Bullitt County History

Benjamin Frye to Jacob Cartmel - 200 acres

On 16 Mar 1802, Benjamin and Catharine Frye sold 200 acres of land along the Long Lick Creek to Jacob Cartmel of Nelson County. The deed transcription and image are shown below. This appears to be the easternmost part of Frye's original plat. The drawing of this 200 acres shown below has the various points marked with capital letters which are also shown in the transcription for reference.


Bullitt County Deed Book A, Pages 253-4

This indenture made this sixteenth day of March Eighteen hundred and two between Benjamin Frye & Catharine his wife of Bullitt County and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and Jacob Cartmel of Nelson County and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Benjamin Frye & Catharine his wife for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and eighty pounds currency to them the said Benjamin & Catharine Frye paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell and convey one certain tract or parcel of land in the County of Bullitt and on the waters of Long Lick Creek containing two hundred acres of land bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at [A] Frye's original corner on the bank of Long Lick Creek at a boulder and a black walnut, thence North sixty degrees East one hundred and three poles to [B] a large beech, thence North fifteen degrees East one hundred and sixty poles to [C] an elm, beech and sugar tree on the side of a drane, thence North seventy five degrees West one hundred and six poles to [D] a beech and large poplar in John Essary's line, thence with said line South five degrees East one hundred and twelve poles to [E] Essary's corner a large poplar and beech, thence South eighty five degrees West one hundred and two poles to [F] two beech trees, thence South one hundred and twenty poles to [G] two honey locust trees on the north bank of Long Lick Creek, thence up the creek with its meanders to [A] the beginning to have and to hold the said two hundred acres of land together with all the buildings, improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said Jacob Cartmel and his heirs forever to his and their proper use, benefit, and behoof. And the said Benjamin & Catharine his wife doth hereby covenant and agree to and with him the said Jacob Cartmel that they will forever warrant and defend the right and title of the said tract of land with its appurtenances against the claim of them the said Benjamin and Catharine their heirs or all claiming under them and against the claim or claims of all other person claiming or to claim whatsoever. In testimony whereof the said Benjamin & Catharine have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. (signed) Benjamin Frye, Catharine Frye

Bullitt County Sct
I Thomas Speed, clerk of the monthly court of the county aforesaid, do certify that on the 16th day of March 1802 the foregoing indenture was acknowledge before me by the within named Benjamin Frye and Catharine his wife to be their act and deed, and the said Catharine being examined by me privily and apart from her said husband did freely and voluntarily relinquish her right of dower to the land mentioned on the foregoing deed and that the same together with this certificate is recorded in my office. (signed) Thomas Speed


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