Bullitt County History

William and Overall Whitledge to William Taylor - 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 216-217

This indenture made and entered into the 16th day of March 1815 between William Whitledge, and Overall Whitledge, both of the county of Bullitt and state of Kentucky of one part, and William Taylor of the state and county aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of $500 current money of the state of Kentucky to the said William Whitledge and Overall Whitledge in hand paid by the said William Taylor, at or before the sealing or delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof we doth acknowledge; and thereof doth, release, acquit, and discharge to the said William Taylor, his heirs, executors and administrators by these presents the said William Whitledge, and Overall Whitledge have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents, do grant, bargain and sell unto the said William Taylor, his heirs and assigns, a certain parcel or track of land situate lying and being in the county of Bullitt and state of Kentucky, being a part of the tract the said William Whitledge and Overall Whitledge now lives on, and bounded as followeth, to wit.

Beginning in Overall Whitledge's northwest line, on the southwest edge of Cedar Creek, thence South 35° W 60 poles to two beeches and black gum, thence South 55° E 105 poles to a cedar, walnut and black gum in the edge of a glade, thence North 10° E 41 poles to a mulberry, blue ash and walnut, thence North 47° W 20 poles to a beech and sugar tree near the bank of Cedar Creek, then meandering up said creek thence North 71° W 60 poles to a poplar and oak, North 10 1/2° W 10 poles to a buckeye, thence North 51 1/2° E 36 poles to an oak and black walnut, thence with the meander of said creek to the beginning, to include 21 1/2 acres of land.

To hold the said lands hereby conveyed and all and singular the premises granted and every part and parcel thereof with these and every of these appurtenances unto the said William Taylor, his heirs and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said William Taylor; and the said William Whitledge and Overall Whitledge doth warrant and forever defend the said land with all its appurtenances from the claim of them, their heirs, executors and administrators and assigns forever. In witness whereof they hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.

(signed) William Whitledge, Overall Whitledge.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of us: Daniel Ranbarger, Henry (his x mark) Ranbarger, William Ranbarger.

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