Bullitt County History

Adam Shepherd to John Burks - 30 Acres

This deed, written on 18 Mar 1794, transferred 30 acres of land on the north side of Salt River near Shepherdsville from Adam Shepherd to John Burks. It was part of the original 900 acre patent of Peter Shepherd as shown on a drawing from a plat drawn for a deed from William Pope to Adam Shepherd's daughters.

Bullitt County Deed Book A, Pages 30-31

This indenture made this 18th day of March 1794 between Adam Shepherd of Nelson County and State of Kentucky and John Burks of the County of Jefferson of the said state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Adam Shepherd for and in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds to him in hand paid at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents, the receipt thereof the said Adam Shepherd doth hereby acknowledge, the said Adam hath granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto the said John Burks and his heirs forever all his right, title and interest of, in and to a certain tract of land situate, lying and being in the said county of Jefferson on Salt River, about one half mile below the forting of said river, containing thirty acres, being part of a tract which was granted by patent bearing date the record date of October 1781, and bounded as follows.

Beginning at two white oaks and elm standing at or near to the upper corner of Bullitts Lick survey on Salt River and running thence North 37° West 69 poles and two and half tenth to a stake, thence North 53° East 69 poles and two and half tenths to a stake, thence South 37° East 69 poles and two and half tenth to a stake thence South 53° West 69 poles and half tenth to the beginning.

To have and to hold all singular the premises above described, except the ever should be salt water found on said premises, then the said Shepherd is to have half the benefit of said water, unto the said John Burks, his heirs or assigns forever, to his and their use and behoof. And the said Adam Shepherd, the said tract of land with the appurtenances, except what was reserved, unto the said John Burks and his heirs from his the said Adam and his heirs and from the claim of all and every person or persons whatsoever, shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said Adam hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. (signed) Adam Shepherd. Witnesses: John A. Sturgus, E. E. (his x mark) Lord, John McDowelly

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