Bullitt County History

Benjamin Summers to Bullitt County for School Site

On 10 Nov 1831, Benjamin Summers deeded an acre of ground located at the northwest corner of what is now Hebron Lane and Old Preston Highway to the county as a spot for a school that had been built there.

Benjamin Summers, John C. Shanklin, Abner Gore, Joseph Saunders, Thomas Wells, John Anderson, John Rowland, Joseph A. Brooks, Solomon Hornbeck, John McDowell, Robert Shanklin, Jesse Willson and others had purchased the lot and built the school prior to this deed being recorded.

Bullitt County Deed Book H, Pages 119-120

This indenture made this 10th day of November 1831 between Benjamin Summers and Verlinder his wife of Bullitt County, Kentucky, of one part and Rudolphus Bukey, Jesse Willson, Jacob Peacock, George Hedges, Henry C. M. Cartmell, Nat. P. Saunders, Henry H. Samuels, William Hill, Henry F. Kalfus, Thomas Shain, William W. McCroskey, John Graham, Henry Small and Wilford Lee, Justices of the Bullitt County Court of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas Benjamin Summers, John C. Shanklin, Abner Gore, Joseph Saunders, Thomas Wells, John Anderson, John Rowland, Joseph A. Brooks, Solomon Hornbeck, John McDowell, Robert Shanklin, Jesse Willson and others have purchased an acre of ground of Benjamin Summers, and have built thereon a school house for the purpose of having a school thereon agreeably to the provisions of an Act of Assembly of this Commonwealth passed 21 December 1825, and with the same conveyed to said trustees agreeably to law. And said Benjamin Summers and wife for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, they have sold, and by these presents do sell and convey to the said Buky and others, Justices of the said Bullitt County Court and their successors in office from the following lot of ground for the use of said school containing one acre more or less lying in Bullitt County on the road leading to Louisville, bounded as follows. Beginning at a stone in the lane between Samuel Hornbeck and Benjamin Summers, running thence up the lane Eastwardly [should be westwardly] with Hornbeck and Summer's line 18 poles, thence N 45° East 24 poles, more or less, to the big road leading to Louisville and thence with said road southwardly to the beginning. Said land here sold lies in the corner of said Summer's tract. To have and to hold said lot of land to said Justices and their successors in office forever for the purpose of keeping and supporting a public school agreeably to law on the land aforesaid for the benefit of all persons as fully as the Act aforesaid in such cases will admit, and the said Summers and wife warrant and defend the land here sold to said Justices of the Court for the trustees and their successors in office for said school forever against the claims of themselves and heirs and all other persons claiming by and under them. Witness the hands and seals of said Benjamin Summers and wife. (signed) Benjamin Summers.

State of Kentucky, Bullitt County Court Office, the 20th October 1834 This deed was produced to me the clerk of said county in my office on the 10th of November 1831 and acknowledged by Benjamin Summers, grantor therein to be his act and deed, and having remained in the office ever since he same was on the date above ordered by the court to be recorded. And thereupon I have truly recorded the said deed and this certificate in my office agreeably to law. Att. Noah C. Summers, Clerk

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