Bullitt County History

Thomas Whitledge's 500 Acre Tract

On 27 Jul 1791, James Cox surveyed 500 acres on the waters of West Fork of Cox's Creek for Thomas Whitledge. It adjoined his 400 acre tract as well as tracts belonging to Philip Salley and John Whitaker as shown here. Whitledge gained his deed to the land on 19 Jan 1796.


Survey

Surveyed for Thomas Whitledge 500 acres of land in Nelson County by virtue of parts of a treasury warrant No. 9580 lying on the waters of the West Fork of Cox's Creek. Beginning at [A] a hickory, elm and white oak corner to his 400 acre survey, running thence S 17° E 71 poles to [B] two ashes and a sugar tree corner to John Overall's 150 acre tract, thence with a line of the same N 73° E 71 poles to [C] a sugar tree and black oak corner to Philip Salley's 400 acre survey, thence with a line of the same N 60° W 174 poles to [D] a poplar, white oak and beech, thence with another of his lines N 30° E 256 poles to [E] a beech and a hickory, thence N 39° W 110 poles to [F] an elm and ash, thence S 73° W 267 poles to [G] three poplars standing on the side of a knob, thence S 17° E 268 poles to [H] two white oaks, thence S 43° W 50 poles to [I] a white oak and a chestnut oak, thence S 70° W 44 poles to [J] a hickory and gum, thence S 17° E 39 poles to [K] a chestnut, beech and red oak corner to said Whitledge's 400 acre acre survey, thence with a line of the same N 73° E 255 poles to the beginning. July the 27th 1791. James Cox, assistant surveyor. John Overall Sr. and John Overall Jr., chain carriers. Thomas Whitledge, marker.

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 part of a land office treasury warrant No. 9580 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Thomas Whitledge a certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred acres by survey bearing date the 27th day of July 1791, lying and being in Nelson County lying on the waters of the West Fork of Cox's Creek and bounded as followeth (to wit). Beginning at a hickory, elm and white oak corner to his 400 acre survey, running thence South 17° East 71 poles to two ashes and a sugar tree corner to John Overall's 150 acre tract, thence with a line of the same North 73° East 71 poles to a sugar tree and black oak corner to Philip Salley's 400 acre survey, thence with a line of the same North 60° West 174 poles to a poplar, white oak and beech, thence with another of his lines North 30° East 256 poles to a beech and a hickory, thence North 39° West 110 poles to an elm and ash, thence South 73° West 267 poles to three poplars standing on the side of a knob, thence South 17° East 268 poles to two white oaks, thence South 43° West 50 poles to a white oak and a chestnut oak, thence South 70° West 44 poles to a hickory and gum, thence South 17° East 39 poles to a chestnut, beech and red oak corner to said Whitledge's 400 acre acre survey, thence with a line of the same North 73° East 255 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances the said Thomas Whitledge 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 Frankfort on the 19th day of January in the year of our Lord 1796 and of the Commonwealth the 4th. (signed) Isaac Shelby


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