Bullitt County History

Adam Shepherd to Ephraim Johnson, 100 Acres

On 1 Jan 1806, Ephraim Johnson purchased 100 acres of land from Adam Shepherd that was located along Cane Run in southern Bullitt County. Images of this deed are shown below with a transcription following.

Bullitt County Deed Book B, pages 187-189

This indenture made this first day of January in the year of our Lord 1806 between Adam Shepherd and Rachel his wife of the county of Bullitt and Commonwealth of Kentucky of the one part and Ephraim Johnston of the county and commonwealth aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Adam Shepherd & Rachael his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars current money of the United States of America to them in hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof by the said Ephraim Johnston, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained and sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said Ephraim Johnson his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres situate lying and being in the county of Bullitt aforesaid and bounded as follows. Beginning at a white oak, beech and sugar tree, John Masden's lower corner standing in Macher's lower line, thence up with the several meanders of Cane Run 194 poles to a sycamore and Buckeye corner of John Masden, thence North 14° West 85 poles to a white oak, thence South 76 1/2° west 120 poles to a sugar tree, white oak and beech standing in Macher's line, thence with Macher's line South 14° E for 10° 172 poles to the beginning with its appurtenances. To have and to hold the said one hundred acres of land with all and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging unto the said Ephraim Johnson his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever. And the said Adam Shepherd and Rachael his wife for themselves, their heirs, executors & administrators do further convenant and agree to and with the said Ephraim Johnson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that they will forever warrant and defend the aforesaid one hundred acres of land unto the said Ephraim Johnson, his heirs & assigns against them the said Adam Shepherd and Rachael his wife, their heirs &c and against the claim or claims of all and every person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Adam Shepherd and Rachael his wife have hereunto set their hand & affixed their seals the day and year first above written. (signed) Adam Shepherd, Rachael Shepherd

Memorandum - The line of the above mentioned land which binds on Cane Run shall be bounded by the middle of said run; anything in the above deed contained to the contrary notwithstanding; and if less land should thereby be contained in the survey, Shepherd and wife are not to be be liable in consequence thereof. Date above. (signed) Adam Shepherd, Rachael Shepherd, Ephraim Johnson

Bullitt County Sct To all whom it may concern I Frederic William Spence Grayson, clerk of the county court of the county aforesaid, do make known that on the first day of January 1806 Adam Shepherd, one of the party to this indenture, personally before me acknowledged the same to be his voluntary act and deed, and the thereunder written instrument of writing was acknowledged by the said Adam Shepherd one of the party and Ephraim Johnson a party thereto personally before me to be their voluntary act and deed. And that I have recorded the said indenture and the said instrument of writing in my office as required by law. Witness my hand this 8th day of January 1806. (signed) Fred W. S. Grayson

Bullitt County Sct I the clerk of the county court of the county aforesaid do hereby certify that Rachael Shepherd, wife of the within named Adam Shepherd, on the 15th day of September 1806 personally before me acknowledged the within indenture and the memorandum thereunder written to be her voluntary act and deed, she being examined by me privily and apart from her husband declared that she freely and willingly sealed and delivered the said indenture & memorandum which were then shown and explained to her by me that she wished not to retract it and consented that it might be recorded and also relinquished her right of dower in and to the land mentioned therein. (signed) Frederic W. S. Grayson

Bullitt County Sct I the clerk of the Bullitt County Court do hereby certify that on the 25th day of October 1806, Adam Shepherd party to the within indenture personally before me acknowledged the same to be his voluntary act and deed and that I have recorded the said indenture in my office according to law. (signed) Fred W. S. Grayson

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