Bullitt County History

Adam Shepherd's 925 Acre Survey

Adam Shepherd claimed a tract of 925 acres in September 1798 that lay to the north of Charles Broughton's 500 acre survey.

A transcription of the deed granting this tract to Adam Shepherd is transcribed below.

Adam Shepherd, 925 acres

James Garrard Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky 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. 21,881 and entered the twenty ninth day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty five there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Adam Shepherd a certain tract or parcel of land containing nine hundred and twenty five acres by survey bearing date the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight, lying and being in the county of Bullitt on the north side of Long Lick Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at Charles Broughton's corner of beech, white oak and black oak on the south bank of Long Lick Creek, thence with Broughton's line north seventy degrees east two hundred and eight poles to a line of Bowman's upper one thousand acres survey thence with Bowman's line north twenty five degrees east two hundred and thirty eight poles to his corner of two white oaks and black oak, thence with another of his lines south sixty five degrees east three hundred and eight poles to a line of Peter Philips' one thousand acre presumption, thence with Philips' line north twenty five degrees east thirty poles to his corner of white oak, black oak and a pine, thence north fifty degrees west twelve poles to a red oak and elm, the most westwardly corner of Isaac Baker's one thousand acre survey, thence with Baker's line north sixteen degrees east one hundred and twenty two poles to a line of Benjamin Edward's five hundred acre survey, thence with Edward's line south sixty five degrees west one hundred forty six poles to his corner of white oak, elm, and hickory, thence with another of his lines north twenty two degrees west three hundred and twenty poles to two white oaks on the knobs, thence south sixty eight degrees west forty poles to a stake in a line of James Henry's nine hundred and seventy acre survey, thence with Henry's line south thirteen degrees west one hundred and fifty eight poles to his corner of a white oak and hickory, thence with another of Henry's lines south sixty nine degrees west to James Brind's line and with Brind's line course continued in all three hundred and ninety one poles to Brind's corner of two white oaks, thence with another of Brind's lines north thirty one degrees west eighty six poles to a line of George Cullum's seven hundred acre survey, thence with Cullum's line south fifty two degree west two hundred and twenty poles to an elm, hickory, mulberry, and black walnut on the south bank of Long Lick Creek a corner of Bowman's lower one thousand acre survey, thence up the creek and binding thereon with the several meanders thereof adjoining Mathew Walton's twenty thousand acre survey and passing Walton's corner 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 March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one and of the Commonwealth the ninth.
James Garrard
By the Governor
Harry Toulmin, Secretary

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


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