Bullitt County History

Henry Crist to John Beckwith - 365 Acres

On 12 Jun 1789, James F. Moore surveyed a tract of 365 acres for Charles Williams in what is now north-central Bullitt County, and located east of Brook's Spring. Then on 22 Jun 1789, Williams signed the tract over to Michael Garnheart who obtained a deed for it on 20 Apr 1792. Then in 1796, Garnheart sold the tract to Thomas Smith.

Following Thomas Smith's death, his heirs were required by the Bullitt Circuit Court to sell this tract at auction, and it was purchased by Henry Crist on 13 Oct 1808. Then Crist sold it to John Beckwith on 7 Apr 1804, as shown here.

According to James Shanks' 1811 plat drawing, by that time that drawing was made that tract was numbered as #13 and owned by John Beckwith.

Bullitt County Deed Book C, Pages 15-17

This indenture this seventh day of April in the year of our Lord 1804 between Henry Crist and Rachel his wife and Robert McClelland of the county of Bullitt and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and John Beckwith of the county and commonwealth aforesaid of the other part.

Witnesseth that the said Henry Crist and Rachael his wife and Robert McClelland for and in consideration of the sum of $1675 current money of the United States of America to them in hand paid by the said John Beckwith before the sealing and delivering of these presents, the receipt whereof they the said Henry Crist and Rachael his wife and Robert McClelland do hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said John Beckwith, his heirs and assigns, forever a certain tract or parcel of land patented in the name of Michael Gainheart, situate lying and being in the county of Bullitt aforesaid and bounded as follows, viz.

Beginning at two white oaks standing near the Buffaloe Road about four miles northeastwardly from the Blue Licks, corner to Thomas Hardin, 400 acre survey and running with his line South 55° East 253 poles to his corner a beech and elm, South 35° West 400 poles to three beeches in a line of Edward William's preemption, and with the same, North 434 poles to a red oak and water beech, North 35° East 49 poles to the beginning, containing 365 acres with its appurtenances.

To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said John Beckwith, his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said Henry Crist, Rachael his wife, and Robert McClelland do for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators further covenant and agree to and with the said John Beckwith, his heirs and assigns, that they will forever warrant and defend the said 365 acres of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said John Beckwith, his heirs and assigns, against them the said Henry Crist and Rachael his wife, and Robert McClelland, and against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written. (signed) Henry Crist, Robert McClelland.

Bullitt County Sct. I Frederic William Spence Grayson, clerk of the County Court in and for the county aforesaid, do hereby certify that on the 7th day pf April 1804 the within indenture was acknowledged before me in my office by Robert McClelland; and on the 1st day of February 1809 by Henry Crist to be their voluntary act and deed. Whereupon I have recorded the said indenture together with this certificate in my said office as required by law this 5th day of August 1813. (signed) Frederic W. S. Grayson, clerk.

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