Bullitt County History

Jacob Bowman's 1000 Acre Tract

James Cox surveyed a 1000 acre tract for Isaac Hite, John Bowman, Abraham Bowman, and Joseph Bowman on 15 May 1793 that adjoined Peter Shepherd's 600 acre survey, and overlaid part of Thomas Brend's 977 acre survey as shown here. Both Brend and Bowman share a line with Shepherd. The only sides of their plats on this drawing marks where their lines meet Salt River.

Brend's survey was likely deemed superior to Bowman's, and we know that Brend sold his entire tract to John Hughes in 1799.

A deed to the tract was issued on 10 Dec 1793 to Jacob Bowman, assignee of the others named above. Both survey and deed are shown below, together with their transcriptions.

Survey

Surveyed for Isaac Hite, John Bowman, Abraham Bowman, and Joseph Bowman 1000 acres of land in Nelson County by virtue of part of a treasury warrant No. 32 lying on Salt River about two miles from Bullitt's Lick, Beginning about sixty poles below the mouth of Long Lick Creek and a white oak, two ashes, running thence S 165 E 360 poles to an elm, hickory, mulberry, and black walnut, thence N 25 E 444 poles to a beech & elm, corner to Shepherd's 600 acre survey, thence with a line of said survey N 54 W 350 poles to a honey locust and hickory on the bank of Salt River, thence down the same binding thereon 632 poles to the beginning. May 15th 1793. James Cox, Assistant Surveyor

Deed

Isaac Shelby Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a land office treasury warrant No. 632 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Bowman, assignee of Isaac Hite, John Bowman, Abraham Bowman and Joseph Bowman, a certain tract or parcel of land containing one thousand acres by survey bearing date the fifteenth day of May one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, lying and being in the county of Nelson on Salt River & about two miles from Bullitt's Lick and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning about sixty poles below the mouth of Long Lick Creek at a white oak and two ashes running thence South sixty five degrees East three hundred and sixty poles to an elm, hickory, mulberry and black walnut, thence North twenty five degrees East four hundred and forty four poles to a beech and elm, corner to Shepherd's six hundred acre survey, thence with a line of said survey North fifty four degrees West three hundred and fifty poles to a honey locust and hickory on the bank of said river, thence down the same binding thereon six hundred and thirty two poles to the Beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Jacob Bowman and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Isaac Shelby Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the tenth day of December anno domine one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, and of the Commonwealth the second. (signed) Isaac Shelby


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