, marker.

Assignment

A grant issued on the within survey to John Dunn the 9th Feby 1824 by virtue of an execution from the late District Court of Bardstown papers &c filed with a 1100 acre survey made in the name of Moses Moore, patented to said Dunn the date above.

Deed

Kentucky Grant Book 19, pages 514-515
John Adair 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 Virginia Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 4405 entered the 15th day of March 1781 there is issued by the said Commonwealth unto John Dunn (the same having been exposed to sale as the property of Moses Moore under an execution issued from the late District Court of Bardstown) a certain tract or parcel of land containing eight hundred acres by survey bearing date the tenth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty four, lying in Jefferson County on the upper side of Floyd's Fork about 7 or 8 miles from the mouth of the same, and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at an elm marked W.B. sugar tree and buckeye on the bank of the fork at the mouth of a gut opposite a small sand bar in the said fork and about 40 poles above where Cox's trace crosses the same, thence South 56° East 618 poles to a sugar tree, hickory and white oak, North 34° East 207 poles to two white oaks and a black oak, North 56° West 618 poles to a linn, sugar tree and mulberry on the bank of the fork, thence down with the meanders of the same, binding thereon 222 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land withs its appurtenances to the said John Dunn and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said John Adair Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the ninth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and twenty four, and of the Commonwealth the thirty second. (signed) John Adair

Warrant


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