Bullitt County History

Michael Gainheart's 365 Acre Tract

On 12 Jun 1789, James F. Moore surveyed a tract of 365 acres for Charles Williams in what is now north-central Bullitt County, and located east of Brook's Spring. Then on 22 Jun 1789, Williams signed the tract over to Michael Gainheart who obtained a deed for it on 20 Apr 1792. According to James Shanks' 1811 plat drawing, by that time it was numbered as #13 and owned by John Beckwith.


Survey

Surveyed for Charles Williams 365 acres of land part of an entry of 1000 acres made on a treasury warrant number 218 in Jefferson County adjoining Thomas Harden's 400 acre survey on the south west. Beginning at two white oaks standing near the Buffalo Road about 4 miles northeastwardly of the Blue Lick, corner to said Harden and running with his line South 55° East 253 poles to his corner of a beech and elm, South 35° West 400 poles to three beeches in a line of Edward Williams' preemption and with the same North 434 poles to a red oak and water beech, North 35° East 49 poles to the beginning. June 12th 1789. James F. Moore, surveyor. Henr Clover & Joseph Starnater, chainmen. Michael Gainheart, marker.

June 22nd day 1789. For value received I assigned over all my wright title and interest of within plot of survey unto Michael Gainheart and desire a pattent may be issued in his name. Given under my hand and seal. (signed) Charles Williams. Teste: John Edwards, ??

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 14, pages 415-416
Henry Lee Esquire, governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue of part of a land office treasury warrant number 218 there is granted by the said Commonwealth onto Michael Gainheart assignee of Charles Williams a certain tract or parcel of land containing 365 acres by survey bearing date the 12th day of June 1789, lying and being in the County of Jefferson adjoining Thomas Hardin's 400 acre survey on the southwest and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at two white oaks standing near the Buffalo Road about 4 miles northeastwardly of the Blue Lick, corner to said Hardin and running with his line South 55° East 253 poles to his corner a beech and elm, South 35° West 400 poles to three beeches in a line of Edward Williams' preemption and with the same North 434 poles to a red oak and water beech, North 35° East 49 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 Michael Gainheart and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Henry Lee 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 20th day of April in the year of our Lord 1792, and of the Commonwealth the 16th. (signed) Henry Lee


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