Bullitt County History

Peter Hern's 400 Acre Tract

On 3 Jan 1783, Isaac Cox surveyed 400 acres for James Finn along Wilson's Creek. Finn assigned it to Peter Hern who obtained a deed to the land on 4 Apr 1793. This land adjoined a tract owned by Dr. Samuel Smyth on the upper side.


Survey

Surveyed for James Finn 400 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of certificate from the Commissioners for a settlement lying on Wilson's Creek, a branch of the Rolling Fork, adjoining Doctor Samuel Smyth on the upper side. Beginning at two white oaks and hickory, running thence S 45° E 60 poles to Wilson's Creek and course continued in all 260 poles to two chestnut oaks on the south east side of a knob, thence N 45° E 246 poles to a black oak, white oak and maple near a small drain, thence N 45° W 180 poles to the creek and course continued in all 260 poles to an oak near the knobs, thence S 45° W 246 poles to the beginning. January 3rd 1783. Isaac Cox, surveyor

Deed

Isaac Shelby Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a certificate for a settlement right granted by the commissioners for the District of Kentucky agreeable to an act of the Virginia Assembly there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Peter Hern assignee of James Finn, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 400 acres by survey bearing date the 23rd day of January 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Wilson's Creek, a branch of the Rolling Fork, adjoining Doctor Samuel Smyth on the upper side and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at two white oaks and hickory, thence South 45° East 60 poles to Wilson's Creek and course continued in all 260 poles to two chestnut oaks on the south east side of a knob, thence North 45° East 246 poles to a black oak, white oak and maple near a small drain, thence North 45° West 180 poles to the creek and course continued in all 260 poles to an oak near the knobs, thence South 45° West 246 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 Peter Hern and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Isaac Shelby Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed at Lexington on the fourth day of April in the year of our Lord 1793 and of the Commonwealth the first. (signed) Isaac Shelby


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