Land Grant for James Black, 26 August 1816


Isaac Shelby Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, To all whom these presents shall come, Greeting: know ye, that by virtue and in consideration of a Certificate Number 2359 (the State price paid without Interest) granted by the Commissioners in 1798, Agreeably to an act of Assembly for "Encouragingly and granting Relief to Settlers." there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto James Black Senr, a certain tract or parcel of Land, containing Two hundred acres by Surrey bearing date the twenty seventh day of August, one thousand seven hundred and , and bounded as followeth,, [?],, Beginning at three white oaks McClungs SE Corner, thence with his line, N[5oW?] 100 poles to three hickories, and black oak, thence S 68 E 177 poles to post oak, [Gannetts?], N E Corner; thence with his line S 20 W 100 poles crossing the Creek at about thirty to four post oaks, thence S 8 [W?] 225 poles to an [?], hickory, and white oak; thence of [some?] 58 poles to a hickory, and [chesnut?], thence North 74 W 100 poles to a post oak in McClungs line; thence with his line, N 85 East 240 poles to the Beginning

With its appurtenances: To have and to hold, the said tract or parcel of Land, with its appurtenances to the said James Black Senr and His heirs forever.

[?] [Witness?] Whereof, the said Isaac Shelby Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Frankfort on the 26th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, and of the Commonwealth the [Twenty?] fifth By the Governor Isaac Shelby [M.D. Harrison?] Secretary
James Black Snr. 200 Acres Barren County Examined & Recorded B 19 P 166 & Examined

James Black Senr hath [a title?] to them [this] Tract of Land John M. Foster [?]


Shelby, Isaac, “Land Grant for James Black, 26 August 1816,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 16, 2024,