Bullitt County History

John Hunter's 1000 Acre Survey

John Helm surveyed 1000 acres for John Hurst on 13 Mar 1788. The tract lay along the Rolling Fork River. The survey and deed along with their transcriptions are shown below. The heirs of John Hunter would sell this tract to Benjamin Chapeze in January 1823.

This drawing shows the relationship of this tract with that of two other tracts adjoining it. The first, upstream, was 1000 acres surveyed for John Hurst; the second, downstream was 5000 acres for Cuthbert Harrrison.

Survey

Surveyed for John Hunter 1000 acres of land by virtue of an entry made May 15th 1780 upon a treasury warrant No. 691 lying and being in Nelson County on the north side of the Rolling Fork, adjoining and below John Hurst's survey of 1000 acres, and bounded as followeth, Beginning at the said 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, running thence with Hurst's line N 78° E 310 poles to a Spanish oak & 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. John Helm, surveyor. Henry Crow & Moses Kennedy, chain carriers. March the 13th 1788.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 14, pages 425-6
Henry Lee 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 a land office treasury warrant numbered 691 and issued the 15th day of October 1779 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Hunter a certain tract or parcel of land containing one thousand acres by survey bearing date the 13th day of March, 1788, lying and being in the County of Nelson on the north side of the Rolling Fork, adjoining and below John Hurst's survey of one thousand acres and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at the said 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 Beech Fork, running thence with Hurst's line North 78 degrees East 310 poles to a Spanish oak and hickory, thence North 46 degrees West 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 South 38 degrees West 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 with it appurtenance to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John Hunter and his heirs forever. In witness whereof, Henry Lee 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 21st day of April in the year of our Lord 1792 and of the Commonwealth the 16th. (signed) Henry Lee


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