Bullitt County History

Solomon Hornbeck to John Beckwith - 21.5 Acres

On 16 Mar 1815, William and Overall Whitledge, likely father and son, sold 21 1/2 acres along the southeast edge of Cedar Creek to William Taylor. Then, on 23 Nov 1817, William and Sarah Taylor sold the tract to Solomon Hornbeck. That deed mentioned that the tract included a mill, perhaps more than one. On the same day, Soloman and Lydia Hornbeck sold the tract to John Beckwith. Several years passed, and in some way the tract became part of a law suit in circuit court, and it and another 105 acres were sold at auction on 23 Sep 1826 with Benjamin Summers being the high bidder for both tracts. Even before Noah C. Summers, the commissioner for the sale, could issue him a deed, Summers conveyed the tracts to Jacob Yenawine who received his deed on 19 Feb 1827.

As a part of the following transaction, John Beckwith leased a small plot of the land to John Hornbeck, as shown later below.

Bullitt County Deed Book C, pages 429-430

This indenture made an entered into this 23rd day of December and the year of our Lord, 1817 between Solomon Hornbeck and Lydia, his wife of Bullitt County, and state of Kentucky of the one part, and John Beckwith of the same county and state of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Solomon Hornbeck and Lydia, his wife for and in consideration of the sum of $2000 current money to them in hand paid by the said Beckwith, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell onto the said John Beckwith and his heirs forever, 21 1/2 acres of land lying and being in the said county of Bullitt on Cedar Creek including the mills and improvements, now known as the said Hornbeck's, and bounded as follows, to wit.

Beginning in Overall Whitledge's northwest line, on the southwest edge of said creek, thence South 35° West 60 poles to a black gum and two beeches, thence S 55° E 105 poles to a cedar, walnut and black gum in the edge of a glade, thence N 10° East 41 poles to a mulberry, blue ash and walnut, thence North 47° West 20 poles to a beech and sugar tree near the bank of said creek, thence up said creek North 71° West 60 poles to a poplar and oak, North 10 1/2° West 10 poles to a buckeye, North 51 1/2° East 36 poles to an oak and black walnut, thence with the meander of said creek to the beginning, being the same more or less, and being the same land which was on this day conveyed by William Taylor and wife to the said Hornbeck.

To have and to hold the said 21 1/2 acres of land as herein described together with all and singular the advantages to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said John Beckwith and his heirs and assigns to and for his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And they the said Solomon Hornbeck and Lydia his wife for themselves and their heirs do covenant, promise and agree to and with the said John Beckwith that the before described land and premises they will and their heirs shall forever warrant and defend to his against the claim of themselves and their heirs and persons claiming by them or under them or any of them, but against the claim of no other person or persons. In witness whereof the said Solomon Hornbeck and Lydia his wife have set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

(signed) Sol Hornbeck, Lydia (her x mark) Hornbeck.

Bullitt County Deed Book C, Pages 430-431

Know all men by these presents that I John Beckwith of Bullitt County and State of Kentucky have on this day for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid leased to John Hornbeck of this same county and state the house at present occupied by him as a store house at Hornbeck's Mill, together with a piece of land around the same staked off and supposed to be between one quarter and half an acre of land for and during the term of seven years commencing on the 3rd day of August last, and to be complete and ended on the 3rd day of August 1824, and will allow said Hornbeck to procur off any part of the land which I have this day purchased of Solomon Hornbeck as much timber as will be sufficient for our .. And I further agree there shall not be built at any time within the duration of this lease and other house for a store or tavern. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty third day of December 1817. John Beckwith.

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