Bullitt County History

Jacob Myers' 100 Acre Tract

On 8 Nov 1790, Alexander Breckinridge, Jefferson County Surveyor, surveyed a tract of 100 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. With this one, he would close a small gap between two others of his claims. Together, this tract and his 1000 acre tract and the large 5796.25 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.

Survey

Surveyed for Jacob Myers 100 acres of land by virtue of part an entry made the 5th day of April 1781 on part of a military warrant No. 761, assignee of David Griffith, lying in Jefferson County and on the north side of Salt River adjoining and above 1000 acre survey of said Myers which lies opposite to the mouth of the Rolling fork. Beginning at two beeches and a sugar tree at the mouth of a gut and corner to said Myers 1000 acres, running from thence N 35° W 70 poles to a beech and corner to his 5796 1/4 acre survey, thence N 55° E 120 poles to a beech another corner of said survey, thence with another line S 35° E 210 poles to a beech on the bank of Salt River another corner, thence down the same N 30° W 130 poles to the beginning. November 8th 1790. Alexander Breckinridge, SJC

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 14, pages 452-3
Henry Lee Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue of a military warrant under the King of Great Britain's Proclamation of 1763, No. 761, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Myers a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres by survey bearing date the 8th day of November 1790 lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the north side of Salt River adjoining and above a one thousand acre survey of said Myers which lies opposite to ghe mouth of Rolling fork, and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at two beeches and a sugar tree at the mouth of a gut and corner to said Myers' one thousand acres, running from thence North thirty five degrees West seventy poles to a beech and corner to his five thousand seven hundred ninety six and a quarter acre survey, thence North fifty five degrees East one hundred and twenty poles to a beech another corner to said survey, thence with another line South thirty five degrees East two hundred and ten poles to a beech on the bank of Salt Rive, another corner, thence down the same North eighty degrees West one hundred and eighty poles to the beginning, with it 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 Henry Lee 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 thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two, and of the Commonwealth the sixteenth. (signed) Henry Lee


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