Bullitt County History

George Slaughter's 560 Acre Tract

On 21 Nov 1797, John Ferry surveyed a tract of 560 acres for George Slaughter on the north side of Salt River, and northeast of the site of Clear's Cabin. Slaughter received his deed for the tract on 4 Sep 1798. He then sold it to Joseph Brooks on 19 Feb 1800.


Survey

Surveyed for George Slaughter five hundred and sixty acres of land in Bullitt County by virtue of a warrant No. __ entered August the 8th 1781 on the north side of Salt River and adjoining an entry of Jacob Myers on his north line. Beginning one hundred and ninety one poles north east from Clair's cabin at a beech and white oak, thence north 320 poles to two white oaks & an ash, thence west 280 poles to a poplar & white oak, thence south 320 poles to a cherry tree & hickory, thence east 280 poles to the beginning. November 21st 1797. John Ferry, surveyor. Thomas S. Slaughter and William Wethers, chain carriers. Thomas S. Slaughter, spotter.

Deed

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 a land office treasury warrant No. __ there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto George Slaughter a certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred acres by survey bearing date the twenty first day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven lying and being in the county of Bullitt on the north side of Salt River and adjoining an entry of Jacob Myers on his North line and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning one hundred and ninety one poles north east from Clear's cabin at a beech and white oak, thence north 320 poles to two white oaks & an ash, thence west 280 poles to a poplar & white oak, thence south 320 poles to a cherry tree & hickory, thence east 280 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 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 fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight and of the Commonwealth the seventh. (signed) James Garrard


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