Bullitt County History

Shepherd & Shank's 500 Acre Survey

On 22 Sep 1798, James Shanks surveyed this tract of 500 acres for Adam Shepherd based on a treasury warrant of Shepherd's, and it appears that Shepherd assigned half of it to Shanks as payment for conducting the survey. It was located in the southern part of the new county of Bullitt. The survey and deed, along with their transcriptions, may be found below.

Survey

Surveyed for Adam Shepherd 500 acres of land in Bullitt County by virtue of parts of a treasury warrant No. 10,541 entered July the 4th 1783 and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a maple on the bank of the Rolling Fork, thence S 10 E 250 poles to a black oak on the side of a knob, thence S 42 E 60 poles to a red oak, 2 hickorys and sugartree, thence N 52 E 309 poles to a beech on a knob, thence N 6 E 430 poles to a red oak and hickory on a high knob, thence N 38 W 27 poles to a large beech, thence S 57 W 175 poles to 2 beeches & poplar, thence South 260 poles to a beech, thence West 20 poles to a beech on the bank of the Rolling Fork, thence up the same and binding thereon with the meanders thereof to the beginning. Sept. 22nd 1798. James Shanks, surveyor

Deed

James Garrard 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 part of the treasury warrant number 10,541 and entered the 4th day of July 1783, there is granted unto Adam Shepherd in his own right for one moiety and unto James Shanks, assignee of the said Shepherd, for the other moiety a certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred acres by survey bearing date the twenty second day of September one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight, lying and being in the county of Bullitt and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a maple on the bank of the Rolling Fork, thence South ten degrees East two hundred and fifty poles to a black oak on the side of a knob, thence South forty two degrees East sixty poles to a red oak and two hickorys & sugar tree, thence North 52° East 309 poles to a beech on a knob, thence N 6° E 430 poles to a red oak and hickory on a high knob, thence North 38° West 27 poles to a large beech, thence South 57° West 175 poles to 2 beeches & poplar, thence South 260 poles to a beech, thence West 20 poles to a beech on the bank of the Rolling Fork, thence up the same and binding thereon with the meanders thereof to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Adam Shepherd & James Shanks & their heirs forever. In witness whereof the said James Garrard Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the eleventh day of July in the year of one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine and of the Commonwealth the eighth. (signed) James Garrard


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