Bullitt County History

William Whitledge's 1000 Acre Tract

On 17 Oct 1792, Benjamin Stansbury surveyed 1000 acres for William Whitledge on the north side of Floyd's Fork, adjacent to John Edwards' 1500 acre tract. Whitledge obtained a deed to the land on 20 Jul 1793. Below is a rotated drawing of the plat on the left, and a drawing showing Whitledge's tract in relation to those of John Edwards and Thomas Harding as described in the survey.

Survey

Surveyed for William Whitledge 1000 acres of land by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 9576 in Jefferson County. Situate lying and being on Floyd's Fork below and adjoining John Edwards' 1500 acre survey and on the south side of said Edwards and adjoining also Thomas Hearnden [Harding] 400 acres survey on the east side, bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at [A] two sugar trees corner to Thomas Hearnden [Harding]'s 400 acre survey, thence North 35° East 165 poles to [B] two sugar trees, corner to John Edward's 1500 acre survey, then with his line South 55° East 628 poles to [C] three elm trees on a brakes of Floyd's Fork, then South 35° West 84 poles to [D] a black oak, poplar and beech on the bank of Floyd's Fork near a fish path, then down the same with the meanders thereof 320 poles to [E] a honey locust, white oak and elm on the bank of said fork, then North 55° West 430 poles to [F] a gum, and two beech trees on a ridge, thence North 35° East 106 poles to the beginning. October 17 day 1792. Benjamin Stansbury, surveyor. Ben Wheler & Ben Carman, chain carriers. Thomas Whitledge, agent for William.

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 land office treasury warrant number 9576, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto William Whitledge, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 1000 acres by survey bearing date the 17th day October 1792, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on Floyd's Fork below and adjoining John Edwards 1500 acre survey on the south side, and Thomas Hearnden [Harding]'s 400 acre survey on the east side and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at two sugar trees corner to Thomas Hearnden [Harding]'s 400 acre survey, thence North 35° East 165 poles to two sugar trees, corner to John Edward's 1500 acre survey, thence with his line South 55° East 628 poles to three elm trees on a breaks of Floyd's Fork, thence South 35° West 84 poles to a black oak, poplar and beech on the bank of Floyd's Fork near a fish pool, thence down the same with the meanders thereof 320 poles to a honey locust, white oak and elm on the bank of said fork, thence North 55° West 430 poles to a gum, and two beech trees on a ridge, thence North 35° East 106 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 William Whitledge & 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 20th day of July in the year of our Lord 1793, and of the Commonwealth the second. (signed) Isaac Shelby

Warrant


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