Jacob Ambrose & Michael Troutman sold 350 acres to Nathan Miles on 27 Sep 1805. This land included parts of the 400 acre tract patented To William Pope and Paul Froman, and part of the settlement and preemption claimed by John Edwards. This deed to Nathan Miles is transcribed below, followed by images of the deed. For more information regarding this tract, see the plat drawing on another page.
Bullitt County Deed Book C, pages 10-12
This indenture made this twenty seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five between Jacob Ambrose & Nancy his wife of the county of Nelson and Michael Troutman and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Bullitt and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and Nathan Miles of the county of Bullitt and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Jacob Ambrose and Nancy his wife and Michael Troutman and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of seven hundred dollars current money of the United States of America to them in hand paid before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said Nathan Miles his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and fifty acres by survey situate, lying and being in the county of Bullitt on the south side of Salt River upon Buffalo Run and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning at Pope and Froman's lower corner of beech and two sugar trees on the bank of Salt River, thence with the original line South twenty three degrees East three hundred and sixty seven poles to William Simmons' corner of red oak and hickory in the said line, thence with Simmons' line North sixty seven degrees East one hundred and fifty poles to a Spanish oak and two white oaks in a flat (crossing Tillin's line) at one hundred and thirty poles, thence North twenty three degrees West four hundred and seven poles to a sugar tree, Spanish oak and two beech trees standing on the bank of Salt River, thence down the river and binding thereon with the several meanders thereof to the beginning, three hundred and thirteen acres of which three hundred and fifty acres is part of Pope & Froman's four hundred acre survey and the remaining thirty seven acres are a part of Tillin's settlement and preemption wit hall and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments to the same three hundred and fifty acres belonging , to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances & hereditaments to the said Nathan Miles his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said Jacob Ambrose and Nancy his wife and Michael Troutman and Elizabeth his wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators do further covenant and agree to and with the said Nathan Miles his heirs administrators and assigns that they will forever warrant and defend the aforesaid three hundred and fifty acres of land with its appurtenances and hereditaments unto the said Nathan Miles, his heirs and assigns against them the said Jacob Ambrose and Nancy his wife, and Michael Troutman and Elizabeth his wife their heirs &c and against the claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof they the said Jacob Ambrose and Nancy his wife, and Michael Troutman & Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and [year] first above written. (signed) Jacob Ambrose, Michale Troutman
Bullitt County Sct.
I Frederic William Spence Grayson, clerk of the county court in and for the county aforesaid do hereby certify that the written indenture was acknowledged before me in my office on the 28th day of September 1805 by Jacob Ambrose and on the 9th day of December 1805 by Michael Troutman to be their voluntary act and deed, whereupon I have recorded the said indenture together with this certificate in my said office as required by law. Witness my hand this 5th day of August 1813. (signed Fred W. S. Grayson)
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