Bullitt County History

Popes & Breckinridge to John Beckwith Sr. - 105 Acres

William and Worden Pope and Robert Breckinridge sold a small part of their land obtained from the Larue family to John Beckwith Sr. on 8 Jun 1817. It was located along Cedar Creek, a tributary of Floyd's Fork. The tract later became part of a circuit court suit and was sold at auction to Jacob Yenawine.

Bullitt County Deed Book D, pages 124-125

This indenture made, and entered into this eighth day of June and the year of our Lord, 1817 between William Pope Jr., Worden Pope, and Robert Breckinridge of Jefferson County, and state of Kentucky of the one part, and John Beckwith, Sr. of Bullitt County, and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said, William, Worden, and Robert, for and in consideration of the sum of $300 current money of said state to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents, and do grant, bargain, sell and set over to the said John Beckwith Sr. and his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land situated in the said county of Bullitt and on Cedar Creek containing by survey one hundred and five acres, be the same more or less, and bounded as follows, to wit.

Beginning at two buckeyes and a gum tree, southwest corner of William Whitledge's survey in said John Beckwith's line, thence with said line South 37° West 100 poles to an elm and ash trees on Horse Run, thence down said run S 40° E 42 poles, S 56° E 40 poles, S 30° East 20 poles, S 15° E 30 poles to a honey locust, sugar tree and buckeye trees at the mouth of said run on the bank of Cedar Creek, thence up Cedar Creek S 84° E 64 poles, N 38° E 10 poles, N 10° E 42 poles, N 55° E 46 poles, North 75° West 16 poles, S 85° W 40 poles, N 50° W 40 poles, N 25° E 38 poles to a sycamore and elm in Whitledge's line, a small distance below the mill called Hornbeck''s, thence with said Whitledge's line N 53° W 83 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances.

To have and to hold the said 105 acres of land, more or less, as before described, together with all and singular the advantages and improvements to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said John Beckwith Sr. and his heirs forever. To and for his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever.

And the said William Pope Jr., Worden Pope and Robert Breckinridge for themselves and their heirs do covenant and agree to and with the said John Beckwith Sr. that they will warrant and forever defend the said land and appurtenances against the claim of all and every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same. In witness whereof said William Pope Jr., Worden Pope and Robert Breckinridge have set their hands and seals this day and year first above written.

(signed) William Pope Jr., Worden Pope, Robert Breckinridge by his attorney William Pope Jr.

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