This tract was originally surveyed for the heirs of Lynaugh Helm. Philip Read obtained an interest in it before it was sold to Joseph Brooks, as shown below.
Bullitt County Deed Book B, Pages 664-666
This indenture made this eleventh day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirteen between Benjamin Helm and __ his wife of the County of Hardin and Phillip Read and __ his wife of the County of Nelson all of the state of Kentucky of the one part and Joseph Brooks of the County of Bullitt and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Benjamin Helm and __ his wife of the County of Hardin and Phillip Read and __ his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty dollars current money of the United States to them in hand paid by the said Joseph Brooks, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, the have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Joseph Brooks a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the said County of Bullitt and State aforesaid and is bounded as followeth (viz.) Beginning at a beech and ash trees on the bank of Floyd's Fork and running up the same North four degrees west 60 poles, north 30° East 44 poles to a sugar tree and dogwood, thence leaving the fork North 30° West 18 poles to a walnut a corner to Clear's preemption, thence with a line of the same North 45° West 175 poles to a white oak and dogwood a corner to said preemption, thence South 80° West 120 poles to a poplar, thence South 8 1/2° East 286 poles to a stake in Hynes' line, thence with his line North 35° East 86 poles to a white oak and beech a corner to said Hynes' and James Garrett's surveys, thence with Garrett's line North 80° East 134 poles to the beginning containing by survey three hundred acres and patented by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to the heirs of Lynaugh Helm. To have and to hold the said tract of land with its appurtenances to the said Joseph Brooks and his heirs and assigns forever. To and for his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof, and the said Benjamin and his wife and the said Philip and __ his wife for themselves and their heirs do covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Joseph Brooks and his heirs &c that the before described tract of land with its appurtenances they will forever warrant and defend against the claims of themselves and their heirs and all persons claiming under them and against the claim of the heirs of Lynaugh Helms and all persons claiming under them or any of them, but no other, nor are they to be liable for the purchase money nor damages the said Brooks taking the risk of all other titles to said land (except Lynaugh Helm's heirs) upon himself. In witness whereof the said Benjamin Helm and __ his wife and the said Philip Read and __ his wife have set their hands and seals the date first above written. Executed in presence of Joshua Norvell, Benjamin Storther, Wm Smith (as to Read). (signed) Ben Helm, Philip Read
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