Bullitt County History

Abraham Miller to Joseph Brooks, 400 Acres

On 23 Dec 1782, John Ray surveyed 400 acres for Carty Wells, located beside the road leading from Bullitt's Lick to the Falls of the Ohio. This tract is later referenced as adjoining that of George Slaughter's 680 acre tract. Wells received a deed to his land on 4 Jan 1786. Then, on 14 Apr 1810, Wells, who was living in Shelby County, sold his claim to this land to Abraham Miller who also lived in Shelby County at the time. Then, on 18 Aug 1810, Miller sold the tract to Joseph Brooks.

A transcription of this deed, and an image of it both appear below.

Bullitt County Deed Book B, Pages 289-390

Know all men by these presents that I Abraham Miller of the county of Christian and Commonwealth of Kentucky for and in consideration of forty seven pounds, ten shillings to me in hand paid by Joseph Brooks Sr. of the county of Bullitt and Commonwealth of Kentucky, the receipt whereof before the ensealing of these presents I do hereby acknowledge, have remised, released and forever quit claimed and by these presents do remise, release and forever quit claim unto the said Joseph Brooks Sr, his heirs and assigns forever, one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Bullitt containing four hundred acres patented to one Carty Wells the 4th day of January 1786 and on the 14th day of April 1811 conveyed by the said Wells to me the said Miller, and bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at a white oak and a gum standing on the west side of the road leading from Bullitts Lick to the Falls of the Ohio and about one mile northwardly from Philip's cabbin on said road, thence west four hundred poles to two white oak trees, North one hundred and sixty poles to two pine trees standing on the south side of a knob, thence East four hundred poles to a white oak, thence South one hundred and sixty poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all and singular its appurtenances to the said Joseph Brooks Sr., his heirs and assigns, and the said Abraham Miller for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenants and agrees to and with the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs and assigns, that he will warrant and defend the said tract of land against himself, his heirs and assigns, but not against the claim or claims of any other person or persons. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 18th day of August 1810. (signed) Abraham Miller. (attest) T. Smith, Thos J. Willson

Bullitt County Sct
The within deed was acknowledged by Abraham Miller, a party thereto, before me on the 18th day of August 1810 to be his voluntary act and deed, and I have recorded the same together with this certificate in my office according to law this 20th day of August 1810. (signed) Fred W. S. Grayson, C.B.C.C.

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