In 1803, Adam Shepherd sold 100 acres of land lying along Cane Run in southern Bullitt County to Frederick Gatch. This had been part of John Macker's upper 500 survey that Macker swapped with Shepherd in 1801 for some land in Shelby County. The deed from Shepherd to Gatch is transcribed below, followed by an image of the deed.
Bullitt County Deed Book A, pages 312-313
This indenture made this 29th day of April in the year of eighteen hundred and three between Adam Shepherd and Rachel his wife of Bullitt County and State of Kentucky of the one part and Frederick Gatch of said county and state of the other part. Witnesseth that the aforesaid Adam Shepherd and Rachel his wife for and in consideration of the full and just sum of one hundred dollars current money of the state aforesaid to them in hand paid at and before the sealing and delivering of these presents, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and themselves therewith satisfied, have bargained and sold and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto him the aforesaid Frederick Gatch and his heirs forever all their right, title, claim and interest of in and to a certain tract of land containing one hundred acres by survey (be the same more or less) situate lying and being in the county of Bullitt on Cane Run and a part of John Macker's upper 500 acre survey and bounded as followeth (to wit). Beginning at two sweet gums on the North bank of Cane Run thence N 25 W 180 poles to a white oak and dogwood in Macker's line thence with said line S 45 W 94 poles to a chesnut oak and white oak, thence S 25 E 184 poles to a sugartree and beech on the North bank of Cane Run, thence up said run and binding thereon to the beginning. To have and to hold all and singular the premises aforesaid with all and evey the estate and all and every the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the aforesaid Frederick Gatch and his heirs forever from them the aforesaid Adam Shepherd and Rachel his wife and their heirs forever, and they the aforesaid Adam Shepherd and Rachel his wife do covenant with the aforesaid Frederick Gatch and his heirs that they the aforesaid Adam and Rachel the aforesaid parcel of land from themselves and their heirs and from all and every the claim or claims of all and every person or persons unto him the aforesaid Frederick Gatch and his heirs or assigns shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof they the aforesaid Adam Shepherd and Rachel his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and in the year first written. (signed) Adam Shepherd, Rachel Shepherd
Bullitt County Sct.
To all whom it may concern, I Frederic William Spence Grayson, clerk of the county court of said county do make known that on the thirtieth day of April last Adam Shepherd and Rachel his wife a part to the foregoing indenture personally before me acknowledged the same to be their voluntary act and deed (the said Rachel being examined by me separate apart from and out of the hearing of her said husband declared that she made her said acknowledgement freely without his persuasions or threats or thro fear of his displeasure) and that I have recorded the said indenture in my office as required by law. Given under my hand this second day of May 1803. (signed) Frederic W. S. Grayson
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