Bullitt County History

Martha Beckwith to Benjamin Summers - Multiple Tracts

On 16 Aug 1826, Martha Beckwith sold her share of her late husband's estate to her son-in-law Benjamin Summers. The deed is shown below.

Bullitt County Deed Book F, Page 288

This indenture made this 16th day August 1826 between Martha Beckwith of Bullitt County, Kentucky of the one part and Benjamin Summers of the same place of the other part. Witnesseth: That the said Martha Beckwith for in and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars in silver money to her in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain, grant and sell unto the said Benjamin Summers the one third part of the one undivided sixth of the whole of the real estate and slaves whereof John Beckwith died seized and possessed which is as follows, viz. 450 acres of land being the home place in Bullitt and whereon the said decedent died, conveyed in different parcels some to said Beckwith and some to said Summers, 100 acres in said county conveyed to said Beckwith by Seth B. Thornberry, the mill tract of land conveyed to said John Beckwith by Pope and Breckinridge and by Hornbeck, the house and lot in the town of Shepherdsville purchased of Jonathan Gore, and whereon the said Gore now lives, the house and lot in the same town called the Huges place and whereon Henry F. Kalfus now lives, the house and lot in the same place, the same in which Matthew Wilson now lives purchased at Sheriff's sale, also the lot adjoining the same called the bank house, and one undivided moiety of 500 acres of land in Hardin County, meaning hereby to convey to him the said Benjamin Summers all the estate which was sold and conveyed to me by my son John W. Beckwith by deed of record bearing date 10th January 1826, and also the one third of the one sixth of the slaves of said Beckwith dec'd whereof the said John Beckwith died seized and possessed and the one third of the one sixth is the same portion of slaves conveyed to me by my son John W. Beckwith by deed of record of the date aforesaid. To have and to hold the said one third part of the whole of the land and slaves as aforesaid to him the said Benjamin Summers and his heirs forever, free from the claim of her the said Martha Beckwith and her heirs and all persons whatsoever unto him the said Benjamin Summers, his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand, seal the day and date above. (signed) Martha (her x mark) Beckwith.

State of Kentucky, Bullitt County Office, Sct. 9th March 1827 This indenture was this day produced to me, clerk of said county, and acknowledged by Martha Beckwith to be her act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned, and the same is thereupon truly recorded in my office. Att. Noah C. Summers, Clerk

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