Bullitt County History

George Slaughter's 680 Acre Tract

On 24 Oct 1792, Alexander Breckinridge surveyed a 680 acre tract for George Slaughter in what would later become part of northern Bullitt County. The next day, Breckinridge surveyed an adjoining tract of of 820 acres for Slaughter. Slaughter received his deed to the the 680 acres on 10 May 1793.


Survey

Surveyed for George Slaughter 680 acres of land upon part of a treasury warrant No. 6303 for 550 acres & part of No. 6302 for the residue, part of an entry of 1500 acres made the 8th of August 1781, lying in Jefferson County on the waters of Floyd's fork, beginning at three white oaks near a buffalo road & the Elk Lick at the foot of the knobs, thence with the knobs S 55° W 160 poles to three chestnut oaks and three pines on the south side of a knob, thence S 31° W 60 poles to three white oaks and a chestnut oak on the south side of a hill, thence S 15° E 44 poles to three white oak saplings on the west sides of a ridge, thence S 25° E 84 poles to a white oak, ash and dogwood on the side of a knob, and four poles south of a branch, then S 72° E 78 poles to two beeches and a gum on the East side of a hill, thence S 8° E 80 poles to two beech saplings & a white oak on the north side of a branch, thence S 24° W 80 poles to two poplars, two gums and a Spanish oak on the south side of a branch, thence S 66° W 40 poles to a double beech, a gum & beech sapling on the north side of a hill, thence S 2° W 80 poles to two beeches and a white oak on the south side of a branch, then S 35° E 70 poles to a white oak on the point of a ridge and in a line of a 500 acre survey of Jacob Myers, thence with a line of the same E 190 poles to a sugar tree & beech in a line of Joseph Brooks' preemption, thence with a line of the same N 266 poles passing a corner of the preemption to a beech & two sugar trees in a line of Carty Wells' 400 acre survey then with a line of the same West 56 poles to the south east corner a double sugar tree & two white oaks, thence with another line North 254 poles to the corner two pine trees on the side of a knob, thence N 60 W 34 poles to these white oak saplings on the side of a ridge and on the west side thereof, thence N 33° W 62 poles to three pines and two white oaks on a spur of the knob above the lick, thence West 10 poles to the beginning. October 24th 1792. Alexander Breckinridge, surveyor. John Kennison and Jesse Tewell, chain carriers.

Deed

Isaac Shelby Esquire, governor of the Commonwealth of the Kentucky, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of part of two land office treasury warrants number 6303 & 6302, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto George Slaughter a certain tract or parcel of land containing 680 acres by survey bearing date the 24th day of October 1792, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the waters of Floyd's Fork and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at three white oaks near a buffalo road & the Elk Lick at the foot of the knobs, thence with the knobs S 55° W 160 poles to three chestnut oaks and two pines on the south side of a knob, thence S 31° W 60 poles to three white oaks and a chestnut oak on the south side of a hill, thence S 15° E 44 poles to three white oak saplings on the west sides of a ridge, thence S 25° E 84 poles to a white oak, ash and dogwood on the side of a knob, and four poles south of a branch, then S 72° E 78 poles to two beeches and a gum on the East side of a hill, thence S 8° E 80 poles to two beech saplings & a white oak on the north side of a branch, thence S 24° W 80 poles to two poplars, two gums and a Spanish oak on the south side of a branch, thence S 66° W 40 poles to a double beech, a gum & beech sapling on the north side of a hill, thence S 2° W 80 poles to two beeches and a white oak on the south side of a branch, then S 35° E 70 poles to a white oak on the point of a ridge and in a line of a 500 acre survey of Jacob Myers, thence with a line of the same E 190 poles to a sugar tree & beech in a line of Joseph Brooks' preemption, thence with a line of the same N 266 poles passing a corner of the preemption to a beech & two sugar trees in a line of Carty Wells' 400 acre survey then with a line of the same West 56 poles to the south east corner a double sugar tree & two white oaks, thence with another line North 254 poles to the corner two pine trees on the side of a knob, thence N 60 W 34 poles to these white oak saplings on the side of a ridge and on the west side thereof, thence N 33° W 62 poles to three pines and two white oaks on a spur of the knob above the lick, thence West 10 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 George Slaughter & 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 tenth day of May, A.D. 1793, and the Commonwealth the first. (signed) Isaac Shelby


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