Bullitt County History

Susannah Cox's 315 Acre Tract

On 2 Aug 1783, Thomas Rowland paid 735 pounds for Virginia Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 18253 which gave him the right to survey 460 acres of land. Then, on 1 Jun 1784, he assigned the right to 315 acres of that land to Susannah Cox, daughter of David Cox.

On 3 Jan 1786, Isaac Cox surveyed that 315 acres for Susannah Cox on the waters of Salt River, just downstream from the mouth of Cox's Creek. Robert Lashley and William Bennet were the chain men on this survey. The tract would be sold to James Crenshaw on 8 Aug 1798.


Survey

Surveyed for Susannah Cox, assignee of Thomas Rowling, 315 acres of land in Nelson County by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 18253, lying on Salt River 120 poles below the mouth of Cox's Creek. Beginning at [A] a beech & sugar tree, running thence South 87° West 230 poles to [B] a poplar, ash and sugar tree, thence South 18° East 370 poles to [C] a beech & dogwood, North 50° East 196 poles to [D] a beech and small hickory sapling, North 20° West 116 poles to [E] two beech trees on the bank of Salt River, thence down the several courses thereof 140 poles to the beginning. Isaac Cox, surveyor. January 3rd 1786. Robert Lashley & William Bennet, chain carriers.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 16, Pages 9-10
Edmund Randolph Esquire, governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration in part of a land office treasury warrant No. 18253 issued the 2nd day of August 1783, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Susannah Cox, assignee of Thomas Rowling, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 315 acres by survey bearing date the third day of January 1786, lying and being in the County of Nelson on Salt River 120 poles below the mouth of Cox's Creek and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a beech & sugar tree, running thence South 87° West 230 poles to a poplar, ash and sugar tree, thence South 18° East 370 poles to a beech & dogwood, North 50° East 196 poles to a beech and small hickory sapling, North 20° West 116 poles to two beech trees on the bank of Salt River, thence down the several courses thereof 140 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 Susannah Cox and her heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Edmund Randolph Esquire, governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the 21st day of May in the year of our Lord 1788, and of the Commonwealth the 12th. (signed) Edm. Randolph

Warrant


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