Bullitt County History

John King's 400 Acre Tract

A treasury warrant purchased by William Harrison ended up being used to support a survey in the name of John Beason in 1786. Adam Shepherd then surveyed the 400 acre tract, located south of Long Lick Creek, in January for John Beason. Part of its boundary lay along lines of Jesse Rude's survey. Afterwards, Beason signed the right to the tract over to John King. King received his deed to the tract in May 1787.


Survey

Surveyed for John Beason 400 acres land by virtue of treasury warrant No. 971 lying in Nelson County on a run emptying to Long Lick on the south side adjoining Jesse Rude on the southeast side. Beginning at said Rude's beginning corner two maples & a gum, thence S 25 W 140 poles to two hickorys & a white oak, thence S 65 E 40 poles to a beech, hickory & white oak, thence S 25 W 180 poles to a Spanish oak and beech, thence S 65 E 200 poles to two ash & sugar tree, thence N 25 E 180 poles to a white oak, hickory and cherry tree, thence N 65 W 40 poles to a poplar & beech, thence N 25 E 140 poles to two white oaks and a black oak in said Rude's line, thence N 65 W 200 poles with said Rude to the beginning. January 16th 1786. Adam Shepherd, assistant surveyor. Chain carriers: Francis Chain, John Essray.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 9, pages 563-4
Beverly Randolph Esquire, Lieutenant 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 No. 971 issued the 15th day of October 1779 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John King assignee of John Beason a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres by survey bearing date the 16th day of January 1786, lying and being in the county of Nelson on a run emptying into Long Lick on the south side adjoining Jesse Rude on the southeast side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at said Rude's beginning corner two maples and gum, thence South twenty five degrees West one hundred and forty poles to two hickories and white oak, thence South sixty five degrees East forty poles to a beech, hickory and white oak, thence South twenty five degrees West one hundred and eighty poles to a Spanish oak and beech, thence South sixty five degrees East two hundred poles to two ashes and sugar tree, thence North twenty five degrees East one hundred and eighty poles to a white oak, hickory and cherry tree, thence North sixty five degrees West forty poles to a poplar and beech, thence North twenty five degrees East one hundred and forty poles to two white oaks and black oak on said Rude's line, thence North sixty five degrees West two hundred poles with said Rude's line to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John King and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Beverly Randolph Esquire, Lieutenant 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 twenty sixth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, and of the Commonwealth the eleventh. (signed) Beverly Randolph

Warrant


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