Bullitt County History

Richard Johnson - 200 Acres

Besides his land along McCullough Run, Richard Johnson claimed 200 acres adjacent to the Bullitt Lick tract belonging to William Christian. Below are transcripts of the survey and deed, as well as images of both.

He then sold the land to Moses Moore on 5 Oct 1798. That deed is transcribed at the bottom of this page. Moses Moore was active in the salt trade, and was the first county judge of Bullitt County.

The approximate location of this tract is shown on the map at the bottom of another web page.


Surveyed for Richard Johnston 200 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of an entry dated January 20th 1784, on part of a treasury warrant No. 15616, on the waters of Salt River adjoining Wm Christian's military survey that includes Bullitt's Lick, Beginning at his North East corner two white oaks on the side of a knob, thence North 179 poles to a small hickory and three pines on a ridge, thence west 179 poles to two Beeches and a whilte oak near a small branch, thence South 179 poles to three Chestnut okas on the west side of a ridge, thence East 179 poles to the Beginning.
December 1st 1795
(signed) John Drake, Alexander Breckinridge

James Garrard Esq, 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 Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 15616, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Richard Johnston a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres by survey bearing date the first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety five, lying and being in Jefferson County on the waters of Salt River, adjoining William Christian's military survey that includes Bullitts Lick and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at his northeast corner, two white oaks on the side of a knob, thence North 179 poles to a small hickory and three pines on a ridge, thence West 179 poles to two beeches and a white oak near a small branch, thence South 179 poles to three chestnut oaks on the west side of a ridge, thence East 179 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 Richard Johnston and his heirs forever. In witnesseth whereof te said James Garrard Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the fifteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six and of the Commonwealth the fifth.
(signed) James Garrard

This indenture made this fifth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight, between Richard Johnson of the State of Virginia by William G. Johnson, his attorney, on the one part and Moses Moore of the State of Kentucky & Bullitt County on the other part. Witnesseth that the said Richard Johnson by his attorney for and in consideration of the sum of twelve pounds has granted, bargained, sold and delivered unto the said Moses Moore all his right in one certain tract of land lying & being in the County of Bullitt and bounded as follows (to wit). Beginning at his East corner two white oaks on the side of a knob, thence North one hundred and seventy nine poles to a small hickory and three pines on a ridge, thence west one hundred and seventy nine poles to two beeches and white oak near a small branch, thence South one hundred and seventy nine poles to three Chesnut oaks on the west side of a ridge, thence East one hundred and seventy nine poles to the beginning. The above described land the aforesaid Richard Johnson by his attorney doth relinquish all his right & title unto the said Moses Moore with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and the said Richard Johnson by his attorney doth further agree to warrant and defend the right of said land from any person claiming under his title papers or under him in any other manner whatsoever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my seal the same day and year above mentioned.
(signed) William G. Johnson, Attorney in fact for Richard Johnson.

As shown below, this deed was signed by William G. Johnson in Scott County, Kentucky.


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