Bullitt County History

Matthew Walton's 7880 Acre Tract

Matthew Walton used part of a treasury warrant valued at 32,000 pounds to secure this huge survey of 7,880 acres located below Long Lick Creek. The drawing in the survey below is oriented with the top being east, and showing Salt River at the top.

This drawing shows the relationship of this tract with that of two adjoining tracts, that of Jacob Myers' 1500 acre tract to the south, and John May's 100 acre tract to the north. The lengths of the straight boundary lines are close to correct; the waterway boundaries are mostly guesswork.

Survey

Surveyed for Matthew Walton 7880 acres of land in Nelson County by virtue of part of a treasury warrant No. 20086, lying on Salt River and Long Lick Creek adjoining the lands of Jacob Myers and others. Beginning at A two sugar trees & a beech on the south bank of Salt River and corner to Jacob Myers' 1500 acre survey running thence with said Myers' line S 40 E 460 poles to his corner and the same course continued in all 540 poles to two beeches, S 80 E 490 poles to two black oaks and a white oak on a knob, thence S 40 E 272 poles to two white oaks and two dogwoods, N 75 E 308 poles to a gum, hickory & a beech, N 25 E 500 poles to a white oak and two sweet gums, N 51 W 300 poles to a hickory and two maples, N 65 W 25 poles to a black oak and hickory, N 25 E 26 poles to a gum and beech, N 20 W 164 poles to a red oak and hickory, S 70 W 71 poles to a white oak and hickory, N 20 W 265 poles to two black oaks & a walnut on the south bank of Long Lick, thence down said creek and binding thereon 560 poles to a sycamore and box elder corner to a one hundred acre survey of John Mays, thence with said Mays' line N 55 W 160 poles to his corner and the same course continued in all 425 poles to three white oaks on the bank of Salt River about 60 poles below the mouth of Long Lick Creek, thence down Salt River and binding thereon 1180 poles to the beginning. October 22nd 1787. Isaac Cox, assistant surveyor. Chain carriers: Benjamin Osborn, John Friggs

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 14, pages 130-131
Beverly Randolph Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a land office treasury warrant No. 20086 issued the 18th day of October 1783, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Mathew Walton a certain tract or parcel of land containing seven thousand eight hundred and eighty acres by survey bearing date the 22nd day of October 1787, lying and being in the county of Nelson on Salt River and Long Lick Creek adjoining the land of Jacob Myers and others and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at two sugar trees and a beech on the south bank of Salt river & corner to Jacob Myers' fifteen hundred acre survey, running thence with said Myers' line South forty degrees East four hundred and sixty poles to his corner and the same course continued in all five hundred and forty poles to two beeches, South eighty degrees East four hundred and ninety poles to two black oaks and white oak on a knob, thence South forty degrees East two hundred and seventy two poles to two white oaks and two dogwoods, North seventy five degrees East three hundred and eight poles to a gum, hickory and beech, North twenty five degrees East five hundred poles to a white oak and two sweet gums, North fifty one degrees West three hundred poles to a hickory and two maples, North sixty five degrees West twenty five poles to a black oak and hickory, North twenty five degrees East twenty six poles to a gum and beech, North twenty degrees West one hundred and sixty four poles to a red oak and hickory, South seventy degrees West seventy one poles to a white oak and hickory, North twenty degrees West two hundred and sixty five poles to two black oaks and a walnut on the south bank of Long Lick Creek and binding thereon five hundred and sixty poles to a sycamore and box elder corner to a one hundred acre survey of John May, thence with said Mays' line North fifty five degrees West one hundred and sixty poles to his corner & the same course continued in all four hundred and twenty five poles to three white oaks on the bank of Salt River about sixty poles below the mouth of Long Lick Creek, thence down Salt River and binding thereon eleven hundred and eighty poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Mathew Walton and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Beverly Randolph Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his nad and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the ninth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine and of the [Commonwealth] the thirteenth. (signed) B. Randolph


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