On 5 Sep 1807, a deed for 12,231 acres from Joseph Wynhoop of Philadelphia to James Francis Moore and Joseph Brooks was entered in the Jefferson County deed book. The tract lay in both Bullitt and Jefferson counties. The original survey and deed to this tract is available on another page. Two months after this deed was signed, the partnership between Moore and Brooks was ended, with Moore retaining that part of the tract in what was then Jefferson County, and Brooks retaining the Bullitt County section. The deed dividing the land is transcribed further down this page. Then in January 1810, a tax issue led to Joseph Brooks obtaining legislative approval to retain his part of this land. In that document (also transcribed below) we learn that Brooks' part of this tract contained 4,200 acre.
A transcription of the initial deed is shown below, followed by an image of it.
Jefferson County Deed Book 8, page 211
This indenture made this fifth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and seven between Joseph Wynhoop pf Philadelphia of the one part and James Francis Moore of the county of Jefferson and state of Kentucky and Joseph Brooks of the county of Bullitt and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars paid now in hand to the said Wynhoop by the said Moore & Brooks, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said Wynhoop hath bargained and sold and doth hereby sell, alien and convey to the said Moore & Brooks in fee simple a certain tract of land in the said county of Jefferson containing twelve thousand two hundred and thirty one acres, it being the same which was original entered in the name of Robert Coleman and patented to Benjamin Wynhoop dec'd, assignee of Joshua Barney who was assignee of said Coleman, and adjoining George Wiscat's ten thousand acre survey & passed by deed to the said Joseph in whom the legal title now is with all the right, title and appurtenances appertaining thereto to the said James F. Moore and Joseph Brooks, their heirs and assigns forever, and the said Joseph Wynhoop for himself and all claiming by purchase, descent or otherwise through him the said tract of land with its appurtenances to the said James Francis Moore and Joseph Brooks, their heirs and assigns, will warrant and forever defend against the claims of the said Joseph, his heirs, assigns and all claiming through him or any of them, but against the claims of more else. In witness whereof the said Joseph hath hereto set his hand & seal this day and year aforesaid. (signed) Joseph Wynhoof
City of Philadelphia Sct
On the seventh day of September anno domini one thousand eight hundred and seven before me Robert Wharton Esquire, Mayor of the said city, personally came and appeared Joseph Wynhoop who acknowledged the foregoing indenture to be his act and deed and desired the same may be recorded as such. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the said city to be affixed the day and year aforesaid. (signed) Robert Wharton
Jefferson County Sct
November 11th 1807
This day the within deed was produced t ome Worden Pope, clerk of the county court of said county, and being duly authenticated was admitted to record in my office. (signed) Worden Pope
Bullitt County Deed Book B, Pages 220-222
This indenture made this twenty first day of November, one thousand eight [hundred] and seven between James F. Moore and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Jefferson and State of Kentucky of the one part and Joseph Brooks of the County of Bullitt and same state of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas there was granted unto Benjamin Wynkoop dec'd assignee of Joshua Barney who was assignee of Robert Coleman a certain tract or parcel of land containing twelve thousand two hundred and thirty one acres, situate, lying and being in the county of Jefferson and state aforesaid and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at two white oaks at a point N 45° W 200 poles from the west corner of George James and Daniel Sullivan's 463 acre survey, running thence S 45° E 200 poles to their corner and the course continued with their line 420 poles to the most southwardly corner in all 620 poles to two poplars, a sugar tree and elm, thence with another line of James and Sullivan N 45° E 176 poles to the most eastwardly corner, the course continued 65 1/2 poles to two poplars, S 45° E 1480 poles to two sugar trees and an ash, S 45° W 1041 1/2 poles to a black oak, ash and poplar, N 45° W 2000 poles to two sugar trees, two poplars and two hickories, N 45° E 800 poles to the Beginning, and whereas the said land was passed by deed to Joseph Wynkoop and by him conveyed to the said James F. Moore and Joseph Brooks in partnership by deed bearing date the 5th day of September 1807, and recorded in the office of the county court of Jefferson, reference being thereto had will more fully appear, and whereas by agreement between the said Joseph Brooks and James F. Moore, all that part of said land lying in the county of Jefferson should be conveyed by the said Brooks and wife to the said James F. Moore, and all that part lying in the county of Bullitt should be conveyed by the said James F. Moore and his wife to the said Joseph Brooks, the line between the counties of Jefferson and Bullitt to be considered as the line of division of said land. This indenture therefore witnesseth that the said James F. Moore and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the said agreement and the sum of one dollar current money to them in hand paid before the execution of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey and confirm unto the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs and assigns forever all that part of said land lying in the county of Bullitt bounded by the county line aforesaid together with the appurtenances thereto belonging. To have and to hold the said tract of land lying as aforesaid with all appurtenances thereto belonging unto the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. And the said James F. Moore and Elizabeth his wife for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators do covenant and agree to and with the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs &c that they the said James F. Moore and Elizabeth will and their heirs, executors and administrators shall warrant and forever defend the said tract or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Brooks, his heirs &c from themselves and their heirs and all persons claiming by from through or under them or either of them, but not against the claim of any other person or persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof the said James F. Moore and Elizabeth his wife have hereto set their hands and seals on the day and year first written. (signed) James F. Moore, Elizabeth Moore
Acts Passed at the First Session of the Eighteenth General Assembly for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1810; pp. 73-74
An Act For the relief of Joseph Brooks.
Approved, January 25th, 1810.
WHEREAS a grant, for twelve thousand two hundred and thirty-one acres of land, issued from the commonwealth of Virginia, on the 20th of February, one thousand seven hundred & eighty-six, to Benjamin Wynkoop, assignee of Joshua Barney, who was assignee of Robert Coleman, which was transferred from him to Joseph Wynkoop, by deed, bearing date the fifth of September, one thousand eight hundred and seven, by Joseph Wynkoop, to James Francis Moore, and Joseph Brooks, the said land lying in the counties of Bullitt and Jefferson, that part of it which lies in the county of Bullitt, and which contains four thousand two hundred acres, having been conveyed by deed of partition by said Moore to said Joseph Brooks; and whereas the said land has been stricken off to the state under the law concerning non-residents, for the non-payment of the taxes due this commonwealth, and the said Joseph Brooks being prevented by unavoidable accident from redeeming the same within the time limited by law for the redemption of lands thus sold, by reason whereof the said land has been stricken off and forfeited to this commonwealth; and as it is just that said Brooks should have the privilege of redeeming the same: therefore
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the said Joseph Brooks shall be, and he is hereby authorised and privileged to redeem the said four thousand two hundred acres of land, by paying up the amount of taxes thereon with interest up to the tenth day of December, eighteen hundred and nine, the day on which the money was offered to the Auditor, and charges for which the said land was sold, the money to be paid to the treasurer within ten days from the passage of this act, who shall grant a receipt therefor, which shall be lodged with the Auditor of public accounts, whose duty it shall be to deliver to said Brooks, a certificate of his having deposited the said receipt in his office, and to raise an account of the money thus paid into the treasury as aforesaid, the commonwealth doth hereby agree to relinquish all claim they may have in, and to said land by reason of the aforesaid forfeiture.
This act shall be in force from its passage.
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