On 11 Jun 1792, Samuel Smyth surveyed 500 acres for himself on the waters of Cane Run in present-day southern Bullitt County. It is helpful that, in the survey description, Smyth identifies that Cane Run empties into Fox Creek which empties into Rolling Fork, thus helping us determine that Fox Creek was an early name for present-day Crooked Creek. The survey and deed are shown below along with their transcriptions.
Surveyed for Samuel Smyth 500 acres of land in Nelson County by virtue of part of a treasury warrant No. 7347 on Cane run a branch of Fox Creek which empties into the Rolling Fork below the mouth of Wilson's Creek on the north side. Beginning at white oak, beech and dogwood in John Machin lower line, running thence N 76° West 360 poles to a white oak on the south side of Cane Rn and about 50 poles south of Cuthbert Harrison's 5000 acre survey, running thence N 60° W 50 poles to Harrison's corner two beech trees and a sugar tree, thence course continued 194 [poles] to a white oak in Harrison's line, thence N 85° E 524 poles to a white oak and beech in John Machin's line, thence with said Machin line S 10° E 265 poles to the beginning, crossing the creek at 230 poles. June 11th 1792. Sam Smyth, surveyor
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