Thomas Reeves' 400 Acre Survey
On 24 Nov 1784, Samuel Smyth surveyed 400 acres for John Timberlake on the waters of Cane Run in present-day southern Bullitt County. This was based on a treasury warrant originally issued to Jacob Buzzard who transferred it to Timberlake, as shown below. After the survey was completed, Timberlake assigned the tract to Thomas Reeves. The warrant, survey and deed are shown below along with transcriptions.
Surveyed for John Timberlake 400 acres of land in Jefferson County by virtue of a treasury warrant No. 2434, lying on the head of Can Run, a branch of Fox Creek emptying into the Rolling fork on the north side & adjoining John Machers 500 acre survey. Beginning at the northeast corner of said Machers survey a hickory & white oak, running thence N 80 E 180 poles to two white oaks, thence S 10 E 356 poles to two white oaks on the south side of a ridge, thence S 80 W 180 poles to two white oaks & a sugar tree in said Machirs line, thence N 10 W 356 poles with said Machirs line to the beginning. November 24th 1784. Sam Smyth, surveyor
Virginia Grant Book 10, pages 336-337
Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Know ye that by virtue and in consideration of a part of land office treasury warrant No. 2434 issued the 7th day of February 1780, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Thomas Reeves assignee of John Timberlake a certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres by survey bearing date the 24th day of November 1784 lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the head of Cane Run, a branch of Fox Creek emptying into the Rolling fork on the north side & adjoining John Machers five hundred acre survey & bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at the northeast corner of said Machers survey a hickory & white oak, running thence North 80° East 180 poles to two white oaks, thence South 10° East 356 poles to two white oaks on the south side of a ridge, thence South 80° West 180 poles to two white oaks & a sugar tree in said Machirs line, thence North 10° West 356 poles with said Machirs line to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Thomas Reeves and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand & caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty six and of the Commonwealth the eleventh. (signed) P. Henry
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