Bullitt County History

Bullitt County Court Orders for Patenting Unappropriated Land

In 1835, the Kentucky General Assembly modified the system for patenting unappropriated land in the Commonwealth. Prospective landowners purchased orders (or warrants) from the county court authorizing the county surveyor to survey a tract of unappropriated land for a patent application.

You may read more about this process by visiting the FAQ page on the Kentucky Secretary of State web site.

The following chart details those that have been patented in Bullitt County. The patents marked with an asterisk have images available by following this link and searching by the patent number.

GranteePatent#Grant BookPageAcresWatercourseSurvey NameSurvey DateGrant Date
Ashlock, Samuel 34761 62 449 15 Wilsons Cr. Ashlock, Samuel 11/16/1861 02/27/1862
Bean, Philip & Bean, Celia Ann 38542 70 77 20 Bullitt Lick Bean, Philip 08/14/1866 01/17/1867
Boots, Elijah 09112 19 95 150 Rolling Fk. Boots, Elijah 03/11/1846 12/18/1846
Boots, Elijah 42134 75 20 11 1/4 Cane Run Boots, Elijah 03/16/1869 08/11/1869
Boots, John 23484 42 481 200 None Boots, John 03/25/1851 06/15/1855
Carpenter, James Madison 31051 56 50 35 Cane Run Wilson Cr. Carpenter, James Madison 12/20/1858 10/07/1859
Carpenter, James Madison 31053 56 52 49 Cane Run Wilson Cr. Carpenter, James Madison 11/18/1858 10/07/1859
Crenshaw, George A. 60420 108 400 2 5/8 Salt R. Dutchman Cr. Crenshaw, George A. 04/10/1886 10/28/1886
Cundiff, John B. 23306 42 303 25 Lees Run Cundiff, John B. 01/13/1851 05/18/1855
Deats, Richard W. 34894 63 93 27 Wilsons Cr. Cane Run Deats, Richard W. 03/07/1862 08/08/1862
Deats, Richard W. &c. 09111 19 94 80 Cane Run Salt R. Deats, Richard W. &c. 05/04/1846 12/18/1846
Duvall, Charles 23305 42 302 35 None Duvall, Charles 10/02/1850 05/18/1855
Duvall, Charles M. 09891 20 309 60 Wilsons Cr. Duvall, Charles M. 12/05/1846 07/06/1847
Duvall, John L. 09892 20 310 38 1/4 Wilsons Cr. Duvall, John L. 12/05/1846 07/06/1847
Duvall, John M. 07470* 16 155 53 Wilsons Cr. Duvall, John M. 10/20/1845 05/28/1846
Evans, David &c. 09111 19 94 80 Cane Run Salt R. Evans, David &c. 05/04/1846 12/18/1846
Harned, George 28822 51 369 32 1/4 Wilsons Cr. Harned, George 11/28/1857 04/06/1858
Harris, Felix 42246 75 131 17a1p Cedar Cr. Harris, Felix 05/15/1869 09/08/1869
Hart, Squire 36755 66 421 4 1/2 Rolling Fk. Hart, Squire 01/06/1860 12/13/1865
Herps, Casper 30272 54 328 70 Headwaters W.fk.coxes Cr. & H.waters Long Lick Cr. Herps, Casper 05/12/1853 05/30/1859
Herps, Casper 41745 74 170 80 Long Lick Cr. Herps, Jacob 09/29/1868 04/12/1869
Herps, Casper 42510 75 391 26 Cedar Cr. Herps, Casper 03/04/1868 01/12/1870
Herps, Jacob 41225 73 193 74 Salt R. Cedar Cr. Herps, Casper 03/04/1868 07/14/1868
Holsclaw, James 09113 19 96 50 Peach Orchard Br. Cane Run Holsclaw, James 03/10/1846 12/18/1846
Johnson, William P. 35292 63 478 25 Cedar Cr. Ratliff, Charles 03/17/1863 07/22/1863
Masden, Warden P. 10833 22 120 30 Rolling Fk. Masden, Warden P. 12/23/1846 11/05/1847
Masden, Warden P. 10834 22 121 100 Rolling Fk. Masden, Warden P. 04/23/1847 11/05/1847
Milligan, Joseph 10880 22 166 68 1/2 Rolling Fk. Hart, Squire 12/22/1847 01/17/1848
Munfort, Robertson 23304 42 301 50 None Mumford, Robertson 10/03/1850 05/18/1855
