Bullitt County History

Elizabeth Griffin to John Graham - 6.75 Acres

In June 1810, Adam Shepherd sold a small tip of Peter Shepherd's 900 acre survey to John Scott Jr. This had been the location of Shepherd's ferry across Salt River, and part of the sale included that Adam Shepherd's family would continue to use the ferry at no charge. Scott almost immediately sold the same tract to John Griffin with the same requirement to transport the Shepherd family across the river for free.

Following her husband's death, Elizabeth worked the ferry for a time, and then sold the property to John Graham as shown below.


Bullitt County Deed Book D, Pages 340-341

This indenture of bargain and sale made and entered into this 7th day of November 1820 between Elizabeth Griffin of the county of Bullitt of the one part and John Graham of the county aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Elizabeth Griffin for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars in hand paid, the full receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have this day granted, bargained, sold, aliened and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto the said John Graham and his heirs forever all that tract or parcel of ground and ferry lying near Shepherdsville conveyed by John Scott Sr. and wife to John Griffin on the 23rd day of June 1810 and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at John Myers' southwesterly corner of sugar tree and beech, running thence South fifty eight degrees West 44 poles to J. W. Beckwith's corner, an ash tree on the bank of Salt River, North six degrees East sixty four poles to a stake in John Myers' line, thence South thirty five degrees East fifty poles to the beginning, containing by survey six and three-fourth acres of ground, which deed is duly recorded in the clerk's office of the Bullitt County Court, reference being thereto had, will most fully appear. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and ferry being the same on which the said E. Griffin now lives together with each and singular the appurtenances and privileges thereunto belonging to the said John Graham and his heirs forever. And said Elizabeth Griffin for herself, her heirs &c do further covenant and agree to and with the said John Graham, his heirs &c that she will forever warrant and defend the said land and ferry with its appurtenances to the said John Graham and his heirs against herself, her heirs &c and all and every person or persons whatever claiming by, through or under her; but not against the claim or claims of any others whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Elizabeth Griffin have hereunto set her hand and seal this day and year before mentioned. (signed) Elizabeth (her x mark) Griffin. Witness: Joseph A. Brooks.

As clerk of Bullitt County Court, I do certify that on this day Elizabeth Griffin personally before me acknowledged and delivered the previous indenture of bargain and sale to John Graham as and for her act and deed. Wherefore I have truly recorded this said indenture together with this certificate in my office as the law requires. Given under my hand this 8th day of November 1820. (signed) James Halbert

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