On 6 Nov 1797, J. G. Moore surveyed 200 acres of land for Thomas Whitledge along Floyd's Fork that adjoined Marsham Brashear's 400 acre survey and Jacob Harmon's 1000 acres. Isaac Marshall and Abner Wood carried the chain, and Thomas Whitledge himself served as director and marker. Then on 18 May 1801, Whitledge, who was living in Bourbon County, sold the tract to Robert Sinclair, a resident of Scott County. The deed was briefly mentioned in the Bullitt County deed book, but transcribed in full in the Bourbon County deed book as shown below.
Bullitt County Deed Book A, page 286
Bourbon County Deed Book E, pages 514-515
This indenture made this 18th day of May 1801 between Thomas Whitledge of the county of Bourbon and state of Kentucky of the one part and Robert Sinclair of the county of Scott of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Thomas Whitledge for and in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds to him in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivery of the of these presents whereof he do hereby acknowledge that he the said Thomas Whitledge hath granted, bargained, aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, alien and confirm unto the said Robert Sinclair, his heirs and assigns, all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Bullitt, bounded as follows (to wit). Beginning at the north east corner of Marsham Brashear's 400 acre survey at a white oak, black oak and elm and running thence North 15° West 26 poles to three ashes, sugar and hickory trees corner to Jacob Harman's 1000 acre survey, and with the lines of his survey the two following courses and distances. North 30° West 280 poles to two sugars and walnut, South 70° West 40 poles to a hoop ash, buckeye and sugar tree on the bank of Floyd's Fork, thence down the said fork binding on the different meanders thereof 200 poles to three beech trees corner to said Brashear's and with his line South 75° East 250 poles to the beginning, containing 200 acres of land. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Robert Sinclair and his heirs forever, to his and their only proper use and behoof, and the said Thomas Whitledge for himself and his heirs the said tract or parcel of land unto the said Robert Sinclair, his heirs and assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend against the claim of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Whitledge hath set his hand and affixed his seal te day and year above fixed and written first. (signed) Thomas Whitledge
Bourbon County, May 18th, 1801
I Thomas Arnold, clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid, do certify that this deed of bargain and sale from Thomas Whitledge to Robert Sinclair was acknowledged before me by the said Whitledge, and that a true copy thereof stands recorded in my office. (signed) Tho Arnold, CBC
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