Gabriel Cox sold the westernmost 200 acres of his 790 acre survey on the south side of Salt River to Henry Crist in 1803. He then sold 150 acres to Michael Troutman in 1805; and in 1809 his heirs sold the rest of the survey to the heirs of William R. Owens.
Bullitt County Deed Book B, Pages 631-634
This indenture made the 22nd day of June in the year of our Lord 1809 between James Cox and Mary his wife who was Mary Cox, Walter Beall Junior and Anne Beall his wife, and Thomas Foster and Susannah his wife who was Susannah Cox, heirs and representatives of Gabriel Cox deceased of the county of Nelson of the one part, and Frances Owen, the widow of William R. Owen, Hezekiah Stovall and Polly his wife who was Polly Owen, William Owen, Zedekiah Harris and Betsy his wife who was Betsy Owen, Ruben Stringer and Delilah his wife who was Delilah Owen, Simeon Harris and Susannah his wife who was Susannah Owen, Felix Owen, William Cornwell and Nancy his wife who was Nancy Owen, John Owen, Rebecca Owen and Patsy Owen heirs, devisees and representatives of the said William R. Owen deceased of the county of Bullitt of the other part. Witnesseth that the said James Cox and Mary his wife, Walter Beall Jr. and Ann his wife, and Thomas Foster and Susannah his wife, heirs and representatives of the said Gabriel Cox deceased did for and in consideration of the sum of ninety pounds current money to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto Frances Owen, the widow of William Owen deceased (under the limitations and restrictions herein hereafter mentioned) and to Hezekiah Stovall and Polly his wife, William Owen, Zedekiah Harris and Betsey his wife, Ruben Stringer and Delilah his wife, Simeon Harris and Susannah his wife, Felix Owen, William Cornwell and Nancy his wife, John Owen, Rebecca Owen, and Patsy Owen, heirs, devisees & representatives of the said William Owen deceased (four of the before named persons, to wit Hezekiah Stovall, William Owen, Zedekiah Harris, and Reuben Stringer being devisees of said William Owen of 100 acres part of the tract of land herein after mentioned) one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred and forty acres, situate lying and being in the county of Bullitt on the south side of Salt River, being part of a 790 acre tract about one mile from the mouth of Cox's Creek and bounded as followeth, viz. Beginning at a beech and sugar tree on the bank of Salt River, thence South 45° East 103 poles to three beeches on Hickman's path, thence North 82° East 107 poles to two ashes and beech, thence South 19° East 330 poles to a sugar tree and white oak, thence North 78° East 135 poles to an ash, red oak and sugar tree, thence North 12° West 300 poles to a limes and elm on Salt River, thence down the same and binding thereon to the beginning. To have and to hold the said tract of land unto the said Frances Owen, the widow of William Owen deceased (with and subject to the reservation of the 100 acres designated by the amended part to the four children before named as devisees of said William Owen) with the appurtenances and to Simeon Harris, Felix Owen, William Cornwell, John Owen, Rebecca Owen, and Patsy Owen, heirs as aforesaid to the said Frances the widow during her natural life and after her death to the others before named persons in exclusion of the four devisees aforesaid to whom the 100 acres part of said tract was bequeathed, the said widow being hereby vested with the use of the balance of said tract during her life agreeably to the directions of the last will of the said William Owen deceased, and after and at the time of her death to the heirs aforesaid and their heirs and assigns forever in exclusion of the devisees before mentioned, and their heirs and assigns. And the said James Cox and Mary his wife, Walter Beall Jr. and Ann his wife and Thomas Foster and Susannah his wife for themselves their heirs, executors and administrators do hereby grant, covenant and agree that the before mentioned and hereby conveyed tract of land of 440 acres with the appurtenances unto the alienees aforesaid, and their heirs and assigns they will warrant and forever defend against the claims of all manner of persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. In testimony whereof we have hereto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year first before written. (signed) James Cox, Mary Cox, Walter Beall Jr., Ann Beall, Thomas Foster, Susanna Foster. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of and with the appurtenances interlined before signing between 20th and 21st lines of this page. Teste. Simeon Hall, David Hall, James (his x mark) Griffin.
January 23rd 1801. Laid off for Hezekiah Stovall 100 acres of land out of William R. Owens' survey. Beginning at Abner Chalfin's corner of beech & sugar tree on the bank of Salt River, thence with his line South 45° East 20 poles to a beech & hickory, thence North 77° East 156 poles passing a spring to an elm in the forks of a small drain, thence South 75° East 210 poles to Owens' upper corner of lynn & elm on the bank of Salt River, thence down the same to the beginning. (signed) James Shanks, surveyor for Bullitt County.
State of Kentucky, Nelson County to wit. We Austin Hubbard and Henry Cotton, two of the justices of the peace for the said county of Nelson, do hereby certify that on this day Col. James Cox, Walter Beall Jr. & Thomas Foster, parties to the within indenture, did before us acknowledge the same to be their voluntary act and deed for the purpose therein contained, and we do further certify that on this day we examined Mary Cox, All Beall, and Susanna Foster, wives to the foregoing Col. James Cox, Walter Beall Jr., and Thomas Foster separately and apart from their said husbands, and that they each of them acknowledged that they voluntarily relinquished all right or claim to any right of dower they may or can each or either or all of them have or can have to the estate named in the foregoing indenture. Given under our hands this 22nd day of June 1809, and in the 18th year of the Commonwealth. (signed) A. Hubbard, Henry Cotton
Bullitt County Sct I Frederic W. S. Grayson, clerk of the county court in and for the county aforesaid, do hereby certify that on 7th day of August 1809 the within indenture was proven by the oaths of Simeon Hall, David Hall and James Griffin to be the voluntary act and deed of the parties thereto subscribed and that I have recorded the said indenture, the survey and explanation thereunto annexed the certificate thereon endorsed together with this certificate in my office as required by law. Witness my hand as clerk of the County Court in and for the county aforesaid this 18th day of May 1813. (signed) Frederic W. S. Grayson, CBCC
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