Bullitt County History

Elijah Whitaker's 200 Acre Survey on Cedar Creek

Thomas Whitledge surveyed this 200 acre tract between Salt River and Cedar Creek for John Whitaker on 27 Feb 1783. John signed the tract over to Elijah Whitaker who received the deed for it on 2 Dec 1785.


Survey

Surveyed for John Whitaker 200 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of part of a treasury warrant No. 6224 on the south side of Salt River viz. Beginning [A] on the north side of Cedar Creek and on the west side of a hill at a red oak and white oak marked EW, thence North 140 poles to [B] a white oak, hoop ash and a small beech tree on the bank of Salt River, thence up the meanders of the said river N 83 E 228 poles to [C] 2 beeches on the bank of the river near the mouth of a small branch, thence South 162 poles to [D] 2 cedar trees and a small beech near a glade and also near a drain of Cedar Creek, thence West 220 poles to the beginning. February 27th, 1783. Thomas Whitledge, surveyor.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 10, page 106
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. 6224 issued the 17th day of February 1781 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Elijah Whitaker, assignee of John Whitaker a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres by survey bearing date the 27th day of February 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the south side of Salt River and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning on the north side of Cedar Creek and on the west side of a hill at a red oak and white oak marked EW, thence North 140 poles to a white oak, hoop ash and small beech tree on the bank of Salt River, thence up the meanders of the said river North 83° East 228 poles to 2 beeches on the bank of the river near the mouth of a small branch, thence South 162 poles to 2 cedar trees and a small beech near a glade and also near a drain of Cedar Creek, thence West 220 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to the said Elijah 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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