In 1799, Benjamin Neale of Bourbon County deeded 250 acres of his 1000 acre tract located north of Salt River to William Pope who had located lands for him. The remainder of the 1000 acre tract was later deeded to Gabriel, George and Charles Mothershead, his sons-in-law.
A transcription of this deed, and an image of it both appear below.
Bullitt County Deed Book A, page 93
This indenture made this 25th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine between Benjamin Neale of Bourbon County and State of Kentucky of the one part and William Pope of Jefferson County and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Benjamin Neale for and in consideration of locating certain lands which I acknowledge myself therewith sattisfied, have made over and relinquished all my right, title and claim to one certain tract or parcel of land situate and lying in the County of Bullitt beginning at the S.W. corner of Benjamin Neale's 1000 acre survey at two beeches and two ashes, thence N 8° W 352 poles to two beeches, sugar tree & dogwood, N 82° E 118 1/2 poles to 2 hickorys & ironwood, thence S 82°(?) E 344 poles to an ash, ironwood & hackberry, S 10° W 40 poles to three hackberry, thence N 82° W 103 poles to the beginning with all the advantages thereunto belonging to the proper use and behoof of him the said William Pope, his heirs and assigns forever without the lawfull molestation, let or hinderance of him the said Benjamin Neale, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year first above written. (signed) Benjamin Neale. In presence of Gideon Burton, George Mothershead, John Hedges.
At a court of quarter sessions held for Bullitt Count on Tuesday the 23rd day of July 1799, this deed was proved to be the act & deed of the within named Benjamin Neale by the oaths of Gideon Burton, George Mothershead, & John Hedges, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste. Tho Speed, Clk.
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