In November 1792, Andrew Hynes surveyed 113 acres in Nelson County (in what became Bullitt County) for John Friggs who then signed the land over to John Essary. From a later deed from Essary to Thomas Speed, this tract appears to be located north of the Long Lick Creek. The survey and subsequent deed are displayed and transcribed below.
Surveyed for John Friggs 113 acres of land in Nelson, being part of an entry of 200 acres on part of a treasury warrant. Beginning ten poles north of three poplars standing about 60 poles west of Froman's trace, then East 75 poles to a chestnut oak on the east side of the said trace, then South 140 poles to a beech, then West 130 poles to a beech, then North 140 poles to 2 chestnut oaks on a nole, then East 55 poles to the beginning. [surveyed by] And Hynes, November 7th 1792
I assign the within survey to John Essary for value received. Witness my hand this 14th day of September 1796. John (his X mark) Friggs
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 No. __ and entered the seventh day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty one, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Essary, assignee of John Friggs, a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and thirteen acres by survey bearing date the seventh day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety two, lying and being in the county of Nelson and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning ten poles north of three poplars standing about sixty poles west of Froman's trace, then East seventy five poles to a chestnut oak on the east side of the said trace, then South one hundred and forty poles to a beech, then West one hundred and thirty ples to beech, then North one hundred and forty poles to two chestnut oaks on a knob, then East fifty 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 Essary 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 ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and of the Commonwealth the Eighth. (signed) James Garrard
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