John E. King of Cumberland County and Mathew Walton of Washington County sold 120 acres of land on the waters of Long Lick Creek to William Shain in 1808. This was part of King's 400 acre survey, and part of Walton's 7850 acre survey which adjoined King's. The deed identifies Shain as William Chain. The deed transcription is below, followed by images of the deed itself.
Bullitt County Deed Book B, pages 285-288
This indenture made this eleventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight between John E. King and Sally King his wife of Cumberland County and State of Kentucky and Mathew Walton and Frances Walton his wife of Washington County and state aforesaid of the one part and William Chain of Bullitt County and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth: that the said John E. King and Sally King his wife and Mathew Walton and Frances Walton his wife for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and eighty dollars to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained and sold to the said William Chain a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and twenty acres situated, lying and being in the county of Bullitt on the waters of Long Lick Creek and being part of a survey in the name of John King, assignee of John Beeson and a survey in the name of Mathew Walton of 7880 acres and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning at two maples and a gum southwest corner to Jesse Rood's 400 acre survey, thence with a line of the said John King's 400 acre survey S 25 W 146 poles to two hickories and a white oak, thence S 65 E 46 poles with said King's line to a beech, hickory and white oak another of his corners, thence S 25 West with said line 60 poles to Collin's line, thence with said Collin's line N 79 East ninety four poles to said Walton's line, thence North 25 East one hundred and forty eight poles with said Walton's line to said Rood's line, thence N 65 West one hundred and thirteen poles to the beginning to have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said William Chain and his heirs forever, and the said John E. King and Sally King his wife and Mathew Walton and Frances his wife for themselves and their heirs covenant and agree with the said William and his heirs that they will forever warrant and defend the aforesaid tract of land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging from and against the claim, title and demand of all and every person or persons whatsoever to the said William Chain and his heirs forever. In witness whereof they the said John E. King and Sally and Mathew Walton and Frances Walton have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the date first above written. (signed) John E. King; Sally King; Mathew Walton; Frances Walton
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Cumberland County, to wit
We the subscribers hereto do hereby certify that the within named John E. King, one of the within named parties to the within deed of bargain and sale, came personally before us, Joseph Chrisman and William Cole, two of the Commonwealth's Justices of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid, and signed, sealed and delivered the within deed as his act and deed in our presence, and that the within named Sally King, wife of John E. King, came personally before us privily and apart from her said husband and signed, sealed and delivered the within deed as her act and deed in our presence. And that we privately, separately and apart from her husband examined her (the said Sally) and she agreed and acknowledged that she of her own free will and consent relinquished her right of dower in and to the within mentioned tract of land with the appurtenances without the persuasion or coercion of her said husband, and agreed that the same should be recorded. Done in the county aforesaid on the 30th day of December 1808. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year above written. (signed) Joseph Chrisman; Wm Cole
State of Kentucky
Cumberland County Court Clerk's Office
December 30th day 1808
I George Morrison, Deputy Clerk of the county court aforesaid, do hereby certify that a copy of the within deed of bargain and sale, also the above endorsed magistrates certificate, together with this certificate is recorded in my said office in Liber A at page 228. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year above written. (signed) George Morrison
Washington County Sct This day came the within Mathew Walton before us the subscribers, two of the Justices of the Peace for the aforesaid county and acknowledge the within to be his act and deed for the purpose therein mentioned. also came the within named Frances Walton and she being examined apart from her said husband acknowledged that she freely and voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the within named tract of land. Given under our hands and seals this 3rd day of January 1809. (signed) Jesse Head; Jacob Seag
Washington County Sct I John Reed, clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid, do hereby certify that on the day of the date hereof I have recorded a true copy of the within deed in my office in Liber C page 373 together with the several certificates thereon endorsed; also this certificate. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 3rd day of January 1809. (signed) John Reed
Bullitt County Sct
I the clerk of the county aforesaid do hereby certify that on the 5th day of January 1809 the within indenture was delivered to me at my office together with the certificates thereon endorsed in order to be recorded . And that I have truly recorded the said indenture and the said certificates together with this certificate in my said office as by law required. Witness my hand this 10th day of April 1809. (signed) Frederic W. S. Grayson
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