Bullitt County History

John Dunn's 1100 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 1100 acres for Moses Moore, and another one adjoining it of 800 acres for John 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 Moses Moore 1100 acres of land line in Jefferson County and by virtue of a treasury warrant number 4406 lying on the upper side of Floyd's Fork adjoining John Moore's 800 acre survey on the upper side and about 300 poles above Cox's Trace. Beginning at a mulberry, lynn and sugar tree on the bank of the fork and corner to John Moore's 300 acre survey, with a line of the same South 56° East 696 poles to three white oaks, North 34° East 250 poles to three dogwoods and a red oak, North 56° West 726 poles to a walnut, buckeye and two sugar trees opposite a small island in the fork, thence down with the meander of the same binding thereon to the beginning. May 10th 1784. Adam Shepherd, surveyor. James Welch & Robert Samuels, chain carriers. John Moore, marker.

Assignment

Grant issued 9th Feby 1824 to John Dunn by virtue of an execution from the late District Court of Bardstown. Papers &c filed herewith.

Deed

Kentucky Grant Book 19, pages 513-514
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. 4406 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 one thousand, one hundred acres by survey bearing date the tenth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty four, lying and being in the County of Jefferson on the upper side of Floyd's Fork adjoining John Moore's eight hundred acre survey on the upper side and about three hundred poles above Cox's Trace, and bounded as followeth (to wit). Beginning at a mulberry, lynn and sugar tree on the bank of the fork and corner to John Moore's 300 acre survey, with a line of the same South 56° East 696 poles to three white oaks, North 34° East 250 poles to three dogwoods and a red oak, North 56° West 726 poles to a walnut, buckeye and two sugar trees opposite a small island in the fork, thence down with the meander of the same binding thereon 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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