Bullitt County History

John & Mary Whitaker to George Davis - 150 Acres

On 20 Aug 1796, John and Mary Whitaker sold a tract of 150 acres to George Davis, as shown below. This land, part of a 360 acre survey, lay on the waters of Cedar Creek, a branch of Salt River, which was patented by Whitaker on 20 Jan 1786, based upon a survey completed by Isaac Cox on 18 Aug 1788. The drawing below shows the initial survey as it was divided between the two men.


Bullitt County Deed Book A1, pages 6-7

This indenture made the 21st of August 1796 between John Whitaker of Shelby County and state of Kentucky of the one part and George Davis of the other part of the county of Nelson and State aforesaid witnesseth that the said John Whitaker and his wife Mary for and in consideration of the some of 30 pounds to them in hand paid the receipt whereof they do acknowledge and confess have given, granted, bargained and sold unto the aforesaid George Davis his heirs and assigns 150 acres of land situate lying and being in Nelson County laying on the east side of Giles Davis being part of the same survey, beginning and running as followeth. Beginning at the southeast corner of Giles Davis' land, beginning at [1] a beech, ironwood and dogwood, thence East 106 poles to [B] a sugar tree and white oak, thence North 160 poles to [C] a white oak, sugar tree and dogwood, thence West 206 poles to [4] two beeches and ash standing in Giles Davis' corner of land, thence South 80 poles to [3] a stone and beech, thence East 100 poles to [2] a stone and persimmon standing in a glade, thence South 80 poles to the beginning, to have and to hold the said 150 acres of land with all the singular appertaining or belonging unto the said George Davis his heirs and assigns the only proper use, benefit and behoof to him the said George Davis his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Whitaker and his wife Mary Whitaker do heartily covenant and agree that they are seized of an indefeasible and absolute right of inheritance in the said 150 acres of land and that they will warrant and forever defend the same unto the said George Davis his heirs and assigns against the claims of all persons under and by me. In witness whereof the said John Whitaker and Mary Whitaker his wife hath hereunto set their hand and seal the day and year above written. (signed) John Whitaker, Mary Whitaker. Witnesses: Giles Davis, Moses Davis, Samuel Case.


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