A transcription of this deed to William Whitledge Jr., and an image of it both appear below.
Bullitt County Deed Book A, Pages 288-9
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 William Whitledge as well for the further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said William 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 William Whitledge a certain part or parcel of a tract or parcel of land lying on 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 hoop ash & two honey locust trees on the bank of Floyd's Fork corner to John Whitledge, running thence North 35° East 124 poles to an ash & three beech trees, thence North 55° West 22 1/2 poles to a white oak & elm trees corner to Thomas Whitledge, thence North 35° East 124 poles to two beech trees corner to said Thomas Whitledge, thence South 55° East 81 poles to two poplars corner to John Edwards, thence North 35° East 66 poles to two beech trees, thence South 55° East 146 poles to three elm trees on the breaks of Floyd's Fork & corner to the original patent, thence South 35° West 84 poles to a poplar, black oak & beech on the bank of Floyd's Fork, thence down the fork binding on the different meanders thereof South 79° West 60 poles, South 66° West 80 poles, South 88° West 130 poles, thence South 73° West 110 poles to the beginning said to contain 255 1/4 acres more or less to have and to hold all my right and title to 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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