Bullitt County History

Adam Shepherd's 200 Acre Survey

On 29 Aug 1798 Adam Shepherd paid James Shanks to survey 200 acres of land located south of Long Lick Creek. This was located south of the survey of Jesse Reede and that of Spilman and Owings.

Transcriptions of this survey, and of the deed granting this tract to Adam Shepherd are transcribed below.

"Surveyed for Adam Shepherd (divisee of Peter Shepherd) 200 acres of land in Bullitt County by virtue of part of a treasury warrant No. 923, entered Feby the 20th 1784 on the south side of Long Lick Creek. Beginning at Jesse Reedes southwesterly corner of 2 poplars, 3 dogwoods and beech (the former corner of sweet gum and beech being down) thence N 84 E 124 poles to a forked beech, thence N 70 E 220 poles to 2 beeches in Froman's line, thence with Froman's line N 5 W 165 poles to Spilmans corner of popler and 2 beeches, thence with Spilmans line S 45 W 250 poles to 2 ashes and walnut, thence with another line N 28 W 12 poles to Jesse Reeds southeasterly corner of 2 beeches, thence with Reedes line S 25 W 200 poles to the beginning. Augt the 29th 1798. James Shanks."

"James Garrard Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to all whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of a treasury [warrant] No. 923 and entered the twenty eighth day of February one thousand seven hundred and eighty four there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Adam Shepherd a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres by survey bearing date the twenty ninth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight lying and being in the County of Bullitt on the south side of Long Lick Creek and bounded as followeth to wit: Beginning at Jesse Reedes southwestly corner of two poplars, three dogwoods and beech, the former corner of sweet gum and beech being down, thence north eighty four degrees east one hundred and twenty four poles to a forked beech, thence north seventy degrees east two hundred and twenty poles to two beeches in Fromans line, thence with Fromans line north five degrees west one hundred and sixty five poles to Spillmans corner of poplar and two beeches, thence with Spillmans line south forty five degrees west two hundred and fifty poles to two ashes and walnut, thence with another line north twenty eight degrees west one hundred and twenty poles to Jesse Reedes southeastly corner of three beeches, thence with Reedes line south twenty five degrees west two hundred 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 Adam Shepherd and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said James Garrard Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and of the Commonwealth the ninth.
James Garrard"

A discussion of the relationship of this survey with adjacent ones may be found on another page.


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