Bullitt County History

Samuel Smyth's 500 Acre Survey

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.

Survey

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

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 part of a land office treasury warrant No. 7347 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Samuel Smyth a certain tract or parcel of land containing 500 acres by survey bearing date the 11th day of June 1792 lying and being in Nelson County on Cane Run a branch of Fox's Creek which empties into the Rolling Fork below the mouth of Wilson's Creek on the north side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at white oak, beech and dogwood in John Machin lower line, running thence North 76° West 360 poles to a white oak on the south side of Cane Run 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 North 85° East 524 poles to a white oak and beech in John Machin's line, thence with said Machin line South 10° East 265 poles to the beginning, crossing the creek at 230 poles with its appurtenances, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Samuel Smyth and 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 8th day of March Anno Domini 1796, and of the Commonwealth the fourth. (signed) Isaac Shelby


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