Bullitt County History

Gabriel Cox's Survey near Cox's Creek

On 29 Apr 1784, George May surveyed a tract of 790 acres above the mouth of Cox's Creek for Gabriel Cox who received his deed on 8 May 1786. We have attempted to plot this tract on a Google map below, along with a tract downstream patented in the names of David Mitchell and George Wilson.

Gabriel Cox sold the westernmost 200 acres of this 790 acre survey on the south side of Salt River to Henry Crist in 1803. He then sold 150 acres to Michael Troutman in 1805; and in 1809 his heirs would sell the rest of the survey to the heirs of William R. Owens.

It may be helpful, when viewing the original survey drawing below, to remember that the tract is actually located south of Salt River, and that the top of the drawing is generally south, rather than north.

Survey

Surveyed for Gabriel Cox 790 acres of land in Jefferson County 642 by virtue of part of a treasury warrant number 18,744 and 148 acres by virtue of part of the treasury warrant number 19,580 lying on the south side of Salt River about a mile above the mouth of Cox's Creek and adjoining Mitchel and Wilson's 547 acre survey. Beginning at their upper corner on Salt River two beeches and a sugar tree, running thence S 70 E 80 poles to an ash, sugar tree and beech, thence S 12 E 260 poles to an ash and elm sapling on the side of a ridge, thence N 78 E 290 poles to a red oak, ash and sugar tree, thence N 12 West 300 poles to a Linn and elm on the bank of the river, thence down the same and binding thereon 490 poles to the beginning. April 29th 1784. George May, surveyor.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 9, pages 273-4
Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that in consideration of part of a land office treasury warrant Number 19560 and issued the 24th day of September 1783, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Gabriel Cox a certain tract or parcel of land containing 790 acres by survey bearing date the 29th day of April 1784, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the south side of Salt River about a mile above the mouth of Cox's Creek and adjoining Mitchell and Wilson's 547 acre survey and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at their upper corner on Salt River two beeches and a sugar tree, running thence South 70° East 80 poles to an ash, sugar tree and beech, thence South 12° East 260 poles to an ash and elm sapling on the side of a ridge, thence North 78° East 290 poles to a red oak, ash and sugar tree, thence North 12° West 300 poles to a Linn and elm on the bank of the river, thence down the same and binding thereon 490 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 Gabriel Cox and 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 eight day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six, and of the Commonwealth the tenth. (signed) P. Henry


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