Bullitt County History

Thomas Stansbury to John Beckwith Sr. - 635 Acres

On 19 Jun 1810, Thomas Stansbury deeded his rights to a 635 acre tract to John Beckwith Sr. This was the same tract that Stansbury had assigned two-thirds to Beckwith and Joseph Saunders in an article of agreement the previous year. It involved a tract patented to Stansbury ten years earlier.

Bullitt Count Deed Book B, Page 385-386

This indenture made this 19th day of June 1810 between Thomas Stansbury of Bullitt County in state of Kentucky of the one part and John Beckwith, Sr. of the same county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Stansbury for and in consideration of the full and just sum of $490.50 current money of the state aforesaid to him in hand paid by the said John Beckwith, Sr., the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged, and the payment well and truly made and done, do hearby convey all my right, title, interest, and estate of in and unto 635 acres of land in Bullitt county aforesaid on part of an entry of 1000 acres by virtue of a treasury warrant number 218 duly entered on the 10th day of May, 1780 on the waters of Floyds Fork adjoining Thomas Harding's entry of 400 acres on the side next to the Blue Lick on the Buffalo Road and bounded as followeth, viz.

Beginning at a black walnut, white oak and beech standing South 35° West 126 1/2 poles from Joseph Brashear's burnt cabin, and running thence North 55° West 166 1/2 poles toa stake in a plantation, thence South 35° West 153 poles to a black walnut and two dogwoods, thence South 224 poles at the Buffalo Road course continued in all 305 poles to a hickory, buckeye, white oak and poplar on the east bank of Brook's run, thence South 55° East 169 poles to three beeches, thence North 35° East 195 poles to three beech trees in a line of a part of Charles Williams' said entry, formerly surveyed for Michael Garnheart, assignee of said Williams, and with said line North 247 poles to three white oak trees, North 55° West 33 1/2 poles to the beginning.

To him the said John Beckwith Sr., his heirs and assigns, forever I do hereby warrant and defend the above described 635 acres of land with all and singular its privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging against myself, my heirs or assigns, and all and every other person or persons claiming by through or under me, my heirs or assigns, without any recourse being had to me, my heirs or assigns in case the said land above memtioned and described should be lost to him the said John Beckwith Sr. by virtue of any better claim or claims. To him the said John Beckwith Sr., his heirs and assigns forever to the only use, benefit and behoof of him the said John Beckwith Sr., his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

[Signed by Thomas Stansbury; witnessed by Benjamin Summers and Richard Waters; recorded in the clerk's office by Frederic W. S. Grayson.]

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