Bullitt County History

John Whitaker's 178 Acre Survey on Cedar Creek

John Green Jr surveyed this 178 acre tract on Cedar Creek for John Whitaker on 23 Jan 1783. He received the deed for it on 2 Dec 1785.

Survey

Surveyed for John Whitaker, assignee of Aquilla Whitaker, 178 acres of land in Jefferson County on part of a treasury warrant No. 2059 lying on the south side of Cedar Creek, a branch of Salt River, beginning at a poplar & sugar tree near the top of a ridge on the east side of a branch of Cedar Creek, extending thence North 106 poles crossing a branch to a white oak and ironwood sapling on the side of a hill, thence East 270 poles crossing a branch to a walnut and honey locust on the south side of a buffalo road where it crosses a branch of Cedar Creek, thence South 106 poles to a dogwood & black oak, thence West to the beginning. January 23rd 1783. John Green Jr., surveyor.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 5, page 591
Patrick Henry 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. 2059 issued the 18th day of January 1780, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Whitaker, assignee of Aquilla Whitaker, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 178 acres by survey bearing date the 23rd day of January 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the south side of Cedar Creek, a south branch of Salt River & bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at a poplar & sugar tree near the top of a ridge on the east side of a branch of Cedar Creek, extending thence North 106 poles crossing a branch to a white oak and ironwood sapling on the side of a hill, thence East 270 poles crossing a branch to a walnut and honey locust on the south side of a buffalo road where it crosses a branch of Cedar Creek, thence South 106 poles to a dogwood & black oak, thence West to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John Whitaker and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the 2nd day of December in the year of our Lord 1785 and of the Commonwealth the 10th. (signed) P. Henry


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