Richard Johnson sold his 400 acre settlement and 1000 acre preemption on McCullough Run to David Hall on 17 Nov 1788, as recorded in Jefferson County Deed Book #2 (see here for details), and now Hall distributed part of it to William Hall as part of an agreement among Clifton Hall, William Hall, David Paris, Edmond Stringer, Thomas Harris and himself at the time of the original purchase. The transcription of this deed is below, followed by an image of it.
Bullit County Deed Book B, pages 35-36
This indenture made this 29th day of November eighteen hundred and five between David Hall of Bullitt County and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and William Hall of the same county and Commonwealth of the other part, witnesseth that whereas Richard Johnson of the county of Louisa and Commonwealth of Virginia did on the seventeenth day of November 1788 convey to the above David Hall a certain tract or parcel of land in Bullitt County situate and lying on the waters of Salt River and called McCullocks preemption of 1400 acres, which land had been previously purchased jointly and agreeable to stipulations between the parties (viz) David Hall, Clifton Hall, William Hall, David Paris, Edmond Stringer & Thomas Harris and for the convenience of those concerned, the said Johnson conveyed the land so purchased to the above David Hall by deed of warranty. Now the said David Hall wishing to convey to said William Hall his moiety of said land agreeable to their stipulations. This indenture witnesseth that the said David Hall doth hereby convey, transfer, alien and set over unto the said William Hall a certain part of the above mentioned land bounded as followeth to wit; Beginning at a beech, elm and ash trees, thence N 12° E 4 poles to two elms and a beech, hickory and white oak corner with said Hall, thence N 70° W 136 poles to a dogwood and two white oaks corner with said Hall, thence N 20° E 227 poles, thence S 70° E 227 poles to a white oak and dogwood trees corner with Stringer, thence S 20° W 217 poles to a white oak corner with Martin Gentry, thence S 64° W 82 poles to the beginning containing three hundred and thirty four acres, be the same more or less. To have and to hold the said tract of land with its appurtenances thereunto belonging to the only proper use and benefit of him the said William Hall his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever from me, my heirs and all manner of persons claiming under me, but from no others except so far as I may be enabled by virtue of the original conveyance, the virtue of which I will transfer when necessary without charge or cost to me or my heirs. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand, and seal this day and year first above written. (signed) David Hall
Bullitt County Sct.
To all whom it may concern. I Fredric William Spence Grayson, clerk of the county court of county aforesaid do make known that on the ninth day of December 1805, David Hall a party to the within indenture personally before me acknowledged the same to be his voluntary act and deed, and that I have recorded the said indenture in my office as required by law. Witness my hand this 7tht day of January 1806. (signed) Fred W. S. Grayson.
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