Bullitt County History

Robert Breckinridge to Joseph Brooks, 1541.25 Acres

The land transfer includes part of the 3,000 acre tract Robert Breckinridge had surveyed in 1804, and for which he obtained a deed in 1805. It is clearly indicated that there were adverse claims to some of the land, and that Brooks knew that he could possibly lose some of it. This deed is also important for it gives a detailed plotting of part of the trace that ran northward from Bullitt's Lick.

Bullitt County Deed Book B, Pages 471-473

This indenture made the fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten between Robert Breckinridge of the County of Jefferson and state of Kentucky of the one part and Joseph Brooks of the County of Bullitt and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Breckinridge for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and eighty five dollars and 25 cents for which the said Brooks executed his bond to the said Breckinridge on the tenth day of October last past, and also in consideration of the said Brooks having agreed to receive the title of the said Breckinridge without recourse in consequence of the reduced price of the land. And his, the said Brooks, full and complete knowledge of the adverse claims to the land herein conveyed, doth give, grant, bargain and sell unto the said Brooks and his heirs a certain parcel or tract of land lying in the said County of Bullitt containing fifteen hundred and forty one acres and one quarter agreeable to a survey thereof made by James Shanks, it being part of a survey for 3,000 acres granted to the said Breckinridge by the Commonwealth of Kentucky on the 18th day of June eighteen hundred and five, and which said 1541 1/4 acres incited and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning at a white oak and three elms on the eastwardly side of a small drain and on the west side of the trace leading from the fish pools to Bullitt's Lick, the white oak marked R.B. the beginning corner of the said 3,000 acres of survey, thence along the said trace S 15° West 30 poles, S 14° W 62 poles, South 2° West 41 poles, S 28° East 72 poles, S 24° W 22 poles, S 14° W 62 poles to a white oak at the said Brooks' Spring where he now lives and continuing along the said trace South 20° West 390 poles to a point in the southern boundary line of the said 3,000 acre survey where the said trace intersects the same, thence with said line North 79° West 316 poles to four white oaks corner of the said 3,000 acre survey, thence on another line of the same North 11° East 692.8 poles to a white oak, black gum, hickory and red oak, another corner of the said 3,000 acre survey, thence on another line thereof South 77° East 346.4 poles to the beginning, be the same more or less, together with all its appurtenances to the said Brooks and his heirs forever. And the said Breckinridge for himself and his heirs the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances to the said Brooks and his heirs against the claims of him the said Breckinridge and all persons claiming by, through or under him will warrant and defend, but against the claims of no other person whatsoever, it being the intention of the said Breckinridge to convey and the said Brooks to receive such title as the said Breckinridge hath in the said premises, and that in case the right and claim of the said Breckinridge hereby conveyed shall prove defective or be evicted, that the said Breckinridge and his heirs, executors &c are not tobe liable to the Brooks or his heirs, executors &c for reparation of any kind whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Breckinridge hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written. (Page 2, line 10th, the words "will warrant and defend" interlined before signed.) [signed] Robert Breckinridge Signed, sealed, acknowledged and delivered in presence of James Halbert, Joseph Hough, William Daugherty.

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