Big Bone Survey of 1830

Deed and Survey from Deed Book H, p. 287-289.

edited by

James Duvall, M. A.


Note:          The $10,750 paid for the one thousand and fifty acres paid for the Lick in 1830 would equal about $142,760 in 1990 dollars.


         Know all persons to whom these presents shall come Greeting; That Thomas D. Carneal and Sally his wife of Covington in the County of Campbell and state of Kentucky for divers valuable causes and considerations and especially for the sum of Ten thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars lawful money of the United States received by then of the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of the United States the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Do in consediration (sic) thereof hereby by these presents, give, grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, convey, transfer, assign, and confir in unto the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of the United States their successors and assigns forever. All that tract of One thousand and fifty acres of land with the buildings and improvements thereon on Big Bone creek in Boone County state of Kentucky (twenty miles Southwest of Cincinnati and about One and a half miles from the Ohio river between said river and Big Bone Creek.) Bounded and described as follows viz. Beginning at a large red Oak northeast corner to William Christians survey of 1000 acres (called the Big Bone survey) three S.5(+)W.41 poles to the middle of Big Bone Creek, thence down the middle of said creek with the meanders thereof and keeping to the left of all the islands so as to include the islands in the tract hereby conveyed to the south line of said Christians survey below Mudlick, thence with said lineN 81(+) W.72.poles to a lynn on the side hill the southwestcorner of said Christians survey thence with the west boundary line of said survey in the name of Christian N. 3(+) W. 520 poles to a sugar tree and ash the original northwest corner of said old survey of William Christians thence with the northern line of saidsurvey. And from the beginning North 102 poles to the south boundry line of Jesse Taylors survey of 2000 acres, thence binding (? sic) thereon westerly so far that a line south to intersect the northern line of said Christians survey will include the full quantity of One Thousand and fifty acres of land the plat hereunto annexed is refered to, to shew a most exact and detailed (?) description of the land conveyed, including the western and Northern part of said Christians survey of 1000 acres, patented to him by Virginia 24 Nov. 1779. under which old patent title os derived by sundry intermediate conveyances down to said Carneal, and for the tract North of Christians survey extending to Jesse Taylors survey title is derived by said Carneal under divers conflicting Patents and surveys.

          Together with All and all manner of right title interest claim and demand whatsoever which they the said Thomas D. Carneal and wife have or a right to have at law or in equity, of, in and unto the lands, and tenements aforesaid and every part and parcel thereof. Together with all and singular the buildings priviliges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining; with the rents, issues and profits thereof; To have and to hold, the Lands and Tenements hereby bargained sold and conveyed or meant or intended so to be, with the appurtenances to the only proper use and bdhoof of the President Directors and Company of the Bank of the United States their successora and assigns for ever, And I the said Thomas D. Carneal of myself and my heirs executors administrators and assigns do hereby by these presents promise covenant and agree to and with the President Directors and Company of the Bank of the United States, their successors and assigns, that I am the true and lawful owner of the Lands and Tenements hereby granted, and have good right, full power and lawful authority to sell and convey the same in manner and form as aforesaid. And furthermore I the said Thomas D. Carneal by these presents do hereby bind myself, and my heirs executors administrators and assigns. To forever warrant and defend the aforesaid Premises with their appurtenances and every part and parcel thereof unto The President Directors and Company of the Bank of the United States their successors and assigns against all claims and demands whatsoever. In witness whereof We the said Thomas D. Carneal and Sally Carneal have hereunto set our hands and seals at the Town of Covington in the County of Campbell and state of Kentucky this 29.th of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty

Signed Sealed & delivered
In the presence of,

Th. D. Carneal (seal)
Sally Carneal (seal)

7th December 1830. Surveyed for Tho. D. Carneal Esq. 1050 Acres of land on Big Bone Lick Creek including the Gum Spring and mansion house. Beginning at a large red Oak the beginning corner of William Christians Military survey of 1000 acres thence with a line of said Christian S. 5W.44 poles to Big Bone Lick Creek thence down the Creek by its meanders making the center thereof the line 1190 poles to the Mouth of Mudlick thence down the main creek 62 poles to the mouth of the mill race thence with the creek 88 poles to Christians lower line thence with said line N. 81 W. 72 poles to a Lynn tree on the side of a hill corner of said Christian thence with another of his lines N.77E.130 poles to a honey locust buckeye, and red Oak, on the side of a hish hill thence North 212 poles to a white ash and tow beech in a line of Jesse Taylors 2000 acres thence with said line S. 80E.274 poles to a stake on the side of a hill, thence south 102 poles to the beginning.

Lewis Webb, S.B.C.


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