Napper, Ephraim 07472* 16 157 50 Cane Run Napper, Ephraim 10/31/1845 05/28/1846
Napper, Ephraim 09889 20 307 17 Cane Run Napper, Ephraim 10/31/1846 07/06/1847
Napper, Ephraim 09894 20 312 62 Cane Run Grable, Philip 10/30/1846 07/06/1847
Napper, Ephraim 09895 20 313 31 3/4 Wilsons Cr. Grable, Philip 10/31/1846 07/06/1847
Napper, William 09890 20 308 143 Wilsons Cr. Napper, William 10/29/1846 07/06/1847
Nash, Anderson A. & Woosley, J. W. 32516 58 417 100 Big And Little Ready Cr. Woosley, G. W. & Nash, Anderson A. 06/10/1852 05/23/1860
Pittman, James P. 28826 51 373 39 1/4 Wilson Cr. Cane Run Pittman, James P. 11/11/1857 04/06/1858
Pittman, John P. 07668* 16 353 100 Wilson Cr. Pittman, James P. 09/07/1845 07/02/1846
Purcell, William F. 31052 56 51 1 Rolling Fk. Purcell, William F. 03/05/1859 10/07/1859
Ratliff, Charles Jr. 16386 32 135 100 Rock Run Br. Ratliff, Charles Jr. 05/02/1848 01/11/1851
Ricketts, Jonathan 09226 19 209 155 Wilsons Cr. Ricketts, Jonathan 09/24/1846 04/28/1847
Rouse, Granville 07471* 16 156 13 Cedar Cr. Salt R. Rouse, Granville 05/12/1845 05/28/1846
Samuels, Charles R. 28827 51 374 100 Wilson Cr. Cane Run Samuels, Charles R. 11/10/1857 04/06/1858
Samuels, Luke &c. 09225 19 208 214 Wilsons Cr. Samuels, Luke &c. 09/23/1846 04/28/1847
Schultz, L. E. 07214* 15 341 114 Long Lick Cr. S. Side Salt R. Bowman, Jacob W. 05/09/1845 01/16/1846
Shadburn, Richard A. 31818 57 306 12 Salt R. Shadburn, Richard A. 06/10/1859 04/02/1860
Shawler, Anthony 23303 42 300 40 None Shawler, Anthony 04/26/1851 05/18/1855
Shawler, William 31155 56 154 19 3/4 Cane Run Shawler, William 03/25/1859 10/21/1859
Shawler, William & Burch, Christopher 23302 42 299 40 None Shawler, William & Burch, Christopher 04/26/1851 05/18/1855
Simmons, Elisha 10832 22 119 32 1/2 Cedar Cr. Salt R. Simmons, Elisha 02/17/1847 11/05/1847
Stickles, John 09896 20 314 100 Wilsons Cr. Stickles, John 11/13/1846 07/06/1847
Stoner, Dowen B. 30822 55 356 200 Wilson Cr. Stoner, Dowen B. 09/24/1858 09/19/1859
Stoner, Rowan John 34762 62 450 29 1/2 Cox Cr. Stoner, Rowan John 08/24/1861 02/27/1862
Stoner, Rowen John 30823 55 357 200 N. Br. Of Wilson Cr. Stoner, Rowen John 09/23/1858 09/19/1859
Stoner, Rowen John 31153 56 152 200 Wilsons Cr. Stoner, Rowen John 11/23/1858 10/21/1859
Stoner, Rowen John 31154 56 153 40 W. Br. Of Harts Run Wilson Cr. Stoner, Rowen John 11/24/1858 10/21/1859
Tobin, Ben &c. 09225 19 208 214 Wilsons Cr. Tobin, Ben &c. 09/23/1846 04/28/1847
Trunnell, Henry 09110 19 93 91 Wilson Cr. Trunnell, Henry 04/01/1846 12/18/1846
Waters, Hezekiah B. 09893 20 311 238 3/4 Wilsons Cr. Waters, Hezekiah B. 12/04/1846 07/06/1847
Waters, William 23307 42 304 50 Wilson Cr. Waters, William 10/02/1850 05/18/1855
Wells, Philip Jones 36312 65 532 7 Wilson Cr. Wells, Philip James 05/17/1865 08/28/1865
Wise, Richard A. & Simmons, George W. 28991 52 46 5 1/2 Salt R. Wise, Richard A. & Simmons, George W. 10/02/1856 05/28/1858
Younger, Harriet 23308 42 305 50 W. Fk. Of Lees Run Cr. Younger, Harriet 09/02/1850 05/18/1855
Zimmerman, James Robert 68934 124 213 16 Cane Run Zimmerman, James Robert 6/11/1912 9/6/1913

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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 23 Aug 2019 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/bc-land-patents.html