Bullitt County History

Phillip Spiller to Thomas Whitledge

On 12 Nov 1790, Phillip Spiller of Virginia, by his attorney in fact William King, sold his 250 acre tract located on the waters of the West Fork of Cox's Creek to Thomas Whitledge who was then living in Bourbon County. The following July, Whitledge divided it up and sold parts to Thompson Overall, William Overall, and Stephen Hilton.


Nelson County Deed Book 4, pages 11-13

This indenture made this 12th day of November and the year of our Lord 1790 between Phillip Spiller of the county of Farquhar and state of Virginia of the one part and Thomas Whitledge of the county of Bourbon and District of Kentucky of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him by the said Whitledge, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, he the said Phillip Spiller hath granted,bargained, sold, aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto the said Thomas Whitledge and his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing 250 acres lying and being in the county of Nelson and District of Kentucky on the west fork of Cox's creek about 1 1/4 miles below where Froman’s Road crosses said fork to the salt works and bounded as followeth, to wit. Beginning at a black oak, mulberry and cherry tree running thence North 73° East 200 poles to two ash trees and a sugar tree near the head of a small run, thence South 17° East 100 poles to the west fork and course continued in all 200 poles to two black oak saplings, a buckeye and elm near a dry run at the foot of a ridge, thence South 73° West 200 poles to a beech and sugar sampling and hickory near a small run, thence North 17° West 200 poles to the beginning and all of the estate, right, title and interest of him the said Phillip Spiller of in and to the said premises to have and to hold the said 250 acres of land with the appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Whitledge, his heirs and assigns forever and the said Phillip Spiller for himself and his heirs doth hereby warrant and defend the said 250 acres of land with every of its appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Whitledge, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns against himself, his heirs and all claiming by or under him. In witness whereof the said Phillip Spiller (by his attorney legally appointed and authorized for that purpose) hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written. (signed) Phillip Spiller by William King, his attorney.

At a court held for Nelson County on Tuesday the 14th December 1790, this deed from Phillip Spiller to Thomas Whitledge was acknowledged by William King, his attorney in fact, and ordered to be recorded. Teste. Ben Grayson, clerk


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