On 5 Dec 1785, John Helm surveyed a tract of 467.5 acres for Jacob Myers. This was one of several tracts along the north side of Salt River and downstream from Shepherdsville that Myers would claim.
Note in the survey description below that the names of the chain carriers were included: Willis Hord and John Owens. Every survey team included chain carriers whose work was essential to an accurate survey; but they were often not identified.
Surveyed for Jacob Myers 467 1/2 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 13044 on the waters of Salt River about two & half miles below the mouth of the Rolling Fork adjoining Amos Loney's 1400 acre survey on the northeast side, beginning at the most eastwardly corner thereof two beeches in a line of said Myers' 1000 acre survey, 30 poles from the corner thereof, thence N 55 E 268 poles to a black oak on the point of a ridge, thence N 35 W 280 poles to two elms & ash on a rocky point, thence S 55 W 268 poles to a sycamore & beech on a branch corner to the aforesaid 1400 acre survey, thence with a line thereof S 35 E 280 poles to the beginning. December the 7th 1785. John Helm, Assistant surveyor. Chain carriers: Willis Hord, John Owins
Virginia Grant Book 9, page 639
Edmund Randolph Esquire, 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. 13044 issued the second day of August 1782 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Jacob Myers a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred sixty seven and a half acres by survey bearing date the 7th day of December 1785, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the waters of Salt River about two and a half miles below the mouth of the Rolling Fork adjoining Amos Loney's fourteen hundred acre tract on the northeast side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at the most eastwardly corner thereof two beeches in a line of said Myers one thousand acre survey thirty poles from the corner, thence North fifty five degrees East two hundred and sixty eight poles to a black oak on the point of a ridge, North thirty five degrees West two hundred and eighty poles to two elms and ash on a rocky point, thence South fifty five degrees West two hundred and sixty eight poles to a sugar tree and beech on a branch corner to the aforesaid fourteen hundred acre survey, thence with a line thereof South thirty five degrees East two hundred and eighty poles to the beginning with it appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Jacob Myers and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Edmund Randolph 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 fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, and of the Commonwealth the twelfth. (signed) E. Randolph
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