Bullitt County History

Marsham Brashear's Land

Marsham Brashear obtained a 400 acre settlement and 1000 acre preemption based on his making a settlement and raising a crop in 1776 in this area. The first image below is of this certification. The next image shows where he paid for his preemption.

Here is Marsham Brashear's Preemption Warrant for the 1000 acres.

However, Brashear signed over his 400 acre settlement and 600 of his 1000 acre preemption surveys to Richard Simmons who obtained deeds to those lands. This left Brashear with a 400 acre tract described below.

This next image is taking from the Bullitt County Plat Book I, and shows that Marsham Brashear had 400 acres of his preemption surveyed on 25 Nov 1783.

Survey

Surveyed for a Marsham Brashear 400 acres of land by virtue of part of a preemption warrant number 102 in Jefferson County on the north side of Salt River and bounded as follows. Beginning at [A] a sugar tree, elm and small poplar near a small drain, corner to the heirs of William Brashear's 1000 acre survey, thence North 15° East 130 poles to [B] a sugar tree, dogwood and beech on the bank of Floyd's Fork, thence binding on the said fork up to several meanders thereof 200 poles to [C] three beeches 20 poles above the mouth of a branch, thence South 75° East 250 poles to [D] a white oak, black oak and elm, thence South 15° West 180 poles adjoining his settlement, thence with his line 80 poles in all 260 poles to [E] two ashes and a white oak in the line of the heirs of William Brashear's 400 acre survey, thence with his line North 75° West 240 poles to the beginning. November 25, 1783. Thomas Whitledge, surveyor.

Below is the original survey.

The next image shows parts of the back side of the previous image, rotated so you can read it better.

Deed

Virginia Grant Book 7, page 307

Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue of part of a land office preemption treasury warrant No. 102 and issued the 7th day of March 1780, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Marsham Brashears a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres by survey bearing date the 25th day of November 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the north side of Salt River and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a sugar tree, elm and small poplar near a small drain, corner to the heirs of William Brashear's 1000 acre survey, thence North 15° East 130 poles to a sugar tree, dogwood and beech on the bank of Floyd's Fork, thence binding on the said fork up to several meanders thereof 200 poles to three beeches 20 poles above the mouth of a branch, thence South 75° East 250 poles to a white oak, black oak and elm, thence South 15° West 180 poles adjoining his settlement, thence with his line 80 poles in all 260 poles to two ashes and a white oak in the line of the heirs of William Brashear's 400 acre survey, thence with his line North 75° West 240 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Marsham Brashears and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry 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 13th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six, and of the Commonwealth the tenth. (signed) Patrick Henry


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