Bullitt County History

Cuthbert Harrison's 5000 Acre Survey

Samuel Smyth surveyed 5000 acres for Cuthbert Harrison on 28 Feb 1783. The tract lay along the Rolling Fork River. The survey and deed along with their transcriptions are shown below.

This drawing shows the relationship of this tract with that of two other tracts upstream from it. The first, upstream, was 1000 acres surveyed for John Hunter; the second, upstream was 1000 acres for John Hurst which straddled Wilson Creek.

Survey

Surveyed for Cuthbert Harrison 5000 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of 5 treasury warrants No. 4151, 4152, 4153, 4154, and 4165 lying on the Rolling Fork of Salt River, beginning at the upper end of the first narrows below the mouth of Fox Creek at a sycamore & beech on the bank of the river, running thence N 52 E 520 poles to a white oak & hickory corner on the side of a very steep hill, thence South 30 E 1316 poles to a corner two beech trees & a small sugartree on the bank of Fox Creek on the north side, thence S 38 W 630 poles to a corner three beech trees on the lower side of a gut on the bank of the river, thence down the river with its meanders 1470 poles to the beginning. Feby 28th 1783. Samuel Smyth, surveyor

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 4, pages 123-4
Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of five land office treasury warrants numbered 4151, 4152, 4153, 4154, and 4165 and issued the 20th day of March 1780 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Cuthbert Harrison, assignee of Louen Powell, a certain tract or parcel of land containing five thousand acres by survey bearing date the 28th day of February, 1780, lying and being in the County of Jefferson on the Rolling Fork of Salt River and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at the upper end of the first narrows, below the mouth of Fox Creek at a sycamore and beech on the bank of the river, running thence North 52 degrees East 520 poles to a white oak and hickory corner on the side of a very steep hill, South 30 degrees East 1316 poles to a corner two beech trees and a small sugar tree on the bank of Fox Creek on the north side, thence South 38 degrees West 630 poles to a corner three beech trees on the lower side of a gut on the bank of the river, thence down the river with its meanders, 1470 poles to the beginning, with it appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Cuthbert Harrison and his heirs forever. In witness whereof, Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the second day of December in the year of our Lord 1785 and of the Commonwealth the 10th. (signed) P. Henry


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