Bullitt County History

Marsham Brashear to Richard Simmons, 100 Acres

On 1 Jan 1790, Marsham Brashear sold 100 acres off the eastern side of his 400 acre tract to Richard Simmons who already owned 1000 acres of Brashear's original settlement and preemption. At the time, this was still part of Jefferson County.

A transcription of this deed, and an image of it both appear below.


Jefferson County Deed Book 4, pages 240-1

This indenture made this first day of January 1790 between Marsham Brashear and Lucy his wife of Jefferson County and state of Kentucky of the one part and Richard Simmons of Nelson County and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Marsham Brashear and Lucy his wife in consideration of the sum of five shillings to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & myself fully satisfied, have gave, granted, bargained and sold & by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell unto the said Richard Simmons, his heirs, executore, administrators & assigns, a certain parcel or tract of land lying in the County of Jefferson, it being part of the said Marsham's 400 survey on Floyd's Fork, containing 100 acres and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning to two ashes and white oak running North 75° West 61 1/2 poles to a large poplar and beech, thence North 15° East 260 poles to a white oak and black oak, thence South 75° East 61 1/2 poles to a white oak, black oak and elm, thence South 15° West 260 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said tract of land together with all & singular the appurtenances to the same belonging unto him the said Richard Simmons, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns forever and I the said Brashear, me, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns agree to warrant the above named 100 acres of land against us, our heirs and assigns, and against all and every person or persons whatever unto the said Simmons, his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof I've hereunto set my hand & seal the day and year above named. (signed) Marsham Brashear, Lucy Brashear. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us: Brittain White, Levi Simmons, Richard Simmons.

Received for the use of the within mentioned land the sum of five shillings on the day & year within mentioned. (signed) Marsham Brashear.

At a court held for Jefferson County, July 7th 1795. This indenture of bargain and sale from Marsham Brashear and Lucy his wife to Richard Simmons was proved by the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste. Stephen Ormsby, Clerk


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