Bullitt County History

Joseph Brooks to Benjamin Summers - 50 Acres

On 1 Mar 1813, Joseph Brooks sold 50 acres to Benjamin Summers that lay near John Hornbeck's land, adjoining at his northeast corner and stretching westward along Hornbeck's line.

Bullitt County Deed Book C, Pages 58-59

This indenture made this first day of March in the year of our Lord 1813 between Joseph Brooks and Nancy his wife of the county of Bullitt and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and Benjamin Summers of the county and commonwealth aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the Joseph Brooks and Nancy, his wife for and in consideration of the sum of $75 current money of the United States of America to them in hand paid by the said Benjamin Summers before the sealing and delivery hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained, and sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said Benjamin Summers a certain tract or parcel of land, situate, lying, and being in the county of Bullitt and bounded as follows, to wit.

Beginning at John Hornbeck's northeast corner at three beaches, thence North 63 poles to two sugar trees, and a beach, thence West 127 poles to white oak, beech, and ash, thence South 63 poles to a bunch of mulberry shrubs, thence East with John Hornbeck's line to the beginning containing 50 acres more or less with its appurtenances.

To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Benjamin Summers, his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said Joseph Brooks and Nancy his wife for themselves, their heirs and administrators, further covenant and agree to and with the said Benjamin Summers, his heirs and assigns, that they will forever warrant and defend the said tract or parcel of land unto the said Benjamin Summers, his heir and assigns, against themselves, their heirs &c, and all other persons claiming by, through, from or under them, but not against the claim or claims of any other person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Joseph Brooks and Nancy his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written. (signed) Joseph Brooks.

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