Knox County, Kentucky Land Warrants
Bain, Robert Bennett, Amos Bennett, Levi
Broughton, Jessie Broughton, Job Broughton, Job
Carter, Gedion Gibson and Tuggle Patent Harp, Bennogh
Harp, William Henderson, Jonathan Jarvis, Peter
Lumsford, Tarlton Messer, Sion Prichard, Joseph
Reed, Samuel Taylor, Cornelius Tye, John
Bull to Bullock Records
Grantee from Grantor
Bull To Bulletin Records
Grantor from Grantee
Taylor, Isaac
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General Index to Land Conveyances
Knox County, Kentucky Land Warrants
The Following contain only Messer Land Warrants
Messer A B Messer A Y Messer Allen
Messer Amelia Ann Messer Anthony Messer Chinie
Messer Cordie Messer Earl Messer Eliza
Messer Ellis Messer Ewell Messer F M
Messer George Messer Gladys Messer Harle
Messer Isaac Messer Jake Messer Jennie
Messer John Messer Laura Messer Margaret
Messer Mariah Messer Mary Messer Nancy
Messer Nasby Messer Otto Messer R E
Messer Samantha Messer Semore Messer Susan
Messer Tilda Messer Tip Messer William M
Messer William


The following was donated by Michelle Cook. She found this on Kentucky's Secretary of State Page.

In 1835, the Kentucky General Assembly modified the system for patenting unappropriated land in the Commonwealth. Prospective landowners purchased orders, also called "Warrants", from the county court authorizing the county surveyor to survey a tract of unappropriated land for a patent application. The total acreage could not exceed the amount specified in each warrant; the land had to be located within the county issuing the warrant. More than one warrant could be used for each survey. The survey and a copy of the authorizing order(s) were then sent to the Register of the Land Office in Frankfort. Upon approval by the Land Register and, in some instances, the Attorney General, the Governor signed the grant finalizing the patent. Since 1835 to the present date, there have been over 70,000 Kentucky land patents issued under the County Court Order Series. The process for patenting land is defined in Chapter 56 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The quick-search function of this database allows researchers to search by "Patent Number" or by "Grant Book and Page" references listed in the "Grants in County Court Orders" section of Jillson's Kentucky Land Grants. The advanced search function allows researchers to search by more specific fields, such as: County, Watercourse, Grant Name, Survey Name, Survey Year, and Grant Year. At this time, a limited number of Warrants are indexed on this database. Additional Warrant information will be added as indexing continues.

Copies of Grants may be ordered from the Secretary of State's Land Office, the Kentucky History Center Library, and the Department for Libraries & Archives, all in Frankfort, Kentucky. Contact the Kentucky Secretary of State's Office for copies of Warrants and Surveys filed with the County Court Order Series.


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