Jacob Ambrose & Michael Troutman sold 100 acres to William Simmons 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 William Simmons 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 12-14
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 William Simmons 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 two hundred dollars to them in hand paid and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained and sold, aliened, released, conveyed and deferred and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said William Simmons his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being upon the south side of Salt River on the waters of Buffalo Run containing one hundred acres by survey and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning at a Spanish oak corner to Pope & Froman's preemption, thence with the original line North sixty nine degrees East one hundred and thirty poles to Tillin's line and course continued making in all one hundred and fifty poles to a white oak & hickory in a flat, thence North twenty three degrees West one hundred and seven poles to a Spanish oak and two white oaks in a flat, thence South sixty seven degrees West at twenty poles crossing Tillin's line and course continued in all one hundred and fifty poles to a red oak & hickory in a flat in the original line of Pope & Froman's survey, thence with said line South twenty three degrees East one hundred and seven poles to the beginning, eighty seven acres of which said one hundred acres is a part of four hundred acres granted to Pope and Froman as assignees of Archer and the remaining thirteen acres are a part of a preemption granted to John Edwards, assignee of Henry Tillin, with all and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments to the same one hundred acres belonging. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all and singular its appurtenances and hereditaments unto the said William Simmons 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 William Simmons his heirs and assigns that they will forever warrant and defend the aforesaid one hundred acres of land with its appurtenances unto the said William Simmons, 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 within 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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