Bullitt County History

James Shanks' 200 Acres

On 24 May 1798, James Shanks surveyed 200 acres for Richard Johnston who, through his attorney signed the tract over to Shanks. Shanks obtained his deed to the land on 4 Feb 1805. Note on the plat drawing shown here that the starting point [A] is not a corner, but a midpoint in a line.


Survey

Surveyed for Richard Johnston 200 acres of land in Bullitt County by virtue of part of treasury warrant No. 15615 entered the 18th day of December 1783 and bounded as followeth, vizt. Beginning at a gum and poplar marked I southeasterly corner of John Whitakers 460 acre survey, thence with Whitakers line North 10° West 180 poles to Whitaker's northeasterly corner of hickory & dogwood & also a corner to Johnston's 500 acre survey, thence with Johnston's line South 60° East 100 poles to Frigg's line, thence with said line South 30° East 265 poles to Frigg's corner of 2 chestnut oaks near the head of a drane and near the knobs, thence South 80° West 164 poles to a stake, thence North 10° West 126 poles to the beginning. May the 24th 1798. James Shanks, surveyor. Zachariah Harris & Walter Harris, chain carriers.

For value received I do hereby assign unto James Shanks all my right, title, claim & interest of in & to the within described land and the register is requested to issue the pattent in the name of said Shanks and for his benefit, given under my hand and seal this 25th day of May 1798. (signed) W. Johnson, attorney for Richard Johnston.

Deed

Christopher Greenup 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 11615 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto James Shanks, assignee of W. G. Johnston, attorney for Richard Johnston, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 200 acres by survey bearing date the 24th day of May 1798, lying and being in the county of Bullitt and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a gum and poplar marked I southeasterly corner of John Whitakers 460 acre survey, thence with Whitakers line North 10° West 180 poles to Whitaker's northeasterly corner of hickory & dogwood & also a corner to Johnston's 500 acre survey, thence with Johnston's line South 60° East 100 poles to Frigg's line, thence with said line South 30° East 265 poles to Frigg's corner of 2 chestnut oaks near the head of a drane and near the knobs, thence South 80° West 164 poles to a stake, thence North 10° West 126 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 James Shanks and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Christopher Greenup 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 4th day of February in the year of our Lord 1805, and of the Commonwealth the 13th. (signed) Christopher Greenup


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