In June 1810, Adam Shepherd sold a small tip of Peter Shepherd's 900 acre survey to John Scott Jr. This had been the location of Shepherd's ferry across Salt River, and part of the sale included that Adam Shepherd's family would continue to use the ferry at no charge.
Scott almost immediately sold the same tract to John Griffin with the same requirement to transport the Shepherd family across the river for free. Then in 1820, following her husband's death, Elizabeth Griffin sold the tract to John Graham.
Bullitt County Deed Book B, Pages 382-383
This indenture made the 23rd day of June in the year of our Lord 1810 between John Scott Jr. and Nancy Scott his wife of the county of Bullitt and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and John Griffin of the same county and Commonwealth of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Scott Jr. and Nancy his wife for and in consideration of $450 to them in hand paid before the sealing and delivery thereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, they have given, granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said John Griffin, his heirs and assigns, forever a certain tract or parcel of land and ferry situated, lying and being in the county of Bullitt and on Salt River containing six acres and three quarters by survey and bounded as follows, to wit:
Beginning at John McGee's southwestwardly corner of sugar tree and beech, running thence South 58° West 44 poles to John W. & U. Beckwith's corner to an ash tree on the bank of Salt River, North 6° East 64 poles to a stake in John McGee's line, thence South 35° East 50 poles to the beginning.
To have and to hold the said tract of land and ferry with all the appurtenances there unto belonging unto the said John Griffin, his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever; and the said John Scott Jr. and Nancy his wife for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators do covenant, promise and agree to ans with the said John Griffin, his heirs, executors administrators and assigns that they will forever warrant and defend the said tract or parcel of land and ferry with all and singular the appurtenances unto the said John Griffin, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns against them the said John Scott Jr. and Nancy his wife, their heirs, executors and administrators and the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever claiming by, through, from or under them.
It is agreed by and between the parties that Adam Shepherd and his family are to be ferried over the said ferry without paying therefor.
In witness whereof the said John Scott Jr. and Nancy his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written. (signed) John Scott, Nancy (her x mark) Scott.
Bullitt County Sct The within indenture was acknowledged on the 23rd of June 1810 by John Scott Jr. and Nancy his wife, a party thereto to be their voluntary act and deed, she the said Nancy being examined by me agreeably to law and relinquished her right of dower in and to the within mentioned tract of land. And that I have recorded the same in my office. July 10th 1810. Fredrick W. S. Grayson, CBCC.
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