On 25 Oct 1792, James Cox surveyed 500 acres for John Dowdall on the waters of Cedar Creek, a branch of Salt River. Dowdall received his deed to the land on 24 Jan 1798. Dowdall and his wife Stacy sold 195 acres of this tract to James Yewell in 1796, and another 125 acres to Jesse Simmons in 1797. This drawing shows the tract in relation to nearby tracts.
Surveyed for John Dowdall 500 acres of land in Nelson County by virtue of a treasury warrant number 3135, lying on the waters of Cedar Creek a branch of Salt River beginning at a Spanish Oak and two white oaks standing on the side of a knob, running thence East 283 poles to a beech, white oak, and black oak, thence North 283 poles to a poplar, dogwood and white oak, thence West 283 poles to three white oaks, thence South 283 poles to the beginning. October 25th 1792. James Cox, surveyor. Samuel Brashears & John Read, chain carriers.
James Garrard 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 treasury warrant number 3135, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Dowdall a certain tract or parcel of land containing 500 acres by survey bearing date the 25th day of October 1792, lying and being in Nelson county on the waters Cedar Creek, a branch of Salt River and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a Spanish Oak and two white oaks standing on the side of a knob, running thence East 283 poles to a beech, white oak, and black oak, thence North 283 poles to a poplar, dogwood and white oak, thence West 283 poles to three white oaks, thence South 283 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 John Dowdall and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said James Garrard Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the 24th day of January in the year of our Lord 1798, and of the Commonwealth the 6th. (signed) James Garrard
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