In January 1823, Benjamin Chapeze purchased 1000 acres of land from the heirs of John Hunter that was located in southern Bullitt County and included the tract patented to Hunter on 1 Apr 1792. Then, on 11 Feb 1823, he sold 421 of those acres to Johnathan Masden, as shown in the deed and transcription below.
Bullitt County Deed Book E, pages 96-98
This indenture made and entered into this 11th day of February 1823 between Benjamin Chapeze and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Nelson and state of Kentucky of the one part and Jonathan Masden of the county of Bullitt and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth the said Benjamin and Elizabeth Chapeze have this day bargained and sold to the said Jonathan Masden for and in consideration of he sum of five hundred and fifty dollars to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Bullitt on the yellow bank run of the Rolling Fork being part of a 1000 acre tract patented to J. Hunter that Benjamin Chapeze bought of James Hunter containing four hundred and twenty one acres bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at two hickories and a white oak, corner to George Hamilton's lot, thence S 70 E 324 poles to three white oaks, thence S 15 E 32 poles to a black oak and sugar tree, N 58 E 90 poles to 2 white oaks at the foot of the knobs on a line of Cuthbert Harrison's 5000 acre survey, thence S 60 to a hickory, dogwood and white oak corner to James Masden's lot, S 30 W 16 poles to the beginning, to have and to hold the aforesaid trat or parcel of land to the use, benefit and behoof of the said Jonathan Masden, his heirs &c the said Benjamin and Elizabeth Chapeze for themselves, their heirs &c do hereby warrant and defend the aforesaid tract of land to the said Masden, his heirs &c from the claim of the said Benjamin and Elizabeth and from all other claim whatever. It is agreed on and understood that should a suit be brought against the said Masden for the aforesaid land that the said Benjamin Chapeze is to defend the same and to pay all legal costs attending the same, and in case of the loss of the land the said Chapeze is bound to refund the consideration money without interest. In testimony whereof the said Benjamin and Elizabeth Chapeze have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the date first written. (signed) Ben Chapeze, Elizabeth Chapeze
The foregoing interlineation was made before signing (to wit) Being part of a 1000 acre tract patented to John Hunter that Benjamin Chapeze bought of James Hunter.
State of Kentucky
& County of Nelson (to wit)
I Thomas T. Grayson, deputy clerk of the county court of the aforesaid county, do certify that on the day of the date hereof Benjamin Chapeze & Elizabeth his wife, party to the above indenture, did in my presence acknowledge the same to be their act and deed, and I further certify that the said Elizabeth was examined by me privily and apart from her husband when she declared to me that she did freely and willingly seal and deliver the said indenture and wished not to retract. Given under my hand this 11th day of February 1823. (signed) Tho T. Grayson D.C.
State of Kentucky
I the clerk of the county court of Bullitt County do certify that on the 18th day of February 1823 the within indenture of bargain and sale was presented to me in my office and being duly certified, I have recorded the same with the certificates thereon endorsed in my said office as required by law. (signed) George F. Pope
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