John Green Jr. surveyed this 300 acre tract on Cedar Creek for John Whitaker on 21 Jan 1783, who received the deed for it on 29 Aug 1788. Whitaker apparently lived on this tract for a time before moving to Shelby County. At his death he willed it to his children who sold it in 1808 to James Thompson of Bullitt County.
Surveyed for John Whitaker 300 acres of land in Jefferson County on part of a treasury warrant No. 1176 on the south side of Cedar Creek a south branch of Salt River beginning at [A] a poplar on the north side of a buffaloe road extending thence N 45 E 126 1/2 poles crossing a branch of Cedar Creek to [B] a sugar tree and white oak, thence N 45 W 379 1/2 poles crossing the said creek three times to [C] an ash and hickory sapling on the south side of Cedar Creek, thence S 45 W 126 1/2 poles crossing a drain to [D] a honey locust & white oak on the side of a hill, thence to the beginning. January 21st 1783. John Green Jr., surveyor. Charles Whitaker & Nicholas Breashear, chainmen.
Virginia Grant Book 15, pages 95-96
Edmund Randolph 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 part of a land office treasury warrant No. 1176 issued the 15th day of October 1779, there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto John Whitaker a certain tract or parcel of land containing 300 acres by survey bearing date the 21st day of January 1783, lying and being in the county of Jefferson on the south side of Cedar Creek a branch of Salt River and bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at a poplar on the north side of a buffaloe road extending thence North 45° East 126 1/2 poles crossing a branch of Cedar Creek to a sugar tree and white oak, thence North 45° West 379 1/2 poles crossing the said creek three times to an ash and hickory sapling on the south side of Cedar Creek, thence South 45° West 126 1/2 poles crossing a drain to a honey locust & white oak on the side of a hill, thence to the beginning with its appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said John Whitaker and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Edmund Randolph Esquire, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the 29th day of August in the year of our Lord 1788 and of the Commonwealth the 13th. (signed) Edm. Randolph
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