Bullitt County History

Benjamin Summers to John B. Summers - 349 Acres

On 24 Jan 1833, Benjamin and Verlinder Summers sold 349 acres to John B. Summers that lay between land belonging to John Hornbeck, the Hardin survey, and the road to Yenawine's Mill along Cedar Creek, a tributary of Floyd's Fork.

Bullitt County Deed Book G, Pages 448-449

This indenture made this 24th day of January, 1833 between Benjamin Summers and Verlinder his wife of the county of Bullitt and state of Kentucky of the one part and John B. Summers of the same county and state of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Benjamin Summers and Verlinder his wife for and in consideration of the sum of $3490 current money of the United States to them in hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, convey and confirm to the said John B. Summers a certain tract or parcel of land on Cedar Creek and its waters in the said county of Bullitt containing 349 acres more or less, and bounded as follows, to wit.

Beginning at a stone, corner made on the division between John B. Summers and Joseph Saunders Jr., thence South 18 1/2° West 135 poles to a stone, thence West 5 poles to a stone in the big road, thence South 33° West 29 poles, thence South 42° West 60 poles, thence South 21 poles, thence East 124 poles to three beeches, corner to John Hornbeck, thence with Hornbeck's line South 44 poles to a beech in said line, thence East 112 poles to a beech in Yenawine's mill road, thence North 35° East 226 poles to a beech marked C.W.T.H.1789, corner to T. Hardin's 400 acre survey, thence with said line North 55° West 130 poles to a stone made as a corner between said J. B. Summers and said Saunders, thence with the divisional line West 150 poles to the beginning.

To have and to hold the said tract of land and appurtenances unto him the said John B. Summers, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said Benjamin Summers and Verlinder his wife for themselves and their heirs covenant, and agreed to and with the said John B. Summers that they will and their heirs shall warrant and forever defend the said tract or parcel of land and appurtenances onto him, the said John B. Summers, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns from themselves and their heirs, and from the claim or claims of all, and every person or persons claiming or to claim the same. In testimony whereof the said Benjamin Summers and Verlinder his wife have hereto set their hands and seals on the day and year first before written. (signed) Benjamin Summers, Verlinder Summers

Because Verlinder Summers died before acknowledging this transaction, her dower's claim to it remained in force and descended to her children. To satisfy this requirement, a second deed was prepared in which these children deeded that claim to John B. Summers. We have included images of that second deed below. It was signed by G. W. Summers, Maria Jane Summers, Rufus K. Summers, Sidna A. Summers, Basil B. Summers, Elizabeth H. Summers, B. F. Summers, Leroy C. Summers, Samuel B. Summers, Mary V. Williams, Matthew Wilson, Martha T. Wilson, Joseph Saunders, Samuel C. Bealmear, Sarah E. Bealmear, James Y. Pope, Martha B. Pope, John B. Saunders, Mary V. Saunders, George W. Saunders, Julia Saunders, James W. Simmons, Notley Bealmear, and Ellen E. Bealmear.

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