On 7 Dec 1785, John Helm surveyed a tract of 1000 acres for Jacob Myers. This was one of several tracts along the north side of Salt River and downstream from Shepherdsville that Myers would claim. Together, this tract and his large 5796.25 acre tract and an additional 100 acre tract combined to stretch from his boundary with Jacob Froman's 1670 acre survey to the Salt River downstream from the mouth of the Rolling Fork River.
Note in the survey description below that the names of the chain carriers were included: Willis Hord and John Owens. Every survey team included chain carriers whose work was essential to an accurate survey; but they were often not identified.
Surveyed for Jacob Myers 1000 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 744 on the north side of Salt River opposite the mouth of the Rowling fork, Beginning 180 poles above the junction of said river at two sugar trees and beech on the north bank of Salt River at the mouth of a gut, running thence N 35° W 692 1/2 poles to a red oak and beech on the side of a hill, thence S 55° W 240 poles to two elm on the bank of Salt River, thence up the same binding thereon to the place of beginning. 5th of December 1785. John Helm, assistant surveyor. Chain carriers: Willis Hord, John Owins.
Virginia Grant Book 11, pages 338-9
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 a land office treasury warrant No. 744 issued the 15th day of August 1779 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Myers a certain tract or parcel of land containing one thousand acres by survey bearing date the 5th day of December 1785 lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the north side of Salt River opposite the mouth of the Rowling fork and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning one hundred and eighty poles above the junction of said river at two sugar trees and beech on the north bank of Salt River at the mouth of a gut, running thence North thirty five degrees West six hundred ninety two and a half poles to a red oak and beech on the side of a hill, thence South fifty five degrees West two hundred and forty poles t otwo elm on the bank of Salt River, thence up the same binding thereon 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 Myers 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 fourteenth day of May 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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