Hugh Mercer Patent
Researched by Wm R Stevens Aug 22, 1977. A typed copy is at the Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society in Alexandria.
From the Virginia Land Grants Jillson Vol 1 page 87; Hugh Mercer Heirs 5000 Acres Book 1 page 354, 9 May 1774
Extending along the Ohio River from Locust Creek (Wells Creek) now 12 Mile Creek to Selma or 4 Mile Creek. Deed Book E page 322 indicates that Hancock Taylor, Abraham Haptonstall and Hancock Lee located and surveyed this tract for Hugh Mercer and received 1/5 or 1000 Acres for their service. This Deed is conveying 407 acres the interest of Hancock Lee to James Taylor thru John Mercer. It appears by Kentucky Historical Society Vol 23-5236, Survey 12 Nov 1784, surveys page 108 that John F Mercer had title to the 1000 acres of the above interests. Deed Book F, page 11 also conveys Hancock Lee's interest in the 407 Acres to James Taylor.
Deed Book D, page 85; Hugh Mercer to A1 to
James Taylor 1810; 407 Acres
Deed Book D, page 88; Hugh Mercer to James Taylor 1810: 407 Acres
Deed Book D, page 174; Hugh Mercer to James Taylor 1810; 1100 Acres
Deed Book E, page 23; Hugh Mercer to James Taylor 1818; 3186 Acres
Deed Book F, page 112; Hancock Lee to James Taylor 2 Sep 1817; 407 Acres
Deed Book C, page 115 General James Taylor to Keturah Harris; 1636 Acres
Will; (no date given) James Taylor to Ann W Tibbatts
C& O Railroad Group 328
Deed Book Y, page 26; 1852; Ann Tibbetts
to Jane O N Jones; 522 1/2 Acres
Deed Book Z, page 103; 1855; Jane O N Jones to Junction RR Co; 522 1/2 Acres
Group Book 322
Deed Book 44, page 256; 1881; Geo W Foote to Cincinnati & South Eastern RR; 9.8 Acres
Group Book 327
Deed Book 44, page 237; 1881 Ulysses P Degnan
to Newport & Maysville RR Right of Way
Deed Book 44, page 263; 1881; Nicholas Reynolds to Cincinnati & S E RR; 1.16/100 Acres
Deed Book 49, page 442; 1888; Nicholas Reynolds to Contracting & Bldg Co; 6 Acres
Deed Book 49, page 449; 1888; Uly. P Degman to Maysville & Big Sandy RR; 7.18/100 Acres
Deed Book 62, page 492; 1900; Mary F Degan to C&C RR; 1.76/100 Acres
Group Book 89
Deed Book 44, page 338; A E Jolly & Mrs. to
Licking Valley RR; Right of Way
Deed Book 57, page 249; 1897; A E Jolly & Mrs. to Maysville & Big Sandy RR; Right of way
Group Book 322 & 327 are along the Ohio River from Oneonta north thru 10 Mile Station and towards Ross.
Group Book 229 on the South Side of 12 Mile and extending South toward California.
It appears from the above that Cincinnati & SE RR, Newport & Maysville RR, & Maysville & Big Sandy RR were acquiring Rights of Ways in 1881. Contracting & Bldg Co were building the RR in 1886 and it was the C&O in 1895.