Bullitt County History

William Whitledge to John Whitledge, 205.75 Acres

William Whitledge obtained a patent for 1000 acres north of Floyd's Fork on 20 Jul 1793. Then on 18 Sep 1802, he signed over various parts of it to his sons William Jr., Overall, Thomas and John.

A transcription of this deed to John Whitledge, and an image of it both appear below.


Bullitt County Deed Book A, Page 289

Know all men by these presents that I William Whitledge of Bullitt County and state of Kentucky for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I bear and have for my son John Whitledge as well for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said John Whitledge at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given granted and confirmed and by these presents do give grant unto the said John Whitledge a certain part of a tract or parcel of land at the death of my wife lying in Bullitt County between Cedar Creek of Floyd's Fork as is specified in a patent obtained by me from Isaac Shelby, governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, bearing date the 20th day of July 1793 & bounded as follows viz. Beginning at a hickory, dogwood & beech trees standing in Overall Whitledge's line and beginning corner to Thomas Whitledge and running thence with his line South 55° East 265 poles to three beeches & ash trees, thence South 35° West 124 poles to a hoop ash & two honey locust trees on the bank of Floyd's Fork, thence with a line of the original North 55° West 265 poles to two beeches and two elm trees near a glade and corner to Overall Whitledge, thence with his line North 35° East 124 poles to the beginning said to contain 205 3/4 acres to have and to hold all my right and title at the decease of me and my wife of the above mentioned premises unto him, his heirs & assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of September 1802. (signed) William Whitledge

Bullitt County Sct
I Thomas Speed, clerk of the Court of the County of Bullitt, do certify that on the 20th day of September 1802 the foregoing indenture was acknowledged before me by the within named William Whitledge to be his act and deed and that the same together with this certificate is recorded in my office. (signed) Thomas Speed


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