Bullitt County History

John Hunter heirs to Benjamin Chapeze, 1000 Acres

In January 1823, Benjamin Chapeze purchased 1000 acres of land from the heirs of John Hunter that was located in southern Bullitt County and included the tract patented to Hunter on 1 Apr 1792. Images of this deed are shown below with a transcription following.

Bullitt County Deed Book E, pages 94-96

This indenture made and entered into this __ day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three between James Hunter of the County of Franklin and State of Kentucky and Ann Gunnell, George W. Hunter and John Hunter Junior of the state of Virginia, heirs and legal representatives of John Hunter dec'd of the one part and Benjamin Chapeze of the County of Nelson and State of Kentucky of the other part. Witnesseth the said James Hunter for himself and as agent and attorney in fact for the aforesaid other heirs and legal representatives of the said John Hunter hath this day granted, bargained and sold and do by these presents grant, bargain and sell to the said Benjamin Chapeze for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty five dollars to the said James Hunter in hand paid by the said Benjamin Chapeze, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Bullitt that was patented to John Hunter the ancestor of the aforesaid heirs containing one thousand acres lying and being in the aforesaid county on the north side of the Rolling Fork of Salt River, bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at John Hurst's lower corner, two white oaks on a bluff of said fork near where the valley trace crosses the same about five or six miles below the mouth of the Beech Fork, thence with Hurst's line N 78 E 310 poles to a Spanish oak and hickory, thence N 46 W 640 poles to two white oaks at the foot of a knob in a line of Cuthbert Harrison's 5000 acre survey, thence with the said line S 38 W 320 poles to three beeches on the bank of the Rolling Fork, corner to the said Harrison's survey, thence up the Rolling Fork binding thereon to the Beginning to have and to hold the aforesaid tract or parcel of land to the said Chapeze, his heirs &c and the said James Hunter for himself and for & on behalf of the other heirs of the said John Hunter doth hereby warrant and defend the aforesaid land to the said Chapeze, his heirs &c from their claim and all persons claiming under them, but not against any other claims whatever. In testimony whereof the said James Hunter for himself and the other heirs aforesaid have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the date first written. (signatures) James Hunter, Ann Gunnell, George W. Hunter, John Hunter Jr. Attest: Edmund Guthrie, Solomon P. Sharp, D. C. Freeman

Kentucky Sct
I Willis A. Lee, clerk of the county court for the county of Franklin, do certify that the within deed was produced to me in my office on the thirty first day of January 1823 and was proven by the oaths of Edmund Guthrie and Solomon P. Sharp to be the act and deed of James Hunter for himself and as attorney in fact for Ann Gunnell, George W. Hunter and John Hunter Junior to be their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned which is certified accordingly. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand as clerk the date above written. (signed) Willis A. Lee, clk F.C., by A. H. Rennick D.C.

State of Kentucky
I the clerk of the county court of Bullitt County do certify that on the 18th day of February 1823 the within indenture of bargain and sale was presented to me in my office and being duly certified I have recorded the same with the certificates thereon endorsed in my said office as required by law. (signed) George F. Pope


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