This deed that finalizes the sale of the Paroquet Springs property is recorded in Bullitt County Deed Book T, pages 36-39.
This deed of conveyance made this 11th day of March 1872 by between Stephen E. Jones of Louisville in the county of Jefferson and State of Kentucky, assignee of The Paroquette Springs Company bankrupt of the first part and Messrs Burton & Stockton, a firm composed of J. W. Burton, J. W. Stockton, Morris Southwick & Co. (a firm composed of J. T. Morris, Charles Southwick & N. Q. Pope), V. R. Bartlett, S. P. Myer and John Terry of Louisville in the county of Jefferson, State of Kentucky of the second part, Witnesseth...
That whereas the said Paroquette Springs Company was on the 9th day of December 1871 duly adjudged bankrupt by the United States District Court for the Kentucky District, sitting as a court of bankruptcy upon the petition of Selew & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio and upon the 9th day of December 1871 made a surrender of all their property and effects, and the 10th day of February 1872 was appointed for the creditors to meet to meet and select an assignee and a majority of said creditors in numbers and interest having appeared in person or through their legally authorized representatives and having failed to elect an assignee, the said Stephen E. Jones was regularly and legally appointed assignee of the said company bankrupt and John H. Ward, Register, made an assignment to him as such assignee of all the property & effects of said company, and among the property belonging to the estate of said company bankrupt so conveyed was the following described real estate situated in the county of Bullitt and State of Kentucky, and bounded and described as follows, towit:
Commencing at a stone being the divisional corner between Humphrey Simmons and James Guthrie in the middle of the Shepherdsville - Mt. Washington road, thence with the middle of said road and the meanderings thereof toward Shepherdsville until it strikes the line of Shepherd's nine hundred (900) acre survey and McGee's line, thence the line of said Shepherd's & McGee's patent tracts and Maraman who claims under Shepherd to the patent corner of said tracts on the banks of Salt River, and up the river & binding thereon to a stake in the divisional line between Simmons & Guthrie and thence with their divisional line out from the river N 36 1/2° 1" W 184 poles to the stone in the Shepherdsville road being the point of beginning, together with the appurtenances thereon, it being the same sold by R. H. Field as commissioner of the Bullitt Circuit Court to the Paroquette Springs Company on the 27th of April 1871, which sale was approved by said court on the 28th day of April 1871 as will appear from the records of said court, and whereas the said Stephen E. Jones assignee as aforesaid in the discharge of his duties under the provisions of the bankrupt act after due advertisement thereof in the newspapers called the Commercial and Valksblatt printed at Louisville Ky. for the period of 20 days immediately preceding the sale did on the 11th day of March 1872 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 m. in Louisville in the county of Jefferson & state of Kentucky expose the above described real estate to sale at public auction according to law, and the said Burton & Stockton, Morris Southwick & Co., V. R. Bartlett, S. P. Myer and John Terry parties of the second part, having made the highest and best bid, therefore became the purchasers thereof for the sum of twenty five thousand and twenty-five dollars ($25025).
Now therefore by the authority vested in me as assignee as aforesaid and in consideration of the said sum of twenty five thousand and twenty-five dollars of which sum the said Burton & Stockton, Morris Southwick & Co., V. R. Bartlett, S. P. Meyer and John Terry parties of the second part have paid me cash in hand seventeen hundred and thirty-one 30/100 dollars ($1731.30) the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and for the balance have executed their nine (9) notes of lien date herewith. The first for the sum of two thousand and four 94/100 dollars ($2004.94) payable April 27th 1872.
The second for the sum of seventeen hundred & thirty-one 30/100 dollars ($1731.30) payable September 11th 1872. The third for the sum of seventeen hundred & thirty-one 30/100 dollars ($1731.30) payable March 11th 1873.
The fourth for the sum of twenty-seven hundred & seventy-two 84/100 dollars ($2772.84) payable April 27th 1873.
The fifth for the sum of seventeen hundred & thirty-one 30/100 dollars ($1731.30) payable September 11th 1873.
The sixth for the sum of thirty-four hundred five 77/100 dollars($3405.77) payable April 27th 1874.
The seventh for the sum of three thousand & eighty-two 11/100 dollars ($3082.11) payable April 27th 1875.
The eighth for the sum of thirty-five hundred & ninety-one 23/100 dollars ($3591.23) payable April 27th 1876.
The ninth for the sum of thirty-two hundred & forty-two 89/100 dollars ($3242.89) payable April 27th 1877, each with interest from date, to secure the payment of which notes a lien is hereby retained on the property, do hereby grant, alien & convey to the said Burton & Stockton, Morris Southwick & Co., V. R. Bartlett, S. P. Meyer and John Terry parties of the second part (the said Burton & Stockton taking one undivided one-fourth interest, the said firm of Morris Southwick & Co taking one undivided one-fourth interest; the said V. R. Bartlett one undivided one-fourth interest, and the said S. P. Meyer and the said John Terry taking each one undivided on-eighth interest) and to their heirs and assigns forever, the said above named real estate in perfect right and title free from and against the right, title, claim or demand of the said bankrupt company and of any and all persons claiming by through or under it and of any and all persons whatsoever to the extent and only so far as the said Stephen E. Jones assignee as aforesaid out by law to grant, alien, convey and warrant and no farther.
In witness whereof the said Stephen E. Jones assignee as aforesaid puts his name and seal on the day and year first above written.
(signed) Stephen E. Jones, Assignee of the Paroquette Springs Company Bankrupt
State of Kentucky Jefferson County Sct I C. H. M. Thruston clerk of the county court of the county aforesaid do certify that on this day the foregoing deed was produced to me in my office duly stamped as required by Act of Congress and acknowledged and delivered by Stephen E. Jones to be his act and deed as assignee of the Paroquett Springs Company Bankrupt, a party thereto, all of which is hereby certified as the proper office for records. Witness my hand this 22nd day of March 1872. (signed) Ch M. Thurston, clerk by Wm. E. Loran D.C.
State of Kentucky Bullitt County Sct I R. J. Meyler clerk of the Bullitt County court certify that on the 18th of April 1872 the foregoing deed was produced to me in my office and lodged and ordered to be entered of record by the grantees therein named which I have truly done the same having been duly stamped and acknowledged. Witness my hand this 13th day of April 1872. (signed) R. J. Meyler clk
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