Bullitt County History

William Taylor to Solomon Hornbeck - 21.5 Acres

On 16 Mar 1815, William and Overall Whitledge, likely father and son, sold 21 1/2 acres along the southeast edge of Cedar Creek to William Taylor. Then, on 23 Nov 1817, William and Sarah Taylor sold the tract to Solomon Hornbeck. That deed mentioned that the tract included a mill, perhaps more than one. On the same day, Soloman and Lydia Hornbeck sold the tract to John Beckwith. Several years passed, and in some way the tract became part of a law suit in circuit court, and it and another 105 acres were sold at auction on 23 Sep 1826 with Benjamin Summers being the high bidder for both tracts. Even before Noah C. Summers, the commissioner for the sale, could issue him a deed, Summers conveyed the tracts to Jacob Yenawine who received his deed on 19 Feb 1827.

Bullitt County Deed Book C, pages 427-429

This indenture made an entered into this 23rd day of December and the year of our Lord, 1817 between William Taylor and Sarah, his wife of Jefferson County, and state of Kentucky of the one part, and Solomon Hornbeck of Bullitt county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said William Taylor and Sarah, his wife for and in consideration of the sum of $1700 current money of said state to them in hand paid by the said Solomon, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell onto the said Solomon Hornbeck and his heirs forever, the following tract or parcel of land lying and being in the said county of Bullitt on Cedar Creek, to wit, 21 1/2 acres, bounded as follows.

Beginning in Overall Whitledge's northwest line, on the southwest edge of said creek, thence S 35° West 60 poles to two beeches and a black gum, thence S 55° E 105 poles to a cedar, walnut and black gum in the edge of a glade, thence N 10° East 41 poles to a mulberry, blue ash and walnut, thence North 47° West 20 poles to a beech and sugar tree near the bank of said creek, thence up said creek North 71° West 60 poles to a poplar and oak, North 10 1/2° West 10 poles to a buckeye, North 51 1/2° East 36 poles to an oak and black walnut, thence with the meander of said creek to the beginning, containing 21 1/2 acres as aforesaid, be the same more or less, and the same land which was conveyed on the 16th day of March 1815 to the said William Taylor by William and Overall Whitledge including the mills and all improvements thereon.

To have and to hold the said 21 1/2 acres of land as herein described together with all and singular the advantages to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said Solomon Hornbeck and his heirs and assigns to and for his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And they the said William Taylor and Sarah his wife for themselves and their heirs do covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Solomon Hornbeck that the before described land and premises they will and their heirs shall forever warrant and defend to his against the claim of themselves and their heirs and persons claiming by them or under them or any of them only. In witness whereof the said William Taylor and Sarah his wife have set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

(signed) William Taylor, Sarah Taylor.

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