Bullitt County History

John Gaither to Michael Troutman - 500 Acres

On 27 Jul 1804, John and Mary Gaither sold their 500 acre tract to Michael Troutman. It was located on the south side of Salt River just upstream from the mouth of Floyd's Fork. This was the same tract that Ben Pope had surveyed for Gaither on 7 Jul 1789, based on a treasury warrant originally issued to John Fristoe.


Bullitt County Deed Book A, pages 442-444

This indenture made this 27th day of July, one thousand eight hundred & four between John R. Gaither & Mary Gaither his wife of the one part and Michael Troutman of the other part, both of Bullitt County & State of Kentucky. Witnesseth that the said John R. Gaither & Mary Gaither his wife for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds lawful money of Kentucky to them in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivering of these presents, the receipt whereof the said Johh R. & Mary his wife doth hereby acknowledge, the said John R. Gaither & Mary Gaither hath granted, bargained & sold & by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto the said Michael Troutman and his heirs & assigns forever all their right, title and interest of in and to a certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Bullitt County & State of Kentucky on Salt River and bounded as followeth, viz. Beginning at a two hoop ash trees and a maple sapling upper side to the mouth of Floyd's Fork, thence North 40 E up the river & binding thereon 140 poles, thence N 70 E 40 poles, thence [East] 50 poles, thence S 65 E to the mouth of Cedar Creek, thence with the meanders of the said creek on the upper side of said creek to the original line and with the original line to a buckeye Spanish oak and ash, thence S 72 W 283 poles to (D) a sugar tree, thence N 18 W 235 poles to the Beginning. To have and to hold all and singular the premises above described unto the said Michael Troutman, his heirs or assigns forever to him or them and their proper use & behoof, and the said John R. & his wife Mary Gaither the said tract of land with the appurtenances unto the said Michael Troutman and his heirs from him the said John & Mary Gaither and his heirs and from the claim of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said John R. and Mary Gaither his wife hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written. (signed) John R. Gaither. Test: Abraham Troutman, Robert Briscoe, Wm du Rohan

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To all whom it may concern, I Frederic William Spence Grayson, clerk of the county court of said county, do make known that on the day of the date hereof John R. Gaither whose name is signed to the within indenture personally before me at my office acknowledged the same to be his voluntary act & deed and declared that on the 27th day of July 1804 the date thereof he signed, sealed and delivered the same indenture to the within named Michael Troutman as such. And that I have recored the said indenture in my said office as required by law. Witness my hand this 24th day of June 1805. (signed) Frederic W. S. Grayson


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