Bullitt County History

Benjamin Edwards' 1000 Acre Tract

James Cox surveyed 1000 acres south of the Salt River for Benjamin Edwards on 26 Oct 1792. This tract was located on the river and adjacent to the settlement and preemption of John Edwards. Benjamin received his deed on 17 Mar 1794.


Warrant

Survey

Surveyed for Benjamin Edwards 1000 acres of land in Nelson County by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 610 lying on Salt River beginning at a beech and two sugar trees corner to Henry Tillen's settlement and preemption, thence with said Tillen's line S 23° E 655 poles to an elm, sugar tree and black walnut, thence N 67° E 240 poles to an elm and hickory, thence N 23° W 611 poles to an elm, sugar tree and beech standing on the bank of Salt River, thence down the same with its meanders 270 poles to the beginning. Oct 26th 1792. James Cox, surveyor. Will Simmons & Joseph Simmons, chain carriers.

Deed

Isaac Shelby Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a land office treasury warrant number 610, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Benjamin Edwards a certain tract or parcel of land containing 1000 acres by survey bearing date the 26th of October 1792, lying and being in the county of Nelson on Salt River and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a beech and two sugar trees corner to Henry Tillen's settlement and preemption, thence with said Tillen's line South 23° East 655 poles to an elm, sugar tree and black walnut, thence North 67° East 240 poles to an elm and hickory, thence North 23° West 611 poles to an elm, sugar tree and beech standing on the bank of Salt River, thence down the same with its meanders 270 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Benjamin Edwards & his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Isaac Shelby Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the 17th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, and of the Commonwealth the second. (signed) Isaac Shelby


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