Bullitt County History

Joseph Brooks to Benjamin Summers - 41 Acres

Prior to the deaths of Joseph Brooks and John Beckwith, they had made arrangements for Brooks to sell Beckwith 41 acres, a northeast corner of Edward Williams' preemption. By the deed shown below, dated 29 Dec 1829, Solomon Neil, executor of Brooks' estate, completed this transaction by deeding the land to Benjamin Summers who had purchased the right to it from Beckwith's heirs.

Bullitt County Deed Book G, Page 239

This indenture made this 29th day of December 1829 between Solomon Neil, executor of the last will and testament of Joseph Brooks dec'd (and authorized by decedent's will to sell and convey) of the one part and Benjamin Summers of Bullitt County, Kentucky of the other part. Witnesseth that said Neil, executor, in consideration that said decedent having heretofore given his bond to convey to John Beckwith 41 acres of land in Bullitt, part of Edward Williams' preemption, and said Beckwith having paid the purchase money to said Brooks (as appears by the bond) and also in consideration of said Summers having since purchased the same of the heirs of John Beckwith (who is dead) the evidences of all which are hereby acknowledged, the said Neil, executor, has sold and does by these presents sell and convey to said Summers said 41 acres of land in Bullitt bounded as follows.

Beginning at a sugar tree, mulberry and elm, northeast corner of said preemption of Edward Williams, and running thence S 18 1/2° West 189 poles to a stone in a line of the ten acres purchased by Jesse Willson from John Pheabus, thence with said linen East 10 poles to the corner of an elm and cherry trees, thence with another line of said 10 acre tract South 24 poles to a dogwood and two elms in Robert Martin's line (as was), thence with said line East 50 poles to a mulberry, hickory and dogwood saplings in a line of the original survey, and with said line North 204 poles to the beginning.

To have and to hold said land and appurtenances here conveyed to said Summers and his heirs forever against the claim of said Joseph Brooks' heirs by this deed of special warranty. And I do warrant the same to said Summers as fully as by said will and this covenant I as executor am authorized to do, and as I have conveyed, expressed and warranted to do. Witness my hand and seal this date first written. And in case the land here sold is lost by any other claim, no recovery is to be had on this warranty. (signed) Solomon Neil for J. Brooks dec'd.

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