It appears that George Kocke was unable to meet his mortgage obligation to Wilhite Carpenter, forcing Carpenter to take him to court. The deed below explains the process, and how Carpenter regained full title to the Forge Tract.
Bullitt County Deed Book Q, Pages 211-212
Whereas in a suit in the Bullitt Circuit Court, in the name of Wilhite Carpenter against G.G. Kocke, a decree was rendered on the 20th day August 1863 directing a sale of the mill seat property in pleadings mentioned, and C.R. Samuels was appointed a commissioner to sell the same, and after advertising as by the decree directed, did on the 21st day of September 1863, sell the mill seat property aforesaid, and Wilhite Carpenter became the purchaser thereof for the sum of $500, and said commissioner's sale was on the 20th day of April 1865 confirmed and R. J. Meyler was appointed a commissioner to convey to the purchaser W. Carpenter the property aforesaid.
Now this indenture made and entered into this 24th day of August 1865 between George G. Koke by R.J. Meyler commissioner of the first part, and Wilhite Carpenter of the second part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the premises, payment of purchase money &c, the said party of the first part by commissioner, hereby grants, bargains, sells and conveys unto the said party of the second part the realty aforesaid lying in the county of Bullitt and State of Kentucky on the waters of Salt River near the town of Shepherdsville.
To have and to hold the same to him the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever. And the said party of the first part, by R. J. Meyler, commissioner, covenants and agrees that he wil land his heirs shall forever warrant and defend the said title to said mill seat property to him the said party of the second part and his heirs forever.
In testimony whereof the said party of the first part, by the commissioner aforesaid, has hereunto set his hand and seal this 24th day of August 1865. (signed) George G. Koke by R. J. Meyler, commissioner.
Examined and approved by the court and acknowledged in open court by R. J. Meyler, the commissioner. August 24th, 1865. (signed) George W. Johnston, Circuit Judge.
State of Kentucky, Bullitt County, Sct. I, R. J. Meyler, clerk of the Bullitt County Court, certify that on the 24th day of August 1865, the foregoing deed was produced in open court and acknowledged by R. J. Meyler, commissioner, on behalf of the party of the first part to be their act and deed and the same was ordered to be certified to this office for record, and being duly certified by C. R. Samuels, clerk of the Circuit Court, by his official endorsement on said deed and being duly .. is hereby recorded in my office this 5th day of June 1866. (signed) R. J. Meyler, clerk
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