This tract was patented to William Oldham, and in his will he specifically stated, "I leave Elizabeth Holmes five hundred acres of land, a preemption near Bullitt's Lick, to her and her heirs forever." William Oldham married Penelope Pope, the daughter of Colonel William Pope, on 19 Jul 1783. He was killed in 1791 while serving with St. Clair's army. Oldham County, Kentucky is named for him.
Elizabeth Holmes married George Mothershead, and they lived in Shelby County. Their deed to Joseph Brooks is shown below.
Bullit County Deed Book C, Pages 443-446
This indenture made this eleventh day of July one thousand eight hundred and seventeen between George Mothershead and Elizabeth his wife (formerly Elizabeth Holmes) devisee of William Oldham dec'd of the county of Shelby in the state of Kentucky of the one part and Joseph Brooks of Jefferson County in the same state of the other part. Witnesseth that the said George and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars current money of the United States - one hundred and fifty dollars whereof secured to be paid on the twenty fifth day of December next and the remaining one hundred and fifty dollars thereof secured to be paid on the twenty fifth day of December, eighteen hundred and eighteen by the said Joseph to the said George, the receipt of which securities is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, empress, convey and confirm unto the said Joseph Brooks and to his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres, be the same more or less, lying and being in the county of Bullitt and state aforesaid on the waters of Blue Lick Run, a branch of Floyd's Fork near the Blue lick where John Dunn now lives and about three miles from Bullitt's Lick, and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning at two sugar trees, ash and cherry trees in the line of George Clear's survey and running thence South 42° West 240 poles to two white oaks and poplar on a ridge, thence North 48° West, crossing a branch at 80 poles, 268 poles to two white oaks and hickory, thence North 42° East 240 poles to three white oaks, and then South 48° East 268 poles to the beginning. Which tract of land was entered, surveyed and patented in the name of William Oldham, the patent for which bearing date the 20th day of February, 1785, and which the said Oldham devised to the said Elizabeth Mothershead when she was Elizabeth Holmes in and by the last will and testament of the said Oldham bearing date the thirteenth day of September 1791, and duly proved and recorded in the clerk's office of the county court of Jefferson County aforesaid, a copy thereof duly certified is hereto subjoined - and all the estate, right, title claim, interest and fee of them the said George Mothershead and Elizabeth his wife of, in and to the same. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Brooks and to his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use and behoof forever, and the said George and Elizabeth his wife do covenant and agree with the said Joseph and with his heirs and assigns that they the said George and Elizabeth will and their heirs, executors, and administrators will warrant and forever defend the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said Joseph and to his heirs and assigns against all and every person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same by, from or under the said William Oldham, George Mothershead and Elizabeth Mothershead or either of them, but not against any other person or persons whatever. It being the true intent meaning of these presents to vest in the said Brooks the title which vests in the said William Oldham by the entry, survey and patent aforesaid and which vests in the said Elizabeth by the will aforesaid of the said Oldham, and nothing more. In witness whereof the said George and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year just written. (signed) George Mothershead, Elizabeth Mothershead
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