Bullitt County History

John Carr & John Essery to Isaac Larue, 200 Acres

This tract was surveyed for John Carr in 1797, and he received a deed for it in 1800. But by that time it had already been sold by Carr and John Essery to Isaac Larue of Hardin County. Essery may have had a claim on the land by virtue of locating it for Carr.

A transcription of this deed, and an image of it both appear below.


Bullitt County Deed Book A1, Pages 32-33

This indenture made this 25th day of July 1799 between John Carr of Hardin County and State of Kentucky and John Essery of Bullitt County of the one part and Isaac Larue of Hardin County of said state of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Carr and John Essery for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred pounds to them in hand paid by the said Isaac Larue at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said Isaac Larue, his heirs or assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the Bullitt County containing about two hundred acres entered in the name of John Carr by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 10275 bearing date December 13th 1784 on the north side of the Rolling Fork beginning at Cuthbert Harrison's lower corner of his 5000 acre survey at a sycamore and beech standing on the bank of the river at the upper side of a gut, thence with Harrison's line North 38° East 165 poles to a red oak, two hickorys and sugar tree on a knob, thence North 42° West 200 poles to a stake, thence South 38° West 165 poles to two elms and a sycamore on the bank of the Rolling Fork, thence up the river South 42° East 200 poles to the beginning together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said two hundred acres of land more or less with the tenements, hereditaments, and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned and every part and parcel thereof unto the said Isaac Larue, his heirs and assigns forever, and the said John Carr and John Essery for themselves and their heirs the said two hundred acres of land more or less with all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Isaac Larue, his heirs and assigns free from the claim or claims of them the said John Carr and John Essery or either of them, their or either of their heirs and of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall and will and do warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said John Carr and John Essery have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. (signed) John Carr, John Essery.

At a court of quarter sessions held for Bullitt County on the 25th day of July 1799, this indenture of bargain and sale was acknowledged by the above name John Carr and John Essery and ordered to be recorded. Teste. Thomas Speed, clerk.


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