Bullitt County History

John May's 100 Acre Tract

Isaac Cox surveyed 100 acres for John May on 30 Nov 1784. The tract lay along or near Long Lick Creek. The survey and deed along with their transcriptions are shown below.

This drawing shows the relationship of this tract with that of two other tracts, that of Jacob Myers' 1500 acre tract, and Matthew Walton's 7880 acre tract. The lengths of the straight boundary lines are close to correct; the waterway boundaries are mostly guesswork.

Survey

Surveyed for John May 100 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of pat of treasury warrant No. 4866 lying on Long Lick Creek a branch of Salt River, beginning at two sycamore & box elder on the north bank of the creek, running thence N 35 E 100 poles to a white oak and pine, thence N 55 W 160 poles to a hickory & elm S 35 W 100 poles to three white oaks S 55 E 160 poles to the beginning. November 30th 1784. Isaac Cox, assistant surveyor

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 9, pages 594-5
Edmund Randolph Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 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. 4866 issued the oth day of May 1780 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John May a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres by survey bearing date the 30th day of November 1784, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Long Lick Creek a branch of Salt River and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at two sycamores and box elder on the north bank of the creek, running thence North thirty five degrees East one hundred poles to a white oak and pine, thence North fifty five degrees West one hundred and sixty poles toa hickory and elm, thence South thirty five degrees West one hundred poles to three white oaks, South fifty five degrees East on hundred and sixty poles to te Beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John May and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Edmund Randolph Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight and of the Commonwealth the twelfth. (signed) E. Randolph


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