Bullitt County History

Thomas Whitledge's 400 Acre Tract

On 30 Oct 1783, Thomas Whitledge surveyed 400 acres for himself on the West Fork of Cox's Creek. It adjoined his 500 acre tract as well as a tract belonging to John Whitaker as shown here. He received his deed to the land on 2 Dec 1785.


Survey

Surveyed for Thomas Whitledge 400 acres of land on part of a treasury warrant number 9577 in Jefferson County on the headwaters of the west fork of Cox's Creek adjoining John Wood's survey of 700 acres on the north side and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning at [A] a white oak, black oak and beech tree marked T. W. on the line of the said Wood's survey just under the foot of the knobs near a small drain, thence along the said Woods' line N 73° E 255 poles to [B] a walnut, black oak and ash tree corner to John Whitaker's 150 acre survey, thence along the said Whitaker's line N 17° W 180 poles then passing the same at 71 poles in all 251 poles to [C] a hickory, elm and white oak near a small drain, then S 73° W 255 poles to [D] a black oak, chestnut tree and beech near the foot of the knobs near a branch, thence S 17° E 251 poles to the beginning. October 30th 1783. Thomas Whitledge, assistant surveyor. Warrant dated 5th December 1781.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 5, pages 587-8
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. 9577 & issued the 5th day of December 1781 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Thomas Whitledge a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres by survey bearing date the 30th day of October 1783, lying and being in the County of Jefferson on the head waters of the west fork of Cox's Creek adjoining John Wood's survey of 700 acres on the north side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a white oak, black oak and beech tree marked T. W. on the line of the said Woods' survey just under the foot of the knobs near a small drain, thence along the said Wood's line North 73° East 255 poles to a walnut, black oak and ash tree corner to John Whitaker's 150 acre survey, thence along the said Whitaker's line North 17° West 180 poles then passing the same at 71 poles in all 251 poles to a hickory, elm and white oak near a small drain, then South 73° West 255 poles to a black oak, chestnut tree and beech near the foot of the knobs near a branch, thence South 17° East 251 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 Thomas Whitledge & 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 second day of December in the year of our Lord 1785 and of the Commonwealth the tenth. (signed) P. Henry

Warrant


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