Bullitt County History

Benjamin Summers to Basil B. Summers - 353.5 Acres

On 5 Dec 1837, Benjamin Summers sold 353.5 acres to Basil B. Summers that lay along and near Cedar Creek, a tributary of Floyd's Fork. Basil sold the major part of this land to Matthew Wilson on 31 Sep 1840.

Bullitt County Deed Book I, Pages 47-48

This indenture made this fifth day of December 1837 between Benjamin Summers of Bullitt County and State of Kentucky of one part and Basil B. Summers of the same place of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Benjamin Summers for and in consideration of the sum of $4000 current money of the United States to him in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he said Benjamin Summers has bargained and sold and by these presents does sell and convey to said Basil B. Summers the following tract of land in Bullitt County on Cedar Creek containing by survey 353 1/2 acres, be the same more or less, and bounded as followeth.

Beginning, at an elm and ash stump on the bank of Horse Run Branch, corner to Jacob Yanevine, and in a line of John B. Summers' land, running thence with said John B. Summers' line South 35° West 20 poles to a stone, corner to said John B. Summers, thence with another of said John B. Summers' lines West 113 2/10 poles to the stone, corner to said Summers in a line of the land of Samuel Hornbeck's heirs, thence with a line of the said Hornbeck's South 1/2° West 190 4/10 poles to a stone, corner to said Hornbeck's land in a line of the land of Rufus K. Summers, thence with said Rufus K. Summers' line East 35 poles to a stone, South 38 8/10 poles to a stone, South 89 1/2° East 80 poles to a stone, South 22 poles to a stone, South 70° East 65 poles to a white oak and hickory, East fifty poles to a stake on the bank of Floyd's Fork at the mouth of Robinson's spring branch near a white walnut, small sugar tree and ash sapling, corner to said Rufus K. Summers, thence leaving his lines and running up Floyd's Fork with its several meanders and binding thereon to low water mark North 21 1/2° East 23 1/10 poles crossing the mouth of Cedar Creek, North 48 1/2° East 60 poles, North 68° East 40 poles, North 77° East 71 poles to a sugar tree standing on the bank of said fork, corner to Thomas Saunders, thence with his line North 13 poles to a white oak and hickory, corner to Jones, thence with his line North 89 3/4° West 168 poles, crossing Cedar Creek to two beeches, corner to said Jones, thence with another of his lines North crossing Cedar Creek at 20 poles, 71 7/10 poles to a water beech on the south bank of Cedar Creek, corner to said Jones and Jacob Yenawine, thence with said Yenawine's lines North 60° West down the creek and crossing the same 24 poles to a honey locust, sugar tree and buckeye at the mouth of Horse Run, thence up said run with its several meanders North 22 poles to a beech, North 30° West 32 8/10 poles to a hickory sapling and water beech, North 61° West 20 poles to a red elm and white oak, North 42° West 56 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances.

To have and to hold the land and appurtenances herein described to him the said Basil B. Summers and his heirs forever. And the said Benjamin Summers for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Basil B. Summers to warrant and forever defend the land and appurtenances aforesaid to him the said Basil B. Summers and to his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever by this deed in fee simple with general warranty. Witness the hand and seal of the grantor, the day and year aforesaid. (signed) Benjamin Summers.

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