Bullitt County History

Norborne B. Beall to Joseph Nichols' Heirs - 244 Acres

On 31 Mar 1838, Norborne B. Beall, heir of Samuel Beall, sold 244 acres along the north side of Salt River to the heirs of Joseph Nichols. This land ran from the mouth of Cedar Point Branch upstream toward Pitts Point, and was part of the 2000 acres patented to Samuel Beall.

Bullitt County Deed Book I, Page 105-106

This indenture made and entered into this 31st day of March in the year of our Lord 1838 between Norborne B. Beall of the County of Meade and State of Kentucky of the first part, and Malinda Davidson, late Nicholls, Rebecca Goldsmith, late Nicholls, Shadrack Nichols, the heirs of William Nichols who died under age, and Delia Nichols, heirs of Joseph Nichols, deceased, of the County of Bullitt and State of Kentucky of the second part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of $50 to me in hand paid with interest, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged to have been to him the said party of the first part to him in hand paid, hath granted, bargained and sold, and do by these presents grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and convey to the said parties of the second part the following tract of land out of a tract of two thousand acres patented to Samuel Beall, now deceased, ancestor of the said Norborne, and which tract was conveyed by Norborne A. Galt, Levi Tyler and Samuel Gwathenney(?), executors and trustees of Matilda A. Maupin, deceased, containing 244 acres situated lying and being in the aforesaid County of Bullitt and bounded as follows, to wit.

Beginning at the mouth of Cedar Point on the upper side at a hackberry and hickory, running thence South 65° East 70 poles to an ash and small beech, thence South 18° East 41 poles to a sugar tree and small beech, thence South 35° East 470 poles to a small oak and dogwood, sugar tree and beech, thence North 36° West 90 poles to a sugar tree, thence South 81° West 30 poles to a beech, thence North 58 West 32 poles to a small beech, thence North 62° West 18 poles to an elm, thence North 49° West 50 poles to a hackberry and hickory on the bank of Salt River, thence down the river to the beginning.

To have and to hold the said tract of 244 acres to the party of the second part, their heirs, assigns forever, and the said party of the first part doth warrant and defend the said 244 acres to the said party of the second part against the claim of the party of the first part and his heirs or any person whatever. In testimony whereof the said Norborne B. Beall, the party of the first part, has hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal on the day and year first aforesaid in this indenture within. (signed) N. B. Beall.

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