Bullitt County History

George Finley to Francis Maraman - 400 Acres

In 1812, George Finley purchased this tract (formerly the George May plat, shown in the drawing below) from John Williams Beckwith. In 1814, Finley sold it to Francis Maraman as shown in the transcription and deed image below.

George Finley to Francis Maraman
Bullitt County Deed Book C, pages 115-7

This indenture made this 3rd day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen between George Finley and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Jefferson and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and Francis Maraman of the county of Bullitt and Commonwealth aforesaid of the other part; witnesseth that the said George Finley and his wife Elizabeth for and in consideration of the sum of seven hundred dollars current money of the United States of America to them paid in hand before the sealing hereof, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained and sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said Francis Maraman, his heirs, executors and administrators and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Bullitt on the south side of Salt River by estimation four hundred acres more or less and bounded as follows: Beginning at a walnut and two hickories standing on the river bank at low water mark, a corner to James Henry's nine hundred and seventy acre survey, running thence South twenty one degrees East four hundred and ninety poles to a red oak and elm, thence North eighty eight degrees West two hundred and ninety poles to a stake in James Honey's line, thence with Honey's line North thirteen degrees East four hundred and sixty poles to the beginning, with the appurtenances except forty acres thereof to be laid off in a good figure on the south east corner of said land - to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with the exception aforesaid to the said Francis Maraman, his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever, and the said George Finley and Elizabeth his wife for themselves, their heirs &c do further convenant and agree to and with the said Francis Maraman, his heirs and assigns, that they will forever warrant and defend the said tract or parcel of land with the exception aforesaid against they themselves, their heirs and all and every other person and persons forever. In testimony whereof the said George Finley and Elizabeth his wife hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. (signed) George Finley, Elizabeth Finley

Jefferson County Sct
The within named George Finley and Elizabeth his wife personally appeared before the undersigned Justice of the Peace in and for the said county of Jefferson and both acknowledged the within deed of conveyance to the within named Francis Maraman, the said Elizabeth being first examined separate and apart from her said husband who freely, willingly and of her own accord, not being influenced by promises of reward or threats from her said husband makes her relinquish of her right of dower to the written specified tract of land and is willing the same shall be executed to record, given under our hands and seals this 5th day of February 1814. (signed) Andrew Thule, Richard Barbour

Bullitt County to wit
On the 11th day of February last this indenture together with the certificate thereon endorsed was delivered to me in my office in order to be recorded, whereupon I have recorded the same together with this certificate in my office as required by law. Witness my hand as Clerk of the County Court of Bullitt County this 3rd day of March 1814. (signed) Frederic W. S. Grayson


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