On 3 Mar 1802, John Essary sold two tracts totaling 260 acres to Thomas Speed. These tracts were located on the north side of Long Lick Creek adjacent to ones that had been owned by Jacob Myers and Benjamin Frye. They specifically included 113 acres patented by Essary but surveyed in the name of John Friggs.
Bullitt County Deed Book A, Pages 273-274
This indenture made this twenty third day of March in the year of Christ one thousand eight hundred and two between John Essary and Esther his wife of the County of Bullitt and Thomas Speed of the same county of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Essary and Esther his wife for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and fifty pounds current money of Kentucky to him the said John in hand paid, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Thomas Speed and his heirs forever all that tract of land whereon the said John now lives in the County of Bullitt on the north side of Long Lick Creek being part of a tract of four hundred acres entered, surveyed and patented in the name of Jacob Myers and conveyed by him to the said John by deed recorded in the Old Supreme Court for the District of Kentucky and bounded as followeth, to wit.
Beginning at a large poplar and two beeches running thence South [eighty] five degrees West two hundred and four poles to a large poplar corner to fifty odd acres sold by Shepherd and Morehead to Richard Bibb, thence North five degrees West with said Bibbs' line (passing his corner) two hundred poles to a stake in said Speed's plantation, thence North eighty five degrees East two hundred and four poles crossing a knob to two white oaks near the foot of the knob, thence South five degrees East two hundred pooles to the Beginning.
Also that tract of one hundred and thirteen acres entered and surveyed in the name of John Friggs and patented in the name of the said John Essary which interferes with and adjoins the before described tract on the east and north and is bounded as followeth, to wit.
Beginning ten poles north of three poplars standing about sixty poles west of Froman's trace, thence East seventy five poles to a chesnut oak on the spur of a knob, thence South one hundred and thirty three and one half poles to the line of Benjamin Frye's thousand acre survey, thence with his line North seventy six degrees West sixty nine poles to a large poplar and beech in the line of Myers' four hundred acre survey, thence South five degrees East twenty five poles to the South boundary line of said Friggs' survey, thence West sixty six poles to a beech, thence North one hundred and forty poles to two chesnut oaks on a knob, thence East fifty five poles to the beginning.
The said two tracts containing by estimation two hundred and sixty acres be the same or less. To have and to hold the said two hundred and sixty acres of land hereby conveyed unto the said Thomas Speed and his heirs forever to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof. And the said John Essary and Esther his wife do hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Thomas Speed and his heirs that they shall and will warrant and forever defend the right and title of the said two hundred and sixty acres of land unto the said Thomas Speed and his heirs together with all the buildings, improvements and appurtenances of whatever kind thereon and thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining against the claim of them, the said John Essary and either his wife and all claiming under them and against the claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever except twenty and a half acres, part of the lands within the bounds herein before described which was recovered by Benjamin Frye from the said John by a decree of the Court of Appeals. And be clearly understood by the parties that if the said twenty and one half acres shall hereafter be recovered from the said Thomas Speed by any interferring claim the said Essary is not to be responsible to the said Speed for the value thereof the same not having been taken into computation to make up the aforesaid quantity of two hundred and sixty acres. In testimony whereof the said John Essary and Esther his wife have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals the day and year herein first written.
(signed) John Essary, Esther Essary
Executed in presense of us: James Caldwell, William Simmons, James Cochran
The Commonwealth of Kentucky to James Caldwell and William Simmons, Justices of Bullitt County, greeting. Whereas a deed has been executed from John Essary and Esther his wife to Thomas Speed for two hundred and sixty acres of land in Bullitt County, and whereas it is represented that it is not convenient for the said Esther Essary to travel to and attend the court of the said county for the purpose of acknowledging the said deed and relinquishing her right of dower therein, and it would not be proper for the same to be done before the clerk of the said court, he being a party thereto you are therefore hereby commanded to meet at the house of the said John Essary and that you present the same deed which is hereto annexed to the said Esther Essary apart from her said husband and such acknowledgment and relinquishment as she be willing to make you certify thereon under your hands and seals. And that you send the same together with this writ enclosed to the clerk's office of our said court without delay. Witness Thomas Speed, clerk of our said court this 23rd day of March 1802 and in the 10th year of the Commonwealth. (signed) Thomas Speed
Bullitt County Sct
We the subscribers in obedience to the commission hereto annexed have this day net at the house of John Essary and on presenting this deed to Esther Essary wife of the said John Essary apart from her husband she did freely and voluntarily acknowledge the same and did consent to relinquish her right of dower to the same therein mentioned. Given under our hands this 23rd day March 1802. (signed) James Caldwell, William Simmons
Bullitt County Sct
At a court of quarter session held for the county of Bullitt on the 26th day of June 1802 the foregoing and above deed was produced in court and acknowledged by the within named John Essary to be his act and deed and was ordered to be recorded. Teste. Thomas Speed, clerk
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