The land transfer includes the 560 acre tract George Slaughter had surveyed in 1797, and for which he obtained a deed in 1798. The indenture was first recorded in Deed Book A, shown below, and then a second deed for the same land was recorded in Deed Book C in 1813. That second deed is shown below following the first deed.
Bullitt County Deed Book A, Pages 203-204
This indenture made this nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred between George Slaughter & Mary his wife of the County of Bourbon & State of Kentucky of the one part & Joseph Brooks of the County of Jefferson & State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said George Slaughter & Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings to them in hand paid by the said Joseph Brooks, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained, sold and confirmed & by these presents do give, grant, bargain & sell & confirm unto the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs & assigns, one certain tract or parcel of land containing five hundred & sixty acres, be the same more or less, lying & being in the county of Bullitt on the waters of Floyd's Fork and bounded as followeth (viz). Beginning at a beech & white oak 190 poles northeast from Clair's cabin, thence north 320 poles to two white oaks & an ash, thence west 280 poles to a poplar & white oak, thence south 320 poles to a cherry tree & hickory, thence east 280 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land hereby bargained and sold with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs & assigns, to the only proper use & behoof of him the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs & assigns, forever; & the said George Slaughter & Mary his wife do covenant and agree to and with the said Joseph Brooks and his heirs that they will forever warrant & defend the said tract of land with the appurtenances to the said Joseph Brooks & his heirs & assigns from the claim or claims of all and every person or persons claiming or to claim by, through him them or either of them. It is to be understood that if any part or the whole of the above tract of land hereb bargained and sold should be lost, the party hereby conveying is not to be accountable in any wise for the loss. In witness whereof the said George Slaughter by his attorney in fact, Alexander Breckinridge, have hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the day and year above written. (signed) George Slaughter, by his attorney in fact, A. Breckinridge. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Andrew Hite, Emoore, David Brooks, Charles (his X mark) Langsdoam
Bullitt County Sct
I Thomas Speed, clerk of the monthly court for said county, do certify that on the 27th day of April 1801, this indenture was proved before me to be the act and deed of Alexander Breckinridge as attorney in fact for George Slaughter by the oaths of Andrew Hite, Evan Moore & David Brooks, & that the same is recorded in my office. (signed) Thomas Speed
Bullitt County Deed Book C, Pages 19-20
This indenture made this 24th day of December one thousand eight hundred and seven between George Slaughter and May his wife of the county of Bourbon and state of Kentucky of the one part and Joseph Brooks of the county of Bullitt and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said George Slaughter and Mary his wife for and in consideration of one dollar current money of the United States to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell unto the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs and assigns, forever one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Bullitt and state aforesaid and on the north side of Salt River and adjoining an entry of Jacob Myers on his north line and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning one hundred and ninety one poles northeast from Clear's Cabin at a beech and white oak, thence North 320 poles to two white oaks and an ash, thence West 280 poles to a poplar and white oak, thence South 320 poles to a cherry tree and hickory, thence East 260 poles to the beginning containing five hundred and sixty acres entered August the 8th 1781, surveyed November the 21st 1797, and patented in the name of the said George Slaugter. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs and assigns, to his and their only proper use, benefit and behoof forever and the said George Slaughter and Mary his wife do covenant and agree with the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs and assigns, that the premises hereby bargained and sold now and forever hereafter shall be and remain free and clear of and from all right and title of dower or other incumbrance whatever and that they the said George Slaughter and Mary his wife will and their heirs, executors and administrators shall and will warrant and forever defend the said tract or parcel of land with all the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs and assigns, against all and every person or persons whatever lawfully claiming or to claim the same by, through or under the said George and Mary his wife or their heirs or either of them but not in any other manner he the said Brooks risking the the validity of the title of the said tract of land against all adverse interfering land claims and to gain or lose as the said Slaughter would. In testimony whereof the said George Slaughter and Mary his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year just written. (signed) George Slaughter, Mary Slaughter. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Charles Querry, David Brooks.
Bourbon County, August 2nd 1808 This deed of bargain and sale from George Slaughter and wife to Joseph Brooks was this day acknowledged befroe me by the said George Slaughter and a true copy thereof is recorded in my office which is ordered to be certified to the clerk's office of Bullitt County to be recorded. (signed) R. B. Mitchell, DCBC
Bullitt County Sct I Frederic William Spence Grayson, clerk of the county court in and for the county aforesaid, do hereby certify that on the 31st day of July 1809 the within indenture was delivered to me in my office and ordered to be recorded and that I have recorded the said indenture together with the certificate thereon endorsed and this certificate in my said office as required by law this 9th day of August 1813(?).
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