Bourbon County Deeds
Submitted by Mary Hatton
Peter Moore of Fayette County to James D. Scott of
Bourbon County, Ky.-Deed Book I-Pages 209 & 210;
Dated-1st day of March 1813
A deed of release from Peter Moore to James D. Scott.
James D. Scott was indebted to Peter Moore for
$2,700.00. Fifty acres and a negroe man named Hampton, a
negroe girl named Malinda, a negroe girl named Ann, and
one other negroe girl named Mary. The said Scott has
paid to the said Moore the property and negroes to
settle the above listed debt.
The deed of release was recorded in the Bourbon County
Clerks office on 31st day March 1813.
Thos. P. Smith D. C.B. C.
Peggy Johnston to son William Johnston-Deed Book
R-Part 2-Pages 1 & 2 Dated May 17th 1823
Article of Agreement made and entered this seventeenth
day of May one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three
between Peggy Johnston of the one part and her son
William Johnson of the other part both of Bourbon County
and the State of Kentucky whereupon the said Peggy hath
willing relinquished by deed to the said son William her
interest of life Estate in and to two hundred ___ acres
of land ___ to her by her Father Thomas McClanahan
deceased being a part of four hundred and four acres
lying on the of ____ and being the same whenever both
contracting parties made now in conversation of the
relinquishment as above ___the said William Johnston
doth hereby give to the said Peggy her lifetime one
negro boy Slave Nelson aged about twelve years old. He
is herís by William to the ___ of said boy and is to __
and enjoy all the rights of ownership for and during her
lifetime but at her death of the same Peggy the said boy
Nelson is to return back to said William or his heirs.
Witness our hands and sale the date above.
Peggy Johnston (Seal)
William Johnston (Seal)
The Bourbon County Clerks office Sct. May 17th 1823.
This agreement between Peggy Johnston and William
Johnson was this day acknowledged before me by the said
Johnstonís to be their act and duly recorded in my
Thos. P. Smith C.B.C.
By: A. P. N. ___ D. C.
Mortgage Book 1-Absolom Crose to Austin C.
Porter-pages 196 and 197 were copied.
Mortgage of Negroes dated 7th June 1841.
This indenture made this seventh day of June AD one
thousand eight hundred and forty one between Absolom
Crose of the County of Bourbon and the state of Kentucky
a party of the first part and Austin C. Porter of the
County aforesaid a party of the second part Witness that
the said party of the first part for and in
consideration of the liability of said Porter as surety
of said Crose and of the indebtness of said Crose to him
as hereinafter stated has granted bargained and sold and
by these presents doth grant bargain sell convey and
confirm unto the said party of the second part the
following negro slaves to wit one woman named Mary and
her two boy children named John and George. Together
with all the promises, improvements, rights, and
privileges thereunto belonging or in any wise
appertaining. To have and hold the said slaves promises
and appurtenances aforesaid unto the said party of the
second part his heirs and assigns forever. But the above
deed is subject to the following condition to wit that
whereas the said Porter is bound as surety for said
Crose to John L. Hickman for the payment of a debt to
fall due about the month of March 1843 for about six
hundred and fifty dollars and the said Crose is also
indebted to said Porter in the sum of ninety dollars.
Now if the said Crose shall pay to said Porter said last
mentioned debt and shall also pay to said Hickman said
debt for which said Porter is bound as unity when the
same shall fall due and completely indemnify the said
Porter then the above deed shall be void, else be and
remain in full force. In Witness where of the said Crose
has been unto set his hand and seal the day and year
first above written.
Absolom Crose (Seal)
Commonwealth of Kentucky and County of Bourbon Sct. I
Thomas P. Smith clerk of the County Court of said County
do certify that this Mortgage from Abaslom Crose to
Austin C. Porter was this day produced and acknowledged
before me in my office by the said Crose to be his act
Where upon said Mortgage together with this certificate
hath been duly admitted to record in my office. Given
under my hand this seventh day of June 1841.
Tho. P. Smith Clerk
By Tho. P. Smith D/C
Deed Book I Pages 131-135-The deed of Mortgage from
James Ward, the executor for his fatherís, William Ward,
estate. This deed was dated January 7th 1813
James Ward received from his deceased father, William
Ward the following:
One negro man named Bob about thirty (30) years of age
One negro woman named Molly about thirty-four (34) years
One negro lad named Stephen about seventeen (17) years
One negro girl named Lucy about thirteen (13) years of
One negro boy named Reuben about nine (9) years of age
One negro girl named Winny aged about five or six years
One Negro girl named Clay about three (3) years of age
One negro girl named Harriet about eight (8) months of