Bullitt County History

Shepherd & Shank's 391 Acre Survey

On 17 Oct 1797, James Shanks surveyed this tract of 391 acres for Adam Shepherd based on a treasury warrant of Shepherd's, and it appears that Shepherd assigned half of it to Shanks as payment for conducting the survey. It was located in the southern part of the new county of Bullitt. The survey and deed, along with their transcriptions, may be found below.

Survey

Surveyed for Adam Shepherd 391 acres of land in Bullitt County by virtue of parts of a 415 acre entry made the 27th of December 1783 on part of a treasury warrant No. 10,541. Beginning at a white oak, beech, and dogwood, it being in a line of Shepherd's 500 acres survey, thence North 76° west 360 poles to a white oak, thence North 60° west 40 poles to a beech, thence South 38° west 150 poles to Matthew Walton's corner, a beech, thence with Walton's lines South 87° East 506 poles to a hickory on a knob, thence North 80° east 40 poles to a white oak, thence South 11° east 103 poles to a black oak, thence North 86° east 45 poles to a hickory and dogwood, thence North 27° east 96 poles to a white oak, thence North 85° east 118 poles to a black oak, thence North 7° west 35 poles to a white oak, thence North 45° west 147 poles to the southwestwardly corner of Shepherd's 500 acre survey, thence with a line of his lower 500 acre survey South 10° East 80 poles to his corner of black oak, thence with another line South 80° West 195 poles to his corner of white oak and pine, thence North 10° West 42 poles to the beginning. Oct 17th, 1797. James Shanks, surveyor. Phillip Johnston & John Evans, chain carriers.

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 part of the treasury warrant number 10,541 and entered the 27th day of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Adam Shepherd and James Shanks, said Shanks assignee of Adam Shepherd for 1/2 of a certain tract or parcel of land containing 391 acres by survey bearing date the 17th day of October 1797 lying and being in the county of Bullitt and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning and a white oak, beech, and dogwood, it being in a line of Shepherd's 500 acres survey, thence North 76° west 360 poles to a white oak, thence North 60° west 40 poles to a beech, thence South 38° west 150 poles to Matthew Walton's corner, a beech, thence with Walton's lines South 87° East 506 poles to a hickory on a knob, thence North 80° east 40 poles to a white oak, thence South 11° east 103 poles to a black oak, thence North 86° east 45 poles to a hickory and dogwood, thence North 27° east 96 poles to a white oak, thence North 85° east 118 poles to a black oak, thence North 7° west 35 poles to a white oak, thence North 45° west 147 poles to the southwestwardly corner of Shepherd's 500 acre survey, thence with a line of his lower 500 acre survey South 10° East 80 poles to his corner of black oak, thence with another line South 80° West 195 poles to his corner of white oak and pine, thence North 10° West 42 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 Adam Shepherd and James Shanks and their 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 14th day of June in the year of our Lord 1800, and of the Commonwealth, ... (signed) James Garrard


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