Bullitt County History

John Bell to George Bell, 137 Acres

On 5 Feb 1802, John Bell sold a large part of his 800 acre survey to four different men including George Bell. This 800 acre survey was located west of the West Fork of Cox's Creek in Bullitt County. The divisions of the 800 acre survey are shown here.

George Bell's portion began at John Bell's southern corner [C] of three black oaks. From there it traveled northwest 96 poles to [3] Kirby's corner of two dogwoods, poplar & black gum, then northeast 234 poles to [14] a black walnut & buckeye, then southeast 96 poles to [2] an ash & hickory is John Bell's original line, and followed that line southwestward 234 poles to the beginning.

A transcription of this deed, and an image of it both appear below.

You may read more about John Bell's survey, and about the deeds of the remaining purchasers by following these links.

Bullitt County Deed Book A2, pages 240-1

This indenture made this fifth day of February in the year 1802 between John Bell and Margaret his wife of Bullitt County and state of Kentucky of the one part, and George Bell of the county and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that they the above named John Bell and Margaret for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to them in hand, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and themselves therewith satisfied, have given, granted, aliened and confirmed unto him the above named George Bell and his heirs forever all their right, title, claim and interest of in and to a certain tract or parcel of land in containing 137 acres by survey and bounded as followeth (to wit) Beginning at three black oaks corner to John Bell's 800 acre survey, thence with the original line N 45° W 96 poles to Kirbey's corner of two dogwoods, poplar & black gum, thence N 45° E 234 poles to a black walnut & buckeye, thence S 45° E 96 poles to an ash & hickory in the original line, thence with said line S 45° W 234 poles to the beginning to have and to hold all and singular the premises above described unto him the above named George Bell and his heirs forever to his or their benefit and behoof, and they the above named John Bell and Margaret his wife the above described parcel of land with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging from themselves & their heirs unto the above named George Bell & his heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof they have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date as above written. (signed) John Bell, Margaret (her X mark) Bell.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us: James Shanks, Valentine (his X mark) Nicholas.

Bullitt County Sct
I James W. Thornsberry, Deputy Clerk of the Court of the County aforesaid do certify that on the 10th day of March 1802 this indenture was acknowledged before me by the within named John Bell & Margaret Bell, his wife, to be their acts and deed, and the said Margaret being examined by me privily and apart from her said husband did voluntarily relinquish her right of dower to the land mentioned in the foregoing indenture & I also certify that the said intenture is recorded in the Clerk's office of the said court. (signed) J. W. Thornsberry, D.C.B.C.

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