Following a court decree, two four-acre tracts belonging to John H. Baker were sold at auction to Frederic Travis. Travis sold the two tracts to William C. Rickerson in 1849.
Bullitt County Deed Book K, Pages 444-445
Whereas in the suit in chancery pending in the Bullitt Circuit Court in the name of Matthew Wilson against John H. Baker, the said court did by its decrees of the 8 April 1845 decree in favor of the complainant certain sums against the defendant to be paid or or before the 3rd day of the next term of said court or on failure thereof certain property in the bill exhibit file, a deed from said Wilson to said Baker shows being a house and lot on Water Street in Shepherdsville and a ten acre lot near said town and 2 four acre lots near said town should be sold by Henry C. Thomas, a commissioner appointed for that purpose, to pay complainant the sums decreed him, viz. $819.75 and interest from 9 July 1840 and $16.32 and the costs of said suit subject to a credit of $149.07 paid 16th of March 1841, and defendant Baker not paying said decree the court did by consent of the parties by its order of the 18 April 1845 direct said commissioner to sell said property, complainant agreeing to look to the sales of said property only for the said debts so decreed him.
And said commissioner, H. C. Thomas in pursuance to said decree and order in said cause advertise said lots of land and appurtenances to be sold agreeably to the directions of said decree to be sold at the courthouse door in Shepherdsville on the 19 May 1845. And on said 19 May 1845 said commissioner did sell said lots and land agreeably to the directions of said decree and order and Frederic Travis then and there became the purchaser of the said two 4 acre lots of land and appurtenances for the sum of $85, and gave bond and security agreeably to the order and decree aforesaid. And said M. Wilson, complainant, purchased the other property and said commissioner made report of said sale to said court on 8 October 1845, and said sale and report were affirmed by the court and deeds ordered to be made to the purchasers for said lots on the part of said Baker by N. C. Summers, commissioner appointed for him for that purpose.
Now therefore this indenture made this 13th day of October 1845 between said John H. Baker by said Noah C. Summers, commissioner for him for that purpose of the first part and said Frederick Travis of the second part, witnesseth that the said Baker by the said Noah C. Summers, commissioner for him for that purpose, has sold and conveyed and by these presents does sell and convey and confirm unto him the said Frederic Travis and his heirs forever th esaid two four acre lots of ground in Bullitt County, Kentucky near Shepherdsville, one of which is bounded as follows.
Beginning at the northwest corner of Fred Travis' 4 acre lot, thence N 6½° E 23⅙ poles to a stake, thence S 83½° E 27 poles to a stake, thence S 6½° W 26.6 poles to the northeast corner of said Travis' lot, thence N 83½° W 27 poles to the beginning. The other 4 acre lot bounded as follows: adjoining said last named and bounded 4 acres lying on the north thereof, being the same 2 four acre lots of ground sold by said Wilson and wife to said Baker by deed dated 14 Sep 1837 and more particularly therein described, recorded in Bullitt County Court office with the appurtenances to the said 2 four acre lots of land belonging.
To have and to hold the same to said Frederic Travis and his heirs forever. And the said John H. Baker by N. C. Summers, commissioner for him for that purpose, does hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Frederic Travis to warrant and defend the title to the said 2 four acre lots of land and appurtenances unto his the said Frederic Travis and to his heirs and assigns forever against the cliams of all and every person or persons whatever. Witness the hand and seal of the grantor the date aforesaid. (signed) John H. Baker by N. C. Summers, commissioner.